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Ozone Enduro V2

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Created by Ozone Kites Aus Two weeks ago, 3 Oct 2017
Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 568 posts
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3 Oct 2017 9:03AM
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I've ridden my 11M demo 3 times now, in waves, riding surfboards. Is it a radically different kite, no. If you already have Enduro's and love them is there an urgent need to upgrade, no.
However if you want a more refined version and budget allows, then go for it, you will not be disappointed. The V2 has a smoother feel all round, bar pressure is a bit lighter in the wave and freeride settings (have not tried it in freestyle), and the turn is pivotal around the rear line attachment point. The turn is smooth with no sign of stalling in the turn, looping this kite will be fun and the kite flutters very little due to the refined canopy shape and the trailing edge foam battens.
On a wave its a very capable kite and if I did not regularly ride Reo V4's then I'd be quite happy with this kite, the Reo just has a bit better drift and shorter depower stroke.
Demo's should be getting to all the dealers now and over the next week. The new bar is nice, more comfortable to hold, same reliable Ozone safety system.

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 199 posts
4 Oct 2017 10:13AM
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Id have to mostly agree. Disclaimer! I ride Ozone, love ozone, curruntly on V1s and getting V2s.
Kite is definetlly smoother through the window, and turns heaps fast, thats a big bonus for me as I felt the V1 was always a bit slow. Im not sure how much of that is to do with the canopy or the fact that oz9ne have amazing new lines! These guys know about lines, and how important they are! Id didnt get the best angle on waves that day but i felt comfortable pivoting this kite way out infront of me. Did manage to get it wet at lennox(sharky as!) And I was super happy with the relaunch. also felt the overall wind range has changed too. atleast on the 11. I was out riding it in wind that i nomally wouldnt be able to hold my V1 in. infact, I took a 8m reo out right after and felt perfect. Thats a huge bonus I feel. I recon it might boost better aswell, though Im no boost expert. That faster feel made it easier to time my pop.
The bar is amazing! though Ill have to get used to the colours. lol. And the bag is a bag, dont hate, just kite!
Is it worth upgrading? Iv told myself yes, so Im sticking to that. But ozone australia is probably right.

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 568 posts
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4 Oct 2017 1:11PM
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Here are some pics of the new bar. The chicken loop is the same. There will eventually be a new chicken loop too, but I don't know when. I have seen the new loop and it will be 100% backwards compatible with all previous Ozone contact water bars.
The floats on the new bar are made from a more dense and strong foam with a better shape and built in rear line adjusters. The grip/bar is the same diameter, centre hole is the same shape. The grip has a wrapped texture like a golf club and I find it way more comfortable.
The rear lines are 15% thinner and the same strength at 300kg and the centre lines are the same size, but 15% stronger so now 575Kg, the lines are a lot less stretchy and you can notice a significant difference.









dafish
NSW, 1089 posts
5 Oct 2017 7:22AM
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What type of lines are they going with this year? I have two years of heavy use on my bar and lines still look great.

eppo
WA, 6316 posts
5 Oct 2017 7:19AM
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Yep, the lines ozone use are the best and by the looks of it have got even better.

eppo
WA, 6316 posts
5 Oct 2017 12:39PM
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eppo said..
Yep, the lines ozone use are the best and by the looks of it have got even better.


North lines on the other hand...don't get me started...

cauncy
WA, 5428 posts
5 Oct 2017 7:28PM
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eppo said..

eppo said..
Yep, the lines ozone use are the best and by the looks of it have got even better.



North lines on the other hand...don't get me started...


i love the way they seem to entwine, especially the 5 line models, its like the missus has f..ked around whilst youve been sleeping in an attempt to spoil you session

cauncy
WA, 5428 posts
5 Oct 2017 9:19PM
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Looking forward to having a fly of the v2 enduro at the Midwest Windfest,

Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 568 posts
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8 Oct 2017 12:31PM
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dafish said..
What type of lines are they going with this year? I have two years of heavy use on my bar and lines still look great.


Ozone is sticking with the same manufacturer, but they have switched to the latest version of dyneema known as SK99, which is 15% stronger for the same line spec/dimension. This allowed Ozone to make the rear lines 15% thinner (down from 1.1mm to 0.9mm) and the front lines are 15% stronger. The front lines have stayed the same physical size (2.2mm) as all the tester's and dealer feedback was that everyone like the size of the front lines. The lines are 300kg rear and 575kg front, lines can also be purchased in pairs now, front or rear. The lines colours are longer lasting too because the line is coloured before its braided. They are still being sold as 500kg/300kg.

dafish
NSW, 1089 posts
9 Oct 2017 8:09AM
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Niiiiiiiiiice. That seems like a great improvement.



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