The Ozone Edge V8 is at the top of the line when it comes to performance; if you like to go fast and boost massive classic style airs this kite is all about you.
Whether your passion is action packed freeride, big air, foil boarding or racing the Edge delivers high performance in all conditions. A stable yet highly efficient profile yields progressive power delivery and generous boost when you send it. This directly translates to all-round performance on a racecourse allowing you to point higher upwind and lower downwind, all while going faster!
Over the season Ozone have fine-tuned the Edge working on new bridle configurations enhancing the new Edge V8 with a smoother feel on the bar and improved handling characteristics. The Edge V8 is incredibly predictable; learning new big air moves or nailing those foil board and race board tacks has never been easier.
If you like to send it for big air and hang time the Edge packs an awesome punch, putting you higher and for longer than you can imagine. The speed and power are easily converted into height, and its high performance airfoil gives you plenty of fl oat which extends your air time. If you like going really big, then hit a small wave at full speed, send it at the same time and Ozone guarantee you will be higher than you have ever been!
The Edge is not only a freeride performance machine. In the Race scene it has more than proven its pedigree, consistently helping riders take the top three steps of Championship podiums all over the world. Results speak for
themselves and the Edge has more than any other ‘race kite’.
The beauty of the Edge is that anyone can enjoy its performance, not just racers. It is a great light wind kite on a twin tip because of its amazing power generation. You can frequently ride the 9m while other riders are struggling with 12m kites, and as soon as the wind picks up you then have a boost machine!
The Edge high aspect ratio and thin section helps it slice through the air allowing for outstanding upwind performance and speed. Smooth and progressive feel in the bar with direct precise handling adds up to the ultimate ride for anyone performance driven.
This is Ozone's high performer designed to let you rip fast and send you high, the Ozone Edge has a high aspect ratio and super thin leading edge and struts making it very fast and with amazing hangtime. The Ozone Edge also keeps the familiar feel of previous versions with good unhooked ability, great in the gusts and a big wind range. This kite is for the focused kitesurfer.
High aspect ratio 4-line flat kite with One-Pump and 5 struts!
The Ozone Edge’s design keeps within the feel of the Ozone family, with its gust control and huge wind range yet it has the potential to take the rider to the next level and beyond. With the ability to spend more time in the air the rider will have more time to master tricks, hooked in or unhooked. For those interested in full on speed, the Edge will see you reaching that 50 knot barrier.
Ozone Edge Optional Race Control System:
For committed racers, the new Race Control System allows the Edge to be trimmed on the fly while fully powered and in position. The double pulley design enables easy micro power control and adjustment allowing you to hold your line at all times.
Utilising top of the line components and materials the Race Control System is smooth and reliable on the course. Incorporating a double pulley system offers minute trimming on the go, allowing the racer to hike out maintaining maximum power against the fins.
Added benefits on the Race Control System include Ozone's proven Flag Out Safety System with the Megatron Quick Release Chicken loop, offering simple flag out release of the kite. The release exceeds all Kitesurf loading and release EU NORM safety standards.
Ozone Edge Race Control System
The Race Control System bar sizes are available in 45cm, 50cm and 55cm as bar only (no lines).
Outlined below are some of the very important design features:
New 5 strut construction for weight savings & increased canopy flex
Huge de-power range
Low Drag Aramid Bridles
Comparable feeling throughout the size range
One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
High volume inflate/deflate valve
Multiple trimming options for customized handling and bar pressure
Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors
New high volume inflate/deflate valve for quicker setup and pack down
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
Insane upwind and downwind abilities
Extreme hang-time and lift
Teijin Techno Force D2 sail material
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
Main Sail - For the main body of the sail, Ozone use Tejin D2 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 2015 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 2015 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 Edge 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, 13, 15, 17 and 19m