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Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 am

Ideally Zephyr (17m) vs Helium 3 16m.

Has anyone flown both these kites and if so how did they compare?

- On TT, SB, or Foil
- Bar width and line lengths
- Bar pressure
- Low end
- Top end
- Gusts
- Position in window
- Ease of relaunch
- Quality of construction
- Weight
- Any quirks
- etc ...

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby matth » Fri May 18, 2018 8:06 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 am
Ideally Zephyr (17m) vs Helium 3 16m.

Has anyone flown both these kites and if so how did they compare?

- On TT, SB, or Foil
- Bar width and line lengths
- Bar pressure
- Low end
- Top end
- Gusts
- Position in window
- Ease of relaunch
- Quality of construction
- Weight
- Any quirks
- etc ...

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Sun May 20, 2018 10:41 am

Bump.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby felixp » Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am

I have flown the v4 not the v5 . Not sure how different the two models are.
If you would still like me to break it down for you .
Please contact me at felix@switchkites.com
Regards
Felix.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Mon May 21, 2018 9:13 am

felixp wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am
I have flown the v4 not the v5 . Not sure how different the two models are.
If you would still like me to break it down for you .
Please contact me at felix@switchkites.com
Regards
Felix.
Appreciate the offer, but I know the V5 is a 're-design' so that's what to compare with. Thanks.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby OzBungy » Mon May 21, 2018 2:06 pm

I have a Helium 2 15.5 that I use for foiling. It's a very good kite. Everything from Switch is very good.

I'm not sure it's worth going into a long review when there is one truly insurmountable difference between the Zephyr and the Helium. The Zephyr is more than double the price of the Helium. Even more if you order a bar as well.

What do you think the Zephyr is going to do that is worth more than $1000?

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Mon May 21, 2018 6:18 pm

OzBungy wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:06 pm
I have a Helium 2 15.5 that I use for foiling. It's a very good kite. Everything from Switch is very good.

I'm not sure it's worth going into a long review when there is one truly insurmountable difference between the Zephyr and the Helium. The Zephyr is more than double the price of the Helium. Even more if you order a bar as well.
Just for arguments sake please ignore the price difference and focus on performance differences.
What do you think the Zephyr is going to do that is worth more than $1000?
I don't know ... others might.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby Al_f » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:27 pm

These kites have been our a while now - anyone flown them both? I've heard mixed reports on the H3. Zephyr sounds good but $$$$

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby lewmt » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:58 am

I have a He3 14M. I don't foil & have used mine mostly with my surfboard. I've enjoyed the new H3 much better than the E5's & E3's. I really like how fast the kite turns & drifts & performs with my surfboard, I've had no issues with the kite at all, has pretty good range too. I've flown it a little on snow & boosts were decent but not the high, floaty, soft landing boosts you might get from a higher aspect kite. I flew the version 1 of the zephyr & wasn't impressed but I have no idea how newer versions perform

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby Havre » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:10 pm

I wouldn't know how they compare, and I have no experience from any other lightwind kite than Zephyr v4, but that is for me a brilliant kite (not knowing if other lightwind kites are even better).

It is a bit of a niche thing though, at least for me, kiting TT with such a big kite. I still use it a lot, but I find myself not always going out if the wind is so weak that I need a 17m - as it is just a lot more fun with smaller kites.
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