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Ozone News:Jake Kelsick loving the C4

Written by Ozone on . Posted in Industry News

Hey guys, I have been at home in Antigua for a few months now and have been loving every session that I have had on my C4’s. Here is a little update about some of my favorite things about the 2014 C4.

I have been riding the C4 in a range of conditions from light 12 knot days to nuking 25 knot days. I love how the kite performs in every situation that is thrown at it. I have an 8, 10 and 12 meter. These sizes of the C4 suit me perfectly for the average wind conditions we get in the caribbean, which is usually anywhere from 15 - 20 knots.

The 12 meter gets me going when no one else can and the 8 meter keeps me happy when its a bit windy, but the 10 meter is the chosen one, it’s my favorite kite to ride because it’s not too fast in the sky, very stable and when I get to use it it’s usually blowing a steady 18 knots.

My style of riding is very freestyle and park oriented. I love the pop and slack that the C4 gives you. It’s a very fast and aggressive pop along side a nice hand of slack which makes doing tricks like Mobe’s and KGB’s feel amazing. The 2014 C4 is a lot more stable than last years C4 so it’s ideal for popping off of wave kickers, busting out flat water tricks, hitting park kickers and especially hitting rails. You can park the kite and simply forget about it.

Between my range of Ozone C4’s, my Tona POP and the caribbean breeze every session seems to be a good session.

As I’m writing this I’m also stalking the forecast waiting for the wind to return (even though it’s only been a few days)  so I can get back to shooting a video Andre Phillip and myself have been working on at our local spot in Antigua. It’s coming together really well so far so keep an eye out for a nice park edit from the island boys, which should be coming very soon.

Peace & Love
Jake Kelsick

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