The Ozone Catalyst V1 (2016) has been designed for entry level and intermediate riders. A confidence inspriing fun and easy kite to use that will allow you to progress into the sport of kitesurfing as safely as possible.
Ozone also feel that this kite is ideal for the occasional kiter or family that loves kiting yet does not want to invest in a lot of equipment. With the Catalyst V1 they have the best of all worlds, a fun and easy kite for all ages of the family that has full depower, re-assuring safety, easy relaunch, and not only is it light in weight it is also light on the wallet.
With an accessible “sheet in and go” power delivery it is easy to get up on the board and ride. The excellent wind range lets you ride comfortably in variable or gusty conditions and the refined profiling help you to ride upwind easily enabling you to spend more time improving your skills!
The Catalyst V1 will bring a smile to your face as the predictable power and lift makes your first jumps a breeze with easy timing and smooth landings. Ozone took a completely new approach towards this design to create a fun filled kite for newcomers to progress to becoming a solid intermediate rider.
The Catalyst V1 has a unique Leading Edge arc and sweep shape, combined with a simple pulley-less bridle offering you freedom and flexibility on the water.
If you manage to drop your kite in the water the re-launch of the Catalyst V1 is incredibly simple and intuitive due to the unique shape of the leading edge. By turning the bar or using the Re-launch Balls on the leader lines, the kite will easily roll over into the re-launch position ready to take off from the water.
The Catalyst V1 Release System features the proven Front Line Flag Out release, the same release system on our entire water kite range. When the Chickenloop is released the kite will flag out to one front line, immediately stopping all power delivery from the kite.
As with all Ozone products, Ozone pride ourselves with top of the line manufacturing in their own factory using the highest quality materials. The Catalyst V1 is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron providing a crisp feel and a strong kite.
It's an affordable, ultra light, 3 strut kite ideal for a wide range of riders and conditions. The Ozone Catalyst V1 is fun and easy to fly and feel, this versatile machine will redefine recreational Kitesurfing.
Perfect Travel Kite:
The Ozone Catalyst V1 is also is the perfect travel kite; light in weight and packs very small due to its compact size and minimalist 3 Strut Concept. Take the 12m on holiday with your surfboard and you have the perfect travel combo that will be under any airlines weight limits!
For wave riding, the Ozone Catalayst's low weight is the secret that unleashes its increased performance from such a stable shape. It literally hangs in the air even in super light winds and at the edge of the wind window… it just keeps pulling. The lightness is really felt when on fast waves …when moving with a quick wave the rider can easily overtake the kite and create less tension on the lines between rider and kite. While a heavy kite loses power and dies in this situation, the Catalyst V1 just keeps pulling away from the rider maintaining constant tension & pressure in the lines. This allows the rider to concentrate 100% on the wave knowing that the Catalyst V1 is always ready, and with its progressive steering one can confidently snap turns at will up or down the line.
The relaunch is almost automatic, just turn the bar and it’s in the air. The Catalyst's constant power and fluid steering combined with user friendly characteristics makes the Light a dream for accelerating any learning curve. It is powerful enough to tow into the largest of waves, yet its low aspect shape will keep you on your board and not eject you when the trigger is pulled.
Outlined below are some of the very important design features:
Simplicity - low aspect, 3 strut model
New high volume inflate/deflate valve for quicker setup and pack down
One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
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
Teijin Techno Force sail material
Comparable feeling throughout the size range
New planform which helps relaunching and self launch
Tip struts moved towards centre reducing sail flutter and increasing turning speed
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.
Multiple settings for handling 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
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
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
Materials: Ozone's philosophy has always been to use only the finest materials available for any of our products and for our Kitesurf range this is no different. Tube kites take a particularly harsh beating due to the sand and salt environment therefore we decided to use the industries tried and tested sail cloth to ensure our kites keep their designed factory trim even after hundreds of hours of use.
Main Sail - For the main body of the sail, Ozone use 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 - We use the leading PU material for all our bladders and we are meticulous with their production to ensure you have a bladder that will not fail during normal use. Bladders can be a kiter’s worst nightmare; it was ours before we started making our own LEI’s! We use the finest valve machine available to electrically join the valves to the leading edge and struts.
Flying Lines - New for all 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 we 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.
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.
New Tip Shape 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)
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 - Ozone will deal with it
The Ozone Catalyst 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: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14m