The Ozone Zephyr V4 2016 is a lightwind specific kite designed with a high performance profile and a focus on weight saving. The Ozone Zephyr delivers the same superior handling, power, feel and control as you have come to expect from Ozone.
The latest generation Zephyr incorporates elements of the performance dominating Edge V8 along with the ease of the previous Zephyr to fly and relaunch. New ultra-strong lightweight bladders have also been incorporated into the Zephyr V4, reducing weight and improving light wind performance even further with lighter steering and faster turns.
The Zephyr is the ideal kite for any rider wishing they could ride in Light winds or for heavy riders looking for the ultimate large size kite with a huge wind range!
The Ozone Zephyr V6 will allow you to ride when you should be mowing the grass! It pulls like a boat and remains stable even when you miss a pass not looping you off down the beach.
The 2016 model has a crisp powerful feeling and a very direct positive bar feel, with instant power delivery compared to the previous model. The new plan form, profile and sail tension help control the surfaces which gives the Zephyr a more cohesive feel. All these performance enhancements make it perfect for practicing new school moves or just cruising, kite loops are made easy and the boost is impressive while floaty.
If you blow a trick and the kite ends up on the water, it still amazes a fantastic effortless water relaunch even in sub 10 knot winds! If you dial the trick on a Zephyr you’re will be away laughing once the wind picks up and you’re throwing down the same on your 10m kite.
Historically big kites don’t loop, the Zephyr 2016 though has got this sorted without the need for troublesome pulleys.
Even if you’re out there and the wind picks up, no worries, continue to load that rail and boost some air. Long live the stylish boned out snowboard grabs. Enjoy that extra loft and chuck in a vert-skating board off!
Outlined below are some of the very important design features:
Tight radius turn = great pop/fun
Optimised bridle with NO pulleys for direct handling and safety
New high volume inflate/deflate valve for quicker setup and pack down
One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
Huge wind range - 6 – 20 knots
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 materia
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.
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