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  1. Soloshot 3

    received soloshot3 yesterday. So im looking to offload the Older version.
  2. Soloshot 3

    If anybody is interested in purchasing my SOLOSHOT2 I have full package for sale, including two tags and all original packaging etc.
  3. Melbourne Foil

    Water is starting to warm up again. For those interested, The Zu Boardsports in St Kilda have received all this summers new hydrofoil stock. Heaps to choose from at the moment, ultra fast carbon fibre setups, a few more free riding based and even some easy to learn rigs with shorter masts etc. They also have a JetSki setup so that you can learn behind that if you want to take the kite flying out of the equation.. I Love it, it’s great in that you don’t need as much wind and it’s really fast. The Zu even have foils for windsurfing, SUP and surfing, it really has started to go mainstream now. There is already a growing crew of foil riders in Melbourne, nows a great time to get started and join in.
  4. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    Ive bought an 11m Blizzard. Stoked with it too. It was a hard decision for me, because i originally thought i could get 12m hyperlink and use it for both snow and water. But, after flying all the options i was not willing to compromise and have decided on use dedicated kites. It would have been cheaper to have one kite to cover both, but yeah. Wanted lower aspect and internal re-ride for snow. And for foiling i wanted Closed cell, and higher aspect so i could still keep up with R1 race crew.
  5. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    A new land/Snowkite being released next week called the blizzard. Ozone are stopping production of frenzy and summit models.
  6. Snowkiting VIC 2017

    Soo much snow this season... Had an awesome day up Falls creek on Monday. Awesome snow, full blue sky, 25/30knots all day. Looking forward to October, the ski season has been extended to 8th, but the snow's not going anywhere soon. Next trip for me will be that closing weekend.
  7. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    I'm really excited about Monday, it's been snowing most nights this week and big winds forecast. Crew headed to Falls creek...
  8. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    Just had a ripper day snow kiting up Falls creek on the 9m Hyperlink. (I don't have the other sizes otherwise I would have flown 12m). Wind was a little light for me, but I really wanted to fly this DEMO once more before sending back. Ive got a review to write up on it, and also try to answer questions. Let me start by saying this kite is Super stable, it did not collapse or lose its shape and I could enjoy carving turns in fresh powder rather than worrying about kite. I think the stability comes from the Lower aspect when compared to other Closed cell kites. (That's the quick easy answer). Flying Closed cell kites in the mountains is fine when everything is perfect, and It's still better than inflatables. But as you get more adventurous, you kind of appreciate the OPEN cell advantages more.. The major benefit being safety, in that you can pack up the kite much easier, quicker and smaller and in more wind.. You can land the kite using safety or stall handle and then start wrapping the lines up without even securing the kite, it will just pull towards you. Not as easy on a CLOSED cell kite. ive had a few sessions on Closed cell kites where the only way to land is to flag out the kite onto safety line and watch it turn into a tangled mess. (Usually because the wind has picked up). And it's usually takes a while to untangle out of the wind, with a beer in hand. OPEN CELL = LESS TANGLED MESSES.
  9. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    So today I found the top end of the 9m Hyperlink. 25knots had me going nice and fast. (But also a little scared). I prob should have flown my 7m Frenzy, that would have been the right size for the conditions. Heaps of snow, it's time to get up there before it starts getting to warm and wet.
  10. Snowkiting VIC 2017

    Awesome video.. Mavic? Went to Elwood park for a fly today, but headed back up to falls ASAP.
  11. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    The Victorian Alps received 1m of snow last weekend, needless to say it's was epic conditions after the "Blizzard of Oz" finished. I planned to do an in-depth review of the 9m Hyperlink, comparing it to the 9m ChronoV2UL B2B. However the wind was light, after this photo I swapped up to riding 13m ChronoV2UL A review will still be coming, just need more wind, hopefully next session! What I can say, was the Hyperlink was super easy to launch in light wind, it flew well at its low end ( around 10knots ) and packed down perfectly.
  12. Snowkiting VIC 2017

    Yep, Amazing @ Falls creek this week. Hoping to kite tomorrow, I have a 9m Hyperlink to review. Fingers crossed for wind and blue sky's Wednesday should also be epic. ( I have to work) Photos :- "simmo" from VIC SNOWKITERS Facebook group jumping Eagle Rock.
  13. What's to do in Melbourne

    You should do a Skydive on the Friday afternoon, they land in Elwood Park which is also a great little park for kiting... Lots of Paraponters hang out here, you will get to see the whole city while falling back to earth.
  14. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    Melbourne, Is it more like a Frenzy or a ChronoV2 ? I'm assuming it's DNA is from somewhere in between, for 9m size I'd use more on the snow/land, so a Frenzy/Summit style would be ideal.... But for 12m, I'd Prob want it to be more like ChronoV2 for hydrofoil. Would it me possible to retrofit a ChronoV2 with zippers and 5th line? Anyway, it would be great to try. I currently ride:- 7m Frenzy 9m & 13m chronoV2UL
  15. Ozone Hyperlink V1 2017

    As somebody who would actually buy this kite I think it's awesome... i currently Have 7m FRENZY and all my larger sizes are closed cell so I can use on the water for foiling. The 5th line and open cell of the frenzy combined with design/features of chrono's etc equals "Do it all". Until now, unless you can afford to buy both open and closed cell kites you pretty much have to choose what model will work the best most of the time and make compromise for the other situation. If I could open the cells of my ChronoV2 and add a 5th line for the snow I 100% would. Good work Ozone! If you have ever tried to pack down a large closed cell kite in the snow, usually on a sketchy/windy ridge top you would also appreciate the 5th line and open cells. I LOVE the frenzy, but can't justify buying something I can't really use on the water in larger sizes.. Now with the hyperlink you get those features and can still use on the water for foiling. The real question is, when can I demo one in Australia. (Please please please please). Id like to compare the 12m to my 13m chronoV2UL
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