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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
Line length: 24-27+3m extensions
Bar length: 38cm-45cm-50cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Ozone Alpha V1 2019 08m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
21 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 26.03.2020 at 18:37 hour
Comments:
Tested the Alpha in it's low end with a hydrofoil. 8m in 10-14 knots. 10 knots wasn't possible to ride. From 12/13 knots I could ride. Best characteristics are relaunch, one line and steering line relaunch possible. The Alpha is very stable also in gusty winds. Drift is great, foil down the line and the kite drifts with you. Great High-end, less low end. Bar pressure is light means also that you have a lesser feedback in the lower wind range.
A easy to ride, user friendly kite you can combine as a kite for foiling and for a starters for example your kids. For hydrofoils who are looking for a soft kite. 
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Ozone Alpha V1 2019 08m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
21 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 21
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 09.03.2020 at 23:29 hour
Comments:
Test the 8m Alpha on a surfboard. Great drift and kite feedback. The bar pressure is pretty strong but there you have your feedback. The Alpha is a single strut kite and the single struts can flutter a bit, the Alpha only a bit when de-powered. The wind range in its high end was good, because of the good and short de power stroke. We gonna use it for the foil test but in the waves I had a real nice session!  
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