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Ozone R1 V4 Size Choice

Postby dave1986 » Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:30 pm

Hi all.

I currently have an 13m Ozone Chrono V4. Do people think a 17m, 18m or 19m Ozone R1 is the right choice of kite size for 1 size up from 13m (considering I'm only going to own 1 kite bigger than 13m). I am 88kg and plan to use it for freerace discipline.

Thanks
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Re: Ozone R1 V4 19m Wind Range

Postby Jyoder » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:03 pm

15m will probably let you start in same wind as 19m but 19m will make tacks much easier in light wind. I ride the Moses 637 with pocket board and use 11m and 18m Diablo race kites at 75kg. I upgraded my 15m to 18m for easier tacks in 6 knots. I don’t compete but I like cruising fast in light wind.
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Re: Ozone R1 V4 Size Choice

Postby derek440 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:22 am

Yeah the big kites really help with tacking in light wind, also water starting is easier with an 18 than a 15m in the very very light stuff. Most people here either go 10,13,18 quiver or 11,15,21 but i think 10,13,18 is more popular. For me I am riding Gin Instict HB quiver 12,18 and it covers everything, even water starting and tacking in 6-8kn and I am 110kg.
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Re: Ozone R1 V4 Size Choice

Postby dave1986 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:15 pm

derek440 wrote:
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:22 am
Yeah the big kites really help with tacking in light wind, also water starting is easier with an 18 than a 15m in the very very light stuff. Most people here either go 10,13,18 quiver or 11,15,21 but i think 10,13,18 is more popular. For me I am riding Gin Instict HB quiver 12,18 and it covers everything, even water starting and tacking in 6-8kn and I am 110kg.
Thanks for this. What wind speed do people consider to be the low-end for a 18/19m kite with a race foil?


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