Ozone Reo V7 Ultra X
Applying new but proven lightweight and stiff performance materials, tested across a three year period, has led to the next evolution in the Reo’s stunning legacy.
- Next level wave riding specific design
- High performance, light weight materials for ultimate handling in surf
- Super fast and direct feedback, even at the edge of the window
- Mind blowing drift and slack line control
- Transverse sail shaping for tighter canopy and huge range
WHO IS IT FOR?
This second model released alongside the Reo V7 is a razor sharp, laser focused wave kite designed for riders searching for ultimate performance.
The Ultra-X model is designed around the same transversely shaped canopy and air frame skeleton as the Reo V7 but features a 20% lighter dacron and 17% lighter canopy material. This may be one of the lightest pure wave kites on the market, but it’s not all about weight.
As ever Ozone's primary focus was on aerodynamic performance and the Ultra-X is stiffer throughout, offering increased drift, reduced nose diving at the edge of the window in radical surf and lightning fast, super-crisp response.
Drift performance and responsiveness at the edge of the window in slack line situations is perhaps the biggest appeal to those searching for true surf performance. While the Reo has always been a pure wave performance machine, all of these lightweight performance handling gains offer huge advantages for the freeride kitefoiler, too.
BUILDING FROM THE V7 BASE
Broken down, the Ultra-X is built around the new V7 framework. There have been many subtle tweaks to stitching lines and panels applied to these designs since the V6 model, but the biggest improvement in canopy tautness has been achieved thanks to transverse sail shaping on the leading edge, improving your sense of sail control.
Applying the experience of Ozone's paragliding design colleagues, the V7 framework features an extra seam in the sail running close to the leading edge, which allows for more true 3D shaping.
Not only has Ozone managed to add more profile curvature, they’ve also added more strength in the high lift zone thanks to that extra seam.
LIGHTER WEIGHT PERFORMANCE DACRON
The leading edge and struts are not only 20% lighter than 160g standard dacron, but is also more rigid. Also used on the new Flux V1 wing, this new 125g performance dacron material guarantees a longer lasting shape but also allows for more responsive handling and a tighter canopy for more aerodynamic performance gains. LIGHTER WEIGHT CANOPY
Utilizing the weight saving properties of the latest 46g double ripstop Teijin cloth (17% lighter than a 55g standard triple ripstop) further contributes to the increased drift performance in particular. The performance coating ensures high levels of strength and durability at a reduced weight. BRIDLES – COMPLETING THE FULL EXTENT OF THE MISSION
As Ozone continues to discover ever increasing aerodynamic performance, further gains are achieved through the use of a Technora line material for the bridle lines that’s 25% lighter and 25-35% thinner to further reduce drag throughout all areas of performance.
Variable Bridle Geometry (VBG)
Quick and easy to change with no extra lines to add or remove. These bridle settings extend the kites operating range, bringing another level of versatility to this outstanding design.
Setting 1: Offshore
A balanced and refined feel with good forward speed perfect for most conditions, and excelling in cross-shore to offshore winds. The kite can sit further to the edge of the wind window when de-powered, drifting as you ride down the line. The Offshore setting is the knot positioned part way up the VBG pigtail.
Setting 2: Onshore
The kite sits a little further back in the wind window and tackles onshore conditions with ease. Increased bar pressure improves feeling from the kite when a wave is pushing with the wind. If you prefer a slightly heavier feel this could be the setting for you. The Onshore setting is the knot on the end of the VBG pigtail.
WHAT YOU FEEL:
- Incredible pure wave performance handling
- Sensational drift
- Ultra-quick steering response and drive through the window
- Reduced tendency to nose dive at the edge of the window when lines slacken
- Later luffing means better feedback and handling across a greater wind range
- Excellent stability wherever the kite is in the wind window
- More feeling, more feedback, more control
- Lighter weight kites feel lighter and more responsive on the bar
- More performance and stability especially in light winds
- Packing volume is decreased