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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 02:45:32 PM »
Yes Jim, Jacky. She is behind me due to a dislocated shoulder. She is still not ready for prime time.

I rode the 7m to the upper limit today, then switched straight to the 4m. I was in the sweet spot of the 4. It felt wonderful. It felt the fastest Iíve gone yet, on these wing dings!

The diagonal handle is the ticket. It just naturally holds the cockeyed wing angle for perfect flight. No risk of tip drags or running over the tip when pumping like a wild man using that handle. I felt like I never had to look when sailing. The wing angle just stayed right. Also, the diagonal handle is very long, so I was able to use several hand positions on it.  I loved it.

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2019, 06:14:15 AM »
Dwight,  If you remember ...what wind speed was the upper limit for the 7m. (what brand). Have you plotted a useable range for the Ozone 4?

100% on that diagonal hand position - even standing on the ground you can see the change in tip elevation.  I doubt it means much to you, 'who stand on pedestals', but we surface crawlers need both all the wind area and clearance we can get.   

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2019, 07:18:03 AM »
It was gusting into upper teens on the 7m. I donít think my wind range with a foil, will relate at all to riding on the water.

The only brand in the world making a 7m is Gong in France. Itís a direct sales brand. Itís a good wing.

Iíd like a 5m and 6m Ozone, but Iíve heard enough broken promises this summer on wing ETA. Iím not waiting on anyone anymore. At our age, we could die tomorrow. This is the retired guys mantra at my beach.
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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2019, 03:05:11 PM »
So today we had 15-25 mph, average 20, freak gusts to 30 per the iwindsurf sensor.

The 4m Ozone handled it great. No flutter. Felt at the limit a few times, but not over it. It would have been nice to take off on a down winder, but didnít have a pickup plan in place. Down wind I could have handled even more wind.

I do now think a rigid handle would be easier for jibes. The not-reliable opening on the soft handle makes me hiccup on the hand switch. The Gong rigid handle, I like better. The diagonal strap is still the bomb.


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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2019, 04:54:54 AM »
Anyone notice Kitechino rides the upper diagonal handle?

I ride the lower diagonal handle...hummm


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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2019, 03:17:13 PM »
I-windsurf said 13-23 mph. I tried the Axis 1000, but the wind holes were too much work on that foil today. So Iím on the Axis 1020 for everything in this video.

I left the crashes in. The handle fumbles. Keeping it real.

The wing practice in the river continues for when I get a good conditions for the ocean. Some fake wave riding.

You can see the NASA shuttle building in the distance.

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2019, 04:50:56 PM »
Looking good DW!  What are you finding the range to be for the 1000?
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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2019, 08:20:38 AM »
I-windsurf said 13-23 mph. I tried the Axis 1000, but the wind holes were too much work on that foil today. So Iím on the Axis 1020 for everything in this video.

I left the crashes in. The handle fumbles. Keeping it real.

The wing practice in the river continues for when I get a good conditions for the ocean. Some fake wave riding.

You can see the NASA shuttle building in the distance.





DW,on which mast length do you ride in this vid?

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2019, 08:22:42 AM »
DW, on which mast length do you ride in this vid?

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2019, 08:55:11 AM »
75cm mast

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2019, 10:30:23 AM »
Lazz, if you are wondering what size mast to use I found the 90 cm to be way better than the 61 cm.

I tried the 61 cm when wind foiling and I kept rising to the top and losing control. When I changed to the 90 cm all those issues went away. It was like riding a whole different foil.

I have kept the 90 cm for Wing Foiling too and so far so good.

I have considered the 75 cm as an option because the 90 cm is more difficult for me to carry on land.

The further out the wing the heavier it gets, plus at 5' 10" tall with a fairly wide board I can't grab the bottom of the fuselage and the hand carrying thing on the board at the same time. I have come up with some alternative ways to carry it.

I wish the manufacturer would consider carrying the board and foil with a long mast at the same time and put another hand handle on the top edge of the board. I can't see it changing the performance at all and it would be so much easier to get out of the water in shore break with a handle there.

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2019, 11:42:40 AM »
NSI stick-on handle is your solution, as it often is. Don't worry about the adhesive--clean the area carefully with alcohol, sand a little with 600 grit, wipe with alcohol again, stick it on, press hard or put weights on it. Give it 8 hours and you'll rip the fiberglass off before the handle pulls free, unless you work it slowly off with alcohol and a plastic spatula.
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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2019, 11:46:37 AM »
Thanks PonoBill, I checked it out and it does look good. I will start to think about where I should put it.

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2019, 02:21:52 PM »
Lazz, if you are wondering what size mast to use I found the 90 cm to be way better than the 61 cm.

I tried the 61 cm when wind foiling and I kept rising to the top and losing control. When I changed to the 90 cm all those issues went away. It was like riding a whole different foil.

I have kept the 90 cm for Wing Foiling too and so far so good.

I have considered the 75 cm as an option because the 90 cm is more difficult for me to carry on land.

The further out the wing the heavier it gets, plus at 5' 10" tall with a fairly wide board I can't grab the bottom of the fuselage and the hand carrying thing on the board at the same time. I have come up with some alternative ways to carry it.

I wish the manufacturer would consider carrying the board and foil with a long mast at the same time and put another hand handle on the top edge of the board. I can't see it changing the performance at all and it would be so much easier to get out of the water in shore break with a handle there.

Thanks,
I think on long term the 75cm mast should be the go for me, I consider even a 45cm because the shallow spots we have here.
Do you have a Tuttle box or a Twin? Canīt  trim your foil? or shimming your stab for less frontlift?

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Re: Ozone 4m WASP wind wing
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2019, 03:17:35 PM »
I have been using a 60cm mast. My longest mast is 75 cm and that's the one I use for windfoiling. If I encounter a large rolling chop with the 75cm mast I have to be careful not to breach. When wing foiling with the same foil the infinity 99. I have no trouble not breaching with a 60cm mast. I find that windfoiling and wing foiling are completely different for me. Using a shorter mast with the wing foil works just fine for me.