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    • By RaceKites
      If you heve a decent sized flying area with nice clean wind you should have at least one Frenzy in your quiver.

      The rapid development of the depowerable foil is all to easy to understand with one of these, a couple of sessions into ownership you WILL wonder how much those fixed bridle kites are worth secondhand.

      So, I walked into Airbossworld and mumbled something about a Frenzy, handed over the cash and next day collected a ready set up and prepared Frenzy, Damn was I excited.... Straight off to the field for a quick fly.

      Gary came with me to ensure I didn't maim myself and that all was peachy with the kite.

      Setting it out for launch is laughably easy dumpsack, walkback unwinding the lines (this is an important bit, take notes!) hook the ORANGE line over your stake NOT the safety leash! and set the deower strap to maximum power. Unpack the kite, allowing it to sit up in the wind and do a quick check on the pulley system and amazing multicoloured bridles then walk back and hook in.

      When it's launch time simply take the depower strap and set it to maximum depower, the kite will start to lift with all the pull of a 0.7 Buster!

      As it reaches the zenith it will have inflated and it's time to give it a bit more power!!

      YUM! Jumping time!

      This kite is shared between my son and me, he gets much more use than I do, he can fly it sub 10mph upto 20mph as the wind rises so does the hieght of his jumps and the float time... he does start to have problems staying down on the ground 16+mph and much over 20mph he just bounces about!

      With the bar out and the kite set on maximum depower it MAY be possible to fly in upto30mph plus... I however get decidedly nervous at 25mph plus so it comes down and smaller kites go up.

      So, what is it good for?

      Recreational is fun, jumps are but a dip of the wing away. Longer dips down the edge equal higher air when it goes back up. Great!

      Buggying, on lighter wind days the 7.3 is very good in a buggy, the shorter bar means thighs are NOT constantl jabbed as with the 9.5 or 12.

      The kite is nicely controlable and will "park and ride" all day. The depower can be used to heat things up or cool them down. WARNING please remember it will hoik you out if you don't treat it with respect! (this is quite nice for getting out of a low buggy though)

      Landboarding, Home territory for the Frenzy this! AWESOME silky smooth power available as required, jumps are yours for the taking and soft landings when you come down (please note.. My son does the jumping and relays the results to me, I am a big scaredy cat!)

      Snowkiting, yup, if you like getting cold this is for you. I don't so can't comment really.

      Watery stuff? Hmm, can't quite face the thought of dunking an open foil, can be done though I have seen it!!

      All this is fine, but what about landing? Some large kites just don't want to come down!

      The Frenzy is lovely to land, Either take it to the edge of the window and let it slip to earth or grab the Orange line and pull it waaaay down past your bum. This may seem impossible at first due to the power in the kite, leave the kite at the zenith and pull hard, when you can pull no more wait..... when the tension drops (about half a second but can seem ages if the kite is well powered up) pull it all the way back. the kite will then fall down and sit on the floor.

      That is pretty much a quick rundown of its capabilities BUT it tells you nothing of the kites quality!

      It is a superb package. The technical rucksack is wonderful! I have started hanging all of my stuff from it for the trudge to the flying field, loads of straps and hooks for everything. it can even hold 2 well packed frenzies!

      The kite itself is very well constructed and copes with bad landings well. all the seams have held up well and the kite still feels crispy and good after many flights and a couple of wet packdowns (always dried at first chance though!)

      The bar is comfy, well padded and is fitted with many safety devices. The first time you need them you WILL be glad they are there. If it's red then pulling it will operate some kind of safety device. The 03 Frenzy suffers here, the primary safety is out of eyeline so when you are being dragged down a beach it ISN'T visible. The 04 has it's primary safety just under the depower strap right where you can see it and reach it from any position.

      You pull that and all the power goes as the main lines are disconnected, need more? Pull the chiken loop safety and let go, the kite flops about like a wet rag! Need more?!? like the kite is stuck on a speeding car or still dragging you towards that cliff, deploy the wrist leash safety cutting all ties with the kite.

      BIG up to Ozone for this, top idea which means I am happy for my son to use the kite happy he is going to be safe if he gets into a panic.

      Surely with all this superduperness about the kite there must be SOME faults?

      Well, yes, there are a few.

      The whole depower thing takes a while to "click" along with not having the precise control of a pair of handles. The rucksack though GREAT does take an awful lot of room up and perhaps most damingly it has broken the side plate on both of its depower pulleys! This is despite great care being taken of them and sand removal after each beach visit!

