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Ozone R1

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Price: $1,915.00

The Ozone R1 is the peak of race and foil kite performance. The R1 will have you riding faster and pointing further upwind than any kite out there. New air intakes on the leading edge allow for quicker inflation and a solid, closed-cell foil. The R1 is a big step forward from the 2014 Chrono design with improved air intakes, smoother profile, and reduced bridling for less drag.

 

 

  • Race specific kite
  • State of the art technology
  • Advanced riders only
  • High cell count
  • Optimized leading edge air intakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • L.E profile reinforcements
  • Internal diagonals and straps
  • High performance bridle lines
  • High performance materials
  • Velcro + water out channels​

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT INFO

PACKED WITH STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY, THE NEW GENERATION OF ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE KITE IS HERE… THE R1. THE R1 WAS BORN THROUGH RADICAL DESIGN IDEAS DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHRONO.

Developed without compromise using proven Chrono technology, the R1 produces breath taking speed and performance. The ultra clean leading edge, smooth surfaces and number of cells give an insight into its capabilities. But it's what you can't see that makes this race focused kite so special, the feeling on the bar and the responsiveness of this high aspect wing is unique.

Our newly calculated sail tension brings a level of stability that surpasses every high performance kite we have ever produced by far. Combined with new diagonal ribs, a high aspect ratio planform, reduced cell width and a new high performance profile the boundaries of performance have been re-defined again. The R1 is truly a race pedigree performance kite that will inspire confidence to the rider while delivering outstanding racing performance on the water, land or snow.

The R1 is for advanced riders only who have previous foil kite experience. It is not difficult to fly but there are techniques required to fly a high aspect ratio foil kite.

The R1 will require maintenance just like any high performance equipment in racing sports, for example replacing tyres or piston rings on motorbikes. The Speed System and Bridle Lines must be checked after every 60 hours flying time, if they are worn or are not to factory specifications (+ or - 15mm) they must be replaced or the kite will not perform as designed.

SIZES

/ 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 13 / 15 /17 / 19

RANGE OF USE

DESIGN FEATURES

  • High cell count – The high number of cells in the R1 reduces ballooning between the cells holding the wing shape and surfaces smoother and cleaner. This creates a reduction in turbulent airflow, giving the R1 more speed and increased depower.
  • Optimized leading edge air intakes – Precisely positioned intake valves along the LE lead to a stability increase and a more solid kite downwind. The inflation is also now easier and safer as the kite rapidly inflates.
  • L.E profile reinforcements – The Leading Edge is reinforced with flexible lightweight plastic battens to maintain the shape of the profile during angle of attack changes and turbulent airflow.
  • Internal diagonals and straps – Internal span-wise straps work in unison with optimized diagonal ribs, distributing load into and across the sail evenly and effectively. Together the diagonals and straps lower sail tension and increase the structural balance that helps control this high aspect ratio kite.
  • High performance bridle lines – Using high performance thin Kevlar bridle line, the R1 flies faster, and so accelerates faster giving it higher performance, more range and more depower due to less drag.
  • High performance materials – High-tenacity sail cloth with extremely low porosity values and an overall lightweight enable us to further stabilise the canopy and maximise fast flight characteristics.
  • Velcro + water out channels – A 20mm internal channel is shaped into the end of the cells along the trailing edge to allow water run-out between the cells and out of the tips during flight. The Velcro dirt out channels can be opened for cleaning the kite. Always clean your kite by emptying any water, sand or dirt as this will prolong the life of the kite and help it fly as designed.

CONSTRUCTION FEATURES

  • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
  • High performance light weight canopy material
  • Leading Edge profile plastic batten reinforcements
  • Internal diagonals and strapping improve load distribution and durability
  • High performance low-drag bridle lines
  • Optimised Leading Edge air intake valves for fast inflation and no deflation
  • Unique internal wing-tip drainage system to remove water while flying
  • Double pulley speed-system, utilising the latest high spec low friction Ronstan Orbit pulleys
  • Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors
  • Velcro openings on last tip cell for easy wash out of debris and water
  • Water proof deflation zipper on top centre cell for easy and fast deflation
  • Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed

RELAUNCH AND RELEASE SYSTEM

The R1 is a closed cell foil and 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.

The R1 features a simple yet effective front line flag out release. After releasing the flag out you should check the speed system, bridle lines and your flying lines for twists before restart.

The R1 is not a wave kite and should not be used in waves.

WIND RANGE & BAR SIZE WATER

Wind Range Water

WIND RANGE & BAR SIZE LAND

Wind Range Land

Wind range is indicative only based on an average rider weight of 80kg. Actual range will vary based on rider skill level and type of board used.
 


PACKAGE OPTIONS

The R1 comes in two package options

  •  KITE ONLY with backpack, ground stake & repair kit  
  • COMPLETE – Foil Race Control System, backpack, ground stake & repair kit

Always use the Brake Handle when flying a foil kite. This easy to grab handle makes inflation, self-landing and reverse launch easier.

CONTROL SYSTEMS

FOIL RACE CONTROL SYSTEM

UTILISING TOP OF THE LINE COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS THE FOIL RACE CONTROL SYSTEM IS SMOOTH AND RELIABLE ON THE COURSE.

