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The 2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite is all about performance snowkitine for those die hard snowkite riders. The2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite has filled the legacy of the well loved Manta.
The 2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite is ideal for riders with lots of experience that are seeking a kite to expand the limits of what we think is possible. The high aspect design, clean sail, de-power range and handling will allow the adventurous to push the boundaries of the sport even further. The Summit has so much potential due to its amazing power generation in light winds but also its big de-power in strong winds. Combine that with fast direct handling and you have the ultimate combination for progressive riders. The design of the 2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite has been maximized to deliver as much performance as possible. Each aspect has been calculated using the latest development techniques to produce a kite that pushes the limit of design. With our new software and our years of experience we have put together a unique combination of aspect ratio, cell width, profile and sail tension. We have incorporated technology from our class leading paraglider designs to dramatically improve stability.
The 2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite has had small changes to the bridle design from the 2013 model to make the stall/landing smoother, more controlled and from popular demand we have added the all-new 15m to the range. The total flag out option is extremely useful when landing the kite at the top of a mountain or in extreme conditions. It allows you to completely kill the power to pack up safely. 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.
2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite Features
2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite Range of Use
The Contact-Snow Control System offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.
Push Away Quick Release – The control system features a new Megatron pushaway quick release safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces (under 8kg) allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.
Three Safety Modes – The new Contact-Snow Control System offers riders a choice of three safety modes; the recommended Flag Out safety, or the optional Brake Handle or Suicide safety modes.
NOTE: When teaching/practicing release and reload of the chickenloop, we recommend doing so in light winds with the leash attached to the Brake Handle.
• The recommended Flag Out safety offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked.
• The Brake Handle safety method attaches the safety leash to the hand brake line that connects to the back leaders, when Megatron is released the kite stalls down to the ground.
• The Suicide option offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar with out flagging the kites safety (not recommended).
Anti-twist 100% Flag Out Line – The flag out line running through the Megatron & safety leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.
Low Friction Centre Piece – The new control bar features a low friction aluminum centre piece designed to reduce trim line wear.
Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle allows chicken loop auto positioning, offering easy unhooked riding and hooking back in.
Magnetic trim handle system – The Magnetic trim handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is depowered.
PU Covered trim line & Ronstan Orbit Pulley – The tough PU covered trim significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out, whilst the smooth running Ronstan Orbit Pulley also prevents trim line wear.
The Contact-Snow Control System bar sizes come in 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or for riders wanting even easier hooking in & out.
2014 Ozone Summit Snowkite Kite & Bar Size Chart
|Access||4, 6||8, 10||12|
|Frenzy||5, 7||9, 11||13|
Checking and Maintaining your Control System Flying Lines
Over time kite flying lines may stretch slightly, and we highly recommend that you check your Control System lines are set correctly to what we call “bar zero”.
Checking and maintaining your Control System will ensure you get the most performance from your Ozone kite.
A good quick read on Flying Line Maintenance
Even though the Ozone Access was originally developed for teaching and entry level riders it has become a 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 also been a favorite for expeditions where it is essential to have safe and easy to use kites in extreme conditions. The 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 ratio ensures stability in the gustiest of conditions but still delivers constant power and progressive pull.
The design goal of this kite is to allow total new comers to enjoy this sport from 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 an occasional snowkiter, the Access is the kite you need to learn the basics of Snowkiting and progress to find out what this incredible sport can offer. This has helped to make the Access a great teaching tool, which is why it has become the kite of choice for top Snowkite schools around the globe. The 2015 Ozone Access design brings unsurpassed ease of use and superior safety to the Snowkite world. With the addition of our new Internal Re-Ride Safety System the Access is simply the best choice for new Snowkite enthusiasts.
2015 Ozone Access Snowkite Range of Use
2015 Ozone Access Snowkite Wind Range
2015 Ozone Access Snowkite Sizes
4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 12m
The 2015 Ozone Chrono, is Ozone's newest creation and it will shatter the limits of light wind kiting on any surface whether water, land, ice or snow. The 2015 Ozone Chrono is a high performance, high aspect, water-relaunchable foil kite that will have you flying fast, cranking upwind, and boosting huge all year round. Our aim was to create the ultimate light wind performance kite for all terrain. Powerful, fast and consistently forward flying, the Chrono is a light wind freeride boosting machine that also excels in racing on the water, land or snow.
The Chrono is at the pinnacle of technical foil design and is Ozone’s first production kite designed with our new re-modeled CAD software; the results are impressive. We used our extensive knowledge in wing development and drew on our history in aerodynamics to create a no expense spared cutting edge foil kite.
Design – The Chronos lightweight double surface design is combined with a high-aspect ratio of 7.0 and an incredible 47 cells, resulting in extreme flight efficiency. The aspect ratio has been calculated to be an optimum match with the profile for maximum performance. A high number of cells mean the ribs are positioned close together, creating ultra smooth surfaces with less drag and maintaining a clean profile. L.E Profile Reinforcements – The Leading Edge is reinforced with flexible lightweight plastic battens to maintain the shape of the profile during angle of attack changes and turbulent airflow.
