«People» by Ozone: Torrin Bright, Product Manager and test rider

Torrin Bright, Ozone’s product manager and test rider, joined the brand as a 19-year-old in 2009. A competitive kitesurfer in course-board racing and freestyle, the New Zealander began as a kite tester working with Ozone founders, Matt Taggart and Rob Whittall. Through several roles, he worked his way up to product manager about five years ago. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, he is responsible for all Ozone’s expanding line, ranging from kites and twin-tip boards to a new range of hydrofoils.

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Ozone lock-out in women’s final as the Netherlands’ Lammerts takes first gold at home World Cup Series

The Netherlands’ Annelous Lammerts, riding Ozone R1 kites, landed her first gold on home waters at the Hempel World Cup Series. In the tense finals shootout Lammerts just held off stern challenges from Israeli riders Gal Zukerman and Maya Ashkenazi, also on Ozone R1 kites, to take the win. Ozone team rider, Spain’s Gisela Pulido, […]

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Ozone lands ‘one-two punch’ at girls’ Formula Kite Youth Worlds in Italy

Poland’s Nina Arcisz riding an Ozone R1 clinched victory at the Formula Kite U21 Youth World Championships in dramatic style, after battling her way to the finals where she came from behind to land the title on the Italian resort island of Sardinia. Arcisz was almost unstoppable taking the three wins she needed to seize […]

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«People» by Ozone: Dom Zimmermann, head of design

Dom Zimmermann has just been elevated to Ozone’s head of design. After years working side-by-side with Ozone co-founder and legendary design chief, Rob Whittall, Zimmermann has assumed the mantle and now has the onerous responsibility for all the kites and wings in the ever-expanding range. The 41-year-old German splits his time between Switzerland and Mauritius, where consistent breezes, the big waves of Manawa and One Eye, and turquoise butter-flat lagoons provide ideal conditions to develop and fine-tune Ozone’s new offerings. The Indian Ocean island also affords Zimmermann the opportunity to switch-off by indulging his passion for nature. Its roads and hills make a perfect training ground for the endurance cycling races in which he loves to compete in Europe.

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«People» by Ozone: Axel Mazella, 3x Kite Foil World Series Champion, 3X European Champion and Ozone product tester

French kitefoil racer and Ozone team rider Axel Mazella just had a stellar 2021 season, winning the KiteFoil World Series and the Formula Kite European title, both for the third time. The 24-year-old was also just pipped into second place for the coveted Formula Kite World Championship crown by French team-mate Théo de Ramecourt. On […]

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Mazella lands third KiteFoil World Series championship title with tour finale victory in Gran Canaria

France’s Axel Mazella secured his third KiteFoil World Series championship crown with a dominant display in testing conditions at the final event of the season on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. The 24-year-old Ozone team rider and tester romped to victory at the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria with a remarkable nine bullets […]

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IMPORTANT Ozone Click-In Loop – Harness Loop recall

Dear Ozone customer, we have found a small number of stainless steel parts from a recent production batch may have a manufacturing issue that can cause rust and eventually part failure. The stainless steel part is located in the Harness Loop assembly. In the event of the part failing, the kites’ flag out system will […]

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Julia Damasiewicz 2021 Youth World Champion

A cloudy, rainy and windless day turned out to be dazzling and beautiful for the newly crowned young World Champion after eight fast paced races of the Medal Series in the Formula Kite Men and the A’s Youth Foil fleets, and one single race for the Formula Kite Women. It all came down to the female sailor who […]

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Full Podium Of Ozone R1’s At The Kitefoil World Series In Gizzeria

After four days and 17 races during the 2021 IKA KiteFoil  World Series in Gizzeria, Axel Mazella ends up in second place followed by the Slovenian Toni Vodisek who has proved is finally back after his last injury in 2019. He is the defending winner of the 2019 edition of the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria, and on […]

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The Most Stylish Water Exit Ever Seen…

Ronny Bollhalder, Ozone rider since the early days has showed once again the performance of the R1-V4. He has proved what has probably been the best  and most stylish hydrofoil water exit we have seen in the last year. Let's read some of his story: I have been flying kites since 2002 and I was lucky enough to discover […]

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Axel Mazella And Julia Damasiewicz Claim Gold At The 2020 Formula Kite Individual Europeans

We are very proud of our team riders Axel Mazella and Julia Damasiewicz winning the European Championships in Men and Women category during a hard five days of competition in the baltic sea of Puck/Poland. The all new R1 V4 was on the race course for the first time amongst all the top international riders […]

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R1 V4 Tech Talk Video Is Out

On Thursday 13th of August of 2020, our R&D team joined in a public meeting to talk and explain the road to the new R1 V4, tuning tips and tricks, new kite features and more! If you missed it live, you can watch the full meeting again now or go to the minutes below for certain topics: […]

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R1 V4 Tech Talks Zoom Call

  On Thursday 13th August 2020 at 8am CEST (Central European Summer Time) we will open a ZOOM call link with our design team and race team to help you understand more about our R1 V4 Race kite and how we got to the V4 design. We will be talking about the product, its features and some tuning […]

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The R1 V4 Selected For 2024 Olympic Games In Paris

The R1 V4 has been selected for use in the 2024 olympic games. The kite is now in production and ready to order. We are happy to share the news that Parapex, our factory in Vietnam, has passed the world sailing / Olympic / IKA inspection this week for the manufacture of the R1 V4.  The […]

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Edge V10 Goes Under The Microscope

"Synonymous with speed and height, Ozone have hit the stratosphere with the 10th version of the ever-popular Edge. A high aspect ratio LEI kite, it has been the mainstay of the race scene until the recent switch to the more efficient foil style kite. What this has done instead is opened up the kite to […]

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Axel & Ellie Eu Kitefoil Champs

Congratulations to Ozone France team rider Axel Mazella for claiming victory at this year's European kitefoil championships and for fending off the close rivals with current leading world champion Toni Vodisek hot on his heels. Congratulations to UK's Ellie Aldridge for some superb racing and claiming not just the European female title but also the […]

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Toni Flies In China

Slovenian team rider Toni Vodisek is on a roll, claiming yet another major championship. He was beaming as he shot through the finish line at the KiteFoil World Series in China. Vodisek, 19, who was 2018 Youth Olympic Vice-Champion, currently leads the World Series after a dominant win at the first tour stop in Italy in July. Congratulations to […]

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Ozone Claims Women’s Championships

The IKA Formula Kite North American & Caribbean Championships alongside an open kitefoil event came to St. Francis Yacht Club to showcase some of the world’s top kite racing talent. With an eye toward the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris—the scheduled debut of kiteboarding as an Olympic sport—the dual regatta did not disappoint. Ozone's team […]

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Triple Podium For Ozone Racers

Huge congratulations to Ozone team riders Toni Vodisek, Axel Mazella and Nico Parlier for claiming 1st, 2nd and 3rd podium spots respectively at this years 2019 KiteFoil World Series in Gizzeria, Italy in conjunction with Porsche On Board. This is Toni's first major win at a world series event and well deserved after putting on a […]

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Soaring On Land

Andrea Lutherer, from Kite 4 Life Germany has been out having a blast on the Chrono V3 recently, with the warm weather finally hitting the German beaches, Andrea swapped the wetsuit and twin tip for shorts and a land board to go soaring the sky and boosting it up. "The Ozone Chrono V3 is an absolutely top […]

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