QUALITY >> Because it counts
Quality is a word that gets used a lot in the kite industry. At Ozone, we don’t take this word lightly; when we use it, we mean it. We are proud of our design and manufacturing and think it’s second to none. We’re proud of our design and manufacturing and believe they set a precedent for the rest of the industry.
Quality begins with design : at Ozone, a quality design results in a kite that handles as well as possible, combined with the highest level of performance and safety.
Choosing materials : this is a simple issue, when we choose materials, we base our decision solely upon the fact that the materials we use are the best available for the job.
Kite production : all Ozone kites are manufactured in our own facility. We have total control over every aspect of the manufacturing process, and each kite is fully inflated and inspected to certified paragliding standards before leaving our DHV-approved factory.
Product testing : Our Kites has undergone thousands of hours of development, from CAD design through to riding in extremes, at -40 0 C in Norway to the baking heat and sand blasts of Chile.
Mylar Edged Wingtips
The Access has Mylar taped wing tips, giving a more rigid structure and absolutely zero stretching. The Mylar tape effectively locks the wing tip shape, meaning your kite keeps it’s factory trim.
The Access attachment tabs are sewn deep into the reinforcement area of the ribs, which means that the load is spread over a larger area of material, thus reducing any stretching and ageing of the cloth.
Our aim when designing the bridle lines is to use the least amount of line possible, minimizing parasitic drag through the air, resulting in a more performance kite. Kite design has advanced to the point where the accuracy and diameter of the line lengths is vitally important. To achieve this accuracy, we use the highest quality Edelrid sheathed lines which are stitch finished for extra strength and less drag.
300/500kg Dyneema SK75 lines are cut, pre-stretched, sleeved/spliced and stitched to ensure 100% accuracy. The lines are finally load tested to 60% of their breaking strain to “lock” the line and as a final production check. The ‘kook-proof’ colour-coded and labeled line connection system makes set-up safer and completely stress-free for riders new to kiting.