Another big release from Ozone – this time the new EDGE. This is a legendary freeride kite we have known and loved for years. Anyone who loves hangtime should try the EDGE. It flies around and races upwind which is great considering how far you will travel in the air. Whilst there do not appear to be any radical changes to the EDGE from 2014, we understand the kite has been tweaked to optimise it for freeriding now the racing side of things is mostly covered by the Chrono and soon the R1.
We cannot wait to get these out on test soon and compare it to the Flysurfer BOOST which we have been enjoying alot!
This also marks a big move from Ozone into a version system as opposed to annual releases. This means your new EDGE will hold its value for longer.
Brunotti have been relatively quiet in the UK for the last couple of years but thanks to a new UK distributor and a new retailer network things seem to be on the up! Regular demo events have just started so keep an eye out on when the boards will be available to try on a beach near you!
We have managed to have a couple of sessions on each board now and each one fits perfectly into its category.
Brunotti Onyx Blue 2013 Kitesurf Board The Onyx kiteboard from Brunotti remains one of our favourite beginner/intermediate freeride boards for another season. The board features great build, pads and straps with a killer price. On the water the Onyx gets going really easily for a no hookups ride. Whether you are learning you first upwind tack or boosting your 20th 360 grab the Onyx will keep you entertained and comfortable for a long time.
Brunotti Dimension 2013 Kiteboard New to the Brunotti board range for 2013 is the Dimension, taking the place of the popular Pro-X board from yesteryear. This is the true twintip freeride board in the range and benefits from an awesome ride and a classic wood look. The board doesn’t take any real time to dile into and the new pads and straps are both very comfy and very adjustable. In both flat sections and areas of waves the Dimension is extremely smooth and fast – all without the spray to the eyes and face that some boards still manage to do.
Brunotti Youri Zoon Pro Kite Board The 2013 Youri Pro is not all about crazy spins, multiple passess and riding in boots. Much like the Hadlow board from Flexifoil the Youri makes for a great freeride board for a big audience of riders. Because the Youri is quite stiff and has a reasonable amount of rocker the 138cm seems the best all around size. The pads and straps have really improved over the last few years also across the whole Brunotti range. If your looking for a good freeride/freestyle board for slashing around, hooked and unhooked then the Youri Pro board could be a good option for you.