Ikitesurfmag heeft een mooie review over de springmachine van Ozone; de Edge V10!
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 air.
The Edge V10 is made with Ozone's usual high standard of craftsmanship in their factory in Vietnam. A canopy made exclusively with Teijin Technoforce D2, and the leading edge and struts with Teijin Dacron for a superior strength vs weight ratio. Though the pully-less bridles may look super skinny, they are made this way for minimal drag and created using ultra-strong Kevlar for no loss of strength or longevity.
The Edge V10 is a 5-strut kite and has a high aspect ratio, which gives it a longer and thinner shape than a more all-round kite. New for this 10th version, the canopy profile has been modified to increase the smoothness of flight, and the wingtips have been updated to aid both the flight and turn.
There are still the classic back line tuning options on the kite to enable to you personalise the turning speed and bar pressure, and the kite features all the classic reinforcements you would expect from such a high performing kite.
Sizes: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,15,17,19 meters
The Contact Bar has had a facelift: the results keep the same simple and stylish design we have grown to love, yet added a few key elements to make our lives even easier, the Contact V4 bar is really quite good.
Starting with the new Click-In chicken loop. Sometimes the simplest designs are best, and Ozone have produced a chicken loop which is every bit as functional as you would imagine. A moulded loop for easy hooking in and out, a releasable suicide mode, so the safety is always ready to be activated no matter your way of riding, an above-loop swivel which doesn’t lock into the bar but does sit close. The safety release is industry-standard push-away with single line re-ride, and taking inspiration from a seat belt, to reengage the release you simply click the release back into the top of the loop with one hand.
The Edge maintains its silky smooth feel for this tenth incarnation, and it is the drive and ease of use which have been improved upon. A predictable launch and power delivery come on, and the cleat through the bar provides excellent depower without loss of feedback or feel no matter the conditions.
Jumping is clearly where the Edge V10 comes alive. Not only for the gigantic height and distance travelled (though this is pretty spectacular), but for the incredibly user-friendly ability to get to this stage in your kiting and progress so quickly. So much fun was this kite; it was our go-to for long after it should have been sent back.
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