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2018 game changer?

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Created by gcdave 3 months ago, 6 Aug 2017
gcdave
QLD, 518 posts
6 Aug 2017 9:08PM
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New seasons about to kick in and the new gear talk up is on the cards..

Any thoughts on new game changers? Bar n lines complete with cup holders for $1000 or foiling becoming cool? Clicky bars for every brand?

Do we really need new stuff?Im so happy with the bigger kite companies just putting out a new colour scheme it makes me wanna spend some hard earnt for the same 2017 feel. Not sure if tweaking the bridles and colour is enough to justify a new season splurge on the cash.

Thoughts?

cauncy
WA, 5510 posts
6 Aug 2017 8:40PM
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www.thekiteboarder.com/2017/07/ozone-hyperlink-v1/
Worth a look

gcdave
QLD, 518 posts
7 Aug 2017 5:55AM
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Interesting game changer from ozone

Hope the hyperlink turns likes an inflato with the bar stuffed in or it wont draw in buyers. Using foil kites in the surf used to suck maybe its all in the past now

dafish
NSW, 1102 posts
7 Aug 2017 8:14AM
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I wish they showed some crashes of these kites on the water to see how easy relaunch is. Please excuse my ignorance here, ( I have never snow kited) but what does the strap do that is attached to the two steering lines? I have seen them on most snow kite setups. Thanks in advance.

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 573 posts
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7 Aug 2017 9:45AM
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dafish said..
I wish they showed some crashes of these kites on the water to see how easy relaunch is. Please excuse my ignorance here, ( I have never snow kited) but what does the strap do that is attached to the two steering lines? I have seen them on most snow kite setups. Thanks in advance.



Its a stall handle, all good foil kites have them. Pulling in on it stalls the kite and it can be landed safely backwards in light to moderate winds from overhead and from the side in stronger stuff. Then you can pop the safety to flag it and pack up.
I made a video yesterday its a bit long, flew my 12M demo Hyperlink on the beach as the wind was very light. I reckon I could have stayed upwind on a large TT.
I'll see if I can work out how to edit the clip and post it. Shows stall landing, stall and flag to one line landing and relaunch, LE down and relaunch.

dafish
NSW, 1102 posts
7 Aug 2017 9:53AM
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Ozone Kites Aus said..

dafish said..
I wish they showed some crashes of these kites on the water to see how easy relaunch is. Please excuse my ignorance here, ( I have never snow kited) but what does the strap do that is attached to the two steering lines? I have seen them on most snow kite setups. Thanks in advance.



Its a stall handle, all good foil kite have them. Pulling in on it stalls the kite and it can be landed safely backwards in light to moderate winds from overhead and from the side in stronger stuff. Then you can pop the safety to flag it and pack up.
I made a video yesterday its a bit long, flew my 12M demo Hyperlink on the beach as the wind was very light. I reckon I could have stayed upwind on a large TT.
I'll see if I can work out how to edit the clip and post it. Show stall landing, stall and flag, LE down and relaunch.


great. Look forward to it and thanks for the info!

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1496 posts
7 Aug 2017 8:51AM
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Hmm no - not a game changer..
Just a trainer kite for those thinking theyd love to learn how to un-tangle even more lines before purchasing a race kite

Peter lynns foils with only 4 actual lines would then be the simplest game changer foil ever.

There both just foils.

Youngbreezy
288 posts
7 Aug 2017 10:23AM
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The relaunch looks pretty good, I had been wondering if the hyperlink was actually a game changer or not,I know nothing about foil kites but this looks pretty good, it could be good to have a 9m in the quiver for foiling and big hangtime boosting. The ozone website does specifically say not to use it in the waves though.

As far as other game changers it seems like everyone is coming out with their own version of quad tex. New "most advanced kite material on the market" if their claims hold up this can only be a good thing as far as I can tell. More durable, crispy, responsive, lighter kites would always be an improvement IF that turns out to be the case.

Also maybe more bar connection systems to meet the growing popularity of rope sliders and the needs on surf kiters and foilers. The slingshot talon looks the goods

cauncy
WA, 5510 posts
7 Aug 2017 10:38AM
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SaveTheWhales said..
Hmm no - not a game changer..
Just a trainer kite for those thinking theyd love to learn how to un-tangle even more lines before purchasing a race kite

Peter lynns foils with only 4 actual lines would then be the simplest game changer foil ever.

There both just foils.



Yep

Peahi
VIC, 835 posts
7 Aug 2017 2:01PM
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No major changes from Cab either which is great as 15/17 my gear is still current. Bar/depower look the same (now yellow & black), stronger leading edge material to stop kite from changing shape (?). They look like they have directional TT tronic but would not say its a mutant. Move along nothing to see here.

bjw
NSW, 2315 posts
7 Aug 2017 6:18PM
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So are they actually telling us that it's faster turning, higher performance, than any other brands kite or last years models?

