Ozone Chrono V3
Described as "one of the first models to open up standard LEI kiters to the advantages of ram air kites" by The Kiteboarder Magazine, the Ozone Chrono V3's multi-purpose design will keep keep twintipper, foilers and snow kiters very happy! The Chrono V3’s multi-purpose design means it is perfect for high performance Twin Tip freeriding – launching yourself into big floaty airs or out and out power and speed riding. Hydrofoil riders will instantly notice the improved stability and tacking/gybing potential of the V3, it will lift you for longer making maneuvers smoother and more intuitive. Snow kiters will love the kite's power to carve up the snow and sky in even the lightest breeze.
What Ozone Says About the Ozone Chrono V3
Our design brief was to enhance every aspect of the V2. To do this we had to take the design to the next level incorporating features and understanding from the highest performance race kite on the planet, the R1 V2. It was a lofty goal but we believe we have made it happen.
It all starts with a totally new plan form, slightly more compact and with wider tips. Less obvious but perhaps the biggest upgrade are the internal diagonal ribs which help to keep the upper surface clean while creating a more solid internal structure. We have included internal straps to link the tension from the diagonals to the lines in order to create a uniform tension across the span. The upper and lower surface tension has been manipulated to reduce its effect on the internal structure resulting in a cohesive, stiffer wing in flight.
Key Features of The Ozone Chrono V3
- Universal high level foil kite
- Any surface – water, land or snow
- State of the art technology
- Experienced riders or with previous foil experience
- Exceptional Ozone Factory Construction
- Designed With OZ-CAD
- High performance materials
- Performance Double Surface
- Optimized Leading Edge Air Intakes
- L.E Profile Reinforcements
- Internal Diagonals and Straps
- Sheathed Bridle Lines
- Double pulley Speed System
- Water Drainage Channels
- Waterproof deflation zipper
We’ve radically improved the overall flying sensation, making the V3 more responsive and reactive giving the rider a more direct feel and confidence. We’ve focused on creating a progressive feeling in the bar throughout the depower throw range, keeping consistent control in light or high winds.
The handling has an impeccably smooth turning motion and the kite has nice drive following through the turn, which means the V3 can easily be looped.
The kite is more reactive due to being a stiffer wing, which means it’s incredibly efficient even in the lightest breeze. With the Chrono V3 upwind riding has become a “no brainer” and this kite will get you out in winds you previously thought were unkiteable. Stability is essential no matter what conditions you’re out in, we’ve made sure the V3 holds its ground and delivers the utmost rock-solid stability.
The Chrono V3’s multi-purpose design means it is perfect for high performance Twin Tip freeriding - launching yourself into big floaty airs or out and out power and speed riding. Hydrofoil riders will instantly notice the improved stability and tacking/gybing potential of the V3, it will lift you for longer making maneuvers smoother and more intuitive.
Snow kiters will notice a significant performance boost of the V3 over its predecessor, ensuring riders have power to carve up the snow and sky in even the lightest breeze. The responsive handling has expanded the realm of possibility for landboarders, giving more control for engaged freestyle maneuvers. The incredible stability of the Chrono V3 gives riders the assurance they need to go for new tricks without hesitation.
The Chrono V3 is designed to deliver, for the competent kiter aspiring to ride an enhanced performance kite, which is powerful yet at the same time forgiving and not demanding. Get ready to experience heightened sensations that will give you the confidence to take your riding skills to a whole new level
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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
Excellent light wind kite and perfect for those looking to foil, surf, and twintip.
This kite is AMAZING! I weigh 210lbs. and with my 18m chrono v3 i can comfortably ride a freestyle twintip in 8-10kts and even lighter with a surfboard or foil. This kite holds air surprisingly well for a non inflatable and as long as its bridals do not get tangled it is pretty easy to relaunch. Setting up and launching is more difficult than an LEI but once you learn the technique it really isn't too taxing. If you're looking for the ultimate light wind kite this is it, There isn't an inflatable on the market that can match this kites low end power. Between its light weight and efficiency it can be launched and flown in less than 6kts.
Set backs for this kite are price and skill level required to comfortably use it. This isn't a kite for beginners. Also if planning to fly this kite with a standard control bar i highly suggest adding a brake line to your bar as it will help in launching and single handed landing.
Unreal power, efficiency, and light air performance for advanced riders and racers
I was amazed by the amount of power and the upwind efficiency of this kite. Also, the build quality is excellent as is typical of Ozone products. The pull is smooth when sailing through gusts. The kite can turn faster than a similar inflatable kite. The kite depowers more easily in heavy air and stays flying in super light air. There is nothing available right now that can outperform this kite light air. It will stay flying in the lightest of winds when any inflatable kite would fall out of the sky.
You can totally use the kite with a twin-tip or surf board, but to experience the full power of the Chrono, you need a hydrofoil. With a chrono and a hydrofoil you can kite in lighter winds than you ever thought possible (I'm talking 4-8 knots) and hit amazing speeds. For racing in both light and heavy winds this kite blows everything else out of the water with its efficiency.
This is definitely an advanced kite.
Launching and landing can take some getting used to, but once you have the technique down it is not so bad.
If there are large lulls and the kite does fall out of the sky, relaunching is much less reliable than an inflatable. Often the kite's long bridles will tangle on the way down or in the water and make relaunching impossible. You can't really self rescue with this kite since it fills with water after a couple minutes so you will need to roll it up and swim it back in. I'd suggest staying close to shore at first and always wearing flotation. Also be sure to watch the Ozone YouTube videos on how to launch and land the kite.
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