Speed-flying is a completely new sport and therefore we must understand that everyone practicing it this year is a beginner. For this reason, we have striven to make the Bullet as accessible and enjoyable as possible for the new pilots who will be taking up the sport this year.
During the course of our testing, we realized that our first prototypes and the current wings on the market for speed-flying fell short of what we considered to be acceptable in terms of ease of use and comfort. Because these wings are so small and so dynamic, total beginners found it difficult to be confident with the high speed and dynamic handling that is inherent in the nature of these wings. As a result of this, we have designed the Bullet to be safe and easy to use in all respects.
We are not at all interested in pushing the limits of performance and speed in this sport, as we see this leading in the wrong direction and potentially to the failure of the sport.
SpeedFlying is dangerous. You could suffer serious injury or death as a result of using this equipment. Using this equipment improperly greatly increases the risks involved. Never use this equipment without proper and thorough instruction from a qualified instructor.
By using the Ozone Bullet, you accept all risks involved with the use of this equipment. The designer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer cannot and will not guarantee your safety when using this equipment. You agree to not hold Ozone Gliders Ltd, nor Ozone Kites Ltd, liable for any injuries to yourself or to third parties resulting from the use of this equipment.
It is essential that you understand the proper use of this equipment before attempting to use it in any way. The Ozone Bullet, and other gliders designed for Speed Flying use, must only be launched and landed with skis in suitable ski terrain. Launching or landing the Bullet without skis is expressly prohibited and extremely dangerous
The User MUST:
- Be an experienced skier with competent knowledge of backcountry skiing and terrain, and be equipped with appropriate safety and rescue equipment when traveling in the backcountry.
- Be an experienced and licensed paraglider pilot.
- Be in an area approved for Speed Flying.
- Use helmet and proper protective equipment.
- Use the Bullet in a safe and hazard free environment.
- Maintain the equipment properly and inspect it regularly.
- Receive Speed Flying Instruction prior to using the Bullet.
- Ensure that all harness connections are fastened properly.
- Practice speed flying with a partner. Be aware of the other people you are traveling with in the backcountry at all times. Use the buddy system.
- NEVER use your Bullet in a populated area or an area not approved for Speed Flying.
- NEVER use your Bullet in a ski area or on a ski slope / ski piste.
- NEVER use your Bullet around hazardous obstacles such as ski lifts or trees or rocks.
- NEVER use your Bullet unless you have adequate safety and rescue equipment for winter backcountry travel such as avalanche transciever, shovel, probe, and other avalanche safety equipment.
- NEVER use equipment if there is any damage to harness, risers, webbing, lines, cloth or stitching.
- NEVER fly your Bullet in turbulent air conditions.