Der Zephyr ist durch seine effiziente Leistungsentfaltung und das dynamische Handling seit jeher der marktführende Schwachwindkite.
Sein unglaublicher Windbereich ermöglicht es dir, deutlich länger draußen zu bleiben, wenn der Wind zunimmt, dieses einzigartige Attribut unterscheidet ihn von Konkurrenten.
Der Zephyr V7 verfügt über unsere neue Rip-Stop Materialkombination.Das neue Rip-Stop-Canopy-Material hat eine fortschrittliche Ultra-Flex-Beschichtung, die das Feedback unter böigeren Bedingungen verbessert, was zu einer gleichmäßigeren Kraftübertragung und einer Session mit mehr Flowfaktor führt – es fühlt sich einfach alles harmonischer an. Das neue technische Rip-Stop Dacron ist super robust und wird auf der Fronttube und Struts verwendet. Es verbessert Festigkeit, Haltbarkeit und Langlebigkeit.
Die Leistung eines 17m Kites auf Abruf mit dem Feedback eines 13m bedeutet mehr Spaß bei wenig Wind. Das unglaublich flinke Handling mit dem engen Drehradius, die Benutzerfreundlichkeit und die Fähigkeit, dem Rider bei schwachem Wind mächtig Spaß zu liefern, zeichnen den Zephyr aus. Er eignet sich perfekt zum Cruisen, Springen, Airstyle, satte strapless Airs oder zum Erlernen von Handlepasses. Der Boost ist beeindruckend gefolgt von bestechender Hangtime. Der Zephyr zeichnet sich durch direkte Leistungsübertragung aus und glänzt mit überlegener Up-Wind-Performance.
Der Zephyr V7 ist der perfekte Buddy für eine Vorhersage, die schwach oder instabil aussieht. Auch in diesen vielleicht nicht so idealen Bedingungen lässt der Zephyr dich die Session so lang auskosten wie immer du möchtest, egal welcher Style dir heute in den Kopf kommt. Auch wenn du vorwiegend Schwachwindspots anfährst und eine One-Kite Allround-Lösung suchst, ist der Zephyr die richtige Wahl für dich.
Ein brandneues Fast Flow One-Pump System macht den Aufbau und das Verstauen schnell und einfach. Er verfügt über ein Einzelventil zum Befüllen/Ablassen und zeichnet sich durch einen hohen Volumenstrom zwischen den Struts und Leading Edge aus. Mit Clipsen lassen sich die Verbinderschläuche zwischen Struts und Fronttube absperren, um unerwünschten Luftstrom im Falle von Schäden zu verhindern.
Der Relaunch ist überraschend schnell und einfach, wenn man seine Größe bedenkt, einfach durch Einschlagen der Bar oder mit den Re-Launch-Bällen an den Vorleinen hebt der Kite sanft vom Wasser ab, bereit für mehr Action.
World-class construction in our own factory, using the highest quality materials and hand checked Quality Control at every step. The Ozone factory manufactures all our Kites, Wings, Boards, Hydrofoils, Paragliders, Speed Wings and Accessories - the same Quality Control processes are used across all products.
The FUTURE is NOW - All Ozone kites and wings are designed and developed using our own highly advanced custom built CAD software. Our designers are able to work with features specifically tailored to the unique forms and structures of technical inflatable and foil kites and wings. Part of our design team is dedicated to the upgrade of the CAD code and addition of new modules and features to the program as the development of our products continues.
NO pulleys, NO problems. We design all our inflatable kites without pulleys, to inherit the unique Ozone feeling and performance across our range.
The new rip-stop canopy material has an advanced ultra flex coating improving feedback in gustier conditions making for a smoother ride. The new technical rip-stop dacron is super tough, used on the Leading Edge and Struts it improves strength, durability and longevity
What’s on the inside counts too – internal reinforcements for improved strength and durability; such as a Double layered Dacron + Insignia taped Leading Edge closing seam with high strength threads.
Sail canopy seams are stitched, folded, and then stitched again for a clean and strong connection of the panels.
Dacron reinforcements are used on all loaded areas for enhanced load distribution. This means all loads are spread evenly into the sail ensuring the kite flies and performs at its best.
Our Direct Connect construction method improves load distribution between the Leading Edge, Struts and Canopy. Struts are connected directly to the Leading Edge with internal and external reinforcements. This unique construction method ensures clean profiles are maintained with the optimum canopy tension.
