Ozone Catalyst V3

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The Ozone Catalyst V3 is the kite for anyone getting into the sport or riders looking for a fun, confidence inspiring kite with ease of use at its heart. It is derived from the very popular Alpha V1 design with refinements to enhance durability, performance and accessibility for entry level to intermediate riders.

The Catalyst V3 is ultra stable and intuitive to launch, land and fly. The lightweight one strut design combined with an open arc shape delivers smooth power with amazing light wind capabilities getting you up riding easily.

The wide wind range and progressive de-power makes riding in variable or gusty conditions comfortable, while great upwind performance gives you more time to spend improving your skills!

After the basics have been mastered and you’re looking to expand your game, you’ll be surprised at the jumping capabilities of the Catalyst V3. Smooth lift with precise feedback makes learning your first jumps easy.

Water re-launch is simple, by turning the bar or using the re-launch balls on the leader lines the kite rolls over into the re-launch position. Our time proven Front Line Flag Out release system is simple and effective, it is the same system featured on our entire water kite range. When the Click-in Loop is released the kite flags out to one front line, immediately releasing all the power from the kite.

The Catalyst V3 features our new extensively tested triple rip-stop material combination. The new triple rip-stop canopy material is 15% stronger with reduced elongation characteristics, combined with an advanced ultra flex coating improving feedback in gustier conditions making for a smoother ride. The new technical triple rip-stop dacron is super tough, used on the Leading Edge and Struts it improves strength, durability and longevity.

An all new High volume One-Pump Valve system with almost twice the airflow capacity gets you out on the water faster and makes packing down easy.

A huge smile factor comes standard on the Catalyst V3 - it’s a fun and easy kite to ride that will make your progression in the sport fast, safe and enjoyable.

Perfect Travel Kite:

The Ozone Catalyst V3 is also is the perfect travel kite; light in weight and packs very small due to its compact size and minimalist 3 Strut Concept. Take the 12m on holiday with your surfboard and you have the perfect travel combo that will be under any airlines weight limits!

Wave Riding:

For wave riding, the Ozone Catalayst's low weight is the secret that unleashes its increased performance from such a stable shape. It literally hangs in the air even in super light winds and at the edge of the wind window… it just keeps pulling. The lightness is really felt when on fast waves …when moving with a quick wave the rider can easily overtake the kite and create less tension on the lines between rider and kite. While a heavy kite loses power and dies in this situation, the Catalyst V3 just keeps pulling away from the rider maintaining constant tension & pressure in the lines. This allows the rider to concentrate 100% on the wave knowing that the Catalyst V3 is always ready, and with its progressive steering one can confidently snap turns at will up or down the line.

Water Relaunching:

The relaunch is almost automatic, just turn the bar and it’s in the air. The Catalyst's constant power and fluid steering combined with user friendly characteristics makes the Light a dream for accelerating any learning curve. It is powerful enough to tow into the largest of waves, yet its low aspect shape will keep you on your board and not eject you when the trigger is pulled.

Features:
  • Simplicity - low aspect, 3 strut model
  • New high volume inflate/deflate valve for quicker setup and pack down
  • One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
  • 4-Line Pulleyless System - simplicity reduces set up time and eliminates checking your lines twice. Pulley-less equals a more direct to kite feel and no parts to worry about getting jammed with sand or wearing out
  • Teijin Techno Force sail material
  • Comparable feeling throughout the size range
  • New planform which helps relaunching and self launch
  • Tip struts moved towards centre reducing sail flutter and increasing turning speed
  • Light weight aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads
  • Refined tip shape for precise, intuitive handling for faster turning providing a more constant pressure throughout the Depower range.
  • Multiple settings for handling heavier bar pressure and slower handling and lighter bar pressure and faster handling respectively
  • Increased leading edge and strut volume for better floatation, relaunch and rigidity
  • New aerofoil sections designed to give more performance whilst reducing drag making the kite faster and smoother in the air
  • Easy relaunch – just turn the bar
  • Total Depower – From Full Power to No Power
  • Predictable and easy handling
  • Huge wind-range - Low end and High end
  • Points high into the wind
  • Bar design with stainless steel insert and integrated flag out safety
  • Refined control system - below the bar 100% depower safety system allows the bar to spin without twisting up your leash.
  • Innovative high grade stainless Power Bracket, allowing for flawless flag-out safety system
  • Stopper Ball for flag out safety system
Teijin Technoforce D2 and Teijin Dacron:

Teijin is the world’s leading supplier of polyester fabrics and sail materials for marine sports. We use the remarkably durable Teijin D2 canopy material in all our water kites and wings. Teijin D2 is the benchmark in quality with proven superiority in durability and dynamics.

We use the incredibly strong and reliable Teijin Dacron in all our water kites and wings. Dacron is used on parts requiring rigidity and stability – the Leading Edge, Struts, Wingtips, and all loaded areas with extra reinforcement for enhanced load distribution and durability.

