On Sale

Ozone Reo V7

Sale price

£999.00

Regular price £1,070.00
( / )
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
Click here to be notified by email when Ozone Reo V7 becomes available.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

+ THE ORIGINAL WAVE MACHINE +
+ Stock Due mid August - Pre-Order now+

Any wave, anywhere; this is your go-to surf performance kite.

Two years after th V6 launched, now tuned more tightly than ever, the icon returns in the form of the Ref V7. A pure fire mix of speed, power control, drift and rapid relaunch, the V7's joystick control delivers thrilling sessions every time you hit the water.

  • Wave riding specific design
  • Improved low end and wider performance range
  • Transverse sail shaping for cleaner and tighter canopy
  • Super direct with improved response and range before luffing
  • Instant power, faster handling, huge de-power and insane drift

Who is the Reo V7 for?

Good intermediates and beyond. It's faster, smoother and has a bigger range. This is a kite for riders with waves on their mind. The quick turning, crisp control and excellent drift performance also works excellently for free ride foilers who need a kite that will remain highly responsive in as much of the window as possible. 

What's new on the V7?

  • New refined design and sail control
  • Transverse sail shaping results in a cleaner aerofoil for increased performance
  • Reduced drag and more drive through the window
  • Smoother handling in gusty conditions
  • Improved low end
  • Thinner bridles than on V6 for reduced parasitic drag and weight

Being more rigidly built than the Ultra-X version, the meatier material on the V7 is better suited to riders who may regularly rig up and launch/land on more abrasive beaches.

The smallest size may also be preferable for anyone riding in stronger wind conditions when the extra durability can add peace of mind, at which point the lighter weight materials on the Ultra-X will have less effect on overall performance.

 

The tightest canopy yet

Searching for as tight a canopy as possible is a continuous journey. Whether you choose the V7 or the V7 Ultra-X, both models have the same panel layout. There have been many subtle tweaks to stitching lines and panels applied to these designs since the V6 model, but the biggest improvement in canopy tautness has come thanks to transverse sail shaping on the leading edge.

 

This isn't just the beginning

Take the V7 out for a session and one of the first things you'll notice is how improved your sense of sail control will feel. Applying the experience of Ozone's paragliding design colleagues, the Ref V7 features an extra seam in the sail running close to the leading edge, which allows for more true 3D shaping.

Of course each cut and extra panel additions lead to another manufacturing process and can add more weight. The art of design is finding the perfect balance. Not only have Ozone managed to add more profile curvature, but they've also added more strength in the high lift zone thanks to the extra seams. 

 

ORIGINAL REO DNA - WITH IMPROVED RANGE AND BETTER FEEL

The Ref V7 features and evolved combination of design features that will help your wave riding improve. Maintaining its low aspect three-strut platform, the V7 offers super fast turning response with rapid but silky smooth movement through the window and a handling sweet spot that's now even wider in its wind range. 

The cleaner and tighter aerofoil has also improved the low end, which is now markedly better in the V7. Luffing later, you'll enjoy even more predictability and clean feedback from the kite across a wider range of winds before the canopy is compromised.

Of course, superb drift and float overhead remain key characteristics that have also been improved. 

VARIABLE BRIDLE GEOMETRY

Quick and easy to change with no extra lines to add or remove. These bridle settings extend the kites operating range, bringing another level of versatility to this outstanding design. 

CUSTOMISE BAR PRESSURE AND TURNING SPEED

Unhooked riders will feel at home on the Ref, it will fly and float in unison with your movements. Simply trim in with the cleat before unhooking, or if you prefer to ride un-hooked often we suggest adjusting the Control Systems back leader lines to the longer position. To custom bar pressure and turning speed for your personal preference use the rear line adjustment tabs on the kite.

EASY RELAUNCH

Re-launch is quick and easy - by turning the bar or using the re-launch balls on the leader lines, the Ref will roll over and take off from the water in an instant. This is especially helpful if you're stuck in the impact zone and need to get out of there fast.

WHAT YOU FEEL

  • Incredible pure wave performance handling
  • Excellent drift and reduced drag
  • Very crisp feel at the bar
  • Faster response and more range, particularly in the low end
  • More drive through the window
  • Reduced tendency to nose dive at the edge of the window when lines slacken
  • Later luffing means better feedback and handling across a greater wind range
  • Excellent stability whenever the kite is in the wind window
  • More feeling, more feedback, more control

WHY YOU FEEL IT

  • New refined design and sail control
  • Transverse sail shaping results in a cleaner aerofoil for increased performance
  • Improved and cleaned aerofoil section delivers more drive through the window
  • Reduced drag
  • Improved low end
  • Thinner bridles than on V6 for reduced parasitic drag and weight
  • Two back-line tab settings to tweak bar pressure and turning speed
  • Lightweight EVA ant flap battens improve overall aerodynamic flow and trailing edge finish
  • Thin leading edge diameter for lightest weight to rigidity ratio
  • Compact, low aspect platform with intricate sail shaping for fast handling and direct response
  • Low volume three strut design to keep weight down while maintaining maximum support for the canopy.

NOTHING BUT PURE PERFORMANCE

As ever, the 'Born Light: Genetically Strong' ethos is applied through every stage of manufacturing in the Ozone factory in Vietnam. Thanks to the skill and attention that goes into each and every detail on these kites, once again the Ref is just as light (if not lighter) than most other top end wave kite models on the market. All you'll ever find in Ozone kites is exactly what's needed to meet a rider's performance demands, nothing more, nothing less.