Sadly I've sold this kite and gone with ozone edge. A lot easier to kill power on and still trucks upwind and jumps like mad with an impressive wind range. The trade in was its price and build quality.jwoodunlv wrote:i have the 8m and can also agree that jumping it takes a bit of getting used to. I had it out last tuesday in high 20's to low 40's in the gusts and it would pull me off my edge. I managed to time it right a couple of times though and it will throw your butt to pluto if you get it right. Try going into your jumps with a little less speed and keep your core solid. Send it from a little over 45 degrees. More like around 60 degrees. If you get the timing right you will be rewarded. I've had all my biggest jumps so far on this kite and two of them scared the crap out of me. I also use it strapless in waves and if you depower it, it is a really nice surf kite. It drifts extremely well for a high aspect powerhouse.
You saying the Ozone isn't built as well?flybykite wrote:The trade in was its price and build quality.
Yup. Not nearly as refined in its build. For example... Ozone is still using plastic cinch ties to connect the rubber tubes to the struts. There are no reinforcement build ups in the high wear areas, trailing edge is only doubled up ripstop instead of dacron, Although they use Teijin coated fabric they are not using the latest double thread rip stop that is available. Other small quirps: The bag is super basic drawstring without pockets on the outside for my kite paraphernalia and even though its a large one pump system... ozone includes only the two most useless pump attachment heads with the kite. (the angled needle head and the very narrow head) Hmmm... why not the one needed to pump the kite? After all this is noted, its still a fantastic wing design.Kamikuza wrote:You saying the Ozone isn't built as well?flybykite wrote:The trade in was its price and build quality.
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