Get a back-to-back riding perspective from two of the sport’s most extreme big air rippers! Ozone team riders Ruben Lenten and Jamie Overbeek send it on the Enduro V4 and Edge V11 kites over a couple of Cape Town sessions to feel the performance differences.
Of course these two huckers are primarily concerned with max height and megaloops. Both kites are well capable when it comes down to those performance demands, but the way you’re ripped off the water is quite different.
Each kite responds and reacts uniquely in different parts of the wind window, while the speed of depower and the power range itself also varies. These performance dynamics will ultimately influence which kite will help you take your own riding further.
ENDURO V4 v EDGE V11
The Edge is the longest running kite in the Ozone line-up and was first launched in 2007. In its 16th year, the Edge V11 is a user-friendly powerhouse with a history of delivering awesome riding speeds and huge boosts – the real essence of kiteboarding experience.
Continuing its legacy, the V11 is an explosive high-adrenaline freeride machine that will leave you in withdrawal after every session. If you’re looking to outpace the pack, send massive airs, feel powerful kite loops or enjoy insane hangtime at altitudes reserved only for the gods, the Edge is for you.
Easy-to-access performance comes naturally and the Edge know no limits the harder you want to push things in stronger winds. Find out more here.
While the Edge is purely for twin-tip riders, the Enduro V4 excels no matter what board you choose to ride. Since 2016, the Enduro has been recognised as one of the best all-round kites on the market for any style and any conditions. The smooth power delivery, refined, predictable handling and excellent de-power allows intermediate and advanced riders to relax and enjoy all of kiteboarding’s amazing feelings.
The handling, de-power and drift opens up a world of opportunity in waves, while the accessible performance will bring confidence to your first hooked-in moves or technical handle-pass progression alike.
It was an exciting challenge for our design team to take on a re-design of the Enduro for the V4 model. See how the changes took shape and positively affected the new model here.