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Ozone Explore V1

Postby Regis-de-giens » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:56 pm

A new single skin coming from Ozone showing how this new kite behaves ( and releases! )
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Re: Ozone Explore V1

Postby Adventure Logs » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm

That looks extremely familiar

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Re: Ozone Explore V1

Postby jakemoore » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:11 pm

Adventure Logs wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm
That looks extremely familiar
You must be talking about the earliest single skin paragliders long before FS Peak no doubt?

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Re: Ozone Explore V1

Postby foilholio » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 am

Well the earliest goes back to NASA, with the Nasa para wing or better known as the nasa wing kite.

Think where we would be if the budget from NASA even approached what the military gets...

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Re: Ozone Explore V1

Postby kitexpert » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:26 am

It is quite a lot different to FS Peak. It doesn't have diagonal oriented ribs, it has more canopy curve and more panels (though panel count is not very comparable). Both have enormous amount of bridle line but that is difficult to avoid due to single skin structure which needs so much support.

Plan view of Explore is a bit more elliptical than of Peaks.

Smallest sizes of Explore have 25 panels, 12m has 27 panels. A bit surprising, kites look very similar and that difference is not big.

Both Explore and Peak have spanwise bridle line, FS calls them "C-straps" Ozone "spanwise bridge lines". Ozone has much more those lines. I know how to avoid them, I think those lines are a bit ugly. Much room for development there in single skin kites.

Wingtips of the Explore look quite good, even though not many pictures or videos show it clearly. It seems to loop well, for sure this kite is nice tool to get uphill and then pack safely if needed.

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Re: Ozone Explore V1

Postby norcom » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:42 pm

Interesting. Doesn't look much different than a Peak3 to me. Most of the video looping shows a 6m. If their 12m is faster than my 12m Peak3 and comes in ultralight at a reasonable price, I might have to give it a try for water. There's a Gin Shaman 12m on eBay but from the landboarding forum, I didn't read any critical improvements.

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Re: Ozone Explore V1

Postby joriws » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:45 pm

foilholio wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:12 am
Well the earliest goes back to NASA, with the Nasa para wing or better known as the nasa wing kite.
Well Nasa-wing is more a parachute than kite and not good upwind. Norwegian skisails are old and looks&behaves much more like a single skin kite.

This company states developing since 1993. I cannot find information when they really were invented.

Also google image search show nice pic from 1927 ... /549415595

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