Ozone Zephyr V5 17m Lightwind Kitesurf Kite
let the good times roll, more kiting less sun bathing!
Maximise your time on the water this season with the Ozone Zephyr V5. Enjoy light winds like never before with solid all round performance and safety. A 17m smile.
Ozone Zephyr V5 Kitesurfing Kite has always been a firm favorite of ATBShop and our team as always travelling a couple of hours to kitesurf we need and insurance policy in the van! The Ozone Zephyr delivers this and more as some of the most fun sessions we remember were under Zephyrs. The size of the kite is sometimes worrying for some customers but once you have flown one then it all makes sense. The Zephyr can't help but put a smile on your face and turns that marginal kiting day into a fun day on the water. The Zephyr is very manageable even for relative beginners who have not been long out of lessons as it is still relatively steady through the sky and pulls like a train so is always there to catch you when popping over a wave or the rotation that just went a bit wrong. The Zephyr is the lightwind kite that all other manufacturers compare to as it was the first lightwind specific LEI. The bigger Ozone Edges have an advantage on pure racing performance but nothing beats the fun playful and forgiving handing of the Ozone Zephyr that has built it's reputation over the past years.
The Ozone Zephyr V5 has had a design change from the V4 and previous 2015 and 2014 model. It has a new profile and planform to improve performance and increase the turning speed. This makes it smoother in the power and more engaging in the kiteloops. Yes the zephyr is a 17m that does loop! It really does fly like some other brands 12-13m kites but with the grunt for lightwinds. The superlightweight bladders also keep the overall weight down so it stays in the sky super easy. If you haven't flown a zephyr then you need to try and to get one as it's just required in the kite quiver as far as we are concerned. We have tested and flown many light wind kites and the Zephyr is the one all are compared to. It is the most fun light wind inflatable kitesurfing kite we have ridden. Check out the video below for the turning speed and what is possible on a Zephyr to make an awesome day!
Ozone Zephyr V4 Kite Only: £1,399.00 - (Kite only with bag)
Ozone Zephyr V4 Complete: £1,714.00 - (54cm Bar, 27m Lines, bag and pump)
ATBShop Ozone Zephyr V5 Review:
We have long been a favourite of the Zephyr and the new V5 dropped in store just before we did our annual trip to Egypt. So we packed the bag with the V4 and the V5 assuming we would get some use. We were pleasantly surprised to see a improvement on the water with a kite we were always happy with! We have been waiting for a refresh on the Zephyr for a few years. It has always been the shops favourite big LEI for intermediate riders against the competition and it has seen so good big improvements in 2013 and further tweaks in 2014, 2015, V4 and now the V5 version. The kite has taken some design modifications with change to planform and profile. The kite flys faster through the window, but also turns faster than the previous model for such a big kite it is still very agile. Relaunch is still a doddle, even when the wind is light you can still easily pull the Zephyr off the water. The Zephyr is great fun for any ability of rider, despite its size it can be a gentle cruiser or a freestyle machine. In around 15 knots the Zephyr is boosting well, blasting upwind and great for learning new tricks. Just like the older models the kite gets going in lightwinds, but doesn't top out in a hurry. At 12 stone I can comfortably hold the Zephyr in around 20mph whilst heavier riders could almost jump straight from the 17m Zephyr onto a much smaller kite in their quiver. We have been using a favourite demo quiver of 17m Zephyr, 12m Enduro and 9m Enduroto cover a huge windrange.Ozone Zephyr V5 Design Features:
- 4-line pulley-less system (no pulleys, no problems)
- Smooth power on demand
- Direct and positive bar feel
- Tight radius turn for great pop and fun
- Huge wind range, 4 – 20 knots (4 knots with a Light wind specific board)
- Easy re-launch
- One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
- High volume inflate/deflate valve
- Colour coded and numbered fool proof line connectors
Ozone Zephyr Construction Features:
- Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
- Teijin D2 Force sail material
- Teijin Dacron for the LE & Struts
- Internal reinforcements for improved durability
- Double stitched bonded seams
- Dacron reinforced tip area for load distribution
- Reinforced leading edge and struts in high stress areas
- Reinforced trailing edge
- Light weight low profile aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads
- Unique bladder construction with double layer section in wear areas
- Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed