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Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby lewmt » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:42 pm

I hear they are changing the Catalyst quite a bit for 2013? Anyone have info on what these changes are? Has anyone flown one yet? How do the changes affect performance over the 2012 Catalyst?

Also - I've been told the Catalyst flies very similar to a Slingshot Rally. I've been flying Rallys but am very curious if this is true? Boosts just as big & floaty? Good in surf?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby 2extremes » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:12 am

Got a bit of info here- http://www.thekitetrip.co.uk/kitesurfing-lessons/ozone-catalyst-2013-brighton//

Got some on order will report back with images vids ect soon :D

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby lewmt » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:16 am

Not sure about those colors :o - surely they've been out & about getting fly-time in someone's hands. Sworn to secrecy?

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby plummet » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:30 am

i can tell you about 2012 cat if your interested. i have an 8m

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby Drachenschmied » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:18 am

awesome design - I like that :thumb: (even If I still would buy the c4 :D )

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby lewmt » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:10 pm

i can tell you about 2012 cat if your interested. i have an 8m


Would love to know how they compare to the Rally - if you've had a chance. I flew an instinct light once & it was the worst kite I'd ever flown so I've been worried about this kite being too similar. Too soft on the wingtips & miserable for boosts. I've heard my assumptions were all wrong tho.

Based on the flyer above - maybe they've beefed up the leading edge due to issues with too much flutter when its loaded hard?

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby tolvsbo » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:55 pm

less power than last years, and more stable/slower.

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby TimS » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:08 pm

tolvsbo wrote:less power than last years, and more stable/slower.


How do you know ?

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby stefaans » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:55 pm

TolvsBo, hope you are wrong about that but you might be right. It looks way too much like REO right now.
Any more info from ppl will be great I am eagerly waiting for my Catalyst to show up.

Okay did some research and the catalyst will still be much higher aspect than the REO's.
Looks like my perfect quiver is going to be 6,8,10,14. would be interesting to get some info on the 14m.

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Re: Ozone Catalyst - 2013

Postby plummet » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:22 pm

I haven't flown the ralley so i can't coment about that. But i did also have an 8m instinct light xc. if you hated the instinct then you will hate the catalyst they are very similar. Infact my call is the cat is a rebadged light. same style kite different name.

For me its a safe kite that is very predictable with good depower. I find it fairly boring in the mid wind range and hunker for something more dynamic.

But when the wind is stupid gusty and howling the cat is a nice beast to be flying. thats why i have it in the 8m size. 25-35 knot sessions are sweeeet. I've had one of my best sessions of the year on the cat. boosting to the moon with floaty landing and slashing the waves.

from your brief explanation i recon you should look at the C4. Its much more fun and dynamic and boosty in the 15-25knots range and i think handles waves better than the cat too.


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