Sizes Available: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14m
Sizes Tested: 6, 8, 12m

OZONE Says:

The Enduro V2 is a mid aspect ratio kite combined with our market leading three stage Variable Bridle Geometry offering outstanding performance across a wide range of disciplines—freeriding, freestyle and wave riding. It incorporates an Open-C shape, semi swept Leading Edge and square wing-tip design, which results in a large de-power range, amazing progressive handling, boost for jumping and drift in the waves.

The V2 design features our new strut construction that provides enhanced support to the canopy and improves stability at low angles of attack. The Leading Edge is now tapered at the tip, which helps to reduce tip bounce. Together, the result is a much smoother ride and a more solid bar feeling in strong and gusty conditions.

Visit for more info: www.ozonekites.com/products/water-kites/enduro-v2

Our Testers Say:

“Thicker bar grip than most, which I found very comfortable. Very stable in the air, predictable, good reaction time and well paced turns. Good wind range, great all arounder that would suit many people’s needs and wants.” // Tom Turley

“Didn’t try the wave setting or the freestyle setting, but it felt like a great wave kite on the freeride setting. Smooth through the window performance, great upwind ability and decent jumping performance.” // Kurt Althen

“When the kite was on the freeride settings the kite was nice and responsive but on the freestyle setting the kite felt slower with more luffing for general riding. Nice all around freeride platform with middle of the road turning speed, super stable, decent jumping and an easy relaunch.” // Davey Beard

Meet Our Testers

TKB Says:

The Enduro is back with its 3-strut canopy and Ozone’s open-C shape and sweptback leading edge design that delivers sheet in and go user friendliness for all-around performance that works for freeride, freestyle and surf. The Enduro 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. It offers three settings on the wingtip for adjusting bar pressure and turning speed while the front bridle features three settings that allow you to tune the performance of the kite and utilizes a fixed attachment point without a pulley to adjust the angle of attack. The front bridle attachment point ends in a knot and the wingtip attachment point ends in a loop. The Enduro features nice middle of the road bar pressure with the power control happening in a small to medium length of throw which keeps everything relatively close to the rider. The power delivery is progressive for a sheet in and go type feel and the turning is responsive at a decent speed but not lightning quick or unpredictable. The Enduro steers in a larger arc rather than a tight pivot. Testers thought the freestyle setting was a bit too extreme for general freeride type kiting, but seemed to like both the freeride and wave settings. Overall the Enduro strikes an even balance between user-friendly performance that works for general freeride and surf and delivers predictable big air freestyle that makes this a great crossover option for the kiter that wants a little bit of everything.

The Enduro 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 features the existing Ozone chicken loop which is 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: https://www.ozonekites.com/products/control-systems/contact-water-control-system


 

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