Ozone Access Depower Foil Kite 2015

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The Access is Ozone’s entry level De-power foil kite that has been designed to make the learning process of Snowkiting as safe and easy as possible.

Design details

Sizes: 4m, 6m, 8m, 10m, 12m

The Access is Ozone’s entry level De-power foil kite that has been designed to make the learning process of Snowkiting as safe and easy as possible.

The 2015 Access design brings unsurpassed ease of use and superior safety to the Snowkite world. With the addition of our new Internal Re-Ride Safety System the Access is simply the best choice for new Snowkite enthusiasts.

The design goal of this kite is to allow total new comers to enjoy this sport from their very first session. We have made this possible by creating an incredibly stable kite, which has a constant pull and a large wind range. If you are new to the sport or an occasional snowkiter, the Access is the kite you need to learn the basics of Snowkiting and progress to find out what this incredible sport can offer. This has helped to make the Access a great teaching tool, which is why it has become the kite of choice for top Snowkite schools around the globe.

The design of this already classic kite has more stability even at low angles of attack due to a specifically created profile. The progressive arc means that the kite is rock solid in the air but still has a quick turning speed and responsive bar feeling. The low aspect ratio ensures stability in the gustiest of conditions but still delivers constant power and progressive pull.

Even though the Access was originally developed for teaching and entry level riders it has become a favorite for experienced riders who require ultra stability in turbulent high mountain conditions. Most of our International team riders keep a 4m or a 6m in their quiver and would not be caught without it for those trips to the mountains. The Access has also been a favorite for expeditions where it is essential to have safe and easy to use kites in extreme conditions.

The Access is available as a Kite Only option that comes with our all new Kompressor Bag, or Kite Complete with the Contact-Snow Control System and technical mountain Backpack. We recommend adding the Kompressor Bag to the kite complete option to have your kite packed and secured as small as possible.

Features

  • The 2015 Access retains its great feeling through the bar with direct handling which is vital for beginners
  • Specific profile to increase stability and low end power to provide more pull in lighter winds
  • Planform with an increased arc to improve handling and the turning speed
  • Simple bridle line configuration has less lines reducing parasitic drag to increase light wind performance
  • Stall handle to land and re-launch the kite with ease
  • All new Internal Re-Ride Safety System. Looses all power in kite and is ready to ride after activating again
  • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
  • Double pulley speed-system, utilising the latest high spec Ronstan Orbit pulleys
  • Unique blow-out-valves on the under surface help avoid damaging the kite if crashed
  • Velcro openings in the tip to remove debris and snow
  • High quality, easy to use backpack with loads of volume
  • Contact-Snow Control System with 2x 500kg front lines and 2x 300kg back lines for durability and extra safety

Tech specs

CONTACT-SNOW CONTROL SYSTEM

The Contact-Snow Control System offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.

Push Away Quick Release – The control system features a new Megatron pushaway quick release safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces (under 8kg) allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

Three Safety Modes – The new Contact-Snow Control System offers riders a choice of three safety modes; the recommended Flag Out safety, or the optional Brake Handle or Suicide safety modes. NOTE: When teaching/practicing release and reload of the chickenloop, we recommend doing so in light winds with the leash attached to the Brake Handle.

  • The recommended Flag Out safety offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked.
  • The Brake Handle safety method attaches the safety leash to the hand brake line that connects to the back leaders, when Megatron is released the kite stalls down to the ground.
  • The Suicide option offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar with out flagging the kites safety (not recommended).

Anti-twist 100% Flag Out Line – The flag out line running through the Megatron & safety leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.

Low Friction Centre Piece – The new control bar features a low friction aluminum centre piece designed to reduce trim line wear.

Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle allows chicken loop auto positioning, offering easy unhooked riding and hooking back in.

Magnetic trim handle system – The Magnetic trim handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is depowered.

PU Covered trim line & Ronstan Orbit Pulley – The tough PU covered trim significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out, whilst the smooth running Ronstan Orbit Pulley also prevents trim line wear.

The Contact-Snow Control System bar sizes come in 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or for riders wanting even easier hooking in & out.

KITE AND BAR SIZE CHART

BAR SIZE
45cm
50cm
55cm
ACCESS
4•6
8•10
12
FRENZY
5•7
9•11
13
SUMMIT 8
10
12•15

INTERNAL RE-RIDE SAFETY SYSTEM

All new for 2015

The all new Internal Re-Ride Safety System for 2015 is the result of intense research and development with the aim to create the safest system on the market. The goal was to have a re-ride system that once activated the kite can easily be re-launched without having to untangle or clear any lines. The new system stalls the kite with an internal line – the kite de-powers instantly without tangling and will sit on the ground ready to re-launch when you’re ready again.

Another big advantage of our Internal Re-Ride Safety System is the landing and secure option. We have added the Secure Loop in the line approx 2m away from the rider. To land the kite with no pull simply pull the 5th line through the chicken loop until you reach the Secure Loop. The kite will stall and fall to the ground without any pull. Use the Secure Loop in the 5th line to keep the kite on the ground - it can either be hooked onto a carabineer on your harness or onto the bar horn. This makes landing and packing your kite safe and easy even in high winds.

We thoroughly enjoyed developing and testing the Internal Re-Ride Safety System throughout the last season. It has made mountain climbing and packing on top so much more enjoyable, safe, easy and quick for the user. Note: * The new Internal Re-Ride Safety System cannot be upgraded to any older kites as it includes lines that are running inside your kite.
* For reverse launch and light wind landing we have kept the Brake Stall Handle between the back leader lines.