Written on: 22/10/2004 by ahatton (4 reviews written)
Lengthy set up time
My previous review was when I first had a go with my Ozone Samurai 7.2m. I have been using it for static recreational use. it flies slowly, but it is 7.2m its what I expected. the set up takes along time (to do it right it did.)when it is up it flies in low wind conditions. power is awesome, able to pull far greater than my weight 75kg. easing the kite in to 5 degrees off the zenith results in a smooth but strong pull. I recommend huge spaces to fly this in. the bar steering is smart; the bar is padded (good). The lines are colour coded and number coded to ease set up. cleaning is easy with a damp cloth. drying isn't as it is bigger than my lounge! it can lift me up without any effort. packing away is easy after a few goes; it just fits in to the rucksack. need a harness to fly this for longer periods, I got tired quick.
supposedly this samurai has the same pull as a bladeIII 4.9m, however I have never used this kite, (so am biased to this kite. will have a go soon) I choose this kite because it is apparently a market leader, has nice handling characteristics, smooth, anti luff so its more stable (I did get it to luff once in no wind.)
Over all I recommend this kite.
I wish I got a smaller one though for drying out easier, but this kite flies in 1mph winds with ease. this is a kite size before the _big_ monsters 8m-25m type. my next purchase will be the razor 3.5m. I like the ozone (manufacturer). they are geared to other kite sports and have a reputation as a paraglide manufacture. (the kites are built to the same standards).
You get a free key ring!
I'm getting a board or a buggy to fully utilise this kite resource.
Got the kite from the extremekiteshop.com
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