TEST Ozone Hyperlink V2 11m 2020

At a Glance

Ozone have been the brand to watch of late, this dedicated small group of passionate riders have been pumping out incredible products for a long time. In recent years their innovation seems to have taken things up a notch or two. The Hyperlink is a case in point. Launched a couple of years ago, the kite aimed to bridge the gap between inflatable kites and foils.

When I first rode the Hyperlink V1 I was seriously impressed, this year the Hyperlink V2 is fresh to the shelves boasting an all-new double ripstop material that is lighter and features a new coating to help it shed water faster. The focus this year has been to improve the overall performance of the kite while maintaining that classic Hyperlink feel.

Billed as a genuinely versatile kite, it can be set up as a four-line Closed Cell kite or switched to a five-line Open Cell mode for riding on the snow. This second mode allows for easy landing and relaunch on the land and slightly faster inflation, it’s an optional extra that is worth thinking about if you ride on hard stuff as well as the ocean.

Bar Ends

The Hyperlink V2 is aimed at the rider who wants to do everything, from freeride to foil, big air to snowkiting, it’s even suitable for a bit of freestyle too. The elephant in the room, of course, is that it is a foil kite; however, the design team have worked hard to ensure the only time you’ll realise this is when you are launching and landing.

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