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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby Foil » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:59 am

jakemoore wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:05 am
oksman wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:52 am
Why would someone choose to ride a kite like these on a twintip, besides extreme light wind? That exceeds my comprehension. Can someone enlighten please?
Lofty jumps with soft landings. Wanting a simplified quiver. Easier to travel. No pump maintenance.
now well into my 2nd year using chrono and hyperlink kites, from 15mtr down to 5mtr,
if i was only ttiping would I buy a big foil kite? knowing how good they are at light wind performance?
no way!
some have and I do admire their efforts to get out in conditions that really do suit foil boards, but they do get out, and do get some jumping in, going upwind is a different story, maybe they would better to get a massive ttip with the little retractable massive center skeg or blade,as they do get upwind quite well.

but then why don't these guys just go all the way and get a hydrofoil, being different has to be admired up to a point, but then when the two sports are seen together on the same patch of water in the same conditions then many questions do come into clear view.
but each to their own, and many of these guys do love the challenge and being different, and I do love watching them, pinwheeling a 18mtr foil kite to not drop off the plane on a ttip and turn tack the other way at speed is dam impressive to watch.

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:49 am

oksman wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:52 am
Why would someone choose to ride a kite like these on a twintip, besides extreme light wind? That exceeds my comprehension. Can someone enlighten please?
Because pumping up a kite burns off your beer buzz.

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby Tom Tom » Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:31 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:26 am
15 v4 vs v3.
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With nothing better to do than speculate in my own head on trivial matters...

Reading Jakemoore's and Bladesurfers input on the V4, it makes me feel Ozone have tried to put the V4 in a position to be more obviously thrown against the FS Sonic3. Guess this makes sense since I do believe Ozone have been struggling with FS Soul & Sonic being benchmark designs that customers on both kites found one notch above on the scale from low-AR-stable over to high-end full race, compared to the Hyperlink & Chrono. The Hyperlink with fewer cells is seen as a little less performance than a Soul, the Chrono V3 a little less in performance than the Sonic in other words.

Understandable, however for me personally I would have preferred a Chrono with the design ambition un-changed as a somewhat less race-tuned kite. I have owned both Soul and Hyperlink, and preferred the slightly "softer and safer" Hyperlink over the Soul in 9/10 sqm. In the same manner, the Sonic for me has just slightly too high up on the AR/Race-design scale. The Chrono V3 in 11/13 sqm was perfect and a wicked blasting-around and boosting kite. I fear the V4 just made the Chrono a bit too race'ish to fit at least my desires. Then again, I am sure Ozone has a solid plan based on what the market needs/wants. Hopefully it is not a detour like when the Edge got to much race in it a few iterations back which left all those who just love high-power riding and boosting under a high-AR LEI disappointed because it was aimed at the then LEI-dominated racing segment. Will be interesting to hear from more users if the V4 primarily makes HF-riders happy, but looses a few spectacular TT riders like Bladesurfer.


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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby jakemoore » Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:50 pm

Tom Tom wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:31 pm
jakemoore wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:26 am
15 v4 vs v3.
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for me personally I would have preferred a Chrono with the design ambition un-changed as a somewhat less race-tuned kite.

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Based on everything you said I think you are going to like the v4. But if the V3 is going strong - fly it.

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby dave1986 » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:24 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:26 am
15 v4 vs v3.
I see that you have a V4 in 11m and 15m size. Do you use the 15m for twintip or hydrofoil?

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby jakemoore » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:44 am

dave1986 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:24 pm
twintip or hydrofoil?


I try to pull the TT out every 2-3 months so I can say I’m a Kiteboarder. Usually in 8m conditions. But I will find a time to ride the V4 with TT.

These days I look forward to lighter and lighter winds. This is the 15. My favorite iKite sensor read 5g9 knots.

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby loco4viento » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:38 am

Nice pic, Jake!
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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby dave1986 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:45 pm

jakemoore wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:44 am
dave1986 wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:24 pm
twintip or hydrofoil?


I try to pull the TT out every 2-3 months so I can say I’m a Kiteboarder. Usually in 8m conditions. But I will find a time to ride the V4 with TT.

These days I look forward to lighter and lighter winds. This is the 15. My favorite iKite sensor read 5g9 knots.


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Excellent! What foil do you use?

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:56 am

This is the Ketos Kruiser wing. Reasonably high aspect with about 1100cm2

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Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Postby dave1986 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:09 pm

I was watching the Chrono V4 video and noticed the kites have a strange curved line on them (see 6seconds into the video). Does anyone know what this is?
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