Ozone C4 (2011 model)



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umdb03
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Ozone C4 (2011 model)

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Had the offer to buy an 2011 10m Ozone C4. Any good for a beginner? The info off the website is confusing to me.

C4 >> A new definition for Freestyle and Freeride Kiteboarding
The latest generation of C4 brings a fresh new look along with refinements to each size. We have had amazing feedback from riders all around the world, so what we wanted to offer was a similar kite yet refined for improved freestyle & wakestyle performance.

We have fine tuned each size individually offering riders similar performance and feel they have come to know of the past C4 generations. The aspect ratio has been modified throughout the sizes to give the kites a better low end and more solid power during pop and release.

We have brought the feel of the entire size range closer together, slightly slowing down the smaller sizes and speeding up the larger sizes for better freestyle riding.

The new C4 continues with our Variable Bridle Geometry system, offering two “feel” settings. The system is simple, takes about 20 seconds to change and doesn’t involve adding or taking away any lines. The rider shifts the middle bridle lines up or down on pigtails to change the feel of the kite.

New School Setting
The C4 ships standard on this setting, it provides a slightly heavier and direct feel compared to the Freeride setting. The kite sits back a little bit more in the wind window when un-hooking, providing a more powerful load up and pop perfect for New School freestyle & wakestyle.

Freeride Setting
The Freeride setting offers a lighter bar feel and increased de-power which is perfect for freeriding and also in the waves. To use this setting simply shift the middle bridle lines to the pigtail knot closest to the leading edge.

The new C4 also has multiple trimming options offering customized handling and bar pressure.

With fast and intuitive handling and un-hooked performance, combined with massive de-power and back line re-launch, the C4 is a new definition for Freestyle and Freeride Kiteboarding.

thetrash
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Re: Ozone C4 (2011 model)

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Yep, teaching the girlfriend on one. They are great kites

umdb03
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Re: Ozone C4 (2011 model)

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thetrash wrote:Yep, teaching the girlfriend on one. They are great kites


Thats welcoming to know. The spec on Ozone & everyone else's site was confusing.

umdb03
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Re: Ozone C4 (2011 model)

Post by umdb03 »

anyone else got an opinion on this? It was recommend by someone I know but been caught out b4 on listening to 1 person.

I've currently got a 7m Cabrinha Convert but been advised I need a bigger kite too & it's difficult to know what is best with the makes & styles out there.

Roland
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Re: Ozone C4 (2011 model)

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umdb03 wrote:Had the offer to buy an 2011 10m Ozone C4. Any good for a beginner?


Alot depends on you and your kite flying ability, some learners are ok with kites that fly/turn quickly whilst others struggle with kites far slower than the C4...

southseasailor
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Re: Ozone C4 (2011 model)

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Must be someplace where you can try the kite out? otherwise its like mentioned before, this thread mentions many suitable kites for beginners and so on. I know one or two folk locally who have kites that I think they are a bit scared of. I suspect its down to lack of time flying them, of course you should have total respect for any kite....confidence will come in time.

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