Ozone REO V4 Kite

by Ozone • SKU 5055359021331
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REAL Review


The Ozone Reo V4 is the best wave kite on the market. Since its release in 2012, the Reo has been the bench mark that all other wave kites are compared to. Ozone made the wave kite category with the Reo and all other brands are still trying to catch up.

Key Performance Characteristics

Responsiveness Fast turning kite.
Turn Radius Tight turn radius with moderate power through the turns.
Window Position Sits just forward of middle of the wind window.
Wind Range Medium wind range - 170 lb riders expect optimal power on a 10m in 17-22mph wind with a surfboard.
Relaunch Easy relaunch.
Bar Pressure Medium to Light Bar Pressure - Adjustable via wingtip settings
Power Per Size Rides true to size.

Tech Specs

Material Teijin D2 canopy material | Teijin Dacron
Valve High flow valve with direct to hose connection.
Bridle Simple short bridle with no pulleys.
Wingtip Full square wingtip shape.
Bonus Big kite bag that easily fits the kite and it has zippers that won't corrode. Available in custom colors or with with your own graphics.

What We Like

The Reo has a great bar feel. You always feel connected to the kite so you can focus on the waves. It has lighter bar pressure, but you always feel the kite because of the full wing tip. The Reo V4 is a fast turning kite, but the kite never gets away from you. Other fast turning kites can feel out of control. The Reo accomplishes speed and control by having enough bar feel that you know where the kite is with out having to look at it.

The turning speed is crisp. The kite is quick and has no dead spots in the turn. Even when you carve down the wave face and slack the lines, you still can turn the kite. If you want the kite to pivot fast, you crank on the bar and it will rip a loop. You will feel the kite through the turn but you won't get yanked off your board like other full wing tip kites. Wider turns have a carving feeling and they are very predictable. You always know exactly where the kite is.

The power band on the sheeting is really easy on and off. There is no surge or complete shut off of the power. Even if you are not flying the kite properly, the Reo will make you feel like you are the best kiter on the water.

The drift is unmatched. At any point in the wind window you can fully sheet the kite out, and it will drift with you. Sheet back in, and you have a gradual reentry to the power source.

The Reo did way better in gusty conditions than we expected. It jumped around a bit but the power at the hook and in your hands was really consistent. When you get overpowered, the Reo depowers quite well and is easy to control. You still have pretty good steering with the kite sheeted out.

Tomahawk Test

Ozone kites are built strong. The Reo is built surf strong. It is a light weight kite with a super short bridle so it seems to pop out of the worst situations with ease. We had no issues with smashing the Reo and when it rolled with slack lines, the kite went right through itself so you could keep riding. The low Y on the center lines makes it easy to get your lines straight if they get crossed too.

Insider Info

The stock line length for the Reo is 25m. This is a bit longer than most companies(23m is the standard) so it seems like your kite is really far away. The kite is still plenty fast and has great range but it looked a little funny on 25m lines the first few times we used it.

Because of how well the Reo drifts, it makes a great kite for foiling. It flies well underpowered so you can use the Reo for your light wind foiling kite too.

The Reo is quite good at airs. It has more lift than expected and has a nice bell curve style air. The thing to watch out for is that the Reo is fast so you can get yourself in trouble if you are not careful. Since you can always feel the kite we were able to correct the oversteering. If you want to learn kite loops, this would be a good kite to try them out with.

Ozone provides you with a killer pack of spare parts, extra color match dacron and canopy material. It seems like a small detail, but they made an excellent bag that easily swallows your kite. It has a plastic zipper that won't corrode when you store your kite over the winter.

Who is the REO V4 for?

If you ride waves, you need to buy this kite. There is no comparison. The Reo lives in a world of opposites where it has power but is easy to control. It is fast but you never loose track of the kite. It has light bar pressure but still has a lot of feel. Ozone uncorked the magic with the Reo, and it is a kite that you only need to ride once to love.







**Customize 4+ Weeks: Ozone owns their factory and will custom make you a kite in less than 30 days. You can select the stock color of your choice, select custom colors or fully customize your kite with your own graphics. A REAL Pro will Customize your Ozone Kite with you once you have placed your order.

Description


The Ozone Reo V4 is the best wave kite on the market. Since its release in 2012, the Reo has been the bench mark that all other wave kites are compared to. Ozone made the wave kite category with the Reo and all other brands are still trying to catch up.


Ozone's Description:

•Wave riding specific
•Versatile performance in all conditions
•Direct handling, huge de-power, insane drift
•4-line pulley-less system

The Reo V4 is highly advanced in design, yet simple to use. The 4-line pulley-less bridle system is a standout favorite of riders around the world – with no pulleys you have a direct feeling from the kite, it’s an extension of your body. This makes it possible to channel your concentration directly into the wave you are riding giving you the freedom for that next critical turn, slash or air...

Any day, any conditions – from on-shore slop to cross-off barreling reef breaks the Reo V4’s versatile performance will have you out there ripping and having fun. Smooth progressive canopy luff means the Reo V4 maintains positive bar pressure and handling throughout the de-power range, making it very reactive at all angles of attack.

The relatively low aspect design combined with instant handling generates consistent power to maintain momentum on a wave, combined with the ability to then completely drop the kites power to carve turns or snap in the pocket makes it unique. Finely tuned profiles and panel shaping offer unmatched drifting characteristics – as you ride down the line the Reo V4 will float allowing you to line up the next section or lip.

Re-launch is quick and easy – by turning the bar or using the Re-launch Balls on the leader lines, the Reo V4 will roll over and take off from the water in an instant. This is especially helpful if you’re stuck in the impact zone and need to get out of there fast!

Un-hooked riders will feel at home on the Reo V4, it will fly and float in unison with your riding movements. Simply trim in with the cleat before unhooking, or if you prefer to ride un-hooked often we suggest connecting the back lines to the longer knot position. To customise bar pressure and turning speed for your personal preference use the rear line adjustment tabs on the kite.

We pride ourselves with top of the line manufacturing in our own factory using the highest quality materials and construction techniques from a 10-year history making kites. The Reo V4 is constructed with quality proven Teijin D2 canopy material and Teijin Dacron – it is designed and built tough without the need of unnecessary cosmetic items that only add weight and drag which reduce performance.

**Customize 4+ Weeks: Ozone owns their factory and will custom make you a kite in less than 30 days. You can select the stock color of your choice, select custom colors or fully customize your kite with your own graphics. A REAL Pro will Customize your Ozone Kite with you once you have placed your order.

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