Ozone is a rider and pilot driven company solely dedicated to creating the best kiting and paragliding equipment on and above the planet. We offer the customer the ultimate in product, service, and support.
Since the birth of Ozone we have always realized the importance of continually striving to improve the performance and durability of our products. Our products are not just things we sell to make a living they are a part of us. From design to production we do our utmost best to ensure that we have done everything within our power to produce cutting edge products that are a pleasure to ride and own.
One of the reasons we have this philosophy is that most of the Ozone crew are either riders or pilots. We use our products and we are very critical of their performance because we want to have top quality products and performance as standard. On the design side we have years of experience, Dave is an aeronautical engineer and Dav and myself have had many years flying top-level competitions, test flying and designing. We all have a common interest in aerodynamics and share excitedly the visions of the future.
Our CAD design program has been specifically designed for us, we have the possibility to modify the program to be able to accommodate new ideas and different ways of doing things. It is very important to be flexible on this front so as not to stifle design and imagination. There are many parameters that we can modify separately and accurately, from the profile thickness and shape to minute variations in sail tension, everything is possible.
Hours of testing are put into each product and it is during this testing we get to see exactly how our ideas really perform. With every prototype there is something to be learnt, sometimes good and sometimes bad but every bit of information is useful to build a better product. We have riders round the globe sending feedback to us letting us know how the kites perform given their conditions. No matter where or what kite I put up and ride I am immediately assessing it’s characteristics and the possibilities of improvement no matter how small. I push myself as a rider so that I can interpret what our test riders feel. I ride overpowered, underpowered, in rough nasty conditions and light wind so as to cover as much of the kites potential as possible. I do this so I can form my own opinion of the kite and then we discuss and contemplate with our riders to create the best result possible.
Development is the most exciting part of the sport for me personally. I enjoy riding very much on water, snow and land but that is just part of my enjoyment. Developing a kite from an idea in my head to actually having it my hands and riding it in real conditions is what truly makes me happy. It’s also very satisfying to see people having a blast on something that you have designed. Design, Development and testing never stop. We often get asked if there is something new coming, you bet there is, we have restless minds and as one job is finished the idea is already born of how to make it better.
Adventure riding is where it’s at for Ozone. From our local beaches and fields to Kitesurfing big waves in Tahiti or carving up backcountry powder in Pakistan, we’re all about discovering just where our sport can take us next.
Ozone has supported countless expeditions to the North Arctic, Baffin Island, Greenland and the South Pole. Our kites have even been used to kite up to 5000m in altitude in the Himalayas.
Professional exploration teams including Red Bull, North Face, EMS, Sarah/Eric Landry, H2epic.com and others have chosen the Ozone Frenzy for their sub-zero expeditions. Knowing the extremes our kites have been taken to, will give you peace of mind that your Ozone kite has been proven in the most extreme conditions and will perform flawlessly for whatever adventure you’re planning.
Kiting has no limits
Kiting has no limits. Whether kiteboarding, snowkiting, buggying or recreational flying, kiting allows so many cross-over’s into other sports. An Ozone power kite is one of the most versatile adventure tools you can own.
Start out with buzzing your kite about in your local park or beach; you’ll quickly gain confidence in your kite’s precision handling and power delivery. Then add a kite land-board or a buggy and start experiencing serious speed’s inches from the ground, or try the extreme freestyle side to the sport. Our specialist snowkites will see you exploring the mind-blowing concept that is wind-powered snowboarding or skiing, when your kite becomes your own personal ski lift! Out on the water, of course, there’s Kitesurfing - the most talked-about sport in the new millennium.
Whatever your kite sport, choose an Ozone kite and benefit from the most advanced technology available. Choose from our diverse range of kites, the model best suited for your level or kite-sport and become part of the Ozone global Team taking kiting to new levels.