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Core XR4 17 m2 versus Ozone Zephir

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Core XR4 17 m2 versus Ozone Zephir

Postby Stef2013 » Wed May 17, 2017 12:45 am

Hi guys, I currently ride with a Core XR4 13,5 (great hang time) but I would like to take also a larger sail (17 m2) in order to pursue my progression to big air. I'm 175 cm X 78 kg and wish to find the best kite for high jumps. I'll appreciate any suggestions and comments related to the 2 models above (both are LW kites but I would use them at around 20 knt) ....or others. Thanks

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Re: Core XR4 17 m2 versus Ozone Zephir

Postby gmb13 » Wed May 17, 2017 11:06 am

Hi,

I sell both Ozone and Core. If you want big air, then you do not want the Zephyr. It's more of a freestyle kite for light winds. For big air, you want the Edge. The new EdgeV9 has gone back to a more solid freeride boosting design is amazing for boosting. The 17m Xr4 is also a good option, however is not as good a booster as the Edge , especially in 20 knots where the Edges static bridle without pulleys keeps it from deforming, whereas the XR4 will start to deform when you push it into that windrange.

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Re: Core XR4 17 m2 versus Ozone Zephir

Postby Mad_dan » Wed May 17, 2017 10:05 pm

Hmm is it worth it? Got the 13,5m, and would not bother to buy a 17 for a tiny tad more low end and hangtime....

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Re: Core XR4 17 m2 versus Ozone Zephir

Postby kiterocky » Wed May 17, 2017 10:08 pm

Go x the 19....xr or edge

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Re: Core XR4 17 m2 versus Ozone Zephir

Postby Stef2013 » Fri May 19, 2017 5:35 pm

Thx a lot for all the replies guys. I'm quite ok with my 13,5, but having in mind to increase the height and hangtime of my jumps to improve my oldschool tricks, I decided to follow the suggestions of Toby and go for a larger kite and understand the Edge is the gold standard. As regards the size, I thought 17 m2 would be more appropriate for my weight and height in the 20 knts range.....but perhaps I should try also the 19m2 and see. Then, I should try to put a customized microloop and extra hook on the bar and chcken loop, as I think the one of the old north doesn't fit for Core or Ozone models.......


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