After a successful factory inspection by the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Technical Committee, the kite sizes 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 21 meters were officially granted Formula Kite status.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 limitations, the physical factory inspection was replaced by extensive documentation.
Brands must provide detailed videos and pictures demonstrating every step of the approximately 80-hour manufacturing process of a foil kite.
The final inspection - with a focus on quality control and measurement - was then conducted via videoconferencing between the IKA inspection team and the technical team of Ozone Kites in their Vietnam factory.
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