This is Ozone's high performer - the Ozone
Instinct Edge 2 (II)! Designed to let you rip fast and send
you high, the Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) has a high aspect
ratio and super thin leading edge and struts making it very
fast and with amazing hangtime. The Ozone Instinct Edge 2
(II) also keeps the familiar Instinct feel with good unhooked
ability, great in the gusts and a big wind range. This kite
is for the focused kitesurfer.
High aspect ratio 5-line flat kite with One-Pump
and 7 struts!
The Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) is an aptly
named kite, for riders that like riding hard on the rail and
at the edge of their limits. This higher aspect wing is not
only fast, it develops a tremendous amount of energy. It’s
up to you to choose where to direct that power, keep it in
front of you and speed records are likely to break, send it
vertical and you just might lose your stomach.
Be warned though, this kite is for advanced
and expert riders that are looking for a quick kite with incredible
lift and hang-time.
The high aspect ratio plan form of the Ozone
Instinct Edge 2 (II) , the 7 narrow diameter struts and progressive
leading edge gives the Edge its higher performance characteristics.
These design features make for a faster, more
aerodynamic kite which gives the Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II)
more POWER. This power can be utilized to create direct-line
speed or massive lift.
The Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) will change
the definition of getting air easy. As the Sport is a superb
all-round, freestyle, free-ride kite, the Edge 2 (II) adds
even more! It does everything you do on the Sport yet twice
as fast, twice as high and twice as long! Speed, hang-time
and height are the keywords for this design.
The Ozone Instinct Edge’s design keeps
within the feel of the Instinct family, with its gust control
and huge wind range yet it has the potential to take the rider
to the next level and beyond. With the ability to spend more
time in the air the rider will have more time to master tricks,
hooked in or unhooked. For those interested in full on speed,
the Edge will see you reaching that 50knot barrier.
To achieve maximum performance from the kite,
the Edge utilizes individual strut inflation, to maintain
optimum pressure in the canopy. The tiny volume of the struts
and the self seal valves mean for very fast pumping times
and ensures the Edge performs as designed.
- Main Sail - For the main body of the sail
we have used Tejin Nylon Rip-stop. Not the cheapest material
option but by far the best material available in the industry.
- LE and Struts - For the leading edge and
struts we have chosen Dimension Polyant Dacron, also the
leading Dacron manufacturer in the World. The structural
part of a tube kite takes unbelievable amounts of stress
and its imperative that a quality cloth is used otherwise
the kites characteristics will change.
- Bladders - We use the leading PU material
for all our bladders and we are meticulous with their production
to ensure you have a bladder that will not fail during normal
use. Bladders can be a kiter’s worst nightmare; it
was ours before we started making our own LEI’s! We
use the finest valve machine available to electrically join
the valves to the leading edge and struts.
- Flying Lines - New for all our 2008 kites
land and water is a new Dyneema line that is thinner and
also stiffer due to a better coating technique. The thinner
lines still retain the 300kg breaking strain so we have
gained performance thanks to less parasitic drag as the
lines fly through the air. The stiffer lines are also a
lot easier to handle and do not tangle easily making your
rigging time hassle free.
- Aerodynamic Leading edge scuff pads -
therefore keeping weight off the leading edge which is very
important for better performing kites
- Narrow optimally designed diameter leading
edge tube and struts - strong structure and less “parasitic
drag” as kite cuts through the air.
- New Tip Shape for a faster turn and to
also give a more constant pressure throughout the D-Power
- Direct Line to Kite feel – no pulleys
in Kite or bar
- 2:1 depower trim strap which gives each
model a constant feel from normal trim to full depower using
the smooth clamcleat Trimmer Strap. For 08 3-way rings made
in highest grade 316 Stainless
- New 08 Stopper ball for the safety flag
out line so that the bar does not shoot up the lines to
far when emergency final safety release is activated. (span
width of kite)
- One Pump System
- The Worlds finest material selection -
no compromise, giving you peace of mind in buying into a
quality manufactured product that will last.
- Unique bladder construction with double
layer sections in wear areas - no failures
- Leading industry service and support, if
you have a problem we will deal with it
- The Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) is a dream
to re-launch, just turn the bar fully to one side and the
kite rolls over onto its tip. The rider can either re-launch
immediately with the kite downwind and de-powered or allow
the kite to work its way to the edge of the wind window,
allowing for a stress free re-launch.
- Continuous smooth radius wingtip perfected
in shape to increase turning speed and aid re-launch yet
perfected in size to ensure the kite is balanced to stop
any stall possibilities.
Sizes: 7, 9, 11 and 13m
- No Pulleys in the kite or the bar
- Easy relaunch
- Total yet smooth progressive depower –the
- Insane lift and hang-time
- 5th Line safety system
- Fast handling
- Huge wind-range >> Low end and High
- The Speed machine
- Insane hang-time
- 08 Bar design with stainless steel insert
& integrated flag out safety
- New pump for 08 with pressure meter
- Bullet Proof Construction
- Aerodynamic scuff pads on LE
For 10 to 25 knots a rider of the following
weight range should use the following size kite:
70-85 kg 11m
To ride in more than 25 knots, it’s
best to step down one size.
Who is this kite designed for:
The Instinct Edge 2 (II) is a kite for intermediate to experts.
If you are a proficient rider with the skills for big hangtime
and high speeds, this performance kite is for you not forgetting
all the safety systems you come to expect from Ozone to keep
it user friendly!
Depower Control Bar
Ozone Chicken Loop
2008 Bar System:
Ergonomic spinning handle
– no more tangled power lines
One handed effortless &
intuitive re-load for the D-Power-Loop
Large smooth release handle
– easy to locate
Expert Leash attachment
ring on Molded D-Power-loop for Experts to leash to for
tangle-free un-hooked riding
New 08 cleaner trim system
design with our industry leading specialist wear proof
D-Power Line >> No more replacing your D-Power line
every month! Watch this space – every other brand
will have this line for 09!
Wide Mouth – D-Power
Loop – Super easy for hooking in and out
Bar insert – For
effortless unhooked re-loading
Swiveling D-Power Loop
lock in finger – Easy to move out the way when riding
New 08 bar with composite bar
ends with embedded foam make it easy on your fingers,
- Clearly colour coded bar ends
- Elastic line fasteners to keep your
- Composite compression molded bar ends
positively tested to 350kg easy on the body when it goes
- Conical Polished stainless steel insert
top and bottom to reduce line wear and friction
- Foam leader line floats to protect your
hands and to keep the bar floating
- Back line Trimmers – adjust your
back lines with ease and choose your preferred setting
- Clamcleat Trimmer – Effortless
to use for extra depower or when riding unhooked
- Flag-Out Handle on front power line –
used to flag out the kite in an emergency or for self
No compromise for your safety.
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The Ozone Instinct Edge is for riders who want hangtime! Colin
Despite the light winds the Ozone Instinct 13m Edge got my
muscular (pie-sized) frame up and riding and staying upwind
while other riders were on 16 and 18m kites. The kites performed
well, pulling all the way to the edge of the wind window.
Complete with impressive turning rate.
Redirect the Ozone Instinct Edge and
you are airborne! Although not arm-wrenching lift-offs, the
hangtime is impressive!
As you would expect from Ozone - top quality
build, reinforcements in all the right places with the Ozone
Instinct Edge having the standard non-return valves.
The new control system is similar to last
years with the addition of trimmable brake lines. For previous
Instinct owners they can use their current bar systems on
these new kites.
The OZONE INSTINCT EDGE is for riders who
want hangtime, a fast responsive kite and huge windrange,
with low end grunt.
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