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1.4m², 2.5m², 3.5m²
Colors (click here for pictures):
Blue, green, yellow
About the Kite (The Manufacturer Perspective):
The Ozone IMP 3-line Trainer Kite is the ultimate kite to enter the sport of kiting safely. It is available in 1.5m, 2.5m and 3.5m sizes.
Designed to bring out the snowkiter or kitesurfer within everyone, the IMP Trainer Kite is responsive, smooth and stable with just enough power to ensure you will be ready to progress safely and with ease.
Our unique 3-line Safety System with Safety Leash guarantees safe, easy re-launch and gives you the ability to land the Trainer kite by yourself. If you feel too much power or are ever unsure all you have to do is let go of the bar and the IMP Trainer will land automatically and wait for you until you re-launch it again.
We recommend the 2.5 m for the best balance of performance and power – go smaller in high wind locations and choose a bigger size in light wind areas.
Young children should use the 1.5m size and in winds less than 10 knots and always be under careful adult supervision.
About the Kite (The DWK Perspective):
We fly a lot of trainer kites with all the free intro to kite sports classes we teach. So, we know what works and what doesn’t You’ve heard us say it before but we’ll say it again––anything Ozone works! Not only does it work, it kicks ass. This line of trainers is no exception. Although Ozone does make two other trainer models, the IMP II and the Quatro, we are a fan of this simple three line job. After a brief period using 2-line kites, we said “never again!” Yea you save a little money but holy hell are they hard to relaunch. To relaunch this kite when it lands/crashes leading edge down, just give the third/back line a little tug and the kite flies backward and rights itself almost on its own. Then simply let go of that third line and the kite rockets up! Easy. Nothing like a 2 line.
These kites come in a small stuff sack and, like all things Ozone, is worth every penny.
In regard to which size to get––kids should probably go with the 1.5m or maybe the 2.5m if the wind is light and the kid isn’t small. The 2.5m and 3.5m kites will be the best tool for adults wishing to learn to kite. Women might want to go with the 2.5m (assuming they are lighter than the average man) while men will enjoy the 3.5m. When learning with a trainer, pick a very safe are with clean wind and a minimum of three times the kite line length of open, hard object free space down wind of you. Fly your kite for the first time in wind of about 15mph (don’t know the wind speed, pick up a handy wind meter!) then fly it in stronger winds when you feel ready and can predict how much it will pull. A 175 pound man can have a lot of fun on the 3.5m kite in wind of 25mph. You can ski on your feet on the sand, be pulled up to your feet from a laying position, etc. You can also couple this kite with a buggy or a mountain board and with the right wind, experience and location, have some serious fun!