Ozone Yakuza GT 4.5m Foil Kite Complete
comes with pair of ozone four line handles and high performance Dyneema flying lines on winder 2 x 180kg / 2 x 110kg 20m Flying Lines
The next race generation
Sizes: 4.5m, 5.5m, 6.8m ,8.3m
The Yakuza is designed for the kiter looking for absolute performance. The original Yakuza and now the Yakuza GT have been developed by the most diverse and technically minded team within the kiting industry.
Ozone has worked closely with highly successful buggy racers including World Champions and National Champions to perfect what has become the benchmark in race kite technology. The design process on a high aspect kite like the Yakuza GT is very involved; a race kite needs to perform in a wide variety of conditions, upwind, downwind or any direction you choose and be able to go as fast as possible whilst maintaining stability and low-end pull. If you want to be the fastest or feel the need to have the most powerful kite possible in your quiver then the Yakuza GT is the kite for you.
In the race season 2008 worldchampion and 5 time german champion Björn Krautschick, was using the Yakuza GT prototypes with which he managed to win the championship once again. The Yakuza GT gave him the right advantage against all the others. Imaging in one race he started late from the last position, fought hard and took all he could out of his GT. Few meters before the finish line he had overtaken everyone and even passed the person in lead. Björn reported he was able to go much more upwind than anyone else and was also the fastest on the speed course giving him the necessary advantage to also win that race.
Robby our designer put a lot of thought and effort into the new design and the result once again sets the standards in the race world. Beside a plus on speed he was working on more stability and general user friendliness. There is still the typical Yakuza feeling in the kite and there is still heaps of extra power you can get through the brakes. Everything works very intuitive and riders new to the Yakuza GT won’t need much time to get used to it.
We have been working harder than ever before on the smaller sizes that needed to perform but still be super stable in high gusty winds. Therefore the smaller kites (<4.5m) got a special profile and planform. We found out that the advantage of having a slightly less performance kite which therefore is safer and easier to handle is much more relevant than having a crazy kite the rider is scared to use in naughty conditions.
We also didn’t want the kites to be only ridden by our Pro race team that can handle almost any kite. The Yakuza GT is the kite if you want to look into racing or just looking for the most powerful and fastest kite on the market to brake your personal records.
The bigger sizes >10m of the Yakuzas have also been used as the low wind power houses for loads of snowkite expeditions through Greenland, Antarctic and Canada. Eric, Sarah and Curtis from the www.pittarak.com expedition were adding 12 and 14m Yakuzas the first time to their quiver when they were crossing Greenland from south to north in 2008. They staked up 2 sets of 30m Lines and were able to snowkite even if they couldn’t feel a breeze on the ground which gave them a big advantage making distance. For heavy weight buggier are snowkiters that travel with heavy equipments and sleds we have made a 17m version which will pull you like a tractor in less than 5 knots winds.
40D Ripstop nylon fabric.
SL 75 Dyneema bridal lines.
Detailed user manual
Keyring and bag
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, 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.
Aerodynamics tells us that the leading edge and the trailing edge are the two most critical lines in an aerofoil section. Ozone kites are Mylar taped on the leading edge, giving a more rigid structure, a clean and efficient aerofoil, and absolutely zero stretching. The Mylar tape effectively locks the sail shape, meaning your kite keeps it’s factory trim. For the trailing edge we roll the seam twice and stitch to give a soft and clean exit for the airflow.
Ozone kites are double-needle stitched, which is stronger and more durable than single line stitching in the event of the kite being dragged over rough ground. Even our thread used for stitching the lines and sail is UV-bonded, further adding to the strength and life-span of our kites. Every seam is checked to within 0.5 mm; a look at the colour-scheme accuracy and the inside of the seams of our kites will highlight this fact.
Just remember that only a 1mm error on a cell in a kite with 30 cells leads to an overall error of 3cm, this can make a marked difference to a kites handling, performance and safety!
Tested to 180/110kg, Ozone’s heat-treated Edelrid Dyneema SK75 lines ensure stretch resistance, a high thermal tolerance and durability for all kites. Lines are cut, pre-stretched, sleeved and stitched to ensure 100% accuracy. The lines are final 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.
Our aim when designing the bridle lines is to use the least amount of line possible, to minimise parasitic drag through the air, resulting in a more performant 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 Dyneema lines which are stitch finished for extra strength and less drag.
Our 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.
from King of Watersports