Ozone Wasp V1 Kite Wing
SIZES: 3m / 4m / 5m / 6m
THE WASP HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC PRODUCT TO DESIGN AND TEST, IT IS A FRESH AND EXCITING WAY OF BEING DRIVEN BY THE ELEMENTS! THE DESIGN TEAM HAS BEEN LEARNING NEW SKILLS BOTH ON AND OFF THE WATER TO BRING YOU A WING WORTHY OF THE OZONE PEDIGREE.
The WASP is a Kite Wing that crosses easily from water, land or snow. It offers easy power for anything that rolls, slides, planes or glides. Use it with your Skateboard, Mountain Board, Skis, Snowboard, SUP, Windsurf or Foil board. Simple, quick and a whole load of fun!
We concentrated on making the WASP easy to fly and handle. The large size Leading Edge creates stability and reduces flex, it also helps develop power at low speeds to get you moving sooner. The enlarged strut provides direct angle of attack control, as flex is minimal offering a solid and controlled feeling.
We kept the aspect ratio low to have a wing that has grunt and to keep the tips from catching the water. The wing tips have a layer of scuff protection for riding on snow or land, although it is best to keep the wing off the ground!
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.
On the water the WASP has been developed riding SUP, Windsurf and Foil boards. The simple nature of the wing makes it suitable for riding any board that has enough volume to support your weight on the water. In strong wind conditions and with developed skills it is also possible to ride with smaller volume hydrofoil boards.
On the land or snow minimal wind is required to harness the natural energy to enjoy a different feeling of propulsion.
- Kite Wing for the water, land or snow
- Easy to fly and handle
- Stable with efficient low end grunt
- Strong and lightweight single strut design
Wind range is indicative only based on an average rider weight of 80kg. Actual range will vary based on rider skill level and type of skis/board/foil used.
UPDATE for 5m and 6m wings....
The WASP 5m and 6m have been specially designed for light winds and/or heavier riders. The large size Leading Edge creates stability and reduces flex, it also helps develop power at low speeds to get you moving sooner. The rigidity of the high volume Leading Edge and Strut make it very efficient in light winds to pump the wing to generate speed.
Our design team have been enjoying light wind conditions during testing of the final 5m and 6m prototypes. Foiling in 5-10 knots with a large front wing is the perfect way to cruise while learning tacks and gybes, a steady breeze and calm water conditions make for a fast learning curve. Bring on sub 10 knot Wing Foiling!
We have gained a lot more experience and knowledge while testing various combinations of WASP wing size and Hydro Foil size on the water. We feel that the 5m or 6m would in most cases be the size of choice for riders 90kg and above who will use their WASP in winds of 10-20 knots with Hydro Foils. We have updated the WASP wind ranges in our marketing to reflect this.
The 5m is big enough for most riders looking for their large size WASP wing. It is easy enough to handle and has great low end grunt. If you are less than 90kg and looking for a fun light wind wing the 5m would be the size to consider.
The 6m is more wing to handle, due to its dimensions the wing tips are closer to the surface and will require extra attention to not catch water or rub it on the ground. It has amazing low end abilities to get you going in the lightest breeze, however if you are 90kg or above and mainly ride in 15 knot+ winds the 5m could be the better option.
Of course this is all highly dependent on rider skills and the hydro foil set up.