Internal Straps – Newly calculated internal span-wise straps distribute load across the sail evenly and effectively, while also maintaining a cohesive internal balance controlling the high aspect ratio.
High Performance Bridle Lines – To keep parasitic drag to a minimum we have used Edelrid performance line. This line is ultra high quality, non-stretch with a reduced diameter helping achieve our goal of maximum performance.
High Performance Materials – High-tenacity sail cloth with extremely low porosity values and an overall lightweight enabled us to further stabilise the canopy and maximise fast flight characteristics.
If you are looking to get the most out of your light wind sessions, the Chrono will peak your experience. With incredible upwind performance, low-end grunt and huge float in jumps it will have you ripping!
The Chrono is for experienced riders or riders with previous foil kite experience. It is not difficult to fly but there are techniques required to fly a high aspect ratio foil kite. Riding on snow or land is easy, with plenty of power and handling in light winds to be clocking high speeds and long airtime.
On the water with a Twin-tip the Chrono is a light wind monster; loads of power, easy to jump and stable. Due to the abundance of power and efficiency gaining upwind ground is ridiculously easy, in light wind its impressive how high and floaty jumps can be with the Chrono. No question at all, this is a pop and float machine, just edge hard and send it, too easy!
If you race - water, land or snow you need to have a serious look at one of these. The Chrono has all the technology you can imagine. The upwind performance is blazing and it can also hold a very deep downwind line. One other noticeable benefit is how much easier it is to tack when riding with a Foil board or Course board. This is thanks to the longer lifting period the Chrono gives you during that critical tacking moment compared to an LEI.
RELAUNCH AND SAFETY SYSTEM:
The Chrono is a closed cell foil and has great water re-launch, but we recommend that you keep it flying and out of the water if possible! A drainage system on the wing tip allows any water that may have entered the kite to drain out. The Chrono features a simple yet effective front line flag out safety. After releasing to the flag out safety you should check the speed system, bridle lines and your flying lines for twists before restart.
The Chrono is not a wave kite and should not be used in waves.
2015 Ozone Chrono Range of Use
2015 Ozone Chrono Wind
2015 Ozone Chrono Construction Features
2015 Ozone Chrono Sizes
9m, 12m, 15m, 18m
The 2015 Ozone Frenzy Snowkites Leading Edge is reinforced with flexible lightweight plastic battens to maintain the shape of the profile during angle of attack changes and turbulent airflow; this increases stability and overall performance. Our new reflex profile offers ultimate stability in gusty winds and backcountry conditions. New internal strap positions distribute load more evenly throughout the sail. Incorporating open cells allows for easier inflation and deflation when packing.
Smooth and progressive depower with a tight and powerful turn makes Freestyle fun with great pop for jumps and constant pull when unhooked. The Frenzy’s enhanced stability also makes difficult backcountry rides and mountain climbing passages more accessible and enjoyable. We are very excited and proud to release the all new Frenzy for this season. It is probably the biggest step in the Frenzy design since 2003. The new Frenzy is an amazing all round de-power foil covering many aspects of Snowkiting from Freeride to Freestyle, and incorporates our new Internal Re-ride Safety System.
2015 Ozone Frenzy Snowkite Range of Use
2015 Ozone Frenzy Snowkite Wind Range
2015 Ozone Frenzy Snowkite Sizes
5 - 7 - 9 - 11 - 14m
The design of the 2015 Ozone Summit Snowkite has been maximized to deliver as much performance as possible for backcountry exploring. Each aspect has been calculated using the latest development techniques to produce a kite that pushes the limit of design. With our new software and our years of experience we have put together a unique combination of aspect ratio, cell width, profile and sail tension. We have incorporated technology from our class leading paraglider designs to dramatically improve stability.
The Summit is for riders with experience and who are looking for a kite to explore the limits of what is possible. The high aspect design, clean sail, de-power range and handling will allow the adventurous to push the boundaries of the sport even further. The Summit has so much potential due to its amazing power generation in light winds but also big de-power in strong winds. Combine that with fast direct handling and you have the ultimate combination for progressive riders. The 2015 Summit defines top Snowkite performance. With the addition of our new Internal Re-ride Safety System the Summit becomes the most versatile performance kite on the market.
2015 Ozone Summit Snowkite Range of Use
2015 Ozone Summit Snowkite Wind Range
2015 Ozone Summit Snowkite Sizes
8 - 10 - 12 - 15m
The HQ Montana 8 clean design was chosen to reduce tolerances in production to a minimum. The result – an aerodynamic masterpiece. HQ Montana 8, performance requires precision in design. The 8th generation Montana is a totally new kite. Two years of intensive work from our R&D team has resulted in a completely changed shape. A lower AR and C-Kite like shape give added stability to the kite without compromising the performance and light wind ability of the older Montanas.
This becomes noticeable in the direct handling and ease of use. The HQ Montana 8 combines a great freestyle and freeride ability. The increased efficiency of the power per square meter is particularly noticeable in the lower wind range. Once in the air, the kite gives feedback and provides power. A redesigned bar and the new magnetic quick release system complete the whole package.
HQ Montana 8 Characteristics
HQ Montana 8 Useability
HQ Montana 8 Technicial Info
HQ Montana 8 Size
8m - 10m - 12m - 14m