I love the C4. If you own one you know why :). This kite has three settings for bar pressure and turning speed : slow, medium, fast. Compared to the 2010 C4, the 2011 model has more low end and it is faster. Bar pressure is lighter. Depower is bet... read more
Ozone C4 2011 Kite Review
The 2010 C4 had a lot of success among freestylers and freeriders around the Globe. That is because it blended power with maneuverability to offer an unmatched and fun session. For 2011 the Ozone team has combined these features with new technology and concepts, and has released the new C4 model, which is just as fun and efficient as the previous one, but it is enhanced to deliver extra performance. The Ozone C4 has a C-kite hybrid shape and features a five strut configuration with a center strut and it is operated by a five line set up. These features assure that it can take maximum advantage of any wind blow to deliver a nice amount of power, and it is stable and responsive the whole time.
The great thing about the C4 is that it offers a fast ride in light wind, but remains predictable and performs great even if the wind picks up. The Ozone C4 can be used on any terrain as well, and comes in a multitude of sizes to cover a large wind range.
The 2011 kite models developed by Ozone are quite impressive. The manufacturer really wanted to make them as user friendly as possible and has also tried to suit a multitude of styles. The C4 is such an all round, all terrain performance kite, which takes freeride, wave riding, freestyle and not only to new levels. At the same time the kite has plenty of power for the advanced rider and it is easy to use and safe for the beginner one.
The kite is easy to power up due to the One Pump inflation system, and once it is launched it is agile and accurate. An improved canopy shape increases the low end, so hardcore riders have plenty of power for a high speed ride or for extreme maneuvers. The innovative Variable Bridle Geometry system introduced by Ozone assures an optimized pressure on the bar and power delivery. With this system the kite can be tuned to offer a lower or higher power boost, depending on the rider’s skills and style. The tuning is easy and fast and does not require removing or adding any lines. At the same time, the Ozone C4 has several trimming options. These options allow the rider to tune the bar pressure and maneuverability to best suit his needs. The increased size of the leading edge makes the kite more rigid, to assure maximum stability and reliability in higher winds. A no pulley system makes steering simple and effortless. The C4 is also very easy to relaunch and requires very little effort from the rider. Extra safety is provided by the full depower option which is accessible at all times.
The C4 features Dacron reinforcements LE and struts areas, reinforced trailing and leading edge, double stitched seams and the canopy body is made from high quality Teijin Techno Force. This structure balances the weight to strength ratio and makes the kite light and durable at the same time. The Ozone C4 comes in 5 to 15 meters sizes and in three customizable color schemes.
Contact Control System
The Ozone 2011 kites use the Contact Control System. This system is easy to use, comfortable and allows the rider to steer and maneuver the kite without any effort. Besides kitesurfing it can be very well used for snowkiting.
• Clam cleat with 1:1 depower
• Bar components can be easily replaced
• Lightly sanded EVA grip and ergonomic finger grip bumps
• Larger foam floats
• Wider alloy central hole
• Wear resistant PU trim line
• Below bar safety system
• Stopper ball
• Megatron quick release chicken loop.
5m: 20+ knots
7m: 20+ knots
8m: 16-33 knots
9m: 16-33 knots
10m: 15-28 knots
11m: 13-28 knots
12m: 12-28 knots
13m: 11-28 knots
15m: 8-21 knots