week away Snowkiting - Powerkiteshop Team Rider Sly Jennings
gives us his thoughts on the Ozone Manta.
6 - 35knots
Tested > Ozone
Manta 12m >
In the lighter winds the Manta impressed everyone on the
mountain. At one point it was the only kite out there that
had enough power for some fun. As the wind picked up a little
the kite really came to life with lots of usable power right
across the wind window while flying super stable at all
times. Holding the kite in the power made for easy ascents
up the mountain terrain and sitting the kite at the zenith
with the depower trimmed off made boarding back down a cinch,
just feeding the power back in as you needed it, tacking
back upwind was no problem either. In the higher wind this
kite is amazing, sit back and cruise or redirecting for
some high lift fun.
Smooth, Smooth, Smooth. Redirect and up you go, no drama,
loads of lift and a controlled glide back down, edge hard
for more pop then add a little bar pressure and the hang
time you are rewarded with is impressive to say the least.
Build Quality >
As with all the top brand, Ozone included, the build quality
is top notch, the highest quality materials are used throughout
with reinforcement in all the ‘stress’ areas.
The backpack is worth a mention here also, loads of room,
two kites packed in with no problem, with space left for
supplies and essentials, also very comfortable to wear which
can be important when you need to board and hike 10 kilometres
to find the best sites.
System > The carbon bar is comfortable
to use and the leashless safety and re-ride system works
very well. Adjustment of the de-power system is easily done,
even with snowboarding gloves on.
Stable with great pop and hang time. Large wind range and
most of all FUN!A nother top performer from the boys at
can view more information on the Ozone Manta here >
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