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Ozone 2013 Method Kite

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ROB WHITTALL DESIGNER NOTES

“What I wanted to do was make a kite that has the speed of a high performance kite, the stability of a beginner kite and handles like a sports car. I have been talking with our paragliding designers and they have shared their new theories which have been helping them produce the highest performing paraglider to date!

I have reduced the line drag to a minimum with extensive use of diagonals. I worked on the sail tension to maintain a clean leading edge. The section I have chosen produces good speed and it’s very stable. The aspect ratio is 4.2 which means it is not over stretched and keeps it compact with a solid feeling. When we were out testing the Method was only just behind the Yakuza and in strong conditions on small sizes the Method was a real contender. I prefer the Method for my style of riding, I am not a racer but I like to go fast and have good up wind ability without having to concentrate on the kite all the time.

My top speeds were about the same as the Yakuza but I was getting there slower. Having said that going round a mark fast is easy because on the Method you can just flick the kite around without needing to be precise on the controls. The other great aspect is that just about anyone with four line handle experience can fly this kite, it’s just easy and feels smooth and solid.  It’s not designed to be a race winner but you would have fun trying and you would not be far off the pace!

Another great thing is that the Method flies exceptionally well with the Ozone Turbo bar, making it an excellent option for a performance landboarding kite, or for riders who prefer to use a bar.”

ROB WHITTALL DESIGNER NOTES

“What I wanted to do was make a kite that has the speed of a high performance kite, the stability of a beginner kite and handles like a sports car. I have been talking with our paragliding designers and they have shared their new theories which have been helping them produce the highest performing paraglider to date!

I have reduced the line drag to a minimum with extensive use of diagonals. I worked on the sail tension to maintain a clean leading edge. The section I have chosen produces good speed and it’s very stable. The aspect ratio is 4.2 which means it is not over stretched and keeps it compact with a solid feeling. When we were out testing the Method was only just behind the Yakuza and in strong conditions on small sizes the Method was a real contender. I prefer the Method for my style of riding, I am not a racer but I like to go fast and have good up wind ability without having to concentrate on the kite all the time.

My top speeds were about the same as the Yakuza but I was getting there slower. Having said that going round a mark fast is easy because on the Method you can just flick the kite around without needing to be precise on the controls. The other great aspect is that just about anyone with four line handle experience can fly this kite, it’s just easy and feels smooth and solid.  It’s not designed to be a race winner but you would have fun trying and you would not be far off the pace!

Another great thing is that the Method flies exceptionally well with the Ozone Turbo bar, making it an excellent option for a performance landboarding kite, or for riders who prefer to use a bar.”

QUALITY::BECAUSE IT COUNTS

Quality is a word that gets used a lot in the kite industry. At Ozone, we don’t take this word lightly; when we use, we mean it. We are proud of our design and manufacturing and think it’s second to none. We’re proud of our design and manufacturing and believe they set a precedent for the rest of the industry.

Quality begins with design : at Ozone, a quality design results in a kite that handles as well as possible, combined with the highest level of performance and safety.

Choosing materials : this is a simple issue, when we choose materials, we base our decision solely upon the fact that the materials we use are the best available for the job.

Kite production : all Ozone kites are manufactured in our own facility. We have total control over every aspect of the manufacturing process, and each kite is fully inflated and inspected to certified paragliding standards before leaving our DHV-approved factory.

Product testing : Our Kites has undergone thousands of hours of development,from CAD design through to riding in extremes, at -40 0 C in Norway to the baking heat and sand blasts of Chile.

DOUBLE STITCHED

Ozone kites are double-needle stitched, which is stronger and more durable than single line stitching in the event of the kite being dragged over rough ground. Even our thread used for stitching the lines and sail is UV-bonded, further adding to the strength and life-span of our kites. Every seam is checked to within 0.5 mm; a look at the colour-scheme accuracy and the inside of the seams of our kites will highlight this fact.

Just remember that only a 1mm error on a cell in a kite with 30 cells leads to an overall error of 3cm, this can make a marked difference to a kites handling, performance and safety!

LINES

Flying Lines

Tested to 180/110kg, Ozone’s heat-treated Eurocord Dyneema SK75 lines ensure stretch resistance, a high thermal tolerance and durability for all kites. Lines are cut, pre-stretched, sleeved and stitched to ensure 100% accuracy. The lines are final load tested to 60% of their breaking strain to “lock” the line and as a final production check.

The ‘kook-proof’ colour-coded and labeled line connection system makes set-up safer and completely stress-free for riders new to kiting.

Bridle Lines

Our aim when designing the bridle lines is to use the least amount of line possible, to minimise parasitic drag through the air, resulting in a more performant kite. Kite design has advanced to the point where the accuracy and diameter of the line lengths is vitally important. To achieve this accuracy, we use the highest quality Dyneema lines which are stitch finished for extra strength and less drag.

ATTACHMENT TABS

Our attachment tabs are sewn deep into the reinforcement area of the ribs, which means that the load is spread over a larger area of material, thus reducing any stretching and ageing of the cloth.

Control Systems:

4-Line Fixed Bridle Bar
Composite 50cm Bar.
EVA covered 3D grip with easy 
to identify colours for left or 
right side.
Rear brake line pulley.
Single webbing safety wrist leash with release handle connected to rear lines for easy and effective stall system.
Benchmark Ozone Megatron Chickenloop bar to harness connection.
4 x 180/110kgs 20m or 25m flying 
lines made from the highest quality colour-coded Dyneema with Ozone’s line label connection system

TURBO BAR

The all new Ozone Turbo Bar is designed to work with any 4 Line fixed bridle kite. Normally fixed bridle line kites lose their agility on a standard bar that are typically flown on 4-Line Handles. The Turbo Bar works in perfect harmony and gives the rider full dynamic control. The turning speed increases radically while you’re also able to pull or release the brakes (pull bar in or push away) to work in better harmony with the kite.

Ideal for landboarders, snowkiters and buggiers who love both speed and control and already own a fixed bridle kite.  Freestyle buggiers and landboarders love the Turbo bar as the increase in turning velocity gives finger-tip control.

Supercharge your 4 Line Fix bridle line kite with the Ozone Turbo B

 
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