The 2015 Ozone Reo V3
-WAVE RIDING SPECIFIC
-VERSATILE PERFORMANCE IN ALL CONDITIONS
-DIRECT HANDLING, HUGE DE-POWER, INSANE DRIFT
-4 LINE PULLEYLESS SYSTEM
This kite is still in great condition and still nice and crispy for a 2015 model.
One small pinhole in the canopy that has been repaired. No leaks!
A great value wave kite. Popular model and size.
Add Ozone Lines/Bar for an extra $150
TEST TEAM NOTES
We’ve covered the build quality of Ozone kites a lot this year. They are the masters of a light, neat and tidy build quality, all of which help the refined flight characteristics that all their kites seem to have. The Reo is no exception. Very quick and responsive, it’s is a very highly engaging kite. The Reo excels in being able to turn on demand and then it drives forward quickly and efficiently. In cross-onshore conditions you’re moving the kite all the time. The Reo is always ready: turn it, move it, park it, depower it, move it some more – you can put it anywhere in the window in an instant and it has that computer game like quality and you can be very precise.
Reo V3 2015
The Ozone Reo is in its 4th year. This iconic wave model kite is renowned for its oustanding performance in the surf continuing to set the benchmark for performance, feeling and freedom when kiting a wave.
The Reo V3 is a highly advanced design, yet simple to use, because thats what you need in waves. The 4-line pulley-less bridle system is a standout favorite of riders around the world – with no pulleys you have a direct feeling from the kite, it’s an extension of your body. This makes it possible to channel your concentration directly into the wave you are riding giving you the freedom for that next critical turn, slash or air…
Any day, any conditions – from on-shore slop to cross-off barreling reef breaks the Reo V3’s versatile performance will have you out there ripping and having fun. Smooth progressive canopy luff means the Reo V3 maintains positive bar pressure and handling throughout the de-power range, making it very reactive at all angles of attack.
The relatively low aspect design combined with instant, reactive, handling generates consistent power to maintain momentum on a wave. Combining this smooth power delivery with the ability to then completely drop the kites power to carve turns or snap in the pocket makes it unique. Finely tuned profiles and panel shaping offer unmatched drifting characteristics – as you ride down the line the Reo V3 will float allowing you to line up the next section or lip.
We pride ourselves with top of the line manufacturing in our own factory using the highest quality materials and construction techniques from a 10-year history making kites. The Reo V3 is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron – it is designed and built tough without the need of unnecessary cosmetic items that only add weight and drag which reduce performance.
THE CONTACT-WATER CONTROL SYSTEM OFFERS THE LATEST IN RELEASE FEATURES, A CLEAN CONTROL BAR DESIGN AND A SIMPLE EASY-TO-USE TRIMMING SYSTEM.
Push Away Quick Release – The control system features our Megatron push-away quick release with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.
Two Release Modes – The Megatron offers riders a choice of two release modes, the recommended Standard or the optional Expert mode.
• Standard mode offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked.
• Expert mode offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar without releasing the kite to flag out (not recommended).
Anti-twist Flag Out Line and Spinning Handle – The flag out line running through the Megatron & kite leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.
Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle auto positions the chicken loop when unhooking.
Soft Bar Ends with Hide-away Elastic Line Retainers – Soft bar ends for comfort and are less likely to damage lightly constructed boards. Hide-away elastic line retainers keep wound lines secured.
Stainless Steel Leader Line Pin - Superior strength is achieved with a Stainless pin running through the bar. This creates an ultra strong and direct connection between the control bar to flying lines.
Low Friction Centre Piece – The control bar features a low friction centre piece designed to reduce wear.
PU Covered De-Power Line - The tough PU covered de-power line significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out.
Stainless Steel Trimmer Bracket – The smooth running trimmer bracket also prevents trim line wear.
Clamcleat Trimmer – Anodized low abrasion Clamcleat trimmer.
Bungee Trim Line & Magnetic Handle – The internal bungee with magnetic handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is de-powered.
Re-launch Balls - Fixed to the leader lines to pull when re-launching the kite.
Flying Lines – Colour coded 500kg front / 300kg back lines.
EVA Grip - Lightly sanded with ergonomic finger bumps providing the ultimate bar grip.
The Contact-Water Control System bar sizes come in 38cm, 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or requiring even easier hooking in & out.