The Epic Trip

Len10's Blog on his trip down under. Nice pic's

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Cabrinha Omega

A week ago I returned home after meeting up with Cabrinha Team riders Damien Leroy and Jon Modica in Jupiter, Florida. The purpose of the trip was to demo the new Cabrinha Omega.
Attached are some photos showing the 12 Omega, the 12SB1 and the 12SB2.
Feedback from potential customers was Excellent. To summarize, kiters thought the Omega in the 2:1 mode was faster than the XB2 and had slightly more bar pressure. Thought as a result the Omega might be better in the surf. Rumor has it that Pete Cabrinha has been seen recently in Maui only on his new Omega. Kiters also thought the Omega in the 1:1 mode was just as good for unhooked stuff but didn't go upwind quite as well as the SB2. These kiters were also impressed with the ease of converting from the 2:1 to the 1:1 control sytem and the improvements in construction: beefed up LE seam and neoprene covers on the Sprint system clips. They were also very pleased with the price! Some remarked that they would have preferred a carbon rather than alloy bar, but that it wasn't a critical issue.

New movie on

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Ozone 07 product news

07 kites
Ozone Instinct Range…

After last years amazing success of the Instinct from LEI first timers, Ozone have come with full force into 2007 with a range of three Instincts. A different kite for different styles and pocket, the three kites have been completely redesigned from the original model and while keeping all the good points from 2006 they have added a ton of new features and performance for 2007.

Instinct Light. Low aspect ratio, 3 strut, ultra light, affordable and great in the waves, the light is aimed at the traveler, wave rider or for schools teaching programs. The Light is also the kite to own if you are interested in learning to ride unhooked. This is the handle pass, unhooked kite that will allow the rider to learn those ballsy moves with ease. All in all its a kite to leave you smiling.

Instinct Sport. The next generation of the original Instinct with increased turn speed, more feel in the bar without adding pressure and a much simpler water relaunch. The Sport has lost none of the traits that impressed us all last year, still has massive gust control, depower and high build quality. Ozone has bought into the patented "one-pump" system and has applied it to the Sport, making for fast filling of this 5 strut kite.

Instinct Edge. This is Ozone high performer, designed to let you rip fast and send you high, the Edge has a high aspect ratio and super thin leading edge and struts making it very fast and with amazing hangtime. The edge also keeps the familiar Instinct feel with good unhooked ability, great in the gusts and a big wind range. This kite is for the focused kitesurfer who demands the best from the material.

All kites come with aerodynamic anti scuff pads, ergonomic anti line catch tips, anti invert span line, carbon bar, 5 line safety, technical backpack with board carry section, self rescue handles, high quality workmanship.

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Tobias on the TD2

TD2 action
Been super busy down under. I just got the first batch of shots in. You can check em out on my google photo album. I dont really have time to post em anywhere else. We are on a demo mission from the Sunny coast to SYD! The reviews that we have got on this kite are amazine! Super stoked to get great feedback from people on their first try. I will have some more shots of our last freestyle session soon check back. But when there iare waves.......i cant do freestyle! Had a killer freestyle session yesterday when the waves died down. Check back for those shots!

Later, Tobias

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Home made BOW

Home made
Hi all,

for lack of a better name I will call it fishtank (for the "transparent" panels)

some info:
material: ocean 455 dacron LE and ribs canopy AIRX900 and 600 combination.
design: bow kite with 6 ribs, 6 straight, with profile to canopy.
for the canopy 3M provided me with some tape that will not require stitching, will test other tapes for dacron parts in future kite.

I still need 2 strut bladders to finish kite, then I can test.
just hoping it will fly at least half as well as it looks!

thanks to:
GIGI ( for advice on the design
Bart and friends ( for plotting the plans straight to fabric
Bruno legainoux ( for giving me permission to build myself a bow-kite
and 3M for giving me a role of tape to test
and especially my gilrfriend who had to put up with all the building frenzy (I love you)

Greets Aram

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RSC 2007 website online

De Franse shaper RSC heeft zijn nieuwe website online, de 2007 surfs zien er niet slecht uit.

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Kiteloose 2007 website online

Loose 07
De nieuwe website met alle 2007 nieuwigheden staat online.

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