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Created by Ozone Kites Aus 7 months ago, 5 Apr 2017
Cees14
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7 Sep 2017 5:57PM
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Regarding the post from Ozone Kites AUS from 6 April last: Quote - "... as is the bag finally. The bag has the zipper on the side not in the centre, makes putting the kite away so much easier, spare parts compartment is not hidden inside. - Unquote. Unless Ozone supplies different kite bags in Australia compared to Europe, I don't understand what is meant here. Actually the v9 Edge kite bag is i.m.o. a major downgrade from the previous version kitebags (of all Ozone kites I assume). The bags of my 2015 Zephyr and v1 Enduro's all have an "inner bag" which actually makes storing the kite much easier. Even straps for fastening the bar are provided on one side of the inner bag. The new kite bag doesn't have the inner bag anymore, which doesn't facilitate storing the kite. Although totally not important for the functionality, the new bag doesn;t have Ozone's name sown on at various places anymore and the backstraps have become lighter at the bottom. So in effect the bag has become cheaper and simpler, which is a pity for such a stunning kite. As far as the spare parts compartment is concerned: the zipper of the spare parts compartment was on the outside, but is now actually on the inside. I find this an improvement, because it increases the chance of the spare parts compartment staying dry when the bag is in the rain.

But of course it's all about the new v9 Edge: I have a 10 metre and this is i.m.o. indeed a stunning kite, a true high adrenaline machine with for me surprisingly quick steering!




Hi Cees14

I'm not able to comment on kites delivered in your country. In Australia and the rest of the world though Ozone has not included the inner back for several years since approx 2011 from memory. A version of the inner bag can still be purchased as an accessory, as a compression bag.
The zipper has been moved to the side of the gusset and the annoying inside sleeves have been deleted, makes getting your kite back into your bag so much easier. The bar can just go inside the bag or as I do I leave it out as its normally wet. Otherwise the bag is made from the same quality materials as the current model Reo, Enduro, etc.
Glad you like the kite though, it really is a very different kite to fly hey!


Thanks for your feedback. Here's a picture of the 2016 Ozone kitebag, with the "integrated inner bag." This really facilitates storing the kite in the bag. But hey, better to cut costs on the bag than on the kite!




Surfer62
VIC, 1130 posts
8 Sep 2017 9:41PM
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Over 11 thousand views on one post, only one kite gets that much intetest, the edge

cauncy
WA, 5527 posts
8 Sep 2017 8:15PM
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Over 11 thousand views on one post, only one kite gets that much intetest, the edge


But no pics going huge

gesper
NSW, 476 posts
14 Sep 2017 11:16AM
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Regarding the post from Ozone Kites AUS from 6 April last: Quote - "... as is the bag finally. The bag has the zipper on the side not in the centre, makes putting the kite away so much easier, spare parts compartment is not hidden inside. - Unquote. Unless Ozone supplies different kite bags in Australia compared to Europe, I don't understand what is meant here. Actually the v9 Edge kite bag is i.m.o. a major downgrade from the previous version kitebags (of all Ozone kites I assume). The bags of my 2015 Zephyr and v1 Enduro's all have an "inner bag" which actually makes storing the kite much easier. Even straps for fastening the bar are provided on one side of the inner bag. The new kite bag doesn't have the inner bag anymore, which doesn't facilitate storing the kite. Although totally not important for the functionality, the new bag doesn;t have Ozone's name sown on at various places anymore and the backstraps have become lighter at the bottom. So in effect the bag has become cheaper and simpler, which is a pity for such a stunning kite. As far as the spare parts compartment is concerned: the zipper of the spare parts compartment was on the outside, but is now actually on the inside. I find this an improvement, because it increases the chance of the spare parts compartment staying dry when the bag is in the rain.

But of course it's all about the new v9 Edge: I have a 10 metre and this is i.m.o. indeed a stunning kite, a true high adrenaline machine with for me surprisingly quick steering!





