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Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2016
Brand: Ozone
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Race, big air and hydrofoil riders

Designers goals

Whether your passion is action packed freeride, big air, foil boarding or racing the Edge delivers high performance in all conditions. A stable yet highly efficient profile yields progressive power delivery and generous boost when you send it. This directly translates to all-round performance on a racecourse allowing you to point higher upwind and lower downwind, all while going faster!

Over the season we have fine-tuned the Edge working on new bridle configurations enhancing the new Edge V8 with a smoother feel on the bar and improved handling characteristics. The Edge V8 is incredibly predictable; learning new big air moves or nailing those foil board and race board tacks has never been easier.

The Edge V8 has been designed using our new highly advanced custom built CAD software. Our designers are able to work with parameters specifically formulated to calculate flexible wings. The Edge V8 incorporates optimised layout of segments and balanced strut positioning resulting in a clean profile and canopy throughout angle of attack changes.  

The Edge V8 is constructed with quality Teijin D2 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 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 truly is a winning package.

The Edge V8 size range is expansive, with 5m through to 19m this allows riders to choose exactly what they need in a race regatta or for freeride mega boosting on high wind days.

In gusty or turbulent wind the Edge will be easier to use and handle in both free ride and race situations when compared to the Chrono and R1. We recommend that all intermediate riders use the Edge before considering moving to a foil for free riding or racing.

Features

  • High performance freeride
  • Massive boost and hang time
  • Warp speed riding
  • Insane upwind ability
  • 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

race bar ozone

Movie Ozone Edge V8

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Race
Year: 2016
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
Bar length: 38cm-45cm-50cm-55cm
Line length: 24-27+3m extensions
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 V8 2016 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
up wind
 
HardEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kitefinder.com - 16.11.2015 at 21:29 hour
Comments:
Fast & furious. The Edge like to go. You can't compare it with other kites. A kite on its own and if you are high-end big air lover you have to try this kite. In motion the Edge is on its best. Generates more power in speed. Not the most user friendly kitesurfing kite, but a great high performer for the hydrofoil, speed trails or 20+ big air sessions. Nice piece of kite art! 
5 kudos - +

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