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Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2014
Brand: Ozone
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
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High performance freeride & race kite

Designers goals

The development process of the Edge has been ongoing over the seasons with many prototypes, new ideas, and continuous learning for the design team. What we found during this process is the combination of parameters that define the Edge are incredibly well matched to deliver performance across a broad spectrum. For Freeriders it’s the way the Edge progressively pulls offering amazing power delivery and generous boost when you send it. For racers this is directly translated into up and downwind performance as well as speed and power.

The latest Edge has been completely re-shaped in our new highly advanced custom built CAD software. What this means is we are able to work with parameters specifically designed to shaping flexible wings. We have optimised panel layout and strut position resulting in a cleaner profile and canopy throughout angle of attack changes. The new Edge feels and flies much smoother and is more controlled and stable during loaded riding and at high speeds. Additionally the optimised strut placement allows the wingtip to flex which reduces steering forces and speeds up handling.

The new Edge is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron providing a crisper feel and a stronger kite. A low-drag pulley-less bridle system is achieved through optimised load distribution into the kite attachment points. The bridles are spliced using high quality Aramid line, which is 50% thinner than our standard bridle line giving the Edge a turbo charged feel. Combined with our Race Control System and Race Flying Lines the Edge is the race winning ticket.

For this season we have developed new sizes expanding on the smaller kite range specially for lighter riders or Foil board racing. With new a 5m, 6m and 8m added to the already broad line-up of sizes this allows riders to choose exactly what they need in a regatta or for freeride mega boosting on those high wind days.

We have continued to develop larger Edge sizes as the Chrono is not for everyone or for all conditions. In gusty or turbulent wind the Edge will be easier to use and handle in both free ride and race situations. We recommend that all intermediate riders use the Edge before considering moving to a Chrono for light wind racing or free riding.

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

Bar

ozone kitebar 2014

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2014
Brand: Ozone
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 25m
Bar length: 45cm-50cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Ozone Edge 2014 11m
Name:
Kitesurf tanulás 
Weight:
88 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 27
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 04.11.2014 at 07:18 hour
Comments:
Although this kite is known as a racer or big air kite, it's also suitable for semi-beginners or even for beginners in light wind conditions.The main things : extremely low bar pressure > you can hold it with 2 fingers, big jumps and very sharp upwind ability.All in all this kite has a wide user range. 
3 kudos - +

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