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Foil Freeride vol. 1


Take Flight with Slingshot Foil

Foiling might be the strongest natural addiction we've ever felt. It's a feeling like no other when it comes to riding the water, and it's morphing all of our water sports categories into 1. We don't care how you're getting the energy to move forward - whether it's wind or waves or good old fashioned horsepower, all we care about is that it's enough power to TAKE FLIGHT!

Mallory de la Villemarque - Stay Stoked - Episode 8

They say that the best way to hate a sport is to make it your job. It’s bullshit.

Mallory started his career in 2003, and he has done it all: The freestyle tour, the judging, the coaching, the shootings...
He might be one of the most versatile rider in the world, but more important: He kept the exact same stoke for 15 years.

When the wind picks up Mallo still smiles like a kid going out in the water for the first time.
See for yourself.

Ozone Code V1 TwinTip test

Ozone Code V1 Review – 141x42cm

Released mid January 2018, the Code V1 is Ozones first step in to the twin tip market.

The name ‘Code’ represents the Ozone team coming together to take on the challenge of designing, developing and manufacturing boards that match the performance and quality of their Kites.

The Code is produced in Ozones very own factory. It follows the same high quality production philosophies and techniques as those applied to Ozone  kites, paragliders and accessories.

The Code V1 is marketed as an all round free ride performance TwinTip and availble in sizes

135 X 40 CM | 138 X 41 CM | 141 X 42 CM  | 144 X 43 CM

Construction & Features

The Code V1 is produced from premium A-grade Paulownia core. This provides ultimate flex characteristics, amazing strength, and reduced weight.

It features a Double Concave Bottom Shape transitioning to flat towards the tips. This provides a smooth ride in choppy conditions and powerful carving performance with good grip. It also helps to absorb and control fast landings, making engaged big air and kiteloops forgiving on touch down.

The Freeride rounded-style outline provides excellent carving performance from a small to wide carving radius. Plus solid high wind control and edge retention for boosting even when overpowered. The deck itself has recessed areas along the rail making grabs and board offs much easier.

The Deck features highest quality 316 Stainless Steel inserts embedded into ABS blocks. This insert construction offers superior strength for powered riding and also allows boots to be mounted to the board

The Code V1 comes complete with Ozone’s own G10 fins and pad and strap set up. The pads are a simple design featuring toe lock and memory foam for superior comfort and a lightweight desing.

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I have been kiteboarding for over 17 years and I have been involved in R&D for a long time. I really enjoy getting the most out of my riding by constantly improving the gear to the max. My aim is always to make a board that feels and reacts exactly the way I like. A couple of years ago I saw Lieuwe boards pop up on the scene and more and more riders where riding them. All these dope wooden boards everywhere I knew that I wanted to know more about them. Visiting the Lieuwe HQ in the Netherlands I got to meet the boys and was immediately blown away by their attitude, dedication and passion. Florian loves mechanical engineering and even builds his machines by hand. With this true craftsmanship and big passion for kiteboarding I knew we were onto something special and we started our journey to create my new kiteboard. My style is always pretty aggressive and powerful and therefor I like a board that is: Fast - we made sure that this rocker gets enough speed into your jumps. We’ve also created a nice bottom shape with a great combination of channels and concave to have grip in the right places. The channels and concave are also contributing to the stiffness of the board along with the thickness of the wood. Whilst keeping the board still light and super strong. I’ve always preferred wide tips and A-symmetrical fins for great powerful takeoffs and controlled landings. The best things about this project is that we partnered up with Sustainable Surf whom helped us create the world’s first gold level ECOBOARD. By choosing wood from a sustainable source, using greener resin and really reduce, reuse and recycle our production waste. As we all need and love our oceans it’s great to help support Sustainable Surf to create more awareness and realisation around the world to protect our oceans. I truly hope that more companies will really make an effort to bring change into their production cycles to produce more eco-friendly products.