Hi Cees14

I'm not able to comment on kites delivered in your country. In Australia and the rest of the world though Ozone has not included the inner back for several years since approx 2011 from memory. A version of the inner bag can still be purchased as an accessory, as a compression bag.
The zipper has been moved to the side of the gusset and the annoying inside sleeves have been deleted, makes getting your kite back into your bag so much easier. The bar can just go inside the bag or as I do I leave it out as its normally wet. Otherwise the bag is made from the same quality materials as the current model Reo, Enduro, etc.
Glad you like the kite though, it really is a very different kite to fly hey!



Thanks for your feedback. Here's a picture of the 2016 Ozone kitebag, with the "integrated inner bag." This really facilitates storing the kite in the bag. But hey, better to cut costs on the bag than on the kite!





yet another ingenious approach from ozone , dont supply inner bag ,charge customer extra for optional inner bag .That inner bag that ozone supplied from 2008 to 2011 was awesome .It protected the kite unbelievably when packed in the inner bag.I still use the inner bag from 2008.It WILL make a difference how long your kites last !

eppo
WA, 6331 posts
14 Sep 2017 11:07AM
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What is it with you guys and these bloody bag conversations? Who cares a rats ass about the damn bags they come in. Does the kite fly awesome?...end of story.

RussKraut
VIC, 414 posts
14 Sep 2017 2:31PM
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What is it with you guys and these bloody bag conversations? Who cares a rats ass about the damn bags they come in. Does the kite fly awesome?...end of story.


Nah I think we should now discuss the colour of the bag and why it does not come in other colours. And whether the operation of the zip is easy on ones hands. And whether it can be used for grocery shopping too. And where the damn strap ended up which came with the kite. And whether Ozone supplies a new one under warranty. And whether Ozone bags are good for filling them up with sand so that one can tether launch that way. And how many kg of sand will fit into an 11m kite back bag. And whether the straps are adjustable enough to suit ones fat chest...
I agree this forum gets a bit ridiculous in winter...

cauncy
WA, 5527 posts
15 Sep 2017 6:39AM
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Don't use a bag, kite ,roll up kite, next day roll out kite, blow up go kite

eppo
WA, 6331 posts
16 Sep 2017 7:53AM
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Can't believe how bad these bags are!!! What is ozone thinking !

Ozone Kites Aus
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17 Sep 2017 9:21AM
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Can't believe how bad these bags are!!! What is ozone thinking !



Thats awesome!

I have no video, so some will say it never happened, but I scored Alva Beach 1 hr south of Townsville to myself last week. No waves like that video just butter flat water protected by a 4+klm long sand bar. Typical SE trade winds blow across the bar 45 degrees from right to left, so you can hug the eastern shore of the bar and get max speed and BOOST. The water is so smooth its like glass in close to the sand bar. Wind was approx 18-20 knots and I was on the 10M Edge V9 and an Axis Vanguard 1.35 x 41.5, perfect combo. My bigger jumps were in the 15M+ range for sure with very long glides and downloop landings.
Fly to Townsville or Mackay, rent a car and stay at the Tourist park or in Ayr, needs to be on everyone's bucket list!! There's even small windchop waves where the bar ends, we have kited as far up the inside as possible and then downwindered by walking across the dune.
Great fishing inside the lagoons, have seen croc slide marks up in the far reaches of the lagoons, but not actually seen any.



Cees14
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19 Sep 2017 12:27AM
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What is it with you guys and these bloody bag conversations? Who cares a rats ass about the damn bags they come in. Does the kite fly awesome?...end of story.

Okay, okay, apologies for moaning about the new kite bag! (I wouldn't have brought it up if the rep. from Ozone kites Aus hadn't suggested that the bag had improved ........)

Enough about the damn bag and back to the real deal: I have used my 10 metre V9 Edge about 8 times now in light (and once medium-) winds and am very surprised with the jumps I get out of it in light winds. (I am not an expert jumper) The upwind drive, speed, lift and hangtime are now combined with some serious tight turning (at least on the 10) which for me is the perfect combination. I have attached a photo of a nice little light wind jump in just 15 knots, I hope this compensates for the moaning about the bloody kite bag a bit :-)





HeavyInt
NSW, 34 posts
19 Sep 2017 9:31AM
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Sounds like this kite ticks the boxes by going back to a more freeride design vs racing. I am seriously contemplating buying this kite (through the Kitepower team). Looking to replace my 2013 13m Edge. Just a couple of questions:

1. There are some comments around the 11m being the sweet spot and having a good low end. I am 95kg and find my old 13m to be a bit clunky sometimes when looping etc. Would an 11m kite be ok in 18 knots + (in hot Sydney summer winds)? For perspective, the 13m was fun in 18-28 knots (could stay upwind in 15-18 knots, but it was boring).

