With many people wanting to get more time on the water (even in light winds) and the travel restrictions making places with consistently strong winds harder to access, the popularity of single strut kites has increased exponentially. As most kiters’ local spots do not have as consistent a breeze as they would like, people are looking for a “do it…
Ozone's ever-popular Catalyst is back for its third incarnation with a new shape and less struts than before! Designed as the easy to use first kite we all need when we start out, the Catalyst is simple, lightweight and fun. New for this third version, the Catalyst has changed from the 3 strut more delta-shaped kite of the V2 to…
The Enduro has been part of the Ozone line up for a while now, it’s a three strut do it all machine that is the go-to kite in their line up for riders who don’t let a particular style of riding define them. It’s designed to be able to perform at the highest levels for wave, freestyle and freeriding. Twin…
Ozone’s successful freestyle/freeride board the Torque is back for its 2nd version. Taking all the knowledge and feedback from the V1, Ozone have spent their time developing and perfecting the Torque V2 in their own purpose built factory in Vietnam. An A grade Paulownia wood core and biaxial and UD fiberglass layers make up the core of the board and,…
Synonymous with speed and height, Ozone have hit the stratosphere with the 10th version of the ever-popular Edge. A high aspect ratio LEI kite, it has been the mainstay of the race scene until the recent switch to the more efficient foil style kite. What this has done instead is opened up the kite to the classic kitesurfing draw: big…
Ozone have been the brand to watch of late, this dedicated small group of passionate riders have been pumping out incredible products for a long time. In recent years their innovation seems to have taken things up a notch or two. The Hyperlink is a case in point. Launched a couple of years ago, the kite aimed to bridge the…
In The Air Having used the previous Zephyr V5, it was noticeable on the first flight, just how refined the new V6 model is. The kite feels tighter, with improved turning response and lighter feel on the bar. The Zephyr V6 was stable to fly and hydrofoil within super light conditions around 8-10mph. Remaining responsive with easy relaunch off the…
Another genre of kite we are seeing boom recently is the single strut. Single strut kites are a brilliant addition to your quiver, or even replacements for your quiver. They tend to be very lightweight, pack down much smaller for traveling, have huge amounts of depower and many are now performing incredibly well. Ozone have the Uno which is a…
An entirely new kite from Ozone, the Amp has been designed for those dedicated freestyle and park riders who need a tool to help them progress. Featuring 5 struts, a mid to high aspect ratio, both 4 and 5 line options and a C kite shaped design, the Amp has all the attributes to keep you at the top of…
Ozone started their board factory last year, and since then have pumped out a five board line up which has caused quite a stir in the kitesurfing world. We got our hands on the Base V1 which is an entry to intermediate level freeride twin tip to suit those riders who are just out of lessons and their first few…
Ozone’s dedicated freeride kite, the Catalyst has come back for round 2 and promises to build on the successes of the first incarnation. A 3-strut hybrid kite, the Catalyst V2 has been designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind. The kite is made with industry-leading Teijin Technoforce D2 and Teijin Dacron for canopy quality and has been developed…
Ozone jumped into board production a short two years ago with the creation of the Code V1. Alarmingly well received, it set the bar high for the rest of Ozone’s five board line up which did not disappoint. Roll round to now, and we see the boards start to get even more refined, and the second versions (V2) begin to…
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A cloudy, rainy and windless day turned out to be dazzling and beautiful for the newly crowned young World Champions after eight fast-paced races of…
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Joe Irons' got his head in the clouds again snowkiting Montana's backcountry!
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It’s been a while, but the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup is back, and it's all about it kick off in Sylt - Get ready for…
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We've got the 2021 Formula Kite U19 and A's Youth Foil World Championships Day 2 highlights for you!
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Check out the 2021 Formula Kite U19 AND A's Youth Foil World Championships - Day 1 highlights, right here!
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Check out the 2021 Formula Kite U19 AND A's Youth Foil World Championships (Pre-race day) highlights, right here!
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RE-LIVE the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria - Gold Fleet Race 2, right here!
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We've got the KiteFoil World Series 2021 Gizzeria Day 4 highlights for you, right here!
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Ready, set, go! Check out the KiteFoil World Series 2021 Gizzeria Day 1 Highlights, right here!
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Jamie Overbeek smashes his WOO PB on a hydrofoil - whoop! This edit is dedicated to Jason Ghostrider Maloney. May he RIP; he always believed…
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Less than 18 knots, watch Jamie Overbeek take things to the next level in his latest vlog with some Big Air on his foilboard!
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The 2021 Red Bull Megaloop is ON! All we got to do now is pray for a 35+ knots storm to hit Zandvoort and 16…
We’ve got the latest gear on test this issue, with kites from North, Ozone, and CrazyFly, boards from F-ONE and Nobile, and the newest bar from Cabrinha. Our test team takes a close look at the newest kit on the market, and you can read all about it in Issue 87’s Tried & Tested!
What’s been happening in the world of wind? We catch up on the latest news from the industry, including new team riders, changes within the brands, and even a look at the astronomical growth of the wing industry! Stay in the know with On The Fly!
Everything you need to know about the latest and greatest gear to hit the market. Our experienced test team takes new gear from F-ONE, Cabrinha, Fluid, Ozone, Slingshot, and CrazyFly for a spin. Find out what we thought in Tried & Tested.
This group of guys has risen to the top, conquering unimaginable peaks with the help of their kites. Is there any mountain top out of reach for the RideUp crew?! In this edition of The Interview, we chat to Wareck, Hugues, and Johann to find out what it means to make the most of winter!
During any normal year, these three women would be thousands of miles apart on their own kite adventures. This year, they were looking for winter wind a little closer to home. What happens when you combine three ladies with a shared passion for kiting, snow, and sharing the stoke with other women? The answers lie in this article!
The best photos with nowhere else to go!
Is this the biggest test that’s ever been done at IKSURFMAG? We think so! No less than 22 tests, it might be the most we have ever done in a single issue! Kites, twin tips, surfboards, harnesses, bars, we’ve got all the insight on the latest gear, right here!
The new Ozone Enduro V3 has some new hardware on the leading edge. Their 'Variable Bridle Geometry' system allows an easy, single point adjustment to change the shape of the kite for various styles of riding. Find out more about it here!
The best photos without anywhere else to go!
Rou Chater chats to Iain Hannay the general manager of Ozone to see what makes the brand tick and where their values lie and why you should consider riding Ozone kites in the future. Find out all about it right here!
More incredible images with no place to call home, check them out!
COVID hit, and the industry went into panic mode, but then lockdown was eased, and sales went through the roof, “the best two months in the industry”, was a phrase we heard a lot, but what comes next? Rou Chater investigates, click here to check it out!
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