OZONE NEW ZEALAND
WHO WE ARE IN NEW ZEALAND
We at OZONE are a group of friends that all have one thing in common: we love to kite, foil and fly! These sports have brought us together, they keep us entertained, and it’s the best job that we can imagine doing.
Based in Raglan on the West Coast of New Zealand, our team spend the summer designing our kite and speed wing ranges, with precision being at the forefront at all times.
'Ozone New Zealand' is our Flagship store, and are the distributors for New Zealand.
WHERE: 9 Bow St Raglan 3225 (Next door to the legendary Raglan Roast and YOT Club)
At the end of the day what matters most is that we want you to enjoy your Kiteboarding, Hydro-foiling, Paragliding, Speed-flying and Paramotoring as much as we do.
Matt Taggart - Ozone Kites Co-founder/Director and NZ Country Manager
Morgan Coster - Ozone New Zealand - GC
M Dawg - Web Master
Angie Robinson - Kitesurfing Instructor
Ozone is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of kites and paragliders, created around a small but dedicated team of passionate riders and pilots. The Ozone team share the same outstanding passion for nature, exciting sports and progress.
“Our philosophy of riders building kites and Gliders for riders, remains at the centre of everything we do. Our core mission is to improve our sport through technological innovation, intensive R&D and our enjoyment of the sports we love.”
THE OZONE KITES R&D TEAM
One thing we are most proud of is our dedicated and full time R&D Team.
Rob Whittall, Torrin Bright, Stuart Yarrow, Andy Banks and Dominik Zimmermann can be found at locations all over the globe, testing on snow, land and water. Our designers aren’t just designers. They are also highly experienced test riders, top-level competitors and instructors.
The amount of research and testing carried out by our skilled team each year is more than your average kite company. Every single Ozone kite design is an original concept and is the result of extensive research. Whether it’s a high performance kite or a school kite, our test riders understand the rider’s needs in every aspect of the sport.
The Ozone design software OzCAD is totally unique and specially designed by our team, which includes aerodynamicists, engineers and fluid dynamics experts. OzCAD allows us to model innovative new profiles and designs with high efficiency and accuracy. Performance prediction models give us unparalleled insight, allowing us to advance designs quickly and effectively.
OUR MANUFACTURING FACILITY
We created Parapex, our manufacturing facility in Vietnam more than 10 years ago. We realized early on that we needed to be in control of every step of the manufacturing process; to ensure the quality and integrity of our products. The Ozone facility is state of the art, fully air conditioned, ventilated and exceptionally clean. All materials are stored at a constant temperature and humidity to ensure consistency in manufacturing. We communicate daily with our staff, to make sure every detail is taken care of in the best way possible.
HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIALS, WITHOUT EXCEPTION!
We choose the materials that go into each kite based on one factor alone: quality. Since 1999 we have carried out constant performance and longevity evaluations of every material available to us. Our current list of ingredients is a direct result of our on-going testing. Each spec and weight of cloth is chosen to maximize suitability, durability and performance.
INDUSTRY-CHANGING DESIGN INNOVATIONS
Since the beginning of our involvement with kites, Ozone has brought some of the most innovative kites to the market. The Frenzy was the first open foil kite with de-power and it revolutionized the future of foils. The C4 was the first bridled C kite and it took the market by storm.
The Uno was the first inflatable trainer. The Zephyr was the first light wind specific kite to come to market and the only 17m kite that actually worked.
The Edge took performance to another level; seven world titles is proof of this fact. The Reo popularized surf kites and is the benchmark in this category.
Today these innovations continue with the advent of a new era of performance foil kites with the Chrono and R1.
THE OZONE FEELING
There are countless reasons to purchase an Ozone kite. We think the most important reason is the “Ozone feeling” that we strive to cultivate in each kite model we design. This feeling sets our kites apart from the competition. We invite you to try our kites for yourself. We believe you will feel the difference and enjoy the “Ozone feeling” that has made Ozone famous and unique around the world.