The Leading Edge and Struts are reinforced in high stress areas to ensure the kite canopy remains in shape and performs at its best.
Double layer Trailing Edge strip with an internal light weight Dyneema reinforcement – this reduces canopy wear and helps to maintain optimum Trailing Edge tension as designed. The Dyneema line also reduces any potential stretch at the Trailing Edge.
Leading Edge bumpers are often large and unnecessary cosmetic items. At Ozone we build our kites and wings for performance and durability using the best materials & components available. Any areas requiring scuff protection we use a lightweight durable material with superior abrasion resistance, while keeping a low profile in order to reduce drag and maintain performance.
Our bladders are constructed in-house with advanced custom built welding machines. Double layered sections are applied to any potential wear areas.
The Anti-Snag line deflectors prevent bridles and lines from tangling around the wing tip. Safety is increased when launching with a partner and water re-launch is made easier.
The Fast Flow One-Pump Inflation System makes set up and packing quick and easy. It features single point inflation/deflation and a high air flow rate between the Struts and Leading Edge, with clips to seal the hoses to prevent unwanted air flow in case of damage.
Customise your handling and bar pressure with the back line bridle attachments. Closer to the Leading Edge for slower turn speed and more bar pressure, or closer to the Trailing Edge for faster turn speed and less bar pressure.
Fool proof line connectors prevent incorrect rigging of the flying lines to the kite.
At Ozone we are passionate about sports, and it is this passion that drives our design team to perfect and develop products that we love to ride with. We are proud of the quality of our products, and are constantly searching for the best components and materials to use in our designs. We manufacture in our own high-quality production facility in Vietnam, which guarantees a build quality that we are proud to put the Ozone name on. A close look at one of our products reveals that same superior quality and construction that ensures that every Ozone product will enjoy a long life, with consistent performance and aesthetics. To view the factory video visit our website www.flyozone.com. Many dynamic action sports carry inherent risks but with common sense and education from qualified instructors means you can easily enjoy these incredible sports. Accidents generally happen due to a lack of experience, changing weather conditions or from using equipment not suited to the riders’ ability and/or conditions. Always take the time to learn safely with qualified instruction and you will progress far quicker. Ride safe Team Ozone
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A: Pump Leash
B: Leading Edge
C: Trailing Edge
1 & 4: Back Lines
2&3: Front Lines
1 & 4: Back Lines
2&3: Front Lines
A: Clamcleat Trimmer
B: Flag Out Line
C: De-Power Line
D: Quick Release Handle
E: Quick Release Loop
F: Flag-out Loop
Do not ride the kite with the one pump clips undone. If you get a puncture the whole kite will deflate! Always close the one pump clips inside the neoprene covers after pumping up. Do not under inflate the kite or it will not perform to its designed trim and will not relaunch easily.
Always double check your lines before launching. Wrongly attached lines will stop the kite flying correctly and could therefore mean you have no control of the kite putting yourself in a dangerous situation.
The Quick Release is the primary connection to the kite. Make sure you connect to the Quick Release using the finger as shown in the pictures.
All riders should attach their Kite Leash to the Flag Out System. This is the small eyelet on the Stainless Steel Swivel Ring.
When the release is activated, the kite will flag out and fall to the water/ground.
In all situations make sure that all lines are clear of all working release systems and the kite leash is connected in the right way.
Riders performing unhooked tricks or who are more confident and have spent many hours Kiting can attach in Expert mode, where the loop part runs through the large eye of the steel ring. When letting go of the bar in Expert mode (without activating the release e.g. missed handle pass) the kite will depower but WILL NOT flag out.
Be aware in this situation, the Quick Release will be out of reach and can therefore not be released. When hooked in and activating the Quick Release the steel ring automatically slips off and the kite will flag out.
Activate the Quick Release as shown in the pictures. Providing your leash is attached to the flag out system the kite will 100% depower.
In the case of an extreme emergency where you need to completely release from the kite, use the quick release on the kite leash. This will completely detach the kite and control system from the user, and could therefore hit anything or anyone downwind causing damage, serious injury or death. RIDE RESPONSIBLY.
NEVER LAUNCH A KITE DIRECTLY DOWNWIND OF YOU IN THE POWER ZONE!
