The low wind market has been a big growth area for many brands in recent years. Flysurfer have dominated it with their speed 3 and deluxe cloth. Various inflatable brands including Ozone have launched competitors aimed at the water market but here Ozone have launched a competitor aimed at the land/snow market. Here is the official blurb.
The Frenzy Ultralite is based from the Frenzy design but produced with lighter materials mainly to reduce weight and packing size. It is the perfect kite for backcountry riding, hiking and discovering new snowkiting spots.
The Ultralite is 25% (on average) lighter than the standard Frenzy, and the reduced packed size leaves you with more space for other important tools needed during backcountry sessions.
The top surface is made from Porcher Sport Skytex 36gm2 cloth – this cloth is lightweight and packable while still retaining a good level of durability. The bottom surface is Porcher Sport Ultralite 27gm2 – this material is just as strong, but being an ultra light-weight cloth it is not designed to be heavily abused.
The Ultralite version is more sensitive to handling on the ground and cannot take as much punishment as the standard Frenzy. The blow-out valves have been removed from the under surface for further weight savings. It will last for hundreds of hours when properly cared for, but will not withstand endless abuse. This is the perfect choice for advanced riders that know how to handle kites in all conditions!
We recommend the Frenzy Ultralite for experienced kiters that need to save weight and volume wherever they can. In control of the right person the Ultralite really feels lighter moving through the air and launches in even the slightest breeze. We are sure you guys out there that use it for what it’s been made for will love it!
THE FRENZY DESIGN
The Frenzy incorporates new technologies from Ozone’s world leading paraglider designs, as well as an added safety option with the new Contact Snow Control System, allowing for easy 100% flag-out safety whilst retaining the brake handle landing option.
The partially closed leading edge with mesh openings gives ultimate performance, clean air intake and extra strength. A refined diagonal rib configuration helps optimize bridal line layout; this has enabled us to achieve a 28% reduction in line drag and a more direct feel.
An increased number of cells and reduced cell width allow more control of the upper and lower surfaces. More cells also help reduce the amount of billowing (ballooning) of the cells, resulting in cleaner surfaces and better overall performance.
The Frenzy incorporates the â€œLinkâ€ line, which connects both sides of the Speed System together to maintain the correct distance between both sides of the kite. This Link line therefore controls the tension transmitted through the kite which aids stability.
These improvements add to the performance of the kite in all aspects; faster smoother direct handling, more power produced throughout the speed range, better stability and more de-power than ever before.
The Frenzy is constructed from top quality materials and features a double pulley speed-system, utilising the latest high spec Ronstan Orbit Block Series 20 pulleys.
FRENZY ULTRALITE DESIGN & PERFORMANCE FEATURES >>
Highest quality and lightweight Ultralite & Skytex canopy materials
Double Pulley Speed System with new Ronstan Orbit Pulleys
Direct and responsive handling
Easy and controllable power
Mega de-power range
Improved landing characteristics
Partially closed cell leading edge for ultimate performance
Mesh openings for clean air intake and extra strength
Dirt-Outs in tips
Mylar edged tips
54cm Contact Snow Control System with the Original Ozone Y-Line design & new Flag-Out Safety
Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials; Highest grade Ultralite & Skytex canopy with Edelrid sheathed bridal lines
Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed