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Ozone Instinct  Edge 2 Kites

Ozone Instinct Edge 2 II Rucksack Bag Stuff Sack
Comes Complete with: 

Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) Kite Storage Bag:
Waterproof canvas and tough construction backpack.

Ozone Instinct Sport Depower Power Kite Storage Bag

Ozone Instinct Edge2 (II) Kite:
Kite complete with pre-stretched bridles.

Ozone Instinct Edge Power Kite

Dyneema Flying Lines:
Pre-stretched flying lines for ultimate performance and lowest stretch. Colour-coded for safety and ease of use.

Ozone Instinct Flying Lines

Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) Depower Control Bar with safety system:
Depower control bar with safety system, cleat adjustment and chickenloop.

Ozone Instinct Edge 2 II Depower Control Bar with Safety System

Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II) Technical Features:

 

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Ozone Instinct Edge 2 (II): £599.95 - £759.95
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Suitable For:
Suitable for Kite Buggying
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Suitable for Snow Kiting
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Description

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.

 

Materials:

  • 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.

Features:

  • 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 range.
  • 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 experts preference
  • Insane lift and hang-time
  • 5th Line safety system
  • Fast handling
  • Huge wind-range >> Low end and High end
  • 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:

45-60kg 7m
60-70kg 9m
70-85 kg 11m
80-95kg 13m

 

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!

 

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Specs

Span Lines: Whilst designing the original Instinct in 2005 we noticed the problem that all flat kites suffer if they are allowed onto their back when crashed onto the water.

In this situation all BOW/SLE/Hybrid/Flat kites will invert if the rider, particularly a beginner does not keep tension on the back lines by pulling the bar in once the kite has crashed. To us this wasn’t acceptable so we added what we call span lines.

 

Our span lines do not hold any tension when the kite is in-flight. It does not add stability like many thought, it merely stops the instincts from being able to flatten out. If you are an above average rider you do not need the span lines and that is why we have only attached them with a larks foot knot. We recommend that you leave them attached as supplied from the factory.

 



Anti-Scuff Pads: Keeping the leading edge ultra light but at the same time protecting the structural stitching, these Dacron anti scuff pads ensure that the leading edge stitching remains intact when the kite is dragged along the ground during self launch or landing. A light weight leading edge is the key to an aerodynamic kite’s performance. No battens and no lumpy, drag inefficient heavy scuff pads ensure this. Battens also weaken the cloth as its more weight in the wrong place flapping and stretching the material around the batten ends - far from ideal.

 

New Planform and Tip Shape: The Instinct’s tip has been designed with water relaunch and turning speed in mind, it is more swept and the Y bridle configuration ensures the power from the back lines is applied to the correct part of the tip during the turn to keep the power constant and direct. The turn is initiated at the bottom of the tip, creating a faster reaction time, then, as the kite moves through the turn, the power is smoothed out and comes from further up the tip until it reaches the top of the bridle. No pulleys here mean DIRECT TIP STEERING.

 

 

New Strut Ends: Chamfered strut tips. The tips of the strut on the Instinct have been swept to a more aerodynamic shape, improving the airflow release and also eliminating the chances of the lines catching on the tip during launch or relaunch.

 



Anti-Line Catch Mesh: The leading edge of the Instinct is supported by a bridle, if the kite hits the water then the bridle and lines can become slack and catch on the valves. This simple mesh design stops the bridle lines from becoming wrapped round the inflation valves and opening them inadvertently. It also keeps the airflow smoother over the valve area, adding to the kites performance.


Anti Line Catcher > LE Tip: For the 2008 models we have added a simple anti-line catcher to the tip ends that help ensure lines roll of the end of the leading edge to avoid line hang-ups which can create an un-safe launch situation. You will notice that we have designed this simple yet effective anti-line catcher with webbing but with a solid insert so it actually works. Other companies just add webbing which still allow the kite lines to get caught between the sail and the leading edge tube.

 



Ultra Thin Struts:
The thinner the strut the faster the kite and the less performance is lost from disturbed airflow. These struts have been reduced to the minimum possible size without compromising structural stability.

 

 

High Quality Workmanship: The Ozone team have over 15 years of paragliding design and manufacturing experience which results in amazing craftsmanship and stress management, accurate stitching only where necessary. Self Rescue handles, Anti scuff pads and Strut base reinforcement are all visible here.

 

Bullet Proof Construction: Reinforced bridle points and anti scuff pads. Extra material is placed inside the leading edge for bombproof attachment points. The scuff pad stitching is not structural; it only holds the pad in place, all the structural stitching is beneath the scuff pad.


 

Bladders: The bladders on all instincts are made from the highest grade of PU with double layers of PU at both ends of the struts (see picture). This extra layer adds protection in the right area and is one of the reasons Ozone bladders are leading the industry.

 

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Depower Control Bar

Ozone Chicken Loop 2008 Bar System:

 

Ozone Instinct Edge 2 II Chicken Loop 2008 08 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 unhooked

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 lines tidy
  • Composite compression molded bar ends positively tested to 350kg easy on the body when it goes wrong
  • 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 landing

No compromise for your safety.

 

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Reviews

The Ozone Instinct Edge is for riders who want hangtime! Colin Phillips

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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