Ozone 2015

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The first of the 2015 releases are now available. We have staggered releases through the year but there are a good few over the next few months including the Catalyst, C4 and Zephyr for the water and an Access, Frenzy and Summit for snow.

The Chrono and new Edge released in 2014 (which already have the updated Ozone branding) will carry over. Images below.
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The Chrono has been an incredible break through in terms of low wind performance and is especially noticable in the race scene. All of the top riders are using foils under a certain wind speed now and those whose sponsor does not manufacture them are sourcing them from other brands. It also works great with the hydrofoils which are becoming increasingly popular.

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The Edge has had a solid reputation for years as a freeride boosting kite, hangtime machine and the fastest kite on the water. Multiple world championship wins in the course racing meant it has taken a good few years to update this kite. The first big test was the African racing championships where top racers from around the world get together as a warm up for the world championships (happening right now in turkey) - Ozone scored a 1,2,3 thanks to the Edge and Chrono.


2015 Trainer Kite Releases
The Ignition is our massively popular 3 line trainer kite. Perfect starting place for those wanting to get into kitesurfing. This just had a minor update and a facelift.
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The Uno is an inflatable trainer kite - really popular with schools around the world and the 4m is often used by kids too.
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Ozone REO
The REO is our all out wave kite! It had a complete redesign last year so this year it is minor tweaks, an extra size (4m now available) and material upgrades to Teijin Technoforce D2 and Teijin Dacron. The new fabric has less stretch and should increase performance and durability.

This kite has a lot of fans in the UK and is a personal favourite of mine (5/7/9 quiver for me!). With a lot of the Ozone design team heavily into waveriding, this kite gets special attention - the feedback for the 2014 model was incredibly positive.

The REO is available in 4m, 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m and 12m and in 3 colour schemes. Custom colours are also available.

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Winter is coming! 2015 Ozone Snowkite Releases
Snowkiting is pretty big in a lot of Europe and is actually very accessible. A good number of UK instructors are running trips and courses snowkiting so if you have never been then it is highly recommended! Kitesurfers will adapt to snowkiting really quickly, especially if they have some basic ski/snowboarding skills.

Ozone have been pushing snowkiting for over a decade now since the release of the original Frenzy in 2003. This year sees one of the biggest steps in kite development with the new Re-Ride Safety System. The word from the development team is that the Frenzy is the one to get excited about this season. It has seen the most change.

Lets take a look at the main snowkites:

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2015 Ozone Access
This is the kite you want to be on when the wind picks up. Perfect for beginners and exploring. Limited lift, massive stability and really easy to use. For children, first timers and those looking to stay on the ground at all times whilst exploring the backcountry.

Find out more about the 2015 Access

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2015 Ozone Frenzy
The right kite for most people! If you are unsure about what to get then the Frenzy is probably the one. The kite is a powerhouse - with fast, smooth turning making it great for getting around the backcountry and climbing mountains. It provides pop and lift for freestyle making it one of the most fun snowkites out there. For most people a 7 + 11m quiver will cover most days. The tech taken from paraglider development and the work on the Chrono have lead to the use of the flexible plastic rods to maintain the shape of the leading edge even in gusty or turbulent conditions which are often found in the mountain.

Find out more about the 2015 Frenzy

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2015 Ozone Summit
You will know if the Summit is for you - its higher aspect design makes it the performance snowkite. Its design develops a lot of power in light winds when worked by an experienced rider but at the same time has a large depower range allowing it to be controlled in higher winds.

Find out more about the 2015 Summit
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2015 Ozone Catalyst

The Catalyst is a true all rounder and by far our most popular kite. It is just a nice simple kite which inspires confidence, has all the performance 95% of riders will ever need and most importantly is a really fun kite to fly. Open C shape, fast and direct handling, stable, easy relaunch. It ticks all the boxes.

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Good looking kite too!

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For 2015 the Catalyst has had a few refinements and tweaks - notice the new wing tip shape. There have also been material upgrades with the fabric changing to Teijin Technoforce D2 and Teijin Dacron.

The new bags are pretty smart too whilst remaining functional
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Get in touch for a demo and hit up your local stockist for pricing!
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2015 Ozone C4

Another big release! This time it is our freestyle and wakestyle kite the C4! As the name indicates this is our C kite. It is a bridled C with a couple of options to give the kite more depower and a less aggressive characteristic. The graphics give a great first impression - really happy with those this year.

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Much like the REO and Catalyst the main improvements this year are in the materials with the canopy using Teijin Technoforce D2 and the Leading Edge and Struts Teijin Dacron.

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As ever - ask your local dealer for a demo!
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got a few hours in today on the new 2015 Catalyst at Rest Bay. The kites looked great in the sky! Feels exactly how i want it to - did everything i wanted and i didnt have to think twice about it! Impressed! Looking forward to letting people try for themselves!
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2015 Catalyst video dropped!

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2015 Ozone Zephyr
Today we announced the release of the new 2015 Zephyr. As far as light wind inflatables go the Zephyr has a pretty good reputation now after being on the market for so long. This release completes the latest release cycle with all kites now featuring the new branding/graphics. I think for the last couple of year Ozone have really moved forward with this as a brand.

It is not a major change to the Zephyr, more of a refresh with some upgraded materials and construction which is actually noticeable when flying but will be more noticeable later due to improved durability and resistance to stretch. Like all Ozone inflatable kites we use the large inflate/deflate valve. The canopy fabric is now Teijin Technoforce D2 and the leading edge and struts use Teijin Dacron.

The kite is only available as a 17m and comes in 3 colours. As with all Ozone kites custom colours are available. The stock bar is the 55cm bar with 27m lines

It looks pretty smart!

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Find out more about the 2015 Ozone Zephyr
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IKSURFMAG have just done a really nice article on Ozone in their "Behind the Brand" feature. Take a look:
http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue48/?page=67

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In the Zephyr video they are using a new shaped bar. When is this hitting the shops Tom?
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Early 2015 for the new bar.

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Thanks Tom. Look forward to learning about it in due course.
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baxterbradford wrote:In the Zephyr video they are using a new shaped bar. When is this hitting the shops Tom?
New bar is now available for order and first stocks hitting dealers round the UK! Most of mine arrive in 10 days or so.

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