Developed without compromise using proven Chrono technology, the R1 produces breath-taking speed and performance. The ultra clean leading edge, smooth surfaces and number of cells give an insight into its capabilities. But it's what you can't see that makes this race focused kite so special, the feeling on the bar and the responsiveness of this high aspect wing is unique.
The newly calculated sail tension brings a level of stability that surpasses every high performance kite we have ever produced. Combined with new diagonal ribs, a high aspect ratio (7.2 AR) planform, reduced cell width and a new high performance profile the boundaries of performance have been re-defined again. The R1 is truly a race pedigree performance kite that will inspire confidence to the rider while delivering outstanding racing performance on the water, land or snow.
The R1 will require maintenance just like any high performance equipment in racing sports, for example replacing tires or piston rings on motorbikes, the R1's Speed System and Bridle Lines must be checked after every 60 hours flying time, if they worn or are not to factory specifications (+ or - 1 cm) then they must be replaced or the kite will not perform as designed. Ozone R1 bridle specs.
The R1 is a closed cell foil and is water re-launchable. A drainage system on the wing tip allows any water that may have entered the kite to drain out.
The R1 features a simple yet effective front line flag out release. After releasing the flag out you should check the speed system, bridle lines and your flying lines for twists before restart.
Design and Performance Features:
Wind ranges are based on 80kg/176lb rider.
Note: HWK offers the R1 as a special order item only. Lead times can be up to 6 weeks. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.
PLEASE SPECIFY COLOR IN ORDER NOTES WHEN PLACING YOUR ORDER.
As with all orders over $100.
The R-1 ships FREE FREIGHT* and TAX FREE.
(*lower 48 states only)
The R1v2 is for advanced riders only who have previous foil kite experience. It is not difficult to fly but there are techniques required to fly a high aspect ratio foil kite.