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The Ozone Yakuza GT is Ozone's full-race kite for expert users wanting to go seriously fast on land or snow. Designed for the kiter looking for absolute performance. The original Yakuza and now the Yakuza GT have been developed by the most diverse and technically minded team within the kiting industry.
It's the kite to use if you are wanting to take part in any type of speed competitons.
A sleek race profile with a high performance arc creates the fastest kite Ozone have ever designed.
By integrating profile technologies learnt from both kite and paraglider developments, Ozone have built a very high-speed kite which produces low drag when tacking at slower speeds.
For the less technically minded, this simply means there is much less chance of being lifted out of your buggy.
A sophisticated inboard braking system, a semi closed leading edge and a high aspect ratio combine to help the Yakuza GT deliver smooth power both across the window and through the turn.
This is a highly efficient and clean wing designed for ultimate performance.
Ozone Yakuza GT Design Process:
Ozone has worked closely with highly successful buggy racers including World Champions and National Champions to perfect what has become the benchmark in race kite technology. The design process on a high aspect kite like the Ozone Yakuza GT is very involved; a race kite needs to perform in a wide variety of conditions, upwind, downwind or any direction you choose and be able to go as fast as possible whilst maintaining stability and low-end pull.
Beside a plus on speed Ozone have worked on more stability and general user friendliness. There is still the typical Ozone Yakuza feeling in the kite and there is still heaps of extra power you can get through the brakes.
Everything works very intuitive and riders new to the Yakuza GT won’t need much time to get used to it.
The smaller Yakuza GT kites (<4.5m) have a special profile and planform. Ozone found out the advantage of having a slightly less performance kite is therefore safer and easier to handle than having a crazy kite the rider is scared to use in gusty conditions.
The bigger sizes >10m of the Yakuza GT's have also been used as the low wind power houses for loads of snowkite expeditions through Greenland, Antarctic and Canada. Eric, Sarah and Curtis from the Pittarak expedition were adding 12 and 14m Yakuzas for the first time to their quiver when they were crossing Greenland from south to north in 2008. They staked up 2 sets of 30m Lines and were able to snowkite even if they couldn’t feel a breeze on the ground which gave them a big advantage making distance.
For heavy weight buggier and snowkiters that travel with heavy equipments and sleds Ozone have made a 17m version which will pull you like a tractor in less than 5 knots winds.
Hand-checked Ozone factory construction:
Utilizing highest grade Oztex 40d ripstop nylon fabric and pre-stretched dyneema control line throughout. This translates to the kite flying in lighter winds and a greater wind speed to power generated ratio and as the kite can penetrate the window deeper the up wind ability is superb. The stability is kept even with less bridling by the use of Diagonal-Rib construction, a method of strengthening the kite from inside to enable less support from the bridles.
Ozone's aim when designing the bridle lines is to use the least amount of line possible, to minimise parasitic drag through the air, resulting in a more performant kite. Kite design has advanced to the point where the accuracy and diameter of the line lengths is vitally important. To achieve this accuracy, Ozone use the highest quality Dyneema lines which are stitch finished for extra strength and less drag.
World Championship Winning:
In the race season 2008 world champion and 5 time german champion Björn Krautschick, was using the Ozone Yakuza GT prototypes with which he managed to win the championship once again. The Ozone Yakuza GT gave him the right advantage against all the others. Imaging in one race he started late from the last position, fought hard and took all he could out of his Yakuza GT. Few meters before the finish line he had overtaken everyone and even passed the person in lead. Björn reported he was able to go much more upwind than anyone else and was also the fastest on the speed course giving him the necessary advantage to also win that race.
The Ozone Yakuza GT delivers direct, smooth handling at very high speeds but with a level of exceptionally user-friendly stability that means all competent kiters will be able to enjoy it's turbo charged performance.
If you want to be the fastest or feel the need to have the most powerful kite possible in your quiver then the Yakuza GT is the kite for you.
Supplied with: Ozone
Yakuza GT Kite, Manual, Stickers and Bag
Ozone 4-Line Handles with Wrist
Leash Safety System:
Extra features include soft plastic sheathing on the lead line exit to prevent line or finger chaffing during heavy use.
Additional ground 'staking loops' allow the pilot to keep the kite stalled when not being flown.
Safety system easily larks-foot onto the ground staking loops or brake line leaders on your handles. High quality soft webbing straps with short bungee cord attachment to prevent them getting tangled or damaged.
Handles are now complete with a spectra stitched strop line as standard.
Ozone Pro 4-Line Composite Handles:
The Ozone Pro-handles feature a 3D EVA grip and are 25mm in diameter to reduce arm fatigue. The leaders and 60cm harness strop are made from Amsteel spectra with ground staking loops for easy control of your kite when taking a break.
The brake leader line comes directly out of the end of the handle meaning you never get a line cross-over. The handles are a vital part of your equipment; make sure your riding with the best.
Sizes: 35cm, 40cm, 45cm
Material: Composite/Carbon, EVA, Amstel Spectra Leaders
The ultimate buggy kite! Stacey Yates
The Ozone Yakuza has got me up to 47mph on
my buggy which I thought was quite good considering I had
only been out with it a handful of times. I cannot wait to
get tuned in with it!
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