Incorporating a double pulley system offers minute trimming on the go with less force required. The long de-power line allows the rider to easily hike out maintaining maximum power against the foil/fins. 300kg front and 200kg back lines reduce drag for faster speeds on the course.

The Brake Handle makes inflation, self-landing and reverse launch easier. Always use the Brake Handle…

  • Push Away Quick Release
  • Two Release Modes
  • Anti-twist Flag Out Line and Spinning Handle
  • Auto Positioning Chicken Loop
  • Foil Brake Handle
  • Soft Bar Ends with Hide-away Elastic Line Retainers
  • Stainless Steel Leader Line Pin
  • Double Pulley Trim System
  • Low Friction Centre Piece
  • PU Covered De-power Line
  • Stainless Steel Trimmer Bracket
  • Clamcleat Trimmer
  • Low Drag 300kg/200kg Flying Lines
  • Ergonomic EVA Grip

Foil Race Control System

 

 

 

UTILISING TOP OF THE LINE COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS THE FOIL RACE CONTROL SYSTEM IS SMOOTH AND RELIABLE ON THE COURSE.

Incorporating a double pulley system offers minute trimming on the go with less force required. The long de-power line allows the rider to easily hike out maintaining maximum power against the foil/fins. 300kg front and 200kg back lines reduce drag for faster speeds on the course.

The Brake Handle makes inflation, self-landing and reverse launch easier. Always use the Brake Handle when flying a foil kite. The Brake Handle is removable to use the control system with an inflatable kite.

Push Away Quick Release – The control system features our Megatron push-away quick release with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

Two Release Modes – The Megatron offers riders a choice of two release modes, the recommended Standard or the optional Expert mode.
• Standard mode offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked.
• Expert mode offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar without releasing the kite to flag out (not recommended).

Anti-twist Flag Out Line and Spinning Handle – The flag out line running through the Megatron & kite leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.

Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle auto positions the chicken loop when unhooking.

Foil Brake Handle – This easy to grab handle makes inflation, self-landing and reverse launch easier. Always use the Brake Handle when flying a foil kite. The Brake Handle is removable to use the control system with an inflatable kite.

Soft Bar Ends with Hide-away Elastic Line Retainers – Soft bar ends for comfort and are less likely to damage lightly constructed boards. Hide-away elastic line retainers keep wound lines secured.

Stainless Steel Leader Line Pin – Superior strength is achieved with a Stainless pin running through the bar. This creates an ultra strong and direct connection between the control bar to flying lines.

Double Pulley Trim System – Offers minute trimming on the go with less force required. The long de-power line allows the rider to easily hike out maintaining maximum power against the foil/fins.

Low Friction Centre Piece – The control bar features a low friction centre piece designed to reduce wear.

PU Covered De-power Line – The tough PU covered de-power line significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out.

Stainless Steel Trimmer Bracket and Ronstan Orbit Pulley – The smooth running trimmer bracket and Ronstan pulley also prevent trim line wear.

Clamcleat Trimmer – Anodized low abrasion Clamcleat trimmer.

Low Drag Race Flying Lines – Colour coded 300kg front / 200kg back lines.

EVA Grip – Lightly sanded with ergonomic finger bumps providing the ultimate bar grip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Foil Race Control System bar sizes come in 38cm, 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or requiring even easier hooking in & out.

 

MEGATRON PUSH-AWAY CHICKEN LOOP

 

 

The Megatron Chicken Loop features push-away release with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive forces for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

All riders should attach their kite leash to the total flag out system. This is the small eyelet of the steel ring at the bottom of the Megatron. When the chicken loop is released, the kite will flag out and fall to the water/ground.

ADVANCED RIDERS: (not recommended, use at your own risk)
Riders performing unhooked tricks or who are more confident and have spent many hours kiting can attach to the ring using the Expert mode, where the chickenloop runs through the large eye of the steel ring.

NOTE: When letting go of the bar in Expert mode (without releasing the Megatron, e.g. missed handle pass) the kite will depower but WILL NOT flag out. Be aware in this situation, the Megatron will be out of reach and can therefore not be released. When hooked in and releasing the Megatron the steel ring automatically slips off the chicken loop and the kite will flag out.

In all situations make sure that all lines are clear of all working release systems and the kite leash is connected in the right way.

FEATURES

  • PUSH AWAY RELEASE – Positive push away forces for quick and simple release
  • SIMPLE RELOAD – Saves time and gets you back up and riding faster
  • ANTI-TWIST FLAG OUT LINE – Twist free flag out line when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines
  • MANUAL SPINNING HANDLE – Ensures you can always keep your central flying lines twist free
  • CHICKEN LOOP AUTO POSITIONING – Male to female top spinning handle fits inside bar centre for easy unhooked riding / hooking back in
  • WIDE MOUTH CHICKENLOOP – Retains Ozone’s wide mouth chicken-loop style ensuring easy hooking in and out
  • MODULAR DESIGN – Simple replacement of any worn parts with common Allen keys sizes
  • DESIGNED TOUGH – Tested to over 400kg of tensile load
  • 316 STAINLESS STEEL WASHER – The trim power line goes through the Megatron centre attaching to a robust 316 machined washer
  • ALL HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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