Building on the success of its previous models, the Ozone Zephyr V5 delivers on its promise to get you on the water on those light wind days. Where other XL kites often disappoint with slow kite response, small wind range, on or off power, and poor upwind performance, the Ozone Zephyr has found just the right balance. It turns like a much smaller kite, continues to perform even as the wind moves well into the 12-meter territory, delivers dependable graduated power delivery, and rides upwind like a champ. If you know anyone who has one of these, ask them about it and be prepared to hear them rave about it. This is a high-quality kite with superior performance, ease of use, stability, and power.
The Ozone Zephyr V5 is a ground breaking kite and a without a doubt the first light wind specific kite on the market that delivers both performance and handling. Other brands have witnessed the success of the Zephyr and followed with light wind specific kites…BUT the Zephyr V5 remains the benchmark. The latest generation of the Zephyr incorporates elements of the performance dominating EDGE with the ease of relaunch and flight from the last generation Zephyr. The new 2017 model has a crisp and powerful feel with a very direct positive bar feel with instant power delivery and better upwind performance. All of these performance enhancements make it perfect for cruising, practicing new school moves or honing your strapless airs. Kite loops are smooth and easy while the boost is impressive and floaty. As with all Ozone products they pride themselves on top of the line manufacturing. In their own factory using the highest quality materials suited for the job.There is no doubt that the new Zephyr is going to get you out on the water enjoying whatever aspect of kiting you prefer.
What Ozone says:
4-line pulley-less system - NO pulleys, NO problems. We design all our inflatable kites without pulleys, to inherit the unique Ozone feeling and performance across our range.
Designed with OZ-CAD - The FUTURE is NOW - All Ozone kites are designed and developed using our own highly advanced custom built CAD software. Our designers are able to work with parameters specifically formulated to calculate unique aspects required in technical Inflatable and Foil kites. Part of our design team is dedicated to the upgrade of the CAD code and addition of new modules and features to the program as the development of our kites continues.
Back-line trimming options - Customize your handling and bar pressure with the back line bridle attachments. Closer to the Leading Edge for slower turn speed and more bar pressure, or closer to the Trailing Edge for faster turn speed and less bar pressure.
One-Pump inflation system - The One Pump inflation system enables quick and easy setup with single point inflation of the kite. All Struts are connected to the Leading Edge via inflation points – air will flow through the hose to inflate the entire kite. Clips seal the hose connecting the Struts and Leading Edge to prevent unwanted airflow in case of damage.
High volume inflate/deflate valve - A high volume valve makes inflation and deflation quick and easy. Pumping is a breeze thanks to the high airflow rate, while the internal seal engages to stop any air coming out under pressure. Unscrew the bottom of the valve to deflate and pack your kite with ease.
Foolproof line connectors - Foolproof numbered line connectors prevent incorrect rigging of the flying lines to the kite.
Anti-snag line deflectors - The Anti-Snag line deflectors prevent bridles and lines from tangling around the wing tip. Safety is increased when launching with a partner and water re-launch is made easier.
Exceptional Ozone factory construction - World-class construction in our own factory, using the highest quality materials and hand checked Quality Control at every step. The Ozone factory also manufactures our Paragliding and Speed Wing range; the same Quality Control processes are used across all products.
Teijin TechnoForce D2 & Teijin Dacron - Teijin is the world's leading supplier of polyester fabrics and sail materials for marine sports. We use the remarkably durable Teijin D2 canopy material in all our water kites. Teijin D2 is the benchmark in quality with proven superiority in durability and dynamics. We use the incredibly strong and reliable Teijin Dacron in all our water kites. Dacron is used on parts requiring rigidity and stability – the Leading Edge, Struts, Wingtips, and all loaded areas with extra reinforcement for enhanced load distribution and durability.
Direct connect struts - Our Direct Connect construction method improves load distribution between the Leading Edge, Struts, and Canopy. The Struts are connected directly to the Leading Edge with internal reinforcements and external webbing. This unique construction method ensures clean profiles are maintained with the optimum canopy tension.
Internal reinforcements - What’s on the inside counts too – All Ozone kites are internally reinforced for improved strength and durability; such as a Double layered Dacron + Insignia taped Leading Edge closing seam with high strength threads.
Double stitched folded seams - Sail canopy seams are stitched, folded, and then stitched again for a clean and strong connection of the panels.
Load distribution panels - Dacron reinforcements are used on all loaded areas for enhanced load distribution. This means all loads are spread evenly into the sail ensuring the kite flies and performs at its best.
Reinforced leading edge and struts - The Leading Edge and Struts are reinforced in high-stress areas to ensure the kite canopy remains in shape and performs at its best.
Reinforced trailing edge - Double layer Teijin D2 Trailing Edge strip with an internal lightweight Dyneema reinforcement – this reduces canopy wear and helps to maintain optimum Trailing Edge tension as designed. The Dyneema line also reduces any potential stretch at the Trailing Edge.
Low profile aerodynamic scuff pads - Leading Edge bumpers are often large and unnecessary cosmetic items. At Ozone, we build our kites for performance and durability using the best materials & components available. Any areas requiring scuff protection we use a lightweight, durable material with superior abrasion resistance, while keeping a low profile in order to reduce drag and maintain performance.
Unique bladder construction - Our bladders are constructed in-house with advanced custom built welding machines. Double layered sections are applied to any potential wear areas.