Thought you might like to know how I got on with my Ozone Edge:
First session with 10m Ozone Edge. 2nd June 2013
Duxbury - 84 degs, sunny, blowing cross on, quite gusty, but windy!
Went out on S/B 12m and TT for a while and got well overpowered.
Jumps were going well and was sending kite back again before landing to soften the blow. Cocky, but not totally pretty!
Tide was out and it’s a long walk back!
Rigged ‘Edge’ in garden so knew what to expect. Even so, outside lines had got looped in depower system so had to pull them back through, not sure how that happened?
Easy to pump as struts are so small.
No pulleys and easy to rig, nice feel of quality, similar to Cabrinha.
Got a launch and no probs.
On the water it soon showed is differences to a Cab’
It’s more 'on or off' power than a Cab and a whole lot faster across the water!
It took a while to re-adjust to the power. The kite feels similar across the (sky) wind window speed wise, but accelerates and takes you much faster on the board than a Cab! Took a while to get used to, and it was very gusty.
It felt like getting off a rotational sail and getting on a 4 cam race sail in windsurfing terms.
Or out of a saloon car and into a supercharged version.
It goes upwind miles better.
Tried a couple of small jumps and it’ll take a while to dial in. Most of the boost comes from the speed so will need to try it a bit.
Much less forging than a S/B.
I dropped kite in water to see how it launched and as it was so windy it popped back up without thinking. Need to try this in lighter winds (with surf board)
Walked backed you the long beach and got lifted clean off the floor a couple of times (I'm 245lbs!).
Didn’t panic and realised that you can sheet in with less resistance than my Cab, so concentrated on keeping it sheeted out and it was fine.
May go for higher bar pressure if I keep over sheeting.
Packs up so easy, small struts and a big bag.
It’s going to take a few sessions to get used to it (or love it!), but I think it’ll be great when I’ve got it!