This summer Ozone launched a successor to their most popular foil kite, the Ozone Ignition. The Ignition is a 3 line power kite which comes on a simplified, fixed bridle version of the Ozone kitesurfing control bar. The Ignition comes in 4 sizes; 1.6m, 2m, 2.5m and 3m and is in its 5th year of design. These range of sizes provides a large enough selection for different sized flyers and wind speeds. The smaller sized Ignition’s are great for kids to learn the art of power kiting under supervision. The Ignition isn’t just great for kids though, adult flyers will appreciate the larger sizes which are more than capable of dragging you around on the sand. Even without any intention of kitesurfing or learning to kitesurf, the Ignition is a great addition the family arsenal of toys when going on holiday or spending time at the beach. The Ignition kite comes in 4 colours but only one colour per size. The 1.6m is green, 2m is orange, red is 2.5m and the 3m shown below is blue.
The Ignition bar system contains 3 lines. The 2 lines on the left and right of the bar are your steering lines and go to the top section of the kite. The center line attaches to the bottom of the kite and acts as a brake line. You can see in the image above that this line is also attached to your wrist with a velcro strap (kite killer). If you need to kill all the power to the kite or end up on your face you can simply let go of the bar with both hands and the kite will fall to the ground. This 3rd line can also be used for launching, landing and flipping over the kite by yourself if it lands the wrong way around.
Flying the Ignition is extremely easy and most flyers should be self sufficient in no time at all! This kite is great for mastering not only the basics of flying the kite itself but understanding the wind window, being aware of your surroundings and remaining in control in varying wind speeds. No matter which kite size you decide to go for all of the Ignition’s come with a 45cm long bar and 15m flying lines. The entire setup is extremely good quality and the kite itself is highly robust and designed to strong against being crashed over and over again.
Size on test: 3m.
If you are interested in the Ozone Ignition kite you can check it out at Island Board Shop or buy using the button below!