The team at Ozone kites started out being comprised of world and national champion pilots, passionate free fliers who love the beauty and simplicity of kite flying.
Their attitude is that kite flying is a lot of fun, that its a great sport and easy for anyone to enjoy. Ozone Kite's mission is to give kite riders technologically advanced paragliders and kits that are safe and fun to fly whatever your level of expertise or experience.
During the 1990s Ozone kites were concerned with paragliding design with their development forged through competition but they noticed that with the market adopting this approach huge amounts of research were being done for just the few elite kite pilots. Ozone decided to target more of its kite research and development onto products that everyone could enjoy, not just the top fliers.
With this in mind Ozone Kites decided to produce gliders and kites that were safe, provided confidence in their flyers but all the while keeping the aspects that make flying fun and enjoyable. They focus an inordinate amount of their research and development towards developing sensitivity, safety and handling in all their products at the speeds regular riders would normally fly them at.
Their belief is that this is more important than just finding the top speed of a product, especially given that confidence in a product is a far more important factor in effective riding.
Ozone primary headquarters is in Gourdon in the South of France which the claim is one of the most important flying locations in the world given that around 300 days of the year they can get out and develop their kites and gliders in practical tests in their own backyard.
Ozone Imp Kites
The IMP comes in various guises depending what is needed from a kite. The IMP 2-Line comes in 1m and 1.5m sizes and is geared towards children taking their first steps in kiting. The IMP trainer kite is designed to fire up the kitesurfer within everyone due to its stability and smoothness with a hint of power to lead you onto the next level of kiting. Infact you can think of the ultimate trainer as the 2.5m IMP trainer kite. The IMP Quattro kite is great for the novice kiter who feels they want to move rapidly towards land kiting – a 1.5m is great for developing those first skills and then a 2.5m or 3.5m to get the hang of a land board.
For forays onto the water the Ozone Uno Kite is a nice and simple single strut cheap and durable inflatable de-powe trainer kite. Coming in 2.5m it provides ample power for beginners hence making it ideal for teaching or kite schools use.
The Zephyr is Ozone Kites ideal kite for light wind conditions. It relaunches from the water effortlessly and remains stable while feeling like its got the same pull as a boat! Previously many big kites didn't loop easily but the Zephyr does this no problem without the need for ungainly pulleys. If the wind picks up this is one Ozone kite that lets you continue to load the rail and throw in some big tricks with the extra loft it gives you.
Ozone Kites Edge is stable and predictable in the air as well as being extremely smooth giving its rider a whole load of confidence which translates to the ability to jump bigger and try out bigger loops and tricks. With its competition pedigree you'll know you're riding a kite that is at the leading edge of speed and performance. Just pull the bar in, go in hard on the edge and then try to hang on as you whiz up to super high speeds.
Fans of all round conditions who only want one kite or who are constrained by storage or price issues will love the Ozone Kites Catalyst. Its the ideal choice for the all rounder or beginner all the way through starting out all the way to the highest levels of the sport. You can depend on it to give you the performance you need across any type of riding you might be doing. Great in waves cruising down the line or taking off on the lip you feel confident enough to concentrate on the waves. In big wind the Catalyst will help you take off and give you enough power for a soft controlled landing. With its smooth progressive nature, fantastic de-powering properties and an effective safety system it delivers across the board and does everything you could ever want out of a single kite.
For more information about Ozone Kites check out their website at http://www.flyozone.com/ and don't forget to check out their other products such as paragliders to see where Ozone Kites started out from.