The Ozone C4 V6 (2016) bridges the gap between flat kites and the classic C-shape kites offering a more “grunty” feel whilst having heaps of de-power and amazing water re-launch characteristics. The Ozone C4 is all about making new school freestyle accessible and fun. It is designed with no compromises, fulfilling top freestylers needs, whilst maintaining an easy to ride feel keeping the rider comfortable in all conditions.
Now in its 6th design version, Ozone have made small refinements and added a new 5-Line conversion option improving the kites unhooked characteristics for advanced riders. Refined canopy profiles aid kite stability, and the progressive forward-driving turn generates consistent power and lift while boosting airs and kite loops. When it comes to hitting kickers and sliders, the C4 V6 gives you confidence, providing a smooth predictable pull allowing you to focus on your line.
Ozone have tuned each size individually to offer riders the same performance and feel they have come to know of the past C4 generations. Ozone have also brought the feel of the entire size range closer together, slightly slowing down the smaller sizes and speeding up the larger sizes for better freestyle riding and low end characteristics.
Both hooked and unhooked kite-loops are made easy thanks to a progressive forward-driving turn, generating consistent power and lift throughout the loop. When it comes to hitting kickers and sliders, the C4 gives you confidence, providing a smooth predictable pull allowing you to focus on your line.
The C4 V6 incorporates a specifically developed planform and arc combined with our classic 4-Line pulley-less bridle setup. This delivers a superior C-kite with feel, handling and de-power.
The 4-Line Bridle mode features a Variable Bridle Geometry which is quick and easy to change with no lines to add or remove. These two settings boast advanced unhooked attributes and easy to reach C-kite performance.
Wakestyle/Freestyle - Offering a heavier and direct feel, with a solid load up and pop for unhooked moves. The C4 V6 is shipped as standard on this setting.
Freeride - The Freeride setting offers a lighter bar feel and increased de-power. If you want C-kite performance but prefer a lighter kite on the arms this is the setting for you. To use this setting simply shift the middle bridle lines to the pigtail knot closest to the leading edge.
In 5-Line mode the C4 V6 changes in overall performance. The kite is held in a tighter C-shape arc increasing structural stiffness. This translates to a precise and direct feeling on the bar with increased power during load up for pop, and increased slack when in the air.
This increase in slack also increases steering delay, giving more time for grabs and handle passes. There is less de-power in 5-Line mode requiring more rider input with the board to control the power.
Re-launching the C4 V6 in 5-Line mode is simple and easy - either pull on one back line as in 4-Line mode, or reach up and pull Line no.5 to turn the kite onto its back before re-launching.
Backline adjustments allow you to further tune the C4 to your personal riding style and preference. The attachment closest to the trailing edge offers lighter bar pressure and faster turning. The attachment closest to the leading edge offers heavier bar pressure and slower turning.
The Ozone C4 V6 2016 comes with the “One-Pump” inflation system to maximize efficiency and get you on the water quicker. Simply pump air into the leading edge and the entire kite inflates together simultaneously.
The One-Pump system has clips to shut off pressure to individual struts, which is recommended to isolate each strut once inflated. Ozone has implanted neoprene covers over the clips and connection points to protect them during use and when packed away.
This simple yet effective device can be rolled back when using the clip and then replaced to guard it. Ozone is a License payee of the Patent approved One-pump system.
Main Sail - For the main body of the sail Ozone have used Tejin Nylon Rip-stop. Not the cheapest material option but by far the best material available in the industry.
LE and Struts - For the leading edge and struts we have chosen Dimension Polyant Dacron, also the leading Dacron manufacturer in the World. The structural part of a tube kite takes unbelievable amounts of stress and its imperative that a quality cloth is used otherwise the kites characteristics will change.
Bladders - Ozone use the leading PU material for their bladders and are meticulous with their production to ensure you have a bladder that will not fail during normal use. Ozone use the finest valve machine available to electrically join the valves to the leading edge and struts.
Flying Lines - New for all Ozone 2016 kites land and water is a new Dyneema line that is thinner and also stiffer due to a better coating technique. The thinner lines still retain the 300kg breaking strain so Ozone have gained performance thanks to less parasitic drag as the lines fly through the air. The stiffer lines are also a lot easier to handle and do not tangle easily making your rigging time hassle free.
Outlined below are some of the very important differences:
4-Line Pulleyless System - simplicity reduces set up time and eliminates checking your lines twice. Pulley-less equals a more direct to kite feel and no parts to worry about getting jammed with sand or wearing out.
One pump system for easy set-up
New canopy profile designed for increased low end & parked power
New planform which helps relaunching and self launch
Explosive pop and hangtime
Smooth power delivery
Constant feel and direct responsive handling
Tip struts moved towards centre reducing sail flutter and increasing turning speed
Reinforced leading and trailing edge
Light weight aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads
Refined tip shape for precise, intuitive handling for faster turning providing a more constant pressure throughout the Depower range.
2 settings for handling with heavier bar pressure and slower handling and lighter bar pressure and faster handling respectively
Increased leading edge and strut volume for better floatation, relaunch and rigidity
New aerofoil sections designed to give more performance whilst reducing drag making the kite faster and smoother in the air
Unique bladder with double layer section in wear areas
Easy relaunch – just turn the bar
Total Depower – From Full Power to No Power
Predictable and easy handling
Huge wind-range >> Low end and High end
Points high into the wind
Easy to ride upwind 2015 Bar design with stainless steel insert and integrated flag out safety
Refined control system - below the bar 100% depower safety system allows the bar to spin without twisting up your leash.
Innovative high grade stainless Power Bracket, allowing for flawless flag-out safety system
Stopper Ball for flag out safety system
Exceptional build quality and attention to detail
Aerodynamic Leading edge scuff pads - therefore keeping weight off the leading edge which is very important for better performing kites
Narrow optimally designed diameter leading edge tube and struts - strong structure and less “parasitic drag” as kite cuts through the air.
Tip shaped for a faster turn and to also give a more constant pressure throughout the D-Power range.
Direct Line to Kite feel – no pulleys in Kite or bar
2:1 depower trim strap which gives each model a constant feel from normal trim to full depower using the smooth clamcleat Trimmer Strap. 3-way rings made in highest grade 316 Stainless
New 2016 Stopper ball for the safety flag out line so that the bar does not shoot up the lines to far when emergency final safety release is activated. (span width of kite)
One Pump System
The Worlds finest material selection - no compromise, giving you peace of mind in buying into a quality manufactured product that will last.
Unique bladder construction with double layer sections in wear areas - no failures
Leading industry service and support, if you have a problem we will deal with it
The Ozone C4 is a dream to re-launch, just turn the bar fully to one side and the kite rolls over onto its tip. The rider can either re-launch immediately with the kite downwind and de-powered or allow the kite to work its way to the edge of the wind window, allowing for a stress free re-launch.
Continuous smooth radius wingtip perfected in shape to increase turning speed and aid re-launch yet perfected in size to ensure the kite is balanced to stop any stall possibilities.
Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14m:
Easy relaunch even in light gusty winds
Total yet smooth progressive depower –the experts preference
Huge lift and hang-time
4-Line safety system
Fast handling – Quick turning
Excels un-Hooked – no stall tendency
Huge wind-range >> Low end and High end
Upwind riding Performance – Points High into the wind
2016 Bar design with stainless steel insert and integrated flag out safety
New pump for 2016 with pressure meter
Bullet Proof Construction
Aerodynamic scuff pads on LE
“One-Pump” system with neoprene protection - The “new-school” freestylers choice