Sizes Available: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19m
Sizes Tested: 7, 10m
The Edge has a unique pedigree, well known to pack a serious punch! The latest version takes it to the next level—an explosive high adrenaline freeride machine that will leave you in withdrawal after every session.
The design brief for the ninth version of Edge was to radically improve free ride and big air potential, while maintaining its multiple World Championship winning speed and race performance. We have completely re-worked the bar feeling, with the balance between front and rear line pressure optimized for feeling and improved pitch control. Riding the Edge V9 you can easily sense where the kite is at any time, the entire bar throw range offers a progressive feedback feel making it turn faster and easier to time the take off for going massive.
Continuous curve struts means we have higher levels of control over sail tension and reduced sail luff through the angle of attack range, giving a smoother ride with less bar bounce. The airfoil section has also been slightly modified for increased hangtime, a small refinement but very noticeable in the air. The re-shaped wing tip section combined with re-positioned bridle attachment points increases drive in the turn and enhances load distribution for the leading edge. This directly translates to all-round high performance given any style of riding, all while going fast!
Visit for more info: www.ozonekites.com/products/water-kites/edge-v9
Our Testers Say:
“Quite powerful in its low-end and lofty with serious hangtime, relatively slow turns but pulls like a plow horse throughout its range with excellent upwind ability.” // Tiberiu Anghel
“Earth to Mars—we have an unidentified kiteboarder entering orbit on a 10m Edge in 20 knots of wind and he has a shit eating grin on his face. Big boost, wind range, slower turns, but soars like a paraglider.” // Dray Murray
“High aspect jump/race kite with really clean bar and line setup. Thought I would have been underpowered, but great range and I enjoyed how it flew.” // Kurt Althen
The Edge is back with its classic shape that long ago defined the category of performance freeride with a breed of kite that races to the side of the window and boosts to the moon. The Edge is 5-strut super high aspect kite with a sweptback leading edge that packs a ton of pulling power and explosive lift. The Edge utilizes a high flow Boston valve that requires the larger pump nozzle attachment that comes standard with most pumps for a quick and easy inflation. If Ozone wasn’t the first company to coin the term ‘parasitic drag,’ they were one of the first production kites to feature super thin bridle lines to produce top speeds. The front bridle attachment point ends in a knot and the wingtip attachment point ends in a loop. As a result of it’s early racing program, the Edge builds the majority of its power through apparent wind, which means this isn’t your sheet in and go progressive freeride. The Edge builds power by moving across the widow and by increasing your board speed the kite really begins to pull like a freight train powerhouse. With middle of the road bar pressure Ozone has done a good job of balancing out this kite’s low end. The refined canopy allows the sheeting to feel fairly progressive for a performance freeride kite and yet when it’s time to dump that power this kite is also impressive to the extent that it can depower well. A high aspect kite of this size is not known for its swift turning—although the steering is fairly crisp, the Edge offers large swoopy turns. It’s true happy place is yanking you upwind while parked at the edge of the window or being sent to the zenith for a lofty jump. The air game on the Edge is massive when used properly and the hangtime is equally mesmerizing. Overall, if you are looking for a speed and lift machine from the performance freeride category, you should definitely give the latest Edge a tack or two to feel the juice.
The Edge came with Ozone’s new Contact Water Control System which is a 4-line bar that has received significant upgrades from Ozone’s previous bar. The Contact is a fixed length bar (available in 38, 45, 50 and 55cm sizes) that features a single center line safety depower with a low V. The center lines end in loops for rigging purposes and the outside lines end in a knot. The Contact features above the bar tuning with a cleat and a magnet that keeps the depower strap in place while riding. The bar has a plastic coated/PU throw line with no sliding stopper or adjustable length throw. It also features the existing Ozone chicken loop which has a brightly colored push away quick release with a QR shield and hand swivel. The padded bar ends are tunable and feature integrated floats and retractable bar bungees and are soft in the event of accidental face contact. This year the bar got a significant color change; there is no longer red on the left side of the bar grip although the leader lines coming out of the floats are color coded for red and blue. Testers gave the new bar solid praise for its comfortable grip that is both wider and ergonomically shaped to fit your hand.
Visit for more info on the bar: http://www.ozonekites.com/products/control-systems/contact-water-control-system
Want more gear reviews all in one place? Read detailed and objective reviews on the 30 kite models and 33 board models that Tkb and freeride testers reviewed for the 2018 Freeride Gear Review Guide.