Ozone Access 2015 – Designer Tech Talk

Posted October 12, 2014 by Ozone Kites

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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.

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.

Internal Re-Ride Safety System
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.

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