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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
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.
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.
How to Snowkite, Volume One - $34.95Learn More
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 HQ Matrixx Kite is equipped with a super efficient profile, extra thin bridle lines and intelligent speed system, the HQ Matrixx Kite is fast and agile. If you want to ride in light winds, the HQ Matrixx Kite is your ticket. The remarkable power per square meter allows riding on water in about 10 knots.
Move the HQ Matrixx Kite through the wind window to enjoy its full potential. Only high-quality materials known from the paragliding industry are built into this great HQ Matrixx Kite.
HQ Matrixx Kite Highlights
2012 HQ Matrixx Kite User Guide
HQ Matrixx Kite Sizes
9 / 12 / 15
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
Special Price: $879.00
The HQ Montana VII Snowkite offers one of the most stable and progressive kites on the market. The new profile of the HQ Montana VII Snowkite redefines the standard for lift and hang time. The extreme versatility of the HQ Montana VII Snowkite and the precise handling is a perfect fit for riders who want to progress. A safe, but progressive way to play in the mountains.
The smaller kites in the range have a huge wind range and fly in much higher wind than ever before. The HQ Montana VII Snowkite is perfect for freestyle and big airs on the flats. It will also amaze you in the backcountry.
HQ Montana VII Snowkite Highlights
HQ Montana VII Snowkite Sizes
7 ~ 9 ~ 12 ~ 14m
Fly the HQ Neo 3 Kite and you will know why we made this kite. The predictable and progressive handling gives great feedback in all riding conditions. The HQ Neo 3 Kite has created the perfect use of power-to-square-meter ratio to give these kites incredible wind range and depower.
The HQ Neo 3 Kite profile and the speed of the Neo 3 have been improved to create a kite that is great all-round. Wake style moves are now possible - go unhooked with a foil. From pops to riding up wind, this kite performs. Closed cell technology allow for water relaunches. The HQ Neo 3 Kite brings the fun back into kiting on any terrain:
HQ Neo 3 Kite Highlights:
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 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