      TOP kite for lighter to middle sized kiters, flexible easy power and easy launch and land.

      NOT a first kite but great to progress to.
      By : Adam
    • By lewis_91
      A Ozone Frenzy 06 10 review :
      The Frenzy: Having mostly flown Peter Lynn Arcs I was very interested to see the New Frenzy, it's not the 06 just the Frenzy this year! Flying the Frenzy 05 last year was very tempting to get, what did the latest from Ozone have to offer?
       
      Bag: The bag has some great new features this year:
      · Board straps to hold kiteboard, snowboard or mountainboard.
      · Straps and webbing on the side of the bag where you could put skis, poles, spare bars, etc.
      · Top pocket on the lid of the bag for putting random stuff in.
      · Pockets on the side of the waist strap where you could put key's, wallet, GPS or a snack.
      · This year they also have the kite size on the bag so you know which bag you've got what kite.
      · There's space for 2 kites in the bag so a spare kite for if the conditions change.
       
      There's been a lot of thought put in to the bags this year and they've done a great job which gives you a great bag for your needs.
       
      Quality/Manufacture:
       
      As usual Ozone pay a great deal to the finer details and quality of the kite, working from the kite to the bar:
       
      · The material is specially designed by Ozone for the application of kiting which results in a material that will create the shape of the foil and not stretch over time, it's UV protective and should shed water like its a ducks back.
      · Stitching is all double stitched with again UV protective twine.
      · The leading and trailing edges are both reinforced with Mylar which adds rigidity to the kite during flight increasing in the efficiency of the aerofoil. Also makes it more robust to abrasion.
      · The connection points on the kite from the bridal are sewn deep into the kite to spread the load and keep the shape of your kite.
      · Bridals are all stitched together rather than knotted which reduces the chances of the bridals getting caught up and minimises drag whilst flying.
      · The pulleys used on the bridal are top quality with breaking strains of 1/2 a tonne which should be enough for the largest of kiters.
      · Again lines are top quality all pre-stretched and stitched with cunning little tabs numbered from 1-4 for easy setup of the kite.
       
      Safety/Control:
       
      Safety on the Frenzy is good with a very simple but very effective system the same as last years system, pull the primary safety-red toggle and you're done, the kite de-powers and lands itself.
      They have a new system on the chicken loop this year where to completely release from the kite, this is your secondary safety. Instead of pulling the red loop on your chicken loop towards you, you pull it away from you which makes a little more sense, there's also less effort required to pull the new safety which has passed the latest safety standard in France.
       
      The Chicken loop doesn't have a "cow's tail"/"donkey's doo dah"/"kickette" attached to the chicken loop itself but comes with a "Kickette" which attaches onto your spreader bar. It works in the same way by putting your chicken loop on your hook and putting the "Kickette" through the hook to stop the chicken loop from coming off.
       
      Once you've pulled the safety it's easy to reload by looping your break lines over the bar ends then reaching forward and re-attaching the centre line into the primary safety toggle, then just twist the bar so the loops on the end of the bar drop off and then you're flying again.
       
      Launching and landing:
       
      To launch you can release the breaks, take a step backwards and the kite takes off and you're flying.
      To land you can either pull the break line handle or pull your safety and the kite lands safely on its trailing edge.
       
      Flying:
       
      Firstly, looking up at the kite you can see a difference between the 05 and this latest edition is that it's a higher aspect ratio than the 05, also the kite looks like every part of the kite is doing work.
       
      The kite is more stable than I expected, it stayed at the Zenith (top of the wind window) for a good while and in clean winds I might expect it to stay there!
       
      The flight across the window is smooth and the power stays on during the turn. When jumping the kite has great float which left me on occasions wondering when I was going to touch down.
       
      Unhooked riding is good, the power is constant and predictable, you can ride it from when the kite is just getting going to powered up like this.
       
      When doing larger jumps you get very direct and positive feedback from the kite which makes it intuitive to know where the kite is without even having to look up whilst airborne.
       
      So to conclude: A great package and a great flight.
       
       
      Author : lewis_91
    • By adamski
      If you heve a decent sized flying area with nice clean wind you should have at least one Frenzy in your quiver.

      The rapid development of the depowerable foil is all to easy to understand with one of these, a couple of sessions into ownership you WILL wonder how much those fixed bridle kites are worth secondhand.

