knotwindy wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Maybe since they just spent time and effort on bringing out the Alpha & Amp they need a bit more time to get the Enduro just right? Just a guess, I have no idea how many kites they can fine tune at once.
Some asked me why Ozone does not release every year recently and I pointed out that they have a massive kite range, 15 models which is up to 4 times as many as some brands, and 3 times as many as most of the other major brands. Its simply not practical and economical to release them all as "new" versions every year, or even every 2 years. Some Ozone models will creep into 2+ year before there is a new version, simply because they refuse to release something until they have significantly improved it.
This year we will see a new Edge V10 and a V6 Zephyr, Enduro V3 is planned for next year.
Regarding some posters experience with micro holes in bladdders, as fas as I am aware, there is no bacterial issue, there are several thousand kites in the market here in Australia and we get a massive range of temps, humidity and wind strengths within this massive country. I'm responsible for servicing all of them and I keep records of warranty claims. There were some kites affected by micro holes but that was a few years ago when some larger size edges and zephyrs had a lightweight thinner PU bladder material which was quickly replaced with the same material used in all the other kites, but that was 4-5 years ago.
If you have an issue like this, do you have plants in your kiting area that can cause these tiny punctures? We do in Australia, we have a type of pampas grass that will penetrate the LE dacron, and also a range of prickles and bindi type weeds and thorns that are commonly found along coastal areas. I've witnessed first hand people rolling up on this grass and really pushing down hard on the kite to get all the air out, which is when they get the small punctures. I agree that these small holes are not worth trying to fix and a new bladder is the fastest way to sort the issue out. BUT some of these prickles and thorns break off in the leading edge and they need to be cleaned out using a vacuum cleaner inserted in the LE prior to installing the new bladder because if you don't then you will probably ruin the new bladder.
Anything to do with cracked right angle one pump valves that happens within 3-4 years of purchase will be covered by warranty, just contact your dealer and ask them to submit a warranty claim to Ozone.