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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:50 pm

Should say that I now have a Zephyr V5 + 55cm bar and 27m lines. :thumb:
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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby Al_f » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:56 am

Played it safe John! I wish I never sold my v3 zephyr now...

Thanks all for the comments

The H3 is so much cheaper I think I'm just going to get one and see how I get on. I'll stick an update here when I've had it on the water a couple times

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby Vincent Debaque » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 am

I don't know Helium but I know very well Zephyr. I had this kite for 4 years and I sold it last year for to buy a Flysurfer Soul 18m.
I love Zephyr, really good kite in light wind with a great windrange. You can ride from 10knt to 20knt with a twintip (I weight 68kilo), very good depower. Good hangtime, easy to learn new tricks in light wind in 12 -15knt.
Under 10knt you must take a great board twintip and you can ride with 8knt but it'snt possible (or difficult) to jump. There is 27m line but under 12knt it 'better if you put 3m more.
This kite is really good for freestyle, oldschool but not for surf or foil. I think Helium is very good for foil.
The pressure in the bar is a little strong.
It s depend your programm :
Foil : 'd rather Helium
Freestyle / freeride : Zephyr

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby deniska » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:33 pm

Vincent Debaque wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 am

This kite is really good for freestyle, oldschool but not for surf or foil. I think Helium is very good for foil.

It s depend your programm :
Foil : 'd rather Helium
Freestyle / freeride : Zephyr

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I am not sure why you don't like zephyr for foiling..
I like it very much with my foil.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby Vincent Debaque » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 am

deniska wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Vincent Debaque wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:37 am

This kite is really good for freestyle, oldschool but not for surf or foil. I think Helium is very good for foil.

It s depend your programm :
Foil : 'd rather Helium
Freestyle / freeride : Zephyr

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I am not sure why you don't like zephyr for foiling..
I like it very much with my foil.
I don't practice usualy foil but I know well Zephyr and I think zephyr is heavier than Helium and no drift very well = good for up wind but not really for down wind with foil.
Can you down wind easily with your foil + Zephyr?

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby deniska » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:52 pm

Obviously riding style would be different but it does not mean it's bad.
I like boosting with Zephyr on my foil..
No experience with Helium, unfortunately...


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