 
One-Pump Inflation System:

The One Pump inflation system enables quick and easy setup with single point inflation of the kite.

All Struts are connected to the Leading Edge via inflation points – air will flow through the hose to inflate the entire kite.

Clips seal the hose connecting the Struts and Leading Edge to prevent unwanted airflow in case of damage.

 

 
Tuned Bridle Geometry:

Ozone work extensively to develop the size range to feel in tune with each other.

Every kite has a unique bridle layout, individually tested and fine-tuned to maximize the feeling and performance.

 

 
Anti-Snag Line Deflectors:

The Anti-Snag line deflectors prevent bridles and lines from tangling around the wing tip.

Safety is increased when launching with a partner and water re-launch is made easier.

 

 

 
Unique Bladder Construction:

Ozone bladders are constructed in-house with advanced custom built welding machines.

Double layered sections are applied to any potential wear areas.

 

 
Internal Reinforcements:

Internal reinforcements for improved strength and durability; such as a Double layered Dacron + Insignia taped Leading Edge closing seam with high strength threads.

 

 
Low Profile Scuff Pads:

Leading Edge bumpers are often large and unnecessary cosmetic items. Ozone build their kites and wings for performance and durability using the best materials & components available.

Any areas requiring scuff protection we use a lightweight durable material with superior abrasion resistance, while keeping a low profile in order to reduce drag and maintain performance.

 

 
Reinforced Trailing Edge:

Double layer Teijin D2 Trailing Edge strip with an internal light weight Dyneema reinforcement – this reduces canopy wear and helps to maintain optimum Trailing Edge tension as designed.

The Dyneema line also reduces any potential stretch at the Trailing Edge.

 

 

 
World-Class Construction:

World-class construction in our own factory, using the highest quality materials and hand checked Quality Control at every step.

The Ozone factory also manufactures our Paragliding and Speed Wing range; the same Quality Control processes are used across all products.

 
4-Line Pulleyless System:

NO pulleys, NO problems. Ozone design all our inflatable kites without pulleys, to inherit the unique Ozone feeling and performance across our range.

 

 
High Volume Deflate / Inflate Valve:

A high volume valve makes inflation and deflation quick and easy.

Pumping is a breeze thanks to the high airflow rate, while the internal seal engages to stop any air coming out under pressure.

 

 
Fool-Proof Line Connectors:

Fool proof line connectors prevent incorrect rigging of the flying lines to the kite.

 

 
Direct Connect Struts:

Direct Connect construction method improves load distribution between the Leading Edge, Struts and Canopy.

The Struts are connected directly to the Leading Edge with internal reinforcements and external webbing.

This unique construction method ensures clean profiles are maintained with the optimum canopy tension

 

 
Double Stitched Folded Seams:

Sail canopy seams are stitched, folded, and then stitched again for a clean and strong connection of the panels.

 

 
Load Distribution Panels:

Dacron reinforcements are used on all loaded areas for enhanced load distribution.

This means all loads are spread evenly into the sail ensuring the kite flies and performs at its best.

 

 
 
Reinforced Leading Edge and Struts:

The Leading Edge and Struts are reinforced in high stress areas to ensure the kite canopy remains in shape and performs at its best.

 
Ozone Contact Control Bar:

The Contact-Water Control System offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.

Push Away Quick Release:

The control system features a new Megatron pushaway quick release safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces (under 8kg) allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

The control system features our Megatron push-away quick release with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.

Two Safety Modes: 

The Megatron offers riders a choice of two safety modes, the recommended standard safety or the optional Suicide safety.

The standard Flag out safety offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked.

The Suicide option offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar with out flagging the kites safety (not recommended).

Anti-twist 100% Flag Out Line:

The flag out line running through the Megatron & safety leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.

Soft Bar Ends with Hide-away Elastic Line Retainers:

Soft bar ends for comfort and are less likely to damage lightly constructed boards. Hide-away elastic line retainers keep wound lines secured.

Stainless Steel Leader Line Pin:

Superior strength is achieved with a Stainless pin running through the bar. This creates an ultra strong and direct connection between the control bar to flying lines.

Low Friction Centre Piece:

The control bar features a low friction aluminum centre piece designed to reduce trim line wear.

Auto Positioning Chicken Loop:

Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle allows chicken loop auto positioning, offering easy unhooked riding and hooking back in.

Magnetic trim handle system:

The Magnetic trim handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is depowered.

PU Covered trim line & cast stainless steel de-power ring:

The tough PU covered trim significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out, whilst the smooth running de-power ring also prevents trim line wear.

The Contact-Water Control System bar sizes come in 38cm, 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or for riders wanting even easier hooking in & out.

No compromise for your safety.

Contact Control Bar Sizes:

5m-6.5m: 45cm Contact Control Bar
8m-12m: 50cm Contact Control Bar
13.5m: 55cm Contact Control Bar

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