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Congratulations Jamie - Saluting our big sender

 
Jamie KOTA
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO BIG AIR TEAM RIDER
JAMIE OVERBEEK 

After a stunning series of big air competitions across an eight month period, 17-year-old Jamie Overbeek finished off the Qatar Airways GKA Big Air World Championships as one of only four riders to compete in two disciplines in Tarifa. We salute his huge performances at recent twin-tip and hydrofoil big air events! 
Jamie KOTA

 

Ozone Flux V1

FLUX V1 - DON'T GET LEFT BEHIND 

We knew it was time to throw everything into developing a wing to deliver the type of true high-performance that matters to most wingers; speed and control, because every aspect of a rider's performance stems from there.
 

Whether charging super high into wind on the smaller sizes, or holding more wind than you could imagine on the bigger sizes, every Flux model will help you ride faster and in more control.

FLUX V1 SIZES:
2.4m 3.0m 3.6m 4.3m 5.0m 5.7m 6.5m

- Super fast and fun with crazy upwind performance
- High-aspect ratio design with swept leading edge
- Tight canopy structure for long lasting performance
- Incredible top end control
- Reduced drag for effortless manoeuvres
- Ergonomic carbon fibre handles 

After almost 80 prototypes, the Flux flies faster than any wing we've ever made. Not only does it create more immediate power, but the Flux's precisely tightened canopy structure and increased panel count can now hold and manage far more wind.

GREATER & LONGER LASTING PERFORMANCE

Say goodbye to baggy canopy cloth and hello to more performance from a longer lasting shape. Using a lighweight, performance Dacron material that is rigid and strong has allowed our designers to pre-load the leading edge and shape it to experience drastically less deformation under load.

Combined with optimised sail shaping and horizontal panels for a tighter canopy, the Flux delivers huge aerodynamic performance gains.

 

JOHNNY HEINEKEN, DOUBLE KITE RACING WORLD CHAMPION &
PACIFIC WINGFOIL CHAMPION 2023:

The Flux is better for all types of riding that I do. The stability and rigidity of the sail shape along with reduced drag provide obvious performance benefits when riding with power from the wing, but the improvement is just as noticeable during transitions and when flagged out wave riding.”

 

DOM ZIMMERMANN, CO-DESIGNER:

We over tension the leading edge. When we then put the sail on it transfers the tension from the pre-loaded leading edge into the sail, making it tight and clean. When we finally cracked that, it was one of the major breakthroughs because you can, of course, have too much tension and you’ll experience deformations.”

 

TORRIN BRIGHT - PRODUCT MANAGER AND TEST RIDER 

“When a wing luffs too much overhead it can push down and severely impact your technique. The draft is so clean on the Flux and we knew we were closing in on the goal of making a wing that feels as tight and nice as possible during all manoeuvres.”

For a super high performance model like the Flux, it's not only the materials themselves, but the intricate positioning and then handmade craftsmanship by the expert team of sewers in our very own factory that are key to the Flux's superior aerodynamic handling.

While much of the design journey through the 80+ prototypes was about finding the magic point at which all these elements work in harmony, there are five features that really supercharge the handling in the Flux...

SEE THE FULL FLUX BREAKDOWN

1. PRE-LOADED
LEADING EDGE

 

Say goodbye to baggy canopy cloth and hello to more performance and a longer lasting shape.

 

2. CARBON FIBRE HANDLES WITH EVA GRIP
 

Ergonomically angled front and back carbon fibre handles with EVA grip provide maximum control and comfort with incredible feel and response.

 


 

3. 20% LIGHTER AND STIFFER PERFORMANCE DACRON
 

The 125g performance Dacron of the leading edge is also used in the strut and further accentuates the superb rigidity in the frame. In combination with the new rigid handles the connection levels feel like you’re part of the wind!

 

 

5. FORCE FIELD PERIMETER = PRIME PERFORMANCE FOR LONGER

Positioned specifically where canopy loads are greatest, a new, stronger canopy material on the leading and trailing edges provides a force field shield around the central mainsail section.

4. MULTIPLIED SEAM STRENGTH AND CLEANER AERODYNAMICS

The leading edge features a high cell count which creates a more perfectly curved shape, resulting in a purer aerofoil.

 

 
SEE THE FULL FLUX BREAKDOWN
 
 

Find out more in the video above: Parapex is Ozone's exclusive factory, where all the foil kites, tube kites, wings, twin-tips, hydrofoils, paragliders, paramotor wings and accessories are made, as well as the ever impressive wingsuits designed by Squirrel. Press play and Join Ruben Lenten on a factory tour.

 
 
 

 

Inside Ozone's Factory

VIDEO: INSIDE THE OZONE FACTORY!

Join Ruben Lenten on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Ozone's own factory in Vietnam.

Parapex is Ozone's exclusive factory, where all of the foil kites, tube kites, wings, twin-tips, hydrofoils, foil boards, paragliders, paramotor wings, speed wings and accessories are made, as well as the ever impressive wingsuits designed by Squirrel.

The gear that's rolled out of Parapex since 2000 has helped pilots and riders set records, win world titles, reach new heights, venture further into the unknown and allows all of us to enjoy truly sensational experiences in nature.

Find out about the scale of the operation, the evolution, processes, working conditions, tech, custom designs and artistry that goes into every product!  
"I've never seen so much material, man. I never knew this goes into making a paraglider or foil kite!" 
Premiering now: 16:00GMT / 18:00CET / 12:00EST 
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Raphaël Salles talks through the F-ONE kite range

 

At F-ONE,
our mission is to provide our customers with the most intuitive ride. Through Sail Engineering, each kite of our range was carefully thought-out, so every rider only has to focus on enjoying the moment while the kite behaves exactly how we designed it to.

F-ONE founder and CEO Raphaël Salles now tells you all you need to know about the entire kite collection, from the R&D and testing process to some of our latest developments, before diving into each each kite of the range.

 

WATCH ON YOUTUBE
 
 
 

Stay tuned for more.

 

 

DANS L'INSTANT

« We wanted to go beyond the typical comeback after an injury video and explore the deeper emotions behind our addiction to kiteboarding, wing foiling, and freestyle. Shot in the breathtaking backdrop of Greece during European summer, we've worked with a French singer to create a speech/song that captures what we feel in those exhilarating moments on the water.

We hope that everyone who watches this video will feel what we feel, and be with us in the present moment. »

Directed: by Arthur Samzun / Zoumprod Athlete: Val Garat Video: Arthur Samzun Edit: Arthur Samzun Location: France Produced by: Duotone Kiteboarding France Music Bed License: MB010YHBCX5NTJF