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How to Snowkite
Volume One, Instructional Snowkiting DVD
by Morten Gjerstad
Who better to make a great new (and sorely needed) snowkiting instructional video than the maker of the amazing snowkite DVDs like Entropy and Something Stronger - Morten Gjerstad. He is not only an accomplished filmmaker (using all high-definition footage) but also has access to the top riders in the world who are on the cutting edge of what is happening in snowkiting.
This is 2 hours of the most thorough introduction to snowkiting you can imagine. There are chapters on terminology, equipment, location and conditions, kite flying basics, using foil kites, using tube kites (each kite chapter includes information on setup, safety systems, launching and landing, relaunching, and even packing), riding basics (like edging, turning, and going upwind), back country riding, expedition kiting, kite repair, and basic jumping. This is definitely the complete course to becoming a safe and confident snowkiter. When volume 2 is released it will take off from the basic jump and go into all the trick types of jumps and many other specialized advanced snowkiting skills.
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The Ozone Access Harness w/Spreader Bar is a comfortable harness, designed like a rock climbing harness, will not ride up. Lightweight yet strong, there’s plenty of padding for the back and leg straps.
Constructed using the finest nylon webbing and kite harness buckles, it’s the perfect complement to your Ozone snowkite.
Ozone Access Harness w/Spreader Bar Key Features
The Ozone Octane Kite is Ozone’s answer for an easy introduction into performance 4-line power kiting, perfectly suited for novice through to seasoned kite flyers. It’s smooth flying characteristics and constant pull speeds your kiting progression with no compromise. The 2012 Ozone Octane Kite will keep your excitement and adrenaline pumping with its precise and always predictable handling.
The Ozone Octane Kite is available in four sizes; 2, 3, 4 and 5 meters squared, the Ozone Octane Kite covers a massive range enabling action in almost any conditions. All sizes are capable of meeting the demands and capturing the imagination of any kiter. The Ozone Octane Kite can be purchased as kite only or complete ready to fly, with either handles or control bar. The package includes an Ozone Ground Stake, perfectly suited for securing your kite safely and easily.
Ozone Octane Kite w/Handles Features
Neoprene covered handles offer ultimate comfort, control and grip. The handles include power line finger chafe guards and ground stake loops on the rear leaders. Safety “Kite Killer” wrist leashes with EVA foam are also included for peace of mind when letting go.
The 55cm Control Bar features an EVA covered 3D grip with easy to identify colours for left and right sides. The rear brake line pulley allows for smooth kite control, combined with the safety wrist leash and release handle connected to rear lines offering an easy and effective stall system. Fly unhooked to feel the full power or hook into a harness with the benchmark Ozone Megatron Quick-Release chicken loop.
The OCTANE package includes an Ozone Ground Stake, perfectly suited for securing your kite safely and easily.
Bright red ABS plastic to be durable and clearly visible
8mm diameter 316 Stainless Steel stake
Molded ribs help the stake stay fixed in soft soil, sand or snow
Molded tabs to attach lines and run them out easily
Ergonomic top handle for easy push in and removal from the ground
Sturdy pouch to keep the sharp end away from kite material
KITE SIZE RECOMMENDATIONS
The 2m is about as much fun as you can hope to have with a small kite. Massive top end wind range for high-speed buggy runs and just the right amount of challenge for anyone with ambition.
The 3m is the ideal entry point in the range for the land locked kiter, generating power early on in the wind range while always being easy to control. Quite possibly the perfect introduction to land boarding.
The 4m has the bottom end power needed in the lighter winds likely to be encountered by novice snow kiters and is a great mid-range buggy engine or land board motor.
The 5m is the one to beat in is this category, with light wind performance for effortless traction and an upper limit the pros will just keep pushing.
Ozone Octane Kite w/Handles Sizes
2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5
The newly designed HQ Scout 3 delivers a high quality but affordable package for the entry into the world of traction kiting. The flying characteristics of the HQ Scout 3 are uncompromisingly focused to the needs of kite schools and pilots seeking for a quick experience of success with a kite on a bar.
Performance and turning speed were significantly improved. The HQ Scout 3 guarantees you always will be safe out on your board or skis. This kite provides loads of easy handling fun for beginners and advanced pilots alike.
