Country: Dominican Republic
Passion: Kitesurf and Snowkite
Kite: Enduro and Edge
Country: Germany & Fuerteventura
Country: Ireland & UK
Kite: Edge and R1
Kite: Reo and Chrono
Kite: Frenzy and Chrono
Country: New Zealand
Kite: Reo and C4
Passion: Kitesurf, Snowkite
Kite: Catalyst, Frenzy
Date of Birth: June 21, 1986
Link to your latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RHGuMLUArY
Discipline(s): Course racing Foilboards & Formula boards
Competitive Highlights: 2x World Champion Formula Kite, 2x North American Champion, 4x Canadian National Champion
Home spot: Crissy Field
Favourite Spots: Tuba, the California Coast, Crissy
Favourite Gear: Ozone Edges & Chronos baby!
Favourite Moves: flying (while snowkiting), winning races against the guys
More important than kiting: maintaining a healthy and enjoyable life balance
Inspiration: People who live all day, every day
What do you do in free time: spend time in the water or in the mountains, play with the dog, grow my own food
What’s on your iPod: good kiting video music! and audio books for all the hours traveling
Why Ozone? Silly question. Everyone knows they are the best. The gear, the team, the guys behind the scene. Simply the best.
What was your best kite moment? Winning the World Championships with my brother
What was your best life moment? No single moment stands out to me. But any moment that utterly takes my breath away, be in sports or life, are all pretty close to the best.
How would you change the world? See that our waters remain clean for generations to come.
What would be your ideal day? Kiting with friends while my dad windsurfs, beers on the beach, a beautiful sunset & a reggae band to dance the night away…
Interesting saying: If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. – Calvin (of Calvin & Hobbes)
Kite: C4, Zephyr
Date of Birth: 03/10/1990
Link to your latest video: http://vimeo.com/112770029
Discipline(s): freestyle, wakestyle, waveriding, paragliding
Competitive Highlights: 2010 PKRA World Champion, multiple Australian National Champion
Home spot: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Favourite Spots: Caloundra Rivermouth, Sunshine Coast
Favourite Gear: Ozone C4, Zephyr, Mojo wing, Xenon boards
Favourite Moves: big doubles – frontmobe 5, KGB 5s, anything else that feels big and stomped
More important than kiting: my family, my girlfriend
Inspiration: Joel Parkinson
What do you do in free time: Studying medicine certainly keeps me busy – what free time ;)
What’s on your iPod: JJJ Hottest 100 tracks from the last 5 years
Why Ozone? I truly believe in what Ozone stands for. The gear is insanely good – the leader in kite design and quality.
What was your best kite moment? Winning the 2010 PKRA World Title and sharing the experience with my best mates and family on the Gold Coast for the last event for the year
What was your best life moment? As above – for sure my best life moment and it will definitely be hard to top in the future
How would you change the world? Deliver holistic medical care to those with poor socioeconomic determinants. Close the health gap between populations throughout the world. Eradicate hunger. Build schools for universal education. Cure AIDS/malaria/tuberculosis. Stop the stupidly wealthy assholes from ruining our planet for more money.
What would be your ideal day? This - http://vimeo.com/98322194
Interesting saying: “If you can dream it, you can become it!!”
Jackson Hole Kiters
Kite: The whole range
The Jackson Hole Kiters are a tight knit group of friends who are dedicated adventurers, sportsmen and film makers. The core team is made up of Charles Symons, Pascal Joubert, Wayne Phillips and Will Taggart, between them they have made some of the best films about snowkiting that we have seen. They live in a fantastic area for back country exploring and over the years they have ridden and documented their epic days using Ozone kites for full filling their passion for snow kiting.
Here is a list of the movies that they have made, sit back, relax and put these on HD on a big screen, we at Ozone defy you not to want to go snow kiting after seeing these films.
David Van Boven
Nickname: Daaf - Dave
Date of Birth: 22-06-1987
Nationality: Flemish (Belgium)
Discipline(s): Kite-Buggy, Kite-Surf
Competitive Highlights: 3 Times Belgian Champ. Vice European Champ 2013.
Day Podiums on International Championships.
Winning multiple Master races in Holland, Germany.
