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Used 2012 Reo 12m Kite Only
 
Used 2012 Reo 12m Kite Only

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Good condition, with one tiny sail repair. This kite comes with kite and bag only. No bar/lines, leash, or pump.


 

From Ozone:
Oh yeah, I’ve got good news for you all. We have officially finished with trimming and tuning the Reo’s. However for us the good news is that our feelings and impression of the Reo’s have been confirmed.

We sent a set of final protos to Western OZ for Nathan Ducker and Darren Marshall to try out and to get their feedback. For sure they already ride our products but still they are independent in terms of the fact that they know what they want and like. Remember, we are in the development stage so if they did not like something, now was the time to speak and they know I want to hear the truth.

Both Darren and Nathan reckon the Reo is amazing and performs fantastically in all aspects. They went to Gnaraloo for a week of solid riding and testing and they scored it good. Varied wind strengths got them out on all sizes except the 4m. Hooked or unhooked, down the line surfing was made easy according to them.

As you can imagine this is awesome news for Torrin and myself. We have been working on the project now for over a year and we have tested this kite more than any other kite we have developed so it is a great feeling of satisfaction to have finished the job. Now all we have to do is get out there and enjoy it on some beautiful waves.

Real reports from both Darren and Nathan are on the way…

There are still things to get sorted like the graphics, bags and all that stuff but the bulk of the job is now done…

Enjoy the ride
Rob Whittall (Ozone Kites Designer)

Features

REO Design & Performance Features >>
4-line pulley-less system (no pulleys, no problems)
Super fast and direct handling
Mega de-power range with insane float and drift characteristics
Easy on the bar back line re-launch
Comparable feeling throughout the size range
One-Pump system for quick and easy setup
Multiple trimming options for customized handling and bar pressure
Color coded and numbered fool proof line connectors
REO Construction Features >>
High volume inflate/deflate valve for quicker setup and pack down
Improved strut construction for better canopy stability
Internal reinforcements for improved durability
Exceptional hand checked Ozone factory construction using the highest quality materials
Teijin Techno Force sail material
Dimension Polyant Dacron for the LE & Struts
Double stitched bonded seams
Dacron reinforced tip area for load distribution
Reinforced leading edge and struts in high stress areas
Reinforced trailing edge
Light weight & low profile aerodynamic leading edge scuff pads
Unique bladder construction with double layer section in wear areas
Ozone warranty and back-up service guaranteed

Trimming the Reo to suit you…
The Reo is a kite that can be trimmed to suit your personal riding style.

If you like to ride unhooked a lot in the waves then I would suggest lengthening the back lines by sliding the foam floats up and moving the knot to extend the back lines. Like this you will not need to trim the kite with the de-power cleat so much.

If you like to ride hooked in and like the kite to feel stally and back fly then I suggest you shorten the back lines by sliding the foam floats up and moving the knot to reduce the length of the back lines. Then by using the the de-power cleat you can fine tune it to the perfect amount for you.

If you want lighter or heavier bar pressure then use the rear tabs on the tips where the back lines attach.

If you are not sure what you like leave it as standard because that is what we think is perfect!…

Nathan Ducker & Darren Marshall Review the Ozone Reo
The Reo’s are awesome. We think experienced wave kiters will agree that the design team have got this one just right. From our perspective they clearly outperform every reputable wave kite on the market. For us, the Reo ticked all the boxes and then a few more that we didn’t think were possible to tick.

The kites:

Can be ridden comfortably hooked or unhooked without needing to adjust de-power settings (for personal riding styles the trim settings can be adjusted, see Trimming the Reo)
Can be efficiently cranked to power through turns or parked to surf the power from the wave
Drift down the line handling fast sections, staying high in the air
Have light bar pressure with options to increase or decrease
Have direct steering that is smooth and precise with enough pressure to prevent accidental input on a wave or if getting worked
Have low end grunt and an excellent wind range
Can instantly dump all power for snappy top turns even in cross/offshore conditions
When sheeting in, provide a smooth, progressive and direct increase in power (combined with instant de-power makes them ideal for riding unstrapped)
Smooth out the gusts and hold solid in the air
Relaunch easily and quickly
Have one pump, high flow valves and sturdy construction
Have a clean four-line setup without pulleys
Are of the highest quality materials and workmanship
Look great
We had perfect conditions for testing yet struggled to come up with constructive feedback to improve these kites. The Reo will work well for all styles of wave riding. They were designed based on suggestions from team riders and other experienced wave riders (including comments made via online discussion threads to get a broader perspective). Between the few in our test team we had most wave riding styles covered and all of us are extremely ‘particular’ in our kite selection. It was very interesting to see everyone in our test team come in with equally big smiles having ridden the Reo.

On a wave, they easily outperform every other kite ever tested by our team – which includes most reputable wave kites available in Australia. Basically the Reo seems so suited to riding waves that it feels like it’s part of you. On a wave, it is so balanced, smooth and responsive that you find yourself concentrating more on riding the wave than ever before, significantly improving the experience. This kite will likely develop its own reputation as a wave specific kite suitable for all conditions and styles of wave riding. Apparently everyone who tries them wants to own them and we’re sure most dedicated wave kiters who get a chance to demo the new Reo will agree.


Mike Walker
“It’s an exceptional kite. All the characteristics that are important for me in the waves are there in abundance. Most importantly it has full depower on a very short bar throw. Also of high importance, it goes up wind very well. How Rob has achieved this on a low aspect kite is a stroke of genius. Of course it has fast turning and easy reliable fast relaunch from the water. Where this kite is particularly exceptional is the drift back. Ride at your kite with the just the faintest bar pressure on, and you’ll experience fantastic drift back under stability. Only three struts makes the REO light so it wont fall fast under slack lines, and somehow Rob has managed to combine the float / drift with excellent upwind performance an

 
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