So the UK finally managed to get some wind again and we got our hands on a 12m and 8m Ozone Catalyst V1. This is the new Catalyst but its not like the old Catalyst – at all. It is a change in direction for Ozone and the Catalyst is now doing what its name implies – it is about getting you going. It is focused at the beginner/intermediate rider where as the 2015 model had a lot of performance.
On paper the Catalyst V1 is all about super easy, predictable handling and amazing water relaunch. So far that seems to be the case. The bar pressure is a little heavier than previous models, but that helps you know where the kite is. It worked well with a twintip and a surfboard, and had no problem jumping!
A complete review will follow in the next weeks, but for now, here are some photos! You can really see the new wing shape with the swept back tips.