The 2011 model should have more power than its predecessor; more power means that it is easier to go up the mountain. If you are not planning on going uphill you can choose one size smaller than last year, this means you have a smaller, quicker kite increasing your freedom of movement.
Ozone 2010/11 Manta M3 kiteonly
Foil snowkite for high performance back country riding
The Manta is designed for the more experienced riders.
(note: foils are generally slower than tube kites).
When you are in the mountains you need a kite you can count on. Safety and control are very important. Ozone has its origins in the paragliding and they use the best materials and newest technology. The most important features of the Manta M3 are:
A lot of depower
Dirt-out tips (to remove sand/snow from the foil)
Diagonal ribs (durability)
Strong lines 500/300 kg (for big airs in the mountains)
Enjoy the white wilderness!