HQ Scout 3 Characteristics
HQ Scout 3 Useability
HQ Scout 3 Technichal Info
HQ Scout 3 Size
3.0m - 4.0m - 5.0m
The Ozone Pure Snow Kite in a Box is the easiest way for someone to get into snowkiting and a brand new concept by Ozone. Ozone has led snowkite innovation since the beginning in 2001 and this is our latest creation to hit the market. This is the first complete set-up like this ever offered.Â
Finally a cost-effective package that will allow the new kiter to learn snowkiting safely. Ozone Pure Snow Kite is an easy to use, fixed bridle kite (for constant power) with a safety system to stall the kite (when needed) and a harness, all in one. The Pure can be used in the summer with MTB boards and in a buggy or just for fun recreational flying in light winds. It comes complete with an instructional DVD.
The Ozone Pure Snow Kite is affordable, complete, and will get you on the snow having fun right away. It comes in one size - 4 metres and is supplied with a simple yet effective harness so all you need is your standard skis or snowboard to enter the sport of snowkiting. This fixed line foil kite has excellent handling and impressive power for its size. The Pure is sold with a saftey system, just let go of the bar or release our patented Ozone megatron release system. It is incredibly durable and has velcro tips to let the snow out for those first days of kite bashing. Unique and so well priced the Pure is the perfect start up kite to get you safely on the snow and enjoying the ridiculous amount of fun that can be had.
2012 Ozone Pure Snow Kite in a Box Color
The 2014 Peter Lynn Lynx has been developed with the highest quality materials and state of the art production techniques as an “all-round” cruising kite that will have you ride comfortably for hours. The 2014 Peter Lynn Lynxs famous stability paired with a perfectly balanced Aspect Ratio results in a kite that is easy to control yet agile enough to keep you smiling for many sessions to come.
The 2014 Peter Lynn Lynx is rigged with incredibly strong frictionless Ronstan® Series 20 Orbit block pulley’s, a comfortable self landing handle and a flag out safety system that keeps you safe in emergency situations The 2014 Peter Lynn Lynx depower foil is your ticket to endless fresh powder snowkite sessions and unlimited backcountry adventures. Its forgiving nature and ease of use make it the perfect snowkite for riders of all skill levels. Starters will appreciate the kites smooth & constant power delivery and superb stability. Intermediate flyers will enjoy its acceleration and snappy control through the bar and even advanced riders will be amazed at its performance in the more challenging conditions.
Peter Lynn Lynx Kite Characteristics
Peter Lynn Lynx Kite Features
Peter Lynn Lynx Kite Infographics
Peter Lynn Lynx Kite Colors
The 2014 Nobile Snowkiteboards unique construction results in an insanely comfortable ride without being forced upwind all the time, and the 2014 Nobile Snowkiteboard provides extraordinary grip, both on the toe and on the heel-side edge, and allows you to hold more speed especially when going upwind. Our patented Snake Transition offers tons of control and response, even on icy and hard-pack conditions, while still maintaining a fun flex. The 2014 Nobile Snowkiteboard is a board dedicated to be used in the snow with a kite. It's not just a regular snowboard with a kiteboarding brand logo. When designing this model, we used all our experience and passion to develop the best performing board on the market, whether for snow or ice. You’re looking at massive pop, a versatile flex pattern, and a unique 20 meters progressive sidecut radius. This is theweapon of choice for all snowkiters.
This 2014 Nobile Snowkiteboard is also just as happy being used as a regular snowboard for those days when the wind isn’t playing ball…
2014 Nobile Snowkiteboard Sizes
148 - 157 - 164
Flysurfer Viron Kite - Get Infected
“The Flysurfer Viron Kite is the simplest and safest kite on the market”
The Flysurfer Viron Kite is not just any kite, it defines a class of its own. Maximum safety, optimally user-friendly, simplest relaunch and unbelievable stability. We don’t know of another kite that combines all these features better. The Flysurfer Viron Kite is a kite for all beginners, kite schools, lightweights and for use with stand up paddleboards and gusty winds.
Flysurfer Viron Kite Auto Relaunch
When it comes to relaunch, we set a new kiteboarding benchmark with the Flysurfer Viron Kite . The Flysurfer Viron Kite is the first kite to incorporate Auto-Relaunch. Even in low winds, when letting go of the bar, the kite skims automatically across the water and remains parked and ready at the edge of the window. With just a simple steering impulse, the Flysurfer Viron Kite flies on. Furthermore we have built a special bridle into the kite that makes it practically impossible to get tangled on the water.
