Their kites are legendary for being aerodynamically tight designs with potent performance on tap. Kai Lenny seems to have no problem carrying this reputation forward on the Ozone Wasp V1. The focus has been on a low-aspect-ratio design (short and wide) to help the Wasp keep its tips out of the water whilst providing extra low end grunt.
Ozone concentrated on making the Wasp easy to fly and handle. The thick leading edge creates stability and reduces flex, while also helping develop power at low speeds to get you moving sooner.
As the flex is minimal, offering a solid feeling, the enlarged strut provides direct angle-of-attack control.
The low aspect-ratio shape (short and wide shape, rather than long and thin) means that the wing has grunt and also helps stop the tips from catching the water.
Multiple Power Handles on the leading edge and strut have been positioned to cover many options, providing maximum control and comfort while riding. The streamline de-power handle at the front of the leading edge completely de-powers the wing for total control when carving downwind in swell or when carrying the wing.
Use the Wasp on your SUP, windsurf or foil boards, but it’s simple nature also means that it can be used with any board that has enough volume to support your weight in water. The wing tips also have a layer of scuff protection for riding on snow or land. In fact, on the land or snow minimal wind is required to harness the natural energy to enjoy a different feeling of propulsion.
Once you develop your skills it’s possible to ride in strong wind conditions with smaller volume hydrofoil boards.
Available in four sizes, there are five steering handles on the centre strut and Ozone’s build-to-order factory allows you to choose from eight different colours.