• 2014 Ozone Chrono Depowerable Kite
  • 2014 Ozone Chrono Depowerable Kite
  • 2014 Ozone Chrono Depowerable Kite
  • 2014 Ozone Chrono Depowerable Kite
  • 2014 Ozone Chrono Depowerable Kite

Ozone

2014 Ozone Chrono Foil Kite

£1,560.00

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2014 Ozone Chrono Foil Kite

Break new boundaries with the ultra high-performance Chrono, ozone’s first closed-cell de-power foil kite.

Our aim was to create the ultimate light wind performance kite for all terrain. Powerful, fast and consistently forward flying, the Chrono is a light wind freeride boosting machine that also excels in racing on the water, land or snow.

The Chrono is available in 9m, 12m, 15m, 18m, and in 3 colour schemes. Custom colours are also available.

Technology

The Chrono is at the pinnacle of technical foil design and is Ozone’s first production kite designed with our new re-modeled CAD software; the results are impressive. We used our extensive knowledge in wing development and drew on our history in aerodynamics to create a no expense spared cutting edge foil kite.

Design – The Chronos lightweight double surface design is combined with a high-aspect ratio of 7.0 and an incredible 47 cells, resulting in extreme flight efficiency. The aspect ratio has been calculated to be an optimum match with the profile for maximum performance. A high number of cells mean the ribs are positioned close together, creating ultra smooth surfaces with less drag and maintaining a clean profile.

L.E Profile Reinforcements – The Leading Edge is reinforced with flexible lightweight plastic battens to maintain the shape of the profile during angle of attack changes and turbulent airflow.

Internal Straps – Newly calculated internal span-wise straps distribute load across the sail evenly and effectively, while also maintaining a cohesive internal balance controlling the high aspect ratio.

High Performance Bridle Lines – To keep parasitic drag to a minimum we have used Edelrid performance line. This line is ultra high quality, non-stretch with a reduced diameter helping achieve our goal of maximum performance.

High Performance Materials – High-tenacity sail cloth with extremely low porosity values and an overall lightweight enabled us to further stabilise the canopy and maximise fast flight characteristics.

Flight characteristics

If you are looking to get the most out of your light wind sessions, the Chrono will peak your experience. With incredible upwind performance, low-end grunt and huge float in jumps it will have you ripping!

The Chrono is for experienced riders or riders with previous foil kite experience. It is not difficult to fly but there are techniques required to fly a high aspect ratio foil kite. Riding on snow or land is easy, with plenty of power and handling in light winds to be clocking high speeds and long airtime.

On the water with a Twin-tip the Chrono is a light wind monster; loads of power, easy to jump and stable. Due to the abundance of power and efficiency gaining upwind ground is ridiculously easy, in light wind its impressive how high and floaty jumps can be with the Chrono. No question at all, this is a pop and float machine, just edge hard and send it, too easy!

If you race – water, land or snow you need to have a serious look at one of these. The Chrono has all the technology you can imagine. The upwind performance is blazing and it can also hold a very deep downwind line. One other noticeable benefit is how much easier it is to tack when riding with a Foil board or Course board. This is thanks to the longer lifting period the Chrono gives you during that critical tacking moment compared to an LEI.

Relaunch and Safety System

The Chrono is a closed cell foil and has great water re-launch, but we recommend that you keep it flying and out of the water if possible! A drainage system on the wing tip allows any water that may have entered the kite to drain out.

The Chrono features a simple yet effective front line flag out safety. After releasing to the flag out safety you should check the speed system, bridle lines and your flying lines for twists before restart.

The Chrono is not a wave kite and should not be used in waves.

Construction Features

  • Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
  • High performance light weight canopy material
  • Leading Edge profile plastic batten reinforcements
  • Internal reinforcements and strapping improve durability and load distribution
  • High performance low-drag bridle lines
  • Mesh protected inflation valves for fast inflation and no deflation
  • Unique wing-tip drainage system to get rid of water while flying
  • Double pulley speed-system, utilising the latest high spec low friction Ronstan Orbit pulleys
  • Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors
  • Velcro openings on last tip cell for easy wash out of debris and water
  • Water proof deflation zipper on top centre cell for easy and fast deflation
  • Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed

Chrono Freeride or Race Control System

The Chrono is available with either a Freeride or Race control system. Both are based on the popular Contact-Water Control System which offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system. The Chrono Freeride Bar has an extra landing handle to self land the kite whilst on snow/land.

The Chrono Race bar also has the landing handle and is equiped with a double pulley trimming system. This allows you to trim the kite whilst keeping your weight back for optimum control whilst racing.

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.

Two Safety Modes – The Megatron offers riders a choice of two safety modes, the recommended standard safety or the optional Suicide safety.
• The standard Flag out safety offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked
• 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 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 & cast stainless steel de-power ring – The tough PU covered trim significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out, whilst the smooth running de-power ring also prevents trim line wear.

The Contact-Water 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.

Wind Range

Based on 80kg average rider

Size Water – Knots Land/Snow – Knots
12 12-18 5-13
15 9-16 4-12
18 5-12 4-9

Package Contents

Kite Only – Kite, Bag, Repair pack
Complete Freeride – Kite, Bag, Repair pack, freeride control system including 25m flying lines, pump, short safety leash
Complete Race – Kite, Bag, Repair pack, race control system including 25m flying lines, pump, short safety leash