Review of "Ozone Riot 5m"
Ok guys and Gals this is my review of the riot 5m i have a radsail pro 4m and have flown a bullet 3.5 so have not got alot of experiance with high lift kites but will try to tell you about the kite so here goes.The Ozone Riot is Designed for intermediate to expert flyers and is a fixed bridal 4 line power kite and comes with the following:
Handles or optional bar (not on sale at time of writing)
Sticker set and Keyring
The bag the riot comes in is verry well constructed more like a walking rucksack has nicely padded shoulder straps a waist clip (with 2 little pockets for keys etc) and a chest clip, there are 2 clips one on each side for holding your handles/bar a big enough pocket on the inside of the bag that can take the linewinder etc and the bag can carry two kites easily.
The Kite killers:
These are a safty device, a wristband attatches to your wrist and a line from this attatches to the bottom lines (the brake lines) if the kite gets to much or you need to let go of the handles this will bring your kite safely to the ground.
After owning a radsail i was expecting a bit more quality not to say the rads aint good i still love the one i have but this thing oozes quality from the moment i took it out of the bag i wanted it in the air i laid it out on the floor and its big its crisp and colours are very vibrant(red+black) the material is light and crisp the edges of the kite have a Mylar Leading and trailing edge the stitching is spot on and it has a line keeper made from velcro in the centre rib all bridal lines are numbered to make setting up a bit easier.Handling:
The first couple of times i had to take the kite out were not ideal i would have prefered a little less wind and to have been at the beach but i did get to fly it beach the tide was in so off to another place lumpy air but flyable setting it up was a doddle had to adjust brake lines a little and then i was off the first launch well i expected pull but jesus its like a train it pulls great flys, exactly where you want and oh yes it can lift i was used to doing about 4ft jumps in similar wind with the radsail this riot oh my lordy friends told me about 10 ft was easily cleared it holds its shape really well and recovers great from overflying (the only preoblems i have had is it holds its shap so well that when it overflys it can roll backand wrap lines around but soon corects itself with a little tug) and in clean air its just flawless dont overfly picks up the wind and will lift you just when you want it to.Summary:
Not knowing alot of kites i can only tell you what i know from the kites i have flown, this kite is an absolute dream for me, It has the lift it pulls like a mule looks fantastic and works a treat for me and my landboard price wise i got mine at a good price from a local dealer who has been great from the start with me and helped lots i would have paid the full rrp and it would have been worth it happy flying all.
Product Information : Ozone Riot 5m
Manufacturer's product description
Long Name: Riot 5m
Listed on Ciao since: 24/10/2005