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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:56 am 
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Yeah that's all true… I have 4 sizes of 2011 Crossbows and none of them give me folding or buckling grief, unless I'm lazy with he pump. It's probably accurate to say that the smaller sizes are even more rigid that the bigger--less space between bridle mount points...?

Rules of thumb eh ;)


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:59 am 
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Westozzy wrote:

Yep true enough. I tell ya some black magic and that's the price of a new 19m edge!!!

You not looked on the online Ozone shop? The prices they're throwing around on that WA site seem way high given the exchange rate…

And y'know it's no more than $400 more for a Chrono 18--the greatest kite ever made!


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:41 am 
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Westozzy wrote:


Yep true enough. I tell ya some black magic and that's the price of a new 19m edge!!!


Leave the price out of it, if you needed one you would get one (but you will never need one). Price is a very personal thing, relative to one's income and perceived need.
Wait till you see the competitors prices before you bash Ozone too much on that one, and even better go have a look at the price of a 2014 18M or 21M Flysurfer.

Saying stuff about price is as pointless as saying a kia is as good as a mercedes etc, or a mercedes is a rip because its 4-5 times the price of the kia. If the kia does the job for you great, but lets not be a silly bunt and begrudge the people who want and can afford a merc, or sledge their choice because of its price.


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:28 pm 
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kitepower wrote:
Westozzy wrote:


Yep true enough. I tell ya some black magic and that's the price of a new 19m edge!!!


Leave the price out of it, if you needed one you would get one (but you will never need one). Price is a very personal thing, relative to one's income and perceived need.
Wait till you see the competitors prices before you bash Ozone too much on that one, and even better go have a look at the price of a 2014 18M or 21M Flysurfer.

Saying stuff about price is as pointless as saying a kia is as good as a mercedes etc, or a mercedes is a rip because its 4-5 times the price of the kia. If the kia does the job for you great, but lets not be a silly bunt and begrudge the people who want and can afford a merc, or sledge their choice because of its price.

Bah-hahahahaha!

From your own website, AU$3400 (same price for a Speed4 21) for a big Edge... or US$2600 for the same from US Ozone shop and the exchange rate is 1.06:1.

Where does the extra $800 comes go? :o Perhaps it's just the price doesn't reflect the value...? Welcome to free-market economics :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:32 pm 
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kitepower wrote:
Westozzy wrote:


Yep true enough. I tell ya some black magic and that's the price of a new 19m edge!!!


Leave the price out of it, if you needed one you would get one (but you will never need one). Price is a very personal thing, relative to one's income and perceived need.
Wait till you see the competitors prices before you bash Ozone too much on that one, and even better go have a look at the price of a 2014 18M or 21M Flysurfer.

Saying stuff about price is as pointless as saying a kia is as good as a mercedes etc, or a mercedes is a rip because its 4-5 times the price of the kia. If the kia does the job for you great, but lets not be a silly bunt and begrudge the people who want and can afford a merc, or sledge their choice because of its price.



No I won't leave the price out of it. Thats a lot of coin for a kite by anyones measure. But yes you are right I'm sure the other brands will be right up there to!


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Great kites regardless of the cost!
Just ordered mines 8, 11 and Chrono 15!!!
That's why it's good to have an Ozone dealer as your friend :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:46 pm 
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The reason I am thinking thin leading edge is not the profile but weight and I throw the fifth line into the mix because I am thinking about the kite being flatter in the middle. I am thinking if you were to take qualities strictly for light wind and airstyle. So again thinner leading edge for light weight and flatter in the middle for glide/hangtime. Only a bridle at the end of the fifth would hold something like that together in my view.


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:50 pm 
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Some pics Rikki Leccesse posted from the Edge/Chrono photoshoot that will start this week


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Kamikuza wrote:
Bah-hahahahaha!

From your own website, AU$3400 (same price for a Speed4 21) for a big Edge... or US$2600 for the same from US Ozone shop and the exchange rate is 1.06:1.

Where does the extra $800 comes go? :o Perhaps it's just the price doesn't reflect the value...? Welcome to free-market economics :thumb:


Well there has to be an exchange rate variance to take into account. Freight. economies of a scale as well.

But lets face it. freight should be less. its Aus is closer to Vietnam that US.
Aus market is still pretty big....

So you can't claim any of that bollock's

Our buddy kitepower sums it up quite nicely himself.


"Leave the price out of it, if you needed one you would get one "

Also the edge is a world champion kite many years over. If you want to be competitive in course racing this is the kite to buy. That pedigree commands a high price.

Quite simply kitepower is tucking it to the Aus market and charging as much as he can. And why not? if there's mugs out there prepared to pay the inflated price then charge that price.


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 Post subject: Re: New Ozone Edge
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:32 pm 
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Im pretty sure kitepower are the Aus importer/wholesaler for Ozone as well as a retailer.. They should be able to be the cheapest by trimming the margin on margin they get...


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