Home spot: Brouwersdam / Ouddorp (Holland)
Favourite Spots: Brouwersdam, Les Hemmes, Spo, De Panne
Favourite Gear: Chrono 9m² full power on land or water!
Favourite Moves: Turns at high speed, 360’s, Kiteloops
More important than kiting: Family
Inspiration: Every kiter is an inspiration!
What do you do in free time: Work…
What’s on your iPod: Ben Howard to Guano Apes
Why Ozone? Ozone became a part in my life thru the years. Supportive brand with the best gear out there, made me archieve my goals in this Sport!
What was your best kite moment? Kite-surf and Kite-buggy in 1 day, finish with some beers with your best friends!
What was your best life moment? Birth of my 2 sons.
How would you change the world? It starts with yourself, respect for nature!
What would be your ideal day? Wake up without headache after a party night. Good meal with friends, kitesurf during day and end the day with a kite-buggy session into dark. Ending the day with good friends and some beers.
Interesting saying: Realise that there are people out there which are more skilled then yourself in some things, everyone is special in a certain way with their own qualities.
Date of Birth: 6/15/65
Discipline(s): Everything but focusing on the development and competition of foil racing.
Competitive Highlights: Racing, Racing, Racing, R and D!
Home spot: San Francisco, Ca.
Favourite Spots: Namotu, Fiji
Favourite Gear: Ozone, F4 Foils, Mikes Lab Race, UltraNectar
Favourite Moves: Foiling through all necessary maneuvers around the race course. Not falling
More important than kiting: Family and Kids!
Inspiration: The effort made to keep a positive, happy, stoked, adventurous, productive lifestyle.
What do you do in free time: Kite
What’s on your iPod: I listen to it all and enjoy it for what it is...
Why Ozone? I am in LOVE with Matt Taggart
What was your best kite moment? Almost winning the Worlds in 2009
What was your best life moment? Having my kids!
How would you change the world? Get more people to kite so as to levitate their perspective of all of life!
What would be your ideal day? Kids, kite, eat, drink, friends, winning, wife.....
Interesting saying: Don't think about it, DO IT. or To think is to do!
Country: Switzerland and Indonesia
Date of Birth: 26.02.1974
Link to your latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adfMP3BgFWg
Discipline(s): Wave, Snow
Competitive Highlights: Top 5 in many World cups in the early days, 5th last King of the Air Maui edition
Home spot: Sumbawa / Indonesia, Alps / Switzerland
Favourite Spots: Indonesia, Tahiti, One Eye, Bernina Pass
Favourite Gear: Ozone Reo 9m2, Firewire KP1
Favourite Moves: playing in the waves
More important than kiting: Health, Family & Friends
Inspiration: Nobody is perfect, but every person is an inspiration in one way or the other.
What do you do in free time: do something outside…surf, sup, dive, snowboard, golf…etc
What’s on your iPod: a part of an unfortunately outdated music collection that urgently needs my attention…
Why Ozone? Because the people behind it are not only as highly skilled to design and manufacture the best products, but they also are as passionate about the sport to give it all to truly make the best kites no matter where you want to take yours.
What was your best kite moment? Getting properly barreled for the first time.
What was your best life moment? There’s many – one is setting foot on Indonesia and sucking in all the new impressions from that world.
How would you change the world? I would make it uninteresting for big cooperations to just maximize the money by harming people or nature.
What would be your ideal day? Wake up early, go for a surf in an empty line up, fruits from the garden for breakfast, go dive and shoot a fish for dinner, relax/lunch, kite sesh in the afternoon, SUP sunset session, bbq with friends for dinner, good bottle of red with it.
Interesting saying: What goes around comes around.
Passion: MTB, Kitesurf
Date of Birth: 19/10/82
Latest Video: http://youtu.be/3bFoe0pEzO8
Discipline: Kiteboarding, kitesurfing
Competitive Highlights: 2nd British UK champion 2009, 1st DFC MTB Contest 2013
Home spot: Frinton-on-sea
Favourite Spots: Frinton-on-sea
Favourite Gear: Ozone C4’s , MBS Pro90
Favourite Moves: Kiteloops and passes
More important than kiting: Friends and family
Inspiration: Travis Pastrana
What do you do in free time: Biking, longboarding and partying
What’s on your iPod: The easier question is what’s not on my ipod
Why Ozone? Why would you want anything else, quality products, quality team.
