OZONE REO V7, PURE WAVE RIDING
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· Wave riding specific design
· Improved low end and wider performance range
· Transverse sail shaping for cleaner and tighter canopy
· Super direct with improved response and range before luffing
· Instant power, faster handling, huge de-power and insane drift
Two years after the V6 launched, and now tuned more tightly than ever, the OZONE REO V7 delivers a pure fire mix of speed, power control, drift and rapid relaunch. The OZONE REO V7’s joystick like control delivers thrilling sessions every time you hit the water.
WHATS NEW ON THE REO V7
–New refined design and sail control
-Transverse sail shaping results in a cleaner aerofoil for increased performance
-Reduced drag and more drive through the window
-Smoother handling in gusty conditions
-Improved low end
-Thinner bridles than on V6 for reduced parasitic drag and weight
Being more ruggedly built than the Ultra-X version, the meatier material on the V7 is better suited to riders who may regularly rig up and launch / land on more abrasive beaches. The smallest sizes may also be preferable for anyone riding in stronger wind conditions when the extra durability can add peace of mind, at which point the lighter weight materials on the Ultra-X will have less effect on overall performance.
WHO IS THE REO V7 FOR?
Designed for intermediate riders and beyond. It’s faster, smoother and has a bigger range. This
is a kite for riders with waves on their mind. The quick turning, crisp control and excellent drift performance also works excellently for freeride foilers who need a kite that will remain highly responsive in as much of the wind window as possible.
OUR TIGHTEST CANOPY YET
Searching for as tight a canopy as possible is a continuous journey. Whether you choose the V7 or the V7 Ultra-X, both models have the same panel layout. There have been many subtle tweaks to stitching lines and panels applied to these designs since the V6 model, but the biggest improvement in canopy tautness has come thanks to transverse sail shaping on the leading edge.
THE LEGENDARY RIDE CONTINUES
Take the V7 out for a session and one of the first things you’ll notice is how improved your sense of sail control will feel. Applying the experience of our paragliding design colleagues, the Reo V7 features an extra seam in the sail running close to the leading edge, which allows for more true 3D shaping.
Of course each cut and any extra panel additions lead to another manufacturing process and can add more weight. The art of design is finding this perfect balance. Not only have we managed to add more profile curvature, but we’ve also added more strength in the high lift zone thanks to the extra seams.
ORIGINAL REO DNA – WITH IMPROVED RANGE AND BETTER FEEL
The Reo V7 features an evolved combination of design features that will help your wave riding improve. Maintaining its low aspect three-strut platform, the V7 offers super fast turning response with rapid but silky smooth movement through the window and a handling sweet spot that’s now even wider in its wind range.
The cleaner and tighter aerofoil has also improved the low end, which is now markedly better in the V7. Luffing later, you’ll enjoy even more predictability and clean feedback from the kite across a wider range of winds before the canopy is compromised.
Of course, superb drift and float overhead remain key characteristics that have also been improved.
The OZONE REO V7 features Variable Bridle Geometry (VBG).Quick and easy to change with no extra lines to add or remove. These bridle settings extend the kites operating range,
bringing another level of versatility to this outstanding design.
A balanced nd refined feel with good forward speed perfect for most conditions, and excelling in cross-shore to offshore winds. The kite can sit further to the edge of the wind window when de-powered, drifting as you ride down the line.
The Offshore setting is the knot positioned halfway up the VBG pigtail.
The kite sits a little further back in the wind window and tackles onshore conditions with ease. Increased bar pressure improves feeling from the kite when a wave is pushing with the wind. If you prefer a slightly heavier feel this could be the setting for you.
The Onshore setting is the knot on the end of the VBG pigtail.
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More info at https://ozonekites.com/
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