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Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2013
Brand: Ozone
Size: 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Ozone Edge 2013 - Performance SLE race kite 

Designer's goals

The Edge is a no compromise design; we wanted a kite that is as refined as a race car in terms of high end performance. The sleek low drag planform combined with our high power airfoil section results in a kite that is fast, powerful and dynamic. The addition of our new low drag Aramid bridle lines takes the Edge one step further, these bridle lines are 50% thinner than the standard bridle line and gives the Edge a turbo charged feel.

The power the Edge generates and delivers is unmatched. If you like to send it for big air and hang time the Edge packs an awesome punch, putting you higher and for longer than you can imagine. The speed and power are easily converted into height, and its high performance airfoil gives you plenty of float which extends your air time. If you like going really big, then hit a small wave at full speed, send it at the same time and I guarantee you will be higher than you have ever been… naturally!

The Edge is not only a freeride performance machine. In the Race scene it has more than proven its pedigree, consistently helping riders take the top three steps of Championship podiums all over the world. Results speak for themselves and the Edge has more than any other ‘race kite’. For committed racers our new Race Control System allows the Edge to be trimmed on the fly while fully powered and in position. The double pulley design enables easy micro power control and adjustment allowing you to hold your line at all times.

The beauty of the Edge is that anyone can enjoy its performance, not just racers. It is a great light wind kite on a twin tip because of its amazing power generation. I can frequently ride the 9m while other riders are struggling with 12m kites, and as soon as the wind picks up you then have a boost machine!

Performance features

  • Insane upwind and downwind capabilities
  • Extreme hang-time and lift
  • Huge de-power range
  • Low Drag Aramid Bridles
  • 4-line pulley-less system (no pulleys, no problems)
  • Comparable feeling throughout the size range
  • One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
  • High volume inflate/deflate valve
  • Multiple trimming options for customized handling and bar pressure
  • Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors

Construction features

  • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
  • Teijin Techno Force sail material
  • Dimension Polyant Dacron for the LE & Struts
  • Internal reinforcements for improved durability
  • Double stitched bonded seams
  • Dacron reinforced tip area for load distribution
  • Reinforced leading edge and struts in high stress areas
  • Reinforced trailing edge
  • Light weight & low profile aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads
  • Unique bladder construction with double layer section in wear areas
  • Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed

Bar

The ultimate Kite Racing accessory, custom designed in collaboration with our elite Race Team including the worlds top Kite Racers. Utilising top of the line components and materials the Race Control System is smooth and reliable on the course. Incorporating a double pulley system offers minute trimming on the go, allowing the racer to hike out maintaining maximum power against the fins.

Added benefits on the Race Control System include our proven Flag Out Safety System with the Megatron Quick Release Chicken loop, offering simple flag out release of the kite. The release exceeds all Kitesurf loading and release EU NORM safety standards. 

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2013
Brand: Ozone
Size: 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 7
Colours: Various
Bar length: 45cm-50cm-55cm
Line length: n.a.
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Pull
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Kite Review Ozone Edge 13m

Test conditions:

wind: 7 - 16 knots

water: flat

board: twintip 145x45

Conclusion:

We tested the Ozone Edge 13m as a light wind kite besides 5 other brands. The 13m was the smallest of all and still had a good low end!
It had the most depower and the widest wind range of them all. It's a race kite that reacts not so fast and has a wide turning circle.

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Basics

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Windrange

Limited Wide

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Low-end

Small range Large range

High-end

Small range Large range

Glide phase

Short Long

Wave

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Race

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Ozone Edge 2013 13m
Name:
Lucas 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround, race  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
100 
Kite size:
13m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 07.06.2014 at 17:28 hour
Comments:
One of the best kite in the world. Kite all around, super stable for race.
 
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Ozone Edge 2013 13m
Name:
JasonD 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
+5 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 17
Number of test sessions:
+5 
Kite size:
13m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
up wind
 
HardEasy
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 09.12.2013 at 15:07 hour
Comments:
Last season was the Ozone Edge my low wind kite.
Had great fun with it. Great glide, wind range and depower. Great low-end and in 16 knots or above it's still ride-able. Little bit slow in the kite reaction but I adjust easily. Racing? Well I didn't ride races but bought it as a light wind kite.  
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