      So, I walked into Airbossworld and mumbled something about a Frenzy, handed over the cash and next day collected a ready set up and prepared Frenzy, Damn was I excited.... Straight off to the field for a quick fly.

      Gary came with me to ensure I didn't maim myself and that all was peachy with the kite.

      Setting it out for launch is laughably easy dumpsack, walkback unwinding the lines (this is an important bit, take notes!) hook the ORANGE line over your stake NOT the safety leash! and set the deower strap to maximum power. Unpack the kite, allowing it to sit up in the wind and do a quick check on the pulley system and amazing multicoloured bridles then walk back and hook in.

      When it's launch time simply take the depower strap and set it to maximum depower, the kite will start to lift with all the pull of a 0.7 Buster!

      As it reaches the zenith it will have inflated and it's time to give it a bit more power!!

      YUM! Jumping time!

      This kite is shared between my son and me, he gets much more use than I do, he can fly it sub 10mph upto 20mph as the wind rises so does the hieght of his jumps and the float time... he does start to have problems staying down on the ground 16+mph and much over 20mph he just bounces about!

      With the bar out and the kite set on maximum depower it MAY be possible to fly in upto30mph plus... I however get decidedly nervous at 25mph plus so it comes down and smaller kites go up.

      So, what is it good for?

      Recreational is fun, jumps are but a dip of the wing away. Longer dips down the edge equal higher air when it goes back up. Great!

      Buggying, on lighter wind days the 7.3 is very good in a buggy, the shorter bar means thighs are NOT constantl jabbed as with the 9.5 or 12.

      The kite is nicely controlable and will "park and ride" all day. The depower can be used to heat things up or cool them down. WARNING please remember it will hoik you out if you don't treat it with respect! (this is quite nice for getting out of a low buggy though)

      Landboarding, Home territory for the Frenzy this! AWESOME silky smooth power available as required, jumps are yours for the taking and soft landings when you come down (please note.. My son does the jumping and relays the results to me, I am a big scaredy cat!)

      Snowkiting, yup, if you like getting cold this is for you. I don't so can't comment really.

      Watery stuff? Hmm, can't quite face the thought of dunking an open foil, can be done though I have seen it!!

      All this is fine, but what about landing? Some large kites just don't want to come down!

      The Frenzy is lovely to land, Either take it to the edge of the window and let it slip to earth or grab the Orange line and pull it waaaay down past your bum. This may seem impossible at first due to the power in the kite, leave the kite at the zenith and pull hard, when you can pull no more wait..... when the tension drops (about half a second but can seem ages if the kite is well powered up) pull it all the way back. the kite will then fall down and sit on the floor.

      That is pretty much a quick rundown of its capabilities BUT it tells you nothing of the kites quality!

      It is a superb package. The technical rucksack is wonderful! I have started hanging all of my stuff from it for the trudge to the flying field, loads of straps and hooks for everything. it can even hold 2 well packed frenzies!

      The kite itself is very well constructed and copes with bad landings well. all the seams have held up well and the kite still feels crispy and good after many flights and a couple of wet packdowns (always dried at first chance though!)

      The bar is comfy, well padded and is fitted with many safety devices. The first time you need them you WILL be glad they are there. If it's red then pulling it will operate some kind of safety device. The 03 Frenzy suffers here, the primary safety is out of eyeline so when you are being dragged down a beach it ISN'T visible. The 04 has it's primary safety just under the depower strap right where you can see it and reach it from any position.

      You pull that and all the power goes as the main lines are disconnected, need more? Pull the chiken loop safety and let go, the kite flops about like a wet rag! Need more?!? like the kite is stuck on a speeding car or still dragging you towards that cliff, deploy the wrist leash safety cutting all ties with the kite.

      BIG up to Ozone for this, top idea which means I am happy for my son to use the kite happy he is going to be safe if he gets into a panic.

      Surely with all this superduperness about the kite there must be SOME faults?

      Well, yes, there are a few.

      The whole depower thing takes a while to "click" along with not having the precise control of a pair of handles. The rucksack though GREAT does take an awful lot of room up and perhaps most damingly it has broken the side plate on both of its depower pulleys! This is despite great care being taken of them and sand removal after each beach visit!

      Sum it up then adamski!

      TOP kite for lighter to middle sized kiters, flexible easy power and easy launch and land.

      NOT a first kite but great to progress to.
      By : Adamski
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