Instruct your partner on how to handle the kite and agree on a sign together for the release and landing. They should hold the kite in the center of the leading edge at the edge of the window and double check that all lines are clear. It is possible for lines to get wrapped around the tip so make sure they understand that all lines must run clearly from each attachment point.
Before you give the signal to release make sure you are 100% confident that all lines are clear. Then give your pre-agreed signal for your partner to release the kite and gently launch the kite to the top of the window.
Landing the kite use the same principles >> Most importantly keep your head clear, be smooth and controlled with the kite and land before you are too tired or overpowered.
Make sure you grab the correct side of the bar
– we colour code the bar red for left.
Once the kite is face down with the leading edge touching the water:
NOTE: If the kite somehow lands nose down but with the tips facing away, pull one of the rear leader lines to help the kite blow around to the correct position then follow the steps above for getting the kite re-launched.
If you get in trouble out in the water, there is a simple way to self rescue yourself.
Firstly kill the kite’s power with the flag out system by releasing the chicken loop. The kite will flag out and drop to the water.
Lines are dangerous in this situation so make sure you wind the flag out frontline around the bar at least 10x to disable the kite. Then wrap all the lines together onto the bar as you normally would. You will end up at the kite ideally with the lines wrapped tightly and neatly on the bar. Make a few half hitches to secure the lines.
Once you have got hold of the kite you can drop the bar. When you have reached the kite, take hold of the bridle lines at each wingtip. Hold both bridals to use the kite as a sail to get back to shore safely.
To release the line from the cleat teeth, first pull out and down to unlock the line from the teeth, then set the trimmer line to the desired amount.
Pull the trimmer line down to de-power the kite. This is needed if you are overpowered, for unhooked riding, or if you are walking on the beach or snow.
Release the trimmer line away from you to increase kite power.
1: FULL POWER
2: HALF POWER
3: FULL DEPOWER
All lines should be maintained as close to equal length as possible. Flying lines can stretch over time, generally the front lines stretch more as these take the majority of the load.
To check your lines, unwind the lines from the bar and have a partner hold the lines even at the bar end. Taking hold of the lines at the other end, pull on the lines to check they are even. If the lines are not even you may either;
1) Stretch out the shorter lines. Attach the shorter lines to a car hitch or something very solid. Then take hold of the bar and pull with enough force to stretch the line. Do this to any lines that are shorter and re-check that all 4 lines are equal length.
2) Use the Leader Line trimming knots located underneath the bar ends.
Kites are very technical products and are used in the harsh marine environment. If you use common sense and care for your equipment it will look after you and keep its factory trim for hundreds of hours.
Never pump up your kite on a rough surface which may have sharp objects.
Be very careful with your flying lines. If you catch them on a rock or sharp object thoroughly check each one and we recommend you replace your lines. Also make sure there are no knots in the lines. Knots weaken the line by up to 50%.
Once you have pumped up secure your kite with sand or use sandbags – Do not use heavy objects or even your board, the fins have been known to rip kites.
Never leave your kite on the beach un-used for long periods of time in the sun and wind. The trailing edge flapping and sand hitting the sail cloth will severely shorten the kite’s life. UV also shortens the lifespan of a kite so pack away when not using your kite.
Never pack away your kite wet, only when 100% dry – This will damage the cloth and its coatings and may lead to dye running. This is not valid for warranty.
Never leave your kite inside your car in direct sunlight.
Always clean your control system with fresh water after every session, and reload/release the Quick Release to check the system is functioning correctly. Store your control system with the Quick Release open. Reload the next time you set up your kite.
When inflating the bladders always inflate slowly and ensure the bladders are inflating correctly in the struts or leading edge. If you see a twist or something looks strange STOP pumping immediately and check bladders. They may need re-inserting to ensure they inflate properly.
We supply a repair kit with the following contents:
1. A4 pieces of sail cloth
2. A4 piece of Dacron
3. 1 x length of 50mm wide sticky black repair tape
4. 6” x 3” Tear-Aid bladder repair patch
5. 2 Alcohol wipes
6. One pump clip / hose / hose retainer
If you have a major repair like a tear across panels, struts or the leading edge take the kite to your local sail repair shop. For minor tears and bladder punctures you can easily fix these yourself with the repair kit supplied with the kite.