2. How would this kite (with extended lines) perform in light winds (10 knots +) for foiling?

Appreciate some insight here since this kite is bloody expensive and I want to make sure it is the right one.

Ozone Kites Aus
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23 Sep 2017 7:20AM
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Sounds like this kite ticks the boxes by going back to a more freeride design vs racing. I am seriously contemplating buying this kite (through the Kitepower team). Looking to replace my 2013 13m Edge. Just a couple of questions:

1. There are some comments around the 11m being the sweet spot and having a good low end. I am 95kg and find my old 13m to be a bit clunky sometimes when looping etc. Would an 11m kite be ok in 18 knots + (in hot Sydney summer winds)? For perspective, the 13m was fun in 18-28 knots (could stay upwind in 15-18 knots, but it was boring).

2. How would this kite (with extended lines) perform in light winds (10 knots +) for foiling?

Appreciate some insight here since this kite is bloody expensive and I want to make sure it is the right one.



The guys at Kitepower have an 11M demo, can you get in to test it? If not I'd be pretty confident that you would like the 13 a lot more than the previous version for looping.

@Cees14
Sorry about the bag mate, it was my idea to take out the internal gussets, which were really only there to create a bar pocket. When we were at the dealer meet last year in Vietnam, there was lots of discussion around the bag and how the gussets were a PITA when trying to get a folded kite back into the bag at the beach in wind. Glad you like the kite though!!!
The Edge V9 bags in future will have a bar pocket on the outside, like the new Enduro V2 I just received.

Ashley27
SA, 42 posts
23 Sep 2017 7:51AM
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Are ozone doing the stealth colours again?

I noticed on the West Oz Kiteboarding homepage it says so.

Ozone Kites Aus
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23 Sep 2017 8:36AM
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Are ozone doing the stealth colours again?

I noticed on the West Oz Kiteboarding homepage it says so.


Yes, Stealth is a colour option at the moment, its available in all the LEI models for now.

Ashley27
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23 Sep 2017 8:46AM
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Ashley27 said..
Are ozone doing the stealth colours again?

I noticed on the West Oz Kiteboarding homepage it says so.



Yes, Stealth is a colour option at the moment, its available in all the LEI models for now.


Ok...Is there a charge for this?

Ashley27
SA, 42 posts
23 Sep 2017 9:02AM
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And any pics?, West Oz isn't showing the edge

Surfer62
VIC, 1130 posts
26 Sep 2017 5:46PM
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And any pics?, West Oz isn't showing the edge






KPSS Used
NSW, 184 posts
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26 Sep 2017 6:56PM
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This is the black colour

ozonekites.com/products/customize/edge-v9/K

Ozone Kites Aus
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27 Sep 2017 7:21AM
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Ashley27 said..
And any pics?, West Oz isn't showing the edge










The pic above is a V8 Edge in stealth colourway. The pic below is the V9.





Surfer62
VIC, 1130 posts
27 Sep 2017 8:49PM
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Ashley27 said..
And any pics?, West Oz isn't showing the edge











The pic above is a V8 Edge in stealth colourway. The pic below is the V9.






Got it off the official ozone website, musnt be updated yet !

cauncy
WA, 5527 posts
27 Sep 2017 8:37PM
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Can't believe how bad these bags are!!! What is ozone thinking !



Didnt even look that windy in that clip if you take note of the water, really looking forward to a demo of the new edge at the Midwest Windfest,

Woott
WA, 86 posts
21 Oct 2017 4:36PM
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Picked up a 9m demo from WestOz kite to test at Point Walter. Wind was very much on/off. Would say between 15 and 20 knots.