If they weren't telling us this - that would be the game changer.

Scrubes
VIC, 96 posts
7 Aug 2017 7:45PM
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Maybe the game changers is that the smaller less known brands are catching if not caught these big brands in quality as they have access to the same materials, at a far more realistic pricing.

kemp90
QLD, 1532 posts
8 Aug 2017 6:48AM
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Slingshot have the talon. Replaces the chickenloop. I think that's awsome. Way better for the industry standard then the cab fireball

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1496 posts
20 Aug 2017 7:46PM
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Interesting, RRD waves kites - not sure which model.. they have bungee rear line attacments.

This takes up some slack when wave riding, giving some instant turn efficiency on otherwise slack lines.

IanR
NSW, 714 posts
20 Aug 2017 10:27PM
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gcdave said..
Interesting game changer from ozone

Hope the hyperlink turns likes an inflato with the bar stuffed in or it wont draw in buyers. Using foil kites in the surf used to suck maybe its all in the past now





I Think you might find using it in the surf will void the Warranty
I found this on the International site
ozonekites.com/products/water-kites/hyperlink-v1/
IMPORTANT NOTES:
The kite is water re-launchable, but we recommend that you keep it flying and out of the water if possible! A drainage system on the wing tip allows any water that may have entered the kite to drain out. Do not use the kite in waves

Suprisingly I could find no such notes on our local site
ozonekites.com.au/products/hyperlink/

PS AU$2798-00 for a 7m with freerde bar
That's a game changer

samudra11
QLD, 14 posts
21 Aug 2017 8:18AM
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kemp90 said..
Slingshot have the talon. Replaces the chickenloop. I think that's awsome. Way better for the industry standard then the cab fireball


yes yes and yes !!!!
been waiting for this anyone know if its compatible with a normal spreader bar and hook....only just invested in a new F-one harness slides really nice so I have done away with sliding spreader bar...

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 511 posts
22 Aug 2017 3:12PM
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Faarkkk me I hate these "Game Changer" posts.

How many times da I hav 2 tell yousss!!?

There ain't no "game changer" in this industry. It's all hype - wank - wank... BS.

The day someone invents a kite that does not use bladders and is not a spider's nest, THAT will be a game changer.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 511 posts
22 Aug 2017 3:13PM
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kemp90 said..
Slingshot have the talon. Replaces the chickenloop. I think that's awsome. Way better for the industry standard then the cab fireball


Fark.. now that's a game changer too!

IanR
NSW, 714 posts
22 Aug 2017 10:20PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..
Faarkkk me I hate these "Game Changer" posts.

How many times da I hav 2 tell yousss!!?

There ain't no "game changer" in this industry. It's all hype - wank - wank... BS.

The day someone invents a kite that does not use bladders and is not a spider's nest, THAT will be a game changer.


It been done back in the early 2000's and you have obviously never flown one
Have a look at the Peter Lynn guerilla

lostatsea
WA, 126 posts
22 Aug 2017 8:46PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..
Faarkkk me I hate these "Game Changer" posts.

How many times da I hav 2 tell yousss!!?

There ain't no "game changer" in this industry. It's all hype - wank - wank... BS.

The day someone invents a kite that does not use bladders and is not a spider's nest, THAT will be a game changer.


Bladder less kites a game changer! I like it and I think I will name it hellfish, maybe even get Best to make it...

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 511 posts
23 Aug 2017 11:54AM
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IanR said..


NorthernKitesAUS said..
Faarkkk me I hate these "Game Changer" posts.

How many times da I hav 2 tell yousss!!?

There ain't no "game changer" in this industry. It's all hype - wank - wank... BS.

The day someone invents a kite that does not use bladders and is not a spider's nest, THAT will be a game changer.




It been done back in the early 2000's and you have obviously never flown one
Have a look at the Peter Lynn guerilla



Shhhhhhhh I was meant to keep PL kites a secret in here.. I have the Synergy and it's da domb..woohoo... just between you and I.

horey69
QLD, 182 posts
23 Aug 2017 2:34PM
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SaveTheWhales said..
Interesting, RRD waves kites - not sure which model.. they have bungee rear line attacments.

This takes up some slack when wave riding, giving some instant turn efficiency on otherwise slack lines.


Sling shot have had one on the front line/bridal for the last 4 seasons it works great

bjw
NSW, 2315 posts
23 Aug 2017 9:03PM
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The 2018 game changers will be called 2019

cauncy
WA, 5510 posts
23 Aug 2017 8:04PM
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aerodynamic foil boards i reckon will be next



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