OZONE ZEPHYR V8 ULTRA X
MAKE LIGHT WIND RIDING A BLAST ON ANY BOARD!
The Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra X has been designed from the ground up. When designing the zephyr V8 Ultra x Ozone set out to add more performance, they specifically wanted to make riding in light winds easier for everyone, more fun and something you could do more often
- Light wind specific freeride machine
- Huge wind range, 6-20 knots
- Now 17% lighter and more responsive with Ultra-X materials
- Tight radius turning for reactive, fun sessions
- Easy to fly and re-launch even in light winds
CONTINUOUS CURVE IN THE LEADING EDGE WITH TRANSVERSAL SHAPING
The aerodynamic shaping upgrades in the Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra-X have already proven to be performance enhancing design features in other kites in the Ozone range.
As featured on the Enduro V4 and Alpha V2, the Continuous Curve Leading Edge construction ensures that, instead of trying to make a curve by joining straight segments with angled joints, each segment of the Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra X’s leading edge is now curved to form a perfectly smooth arc from tip-to-tip.
Working in harmony with the Continuous Curve Leading Edge, Transversal shaping has also been added and is a fundamental part of the elevated performance found in the Enduro V4, Alpha V2, Reo V7 and Edge V12 kites.
These latest design features reduce parasitic drag and create a cleaner surface at the most important area of the airfoil, guaranteeing less turbulent airflow across the canopy, improving the lift to drag ratio and overall performance.
To squeeze extra performance from a kite in aerodynamically demanding light wind conditions. Ozone didn’t just tweak an already evolved, smooth handling design. Ozone first stripped things back to refine the entire airframe. The Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra X now features more shaping detail that contributes to the cleaner overall sail profile.
The introduction of ‘Ultra-X’ lightweight materials has seen this powerful 17m kite experience a 17% weight reduction, which is crucial to its undoubtedly more sporty handling.
The V8 now delivers more forward drive and faster response in even lighter winds, while also offering more top end range comfort too, making it a seriously useful addition to your quiver.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Anyone who wants to get out on the water more!
The combined advantages of being both lighter in weight and having a cleaner, more taut canopy across its entire profile delivers a sportier and more dynamic handling feel. The V8 flying characteristics are significantly improved throughout.
In collaboration with colleagues in the dedicated prototyping department of Ozone’s own factory, our design team embarked on an intense material development and testing programme spanning more than three years.
The use of light weight performance materials has helped deliver improved drift, faster reactiveness / turning speed and more drive through the window. Despite being around 17% lighter than the V7, all materials used in the Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra-X are proven to deliver integral strength, too. Please note that these Ultra-X materials are structurally very strong, but less abrasion resistant, so we advise beginners who will have a tendency to be rougher with their kite to consider instead our large Catalyst models for learning the sport in light winds.
LIGHTER WEIGHT PERFORMANCE DACRON
The newly integrated 125g performance dacron material on the leading edge and struts is not only 20% lighter, but is also more rigid, guaranteeing a longer lasting shape and a tighter canopy. The careful implementation helped our design team deliver the more responsive handling and aerodynamic performance gains they wanted to reach.
LIGHTER WEIGHT CANOPY
Utilising the weight saving properties of the latest 46g double ripstop Teijin cloth (17% lighter than a 55g standard triple ripstop) further contributes to the increased drift performance in particular. The performance coating ensures high levels of strength and durability at a reduced weight.
REDUCED DIAMETER BRIDLES
Ensuring every inch of the new Ozone Zephyr V8 is as performance-oriented as possible, the new bridles have also been reduced in diameter and are made of an abrasion-resistant sheathed Dyneema line material.
Every millimetre of potential drag savings count when it comes to finding the extremes of accessible lightwind performance. You can rely on Ozone to have poured over every square inch of the new Ozone Zephyr V8 Ultra X to ensure it’s tuned to get you riding sooner and for longer with less of the handling complications in flight that are often associated with light wind riding.
WHAT YOU FEEL With the Ozone Zephyr v8 ultra:
- More responsive kite with more stability, especially in marginal conditions
- Lighter handling and bar pressure
- Faster airspeed and turning. This 17m feels more like a 13m kite
- More forward drive, less tendency to back stall
- Smaller packing volume
- Better drift and stability over head
WHy you feel it:
- Overall, the V8 17m is 17% lighter than the V7
- Continuous curved leading edge
- Transversal shaping
- Ultra-X lightweight, performance materials
- Reduced bridle line diameter