What was your best kite moment? Every moment on my kites are the best
What was your best life moment? Flying my first power kite
How would you change the world? Have everyone experience the fun and freedom of kiting
What would be your ideal day? Kiting with friend in perfect conditions
Interesting saying: Don’t just dream it, Live it!
Kite: Chrono V2, Frenzy and Summit
Nickname: Captain Party
Date of Birth: 20 December 1958
Competitive Highlights: Ozone Snowkite Masters Utah Winduro – 2nd place Ski
Home spot: Bozeman, Montana
Favourite Spots: Centennials, MT Beartooths, MT Big Horns, WY
Favourite Gear: Ozone foils, Volkl skis, Polaris snowmobiles
Favourite Moves: Sending it hard, Backrolls, Nailing my landings.
More important than kiting: Family & Friends,
Inspiration: People who work tirelessly on saving our native cultures, native landscapes, and native planet.
What do you do in free time: MTB, XC skiing, think about snowkiting!
What’s on your iPod: Thievery Corp., Sly & Robbie, Dr. Israel, Damian Marley, Bill Laswell, basically anything with drum and bass!
Why Ozone? Robbie Whittall’s focus on designing the best wing possible.
What was your best kite moment? Years ago, I was snowkiting solo in the backcountry, many miles from the highway. I felt that the doors of perception open and I was bestowed a gift that continues with me today. Snowkiting is my passion and sharing that passion is one simple idea that can have meaningful impact.
What was your best life moment? That is an easy answer! Marriage to my loving wife, Leona, is tops. The births of our two sons.
How would you change the world? End imperialism! Guarantee self-determination for all nations and peoples.
What would be your ideal day? Three feet of fresh powder outside my door.
Interesting saying: It’s not what’s on top of your head; it’s what’s inside it.
Kite: Frenzy UL, R1 UL, everything ultralight
Patrick and Ronny from Kitetracker.com love to explore new snowkiting spots in the mountains. To ride up a new summit by kite is the biggest goal for them, so they first founded unhooked.ch with its unique spotguide of all the newly discovered spots in Switzerland. But because they were also curious and interested where all the other kiters abroad are kiting, they founded Kitetracker.com! With the Kitetracker apps and normal GPS devices, everyone can track all their epic sessions and share them with other kiters. You will find all kinds of kitesports (Snowkiting, Buggykiting, Landboarding, Kitesurfing) from all over the world on KiteTracker! Quickly kitetracker.com became the one place for all kiters to share their adventures, meet and compete!
Country: French Polynesia
Nickname: They like to call me Tam
Date of Birth: 06 jan 1969
Link to your latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHRjUcz6M-o
Discipline(s): Water man, Free riding, big airs, big waves, tandem kitesurfing
Competitive Highlights: Google my name you'll find out ;-)
Home spot: Moorea Beach club Tipanier
Favourite Spots: ride the world .
Favourite Gear: All Ozone gear, but mostly Edge water kite, Axis kiteboarding boards, Invad tahiti surf wear.
Favourite Moves: Triple kite loop big air .
More important than kiting: Put the smille on friends faces ;-)
Inspiration: Feel the magic of life
What do you do in free time: Kiteboarding, but also sailing and diving.
What’s on your iPod: The music a good girl friend of mine gave me lately!
Why Ozone? They make magic gear with addictive feel of freedom.
What was your best kite moment? Jumping in a thermal gust that took me more than 100 feet high and looping my 9m edge 5 or 6 time, but the best is yet to come .
What was your best life moment? When traveling with the US Ozone van from SF to Las Vegas and riding all the kite spots on the way, the Bay area, sherman the delta, lac mohave ect … incredible scenery, super fun friends and magic riding.
How would you change the world? Every day, simple few words , "god bless you" .
What would be your ideal day? My phone rings early, friends, a new spot, the sun is up, the wind is up, the waves, lots of fun, and at the end a nice sun set.
Interesting saying: Live your dream & share the fun ;-)