Ozone Enduro V1 Preview

Ozone Enduro V1 Preview

The wind has been pumping in the last couple weeks and we have been making the most of it! This period between Christmas and New Year has delivered great conditions which together with the mild temperatures has been a lot of fun. We are now aching from hours on the water. Just before Christmas we took delivery of the new Ozone Enduro V1 – this is a kite we have been looking forward to for a long time. It is the all round performance kite for those who want a kite which is good at everything. It replaces the 2015 Catalyst, which has been a favourite for the last couple of years and sits between the Catalyst V1 and C4 V6 in the Ozone range.

So far we are impressed – the Enduro is everything we expected. It is not a major change from the Catalyst 2015, but we have only tried the default bridle setting. The 12m pictured has a good low end, plenty of pop, and a good top end too giving us record Woo scores to date! two sessions in and we cannot wait for more.

If you have not seen it already – take a look at this Enduro video which came out recently!

Ozone Catalyst V1 Preview

Ozone Catalyst V1 Preview

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.