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Review Ozone Alpha V1 2019

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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Ozone
Size: 04m, 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

For Hydrofoiling - Wave riding - all-round Twintip sessions and as a lightweight travel kite

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

THE ALPHA V1 IS A UNIQUE SINGLE STRUT DESIGN THAT HAS REDEFINED OUR EXPECTATIONS OF INFLATABLE KITES. IT’S SIMPLE, INCREDIBLY LIGHTWEIGHT AND VERY EFFECTIVE – IT IS A WINNER FOR ANY QUIVER.

Grab a twin tip and go cruising or jumping, enjoy the ride while progressing with ease. You will be surprised at the jumping and looping capabilities of the Alpha; it has a smooth lift and hang-time with precise feedback. The Alpha has great upwind performance thanks to the innovative flat arc design and an efficient high lift airfoil section.

The lightweight design translates to incredible low-end performance making the Alpha a very competitive choice not only for light wind freeriding but also the expanding freeride hydrofoil scene in almost any wind strength. The power to de-power stroke is progressive and dynamic enough to provide smooth lift for transitions and jibes with a foil board.

For high wind foiling in chop or waves, take a small size with shorter lines for loads of fun drifting the kite while carving swells across the wind.

In the surf, the Alpha is perfect for drift style wave riding as it floats with you. The handling is direct and responsive which allows you to put the kite where you need it. The Alpha is not as dedicated to waves as the Reo, but it still delivers solid performance in cross-shore to on-shore conditions.

Water re-launch is easy, by simply turning the bar or using the re-launch balls on the leader lines, the kite will roll over into the re-launch position.

Going traveling? Take the Alpha with you, it’s incredibly lightweight, packs small and can do anything you want to do on any given day…

The Alpha V1 comes standard with an ultra lightweight Compressor Bag, perfect for traveling and day-to-day protection for your kite. It is easy to use and compresses a kite to a minimal size. Combine with the Technical Bag to fit multiple kites inside one carry bag.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Ozone
Size: 04m, 06m, 08m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 1
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

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