Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

forum for kitesurfers


Don Lester
Frequent Poster
Posts: 221
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:36 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Sherman Is.
Favorite Beaches: Sherman Is. Ca.
Los Barriles, Mx
Style: All
Gear: TT, Surf, Foil
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby Don Lester » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:37 pm

So can anyone tell me if the 2013 Edge 9m &11m are at the same level of development as the new 10m. I ask because users I've talked to say there's something special about the 10m........

Westozzy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2918
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Kiting since: 12
Local Beach: Mandurah
Style: Freeride, wave
Gear: Rebel, Vegas 2012
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby Westozzy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:04 am

Well I traded in my 11 and 9 2013 for a 10m.....

Not sure really. What have they Been saying and I will look for it.

What I will say is the 19m brought out at the same time IS an improvement and turns faster than the 17m. I have been on both and I have no idea why, but that 19m is such a sweet kite and make the 17m feel like a bus. Fuck knows what they did?

Still reckon the 11m is the sweet size. I suppose the 10m gets an average 80 to 90 kg bloke out in heavier winds, and yet has that extra canopy the 9m Has so can get that extra glide etc...


Not sure just guessing.

OldGuy
Rare Poster
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:25 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: S.F. Bay Area
Style: all
Gear: Twin tips, surf boards, race boards
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby OldGuy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:47 pm

Well from what I've heard, it's a " feel thing " like you've described the difference between the old 17m and the new 19m. No one from Ozone seems to want to talk about it.

I demo-ed the 10m with freestyle boards and really liked it, but on a race board it's a little big for me ( 68kg ) in medium wind. I'd rather buy the 9m, however, I hate to buy old tech, even though the differences might be small. Small differences to small people on Race boards.....really matters.

What would be really cool would be if they came out with 8m, then I might go 8m+10m.
Last edited by OldGuy on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4488
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: God created the naki so the hardcore people would have a place to live.
Favorite Beaches: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh...........
Style: Always searching for flow!
Gear: If you take 3.1415 from opinion. You get onion!
Brand Affiliation: What do yo call an Alligator in a vest? ............... An Investigator.

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby plummet » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:34 pm

I really can't give any practical experience on the 10 edge here. But I want to reply to this thread so here is my moot advice.

I noticed in the america's cup course races there were dudes on 11m, 10m and 9m edges.

There are times when i am flying my kites when i hunker of a 1m or so bigger or smaller kite from what I am flying.

So.... Its about selecting the kite that best suits your local wind conditions and riding style. For some 11 and 9m edges are ideal. others 10m will be the go to size.

Also what quiver do you want to build?

13-10-7?

15-11-9?

I guess the 10 gives you options to built a different quiver for your needs.

OldGuy
Rare Poster
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:25 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: S.F. Bay Area
Style: all
Gear: Twin tips, surf boards, race boards
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby OldGuy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:57 pm

Plummet, don't you think a 10m - 7m is too big a gap especially when you figure 8m-9m is the sweet spot on a race board in medium winds for small people.

I'll go with 10m-13m for light winds.......

plummet
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 4488
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: God created the naki so the hardcore people would have a place to live.
Favorite Beaches: Shhhhhhhhhhhhh...........
Style: Always searching for flow!
Gear: If you take 3.1415 from opinion. You get onion!
Brand Affiliation: What do yo call an Alligator in a vest? ............... An Investigator.

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby plummet » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:46 pm

I guess its about what you can afford. 11, 9, 7 would be better. But if you cant afford that combo then 10, 7 would do almost the same wind range..... personally I like a 2m gap.

Westozzy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2918
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Kiting since: 12
Local Beach: Mandurah
Style: Freeride, wave
Gear: Rebel, Vegas 2012
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby Westozzy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:45 pm

10, 7m may be a large gap for some kites but not the edge. They have such a decent bottom end and behave so well at their top end, there is a much better overlap. I wouldn't be worried about that gap at at all. But you are on a race board and you are light...so this may change things...not sure.

OldGuy
Rare Poster
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:25 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: S.F. Bay Area
Style: all
Gear: Twin tips, surf boards, race boards
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby OldGuy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:47 pm

Well the bottom line is if the tech is the same on the 9m & 11m that's the way I would go, but if I knew the 10m is a newer design and has perhaps a little better range, then I'd go that way.........

So Westozzy, you switched to the 10m from the 9m & 11m , do you feel the 10m successfully does what those two did ?

Westozzy
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2918
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Kiting since: 12
Local Beach: Mandurah
Style: Freeride, wave
Gear: Rebel, Vegas 2012
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: Questions about the Ozone Edge 10m

Postby Westozzy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:06 am

No can't say I did hey. But I did notice it on the 19m. Can't beat the 11 for glide though man, still the sweetest jumper size I reckon, but the 10 is the right size for my weight considering my quiver and boards. Maybe a race guy would be better to ask as they are more sensitive to those small nuances and are trying to milk that last bit of performance.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: airfly, Bing [Bot], cor, doh!, Google Feedfetcher, magic%20Ed, Yahoo [Bot] and 24 guests