Pros: Can confirm that the kite is rock solid in the air. Even at this wind it is easy to get good height and hangtime. When the wind hits around 20kn, this kite becomes magic for oldschool stuff and landings are super soft which gives you a lot of confidence to push your riding to new levels. Bar pressure is spot on to know what the kite is doing at all times. Upwind angle is insane and the kite has a great low end.

Cons: Of course comes a bit with such a high AR design but the kite is a bit slow turning and has slow forward speed. Downloops coming out of a jump is ok but not really a kite I would like for powered loops. Surprisingly it actually pivots somewhat around the wingtip but it does not loop in a smooth circle like a C or hybrid and is rather slow to climb back up to catch you. Waveriding would be no good with this kite but is to be expected. Even basic unhooking is no good with this kite.

Conclusion: Really, really great for old school/airstyle but could never be me only kite. I have been riding for 14 years. These days I have a diverse riding style. On a twintip I like oldschool stuff combined with freestyle and some basic unhooked tricks. I get an equal stoke from strapless waveriding though. Really need an allrounder to cover this and currently use the OR Prodigy for this. The prodigy is really a good allrounder but the edge of course outperforms in the airstyle stuff. Tempting to add one 9 to the quiver though as the kite does bring a huge smile on your face.

Thanks Jason from WestOz!

Surfer62
VIC, 1130 posts
22 Oct 2017 8:19AM
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^^^^^^^^^^^re Cons - Edge can still be awesome in waves with a cross on wind, even with a tt you can edge hard for a deep toeside bottom turn then smack the lip, few of those down the line and finish off with a nice boost not so user friendly on a sb tho.








apepene43
QLD, 84 posts
23 Oct 2017 10:23AM
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^^^^^^^^^^^re Cons - Edge can still be awesome in waves with a cross on wind, even with a tt you can edge hard for a deep toeside bottom turn then smack the lip, few of those down the line and finish off with a nice boost not so user friendly on a sb tho.









bit harder in the bigger sizes

Surfer62
VIC, 1130 posts
26 Oct 2017 7:38PM
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Surfer62 said..
^^^^^^^^^^^re Cons - Edge can still be awesome in waves with a cross on wind, even with a tt you can edge hard for a deep toeside bottom turn then smack the lip, few of those down the line and finish off with a nice boost not so user friendly on a sb tho.









bit harder in the bigger sizes


Yep, 11m in pics, my new 9m edge is pretty sweet at 25knts and turns a lot faster, waiting for 30knts and my 7 edge ??

I do like my 8m reo in waves, super fast turning but she drops me like a stone if boosting

cauncy
WA, 5527 posts
26 Oct 2017 9:39PM
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apepene43 said..


Surfer62 said..
^^^^^^^^^^^re Cons - Edge can still be awesome in waves with a cross on wind, even with a tt you can edge hard for a deep toeside bottom turn then smack the lip, few of those down the line and finish off with a nice boost not so user friendly on a sb tho.









bit harder in the bigger sizes



Yep, 11m in pics, my new 9m edge is pretty sweet at 25knts and turns a lot faster, waiting for 30knts and my 7 edge ??

I do like my 8m reo in waves, super fast turning but she drops me like a stone if boosting


8 in 30 knots, perfect

ste
WA, 350 posts
31 Oct 2017 9:47PM
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My god! Anyone thinking of upgrading to v9,do it! What an improvement. Well done ozone, it really is a step up.

Surfer62
VIC, 1130 posts
4 Nov 2017 10:17PM
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Awesome session on the my 11 today, steady 20knts but noticed some damage to the le, very sad, my fault from self launching, mustve been something in the sand or grass last couple of launches, not a qc issue, couple of patches to see through this summer, maybe upgrade to a v9 next year.

undertow
QLD, 53 posts
15 Nov 2017 8:20AM
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15m Edge V9 was a standout in marginal winds at our local yesterday. Faster as easily as powerful as the 17's

NorthernKitesAUS
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Wednesday , 15 Nov 2017 4:11PM
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Thats awesome!

I have no video, so some will say it never happened, but I scored Alva Beach 1 hr south of Townsville to myself last week.


So you're still enjoying our FNQ hospitality Steve?

Alva is the crown in the jewel for us up here. Enjoy!



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