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Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:31 pm

Hi everybody,

does anybody can help me choosing right size? I'm 70 kg (riding only straps/wellpowered to overpowered), I've tried the 138 and seems to be good for me but checking on Ozone's site the gold one is 136 so far for my wheight...

Is there somebody who can compare these two sizes?

Does anybody know about new release of V2 like happened for the code?

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:22 pm

No one out there that is riding 136 and can compare? :roll:

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Havre » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:37 pm

I can't really comment specifically, but holding an edge before jumping is generally speaking easier with a smaller board. And if you like to ride with power going upwind is generally not an issue.

Not sure what your level is, but if you liked the 138 and Ozone recommend 136 I don't think you will go wrong with 136.

I always recommend big boards for beginners, but for serious jumping there are benefits with smaller boards.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:09 pm

Havre wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:37 pm
I can't really comment specifically, but holding an edge before jumping is generally speaking easier with a smaller board. And if you like to ride with power going upwind is generally not an issue.

Not sure what your level is, but if you liked the 138 and Ozone recommend 136 I don't think you will go wrong with 136.

I always recommend big boards for beginners, but for serious jumping there are benefits with smaller boards.
Thanks a lot Havre!!!

Let say that I kite since 2005 and if not a good rider I'm for sure one with experience!!!
As you said smaller is easier with more power, but to be honest I'm not so worried about 138.
I've tried that board with a 10 meters in 25/30 knts and it works, not the best choice but it works (and, unexpected, better than my jaime textreme 136x41), for sure 136 would have been better for that conditions, but that's the point: if I can hold a decent edge with 138 so overpowered I'm scared to buy a board that need to much power to ride in "normal" condition with the 136...If somebody can compare the lowend of this two sizes I'll be really happy.

Or I will finish to buy two board...a 138x42 and a 134x40... :D

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby jj83 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:44 pm

I'm 78kg and also like to ride powered for big air. Switched from 136x41 to 138x42 Ozone Torque V1. Not a huge difference but prefer the slightly bigger board for landings. No problem holding the edge. I mostly ride 8/9/10m Core XR6 in 20-45 knots in Cape Town. Board size like kite size is quite personal. I ride with big air guys who are 85kg on 135x40 and others who are 70kg on 138x41. I think either with work fine for you.
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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Havre » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:44 pm

If you don't see an issue with holding an edge with the 138 then there are few, if any, good arguments for going smaller.

I hate riding with a board that is too small, but can still have fun with a board that is too big.

That might not be true for those that are more advanced and wanting to jump high in choppy conditions, but for the rest of us I would say when in doubt go bigger.

Was intending to get that board myself - if I hadn't randomly come across the Shinnboard I ended up buying 2nd hand close to where I live.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Matteo V » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:57 pm

Havre wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:44 pm
If you don't see an issue with holding an edge with the 138 then there are few, if any, good arguments for going smaller.

I hate riding with a board that is too small, but can still have fun with a board that is too big.
Size selection of a board is often times more in-depth than most Riders realize. Sometimes the reason why you can't have a good time on too small of a twin-tip is that the board is actually too small for your foot size.

You can think about board width as almost the same as bar width. But you need to size the board width to your foot size, kind of like you size the bar size to the kite size ( somebody's going to nail me for a past contradiction here but that's okay). If you have a fairly long foot, there's no problem with using a little wider board. In fact, that wider board kind of tames the edge bite for you. Essentially it works by the board having more leverage over you if you have a longer (larger size) foot.

But if you have a smaller foot, there is almost no way to get leverage over the edge of the board. My personal theory on board width for twin tips is that there is a missing chart to size your board to your foot size. So make sure you take that into account before making evaluations of kiteboards.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Havre » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:02 pm

Could very well be true. Would have been interesting to see if anyone could have measured the pressure one is able to put on the "edge" depending on foot size. Well it isn't only foot size I guess, but also how the straps are designed and how high your arch is.

If that is a real issue then a beginner with small feet would potentially struggle on a big (at least wide) board.

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby Matteo V » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:19 am

Havre wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:02 pm
Could very well be true. Would have been interesting to see if anyone could have measured the pressure one is able to put on the "edge" depending on foot size. Well it isn't only foot size I guess, but also how the straps are designed and how high your arch is.

If that is a real issue then a beginner with small feet would potentially struggle on a big (at least wide) board.
Well said!

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Re: Ozone Torque V1

Postby alex85 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:05 pm

jj83 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:44 pm
I'm 78kg and also like to ride powered for big air. Switched from 136x41 to 138x42 Ozone Torque V1. Not a huge difference but prefer the slightly bigger board for landings. No problem holding the edge. I mostly ride 8/9/10m Core XR6 in 20-45 knots in Cape Town. Board size like kite size is quite personal. I ride with big air guys who are 85kg on 135x40 and others who are 70kg on 138x41. I think either with work fine for you.
Those are excaltly the infos I needed!!! :jump:

And what about "low end" of the 136 compare the 138? Do you find more difference here or also in that case are almost the same?


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