Flysurfer Viron Kite Easy & Simple Handeling
The Flysurfer Viron Kite delivers exactly the flight feeling you need for a safe entry into the sport. With all the functions and handling of a full-grown kitesurfing kite but with moderate power, the Flysurfer Viron Kite is at home wherever maximum safety and reliability are required. With gentle bar pressure and progressive bar feedback. Bothersome, long steering paths are unknown to the Flysurfer Viron Kite, you have access to the entire depower throw within an arms length. The Viron is the result of our constant attempt to construct a kite resistant to all operating errors. Including endless hard landings on the water.
Flysurfer Viron Kite Safety Maximized
With the Flysurfer Viron Kite, we introduce a new safety: The patented “Reefline-Safety”. When the kiter activates the quick release, the leading edge of the Flysurfer Viron Kite immediately shrinks together, simultaneously the tips will lay against each other. The Flysurfer Viron Kite then blows out with a minimum of rest-pull and can be relaunched anytime, even by beginners. But this is just one of the features that make the Flysurfer Viron Kite an extraordinary safe kite. The enormous flight stability and a highly effective and directly-functioning depower give the pilot a safety cushion never before experienced. And just in case that isn’t enough, the Flysurfer Viron Kite is equipped with a new safety release, dependable, quick and easy to operate.
The Flysurfer Viron Kitesurpasses all boundaries. This is a kite that makes it possible for children to get started in the sport. It is the answer for cautious or nervous kiters re-entering the sport after an accident. The Flysurfer Viron Kite is the storm kite for accomplished riders and at the same time, the kite that kiteschools have been wishfully waiting for. Stress-free fun, regardless of terrain and equipment. Whether on a mountainboard, with ice skates, in the waves, while snowkiting, with a mountain board, on a SUP or just on the beach. All these features make the Viron what we set it out to be during the development.
The HQ Apex 4 Snowkite is designed and fine tuned for your easy entry into Snowkiting and all riders that love to explore the backcountry.
The new HQ Apex 4 Snowkite provides perfectly balanced flying characteristics. The HQ Apex 4 Snowkites innovative winglet design reduces bridling, increases turning speed and provides more power than before. It has never been so easy to climb mountains.
HQ Apex 4 Snowkite Features
HQ Apex 4 Snowkite Sizes
3.5 ~ 5.5 ~ 8 ~ 11
The 2014 Ozone Access Snowkite was designed with the idea in mind of creating an entry level snowkite and making the learning process of Snowkiting as safe and easy as possible.
Even though the 2014 Ozone Access Snowkite was originally designed for entry level riders and teaching, it remains a firm favorite for experienced riders who require ultra stability in turbulent high mountain conditions. Most of our International team riders keep a 4m or a 6m in their quiver and would not be caught without it for those trips to the mountains. The Access has been a favorite for expeditions where it is essential to have safe and easy to use kites in extreme conditions. The 2014 Ozone Access Snowkite has been redesigned from the ground up, it has a newly developed profile, progressive arc and optimised planform. The latest design of this already classic kite has more stability even at low angles of attack due to a specifically created profile. The progressive arc means that the kite is rock solid in the air but still has a quick turning speed and responsive bar feeling. The low aspect planform ensures that this kite will work in the gustiest of conditions but still delivers constant power and progressive pull.
The 2014 Ozone Access Snowkite has a full Flag-out safety system which allows a beginner to land the kite easily in case of an uncontrolled situation. We still recommend that you land the kite using the webbing brake handle to cleanly stall the kite if conditions permit i.e. when taking a break or finished for the day. This has helped to make the Access a great teaching tool and has become the kite of choice for top snowkite schools across the globe. The design goal of the 2014 Ozone Access Snowkite is to allow total new comers to enjoy this sport on their very first session. We have made this possible by creating an incredibly stable kite which has a constant pull and a large wind range. If you are new to the sport or if you are an occasional snowkiter then the Access is the kite that you need to learn the basics of Snowkiting and progress to find out what this incredible sport can offer.
2014 Ozone Access Snowkite Features
2014 Ozone Access Snowkite Range of Use