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PWC-PICO DO GAVIAO, BRAZIL

September 21, 2019

Pico do Gaviao in Brazil, once again, proved itself to be the land of big skies, welcoming smiles and seven task competitions. The competition had everything, beautiful scenery: banana and coffee plantations on the rolling hills, cattle ranches and palm... weiter lesen

Der PWC 2019 in Brasilien

September 3, 2019

Vom 7. – 14.September wird der Pico do Gaviao Weltcup in Brasilien stattfinden. Der überaus erfolgreiche Pico do Gavio Weltcup 2017 hat Brasilien als ein Land bestätigt, in dem Wettkämpfe an sieben Tagen der Woche ausgetragen werden können. Richard Gallon... weiter lesen

Die FAI Gleitschirm WM 2019 in KRUSHEVO

August 19, 2019

Nach 10 Tagen intensivem Wettkampf ist die 16. FAI Gleitschirm WM in Krushevo, Mazedonien, zu Ende gegangen. OZONE Piloten haben das Podium erobert, und sich die ersten 8 Plätze gesichert. Der neue Weltmeister heißt Joachim Oberhauser, und kommt aus Italien.... weiter lesen

FRANCIS REINA gewinnt in ZARZA CAPILLA und CASTEJÓN DE SOS

August 15, 2019

Unser OZONE Teampilot, Francisco Javier Reina, alias “El Niño”, hat sich bei den beiden letzten XC Wettbewerben in Spanien den Sieg geholt. Seinen ersten Sieg trug er bei den Spanischen XC Meisterschaften in Zarza Capilla davon, eine spektakuläre XC Gegend mit... weiter lesen

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This weekend we will be back in St Hilaire du Touvet, France, for the 46th annual Coupe Icare and the 20th Anniversary of Ozone Gliders.
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Please come visit us at the OZONE stand to talk about new products for 2020 and beyond. We’ll be announcing some new stuff for next year, and catching up with friends.
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For more on our new products arriving imminently Hit the Link in BIO
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"To be rock bottom... spiritually, mentally, physically. You have a lot of time to reflect on what your life is about, who you are, who the people around you are. It humbles you. Massively...”
A glimpse into Jezza Williams’s journey @makingtrax.co.nz, as he takes to the sky on his quest to make adventure sports accessible to everyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A film by @we_are_explorers

Watch the full film "LIMITLESS" Hit the LINK in BIO
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PWCA’s Ruth Jessop reports on task 3 of the World Cup in Pico do Gaviao, Brazil: “With another day of blue skies and sunshine, a 104.5 km task was set taking the pilots on a tour around the plains, returning to goal near Andradas.

Today had everything, great conditions, lift, convergence, sink, some super strong thermals, but at the same time, it was not too turbulent or bumpy. Flying with 50 vultures at the last turn point was the high point for many.
Unfortunately, overall race leader, Chigwon Won (Enzo 3), set off too early on his final glide so had to stop and climb. His late arrival in goal changed the overall leaders, giving three pilots in first place, making it still very much anyone’s race.

But for the youngest pilot in the race, Noah Locatelli (Zeno), leading out on the way to goal for a whole minute was, for any 17-year-old wanna be World Champion, a dream come true.

The goal field was a very busy place for four minutes as the top fifty all arrived within minutes of each other.

At the end of a lovely cross-country flight, with stunning scenery, 92 pilots made goal.
Average speed of the fastest pilot around the course was 32km/h”

Task 4 is a 100 Km Race to goal with many pilots already in goal. Report coming soon, stay tuned.

For full results visit: PWCA.org

Image by @simon_pellissier
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Rider: @jamie_lee_speedflyer
Photo: @malachitempleton
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“To kick off the Pico Do Gaviao 2019 Paragliding World Cup, a 70km task, zigzagging south west across the rolling hills, was set.

As soon as everyone got into the air, the first day nerves were blown away by the great thermals which, if anything, were a bit stronger than expected. The cycles were short and the ceiling was high, which made reading the clouds really important. There was very little wind until the last part of the race. In summary, perfect paragliding conditions.

From the beginning, there were different route options which divided the gaggles up. The end part of the race was nail biting as the lead gaggle got low and stuck and were overhauled by those behind.

107 pilots made goal within 1 hour and 7 minutes of each other”
Task 1 winners: Korean pilot Chingwon Won (Enzo 3), local pilot Marcella Uchoa (Enzo 3) @marcellauchoa and the Ozone Team.
For full results visit PWCA.org

Stay tuned for more.

Report courtesy of Ruth Jessop
Image by @xavlaporte
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Pilot: @manuelsiegrist
Photo by @sebschlegel
Location: Switzerland 🇨🇭 Glider: Zeno
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“It was my first time flying down this particular tree trench, definitely plan to return and refine”
By @bridger_henriksen
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The new GEO 6 is the lightweight version of the Buzz Z6. It delivers high amounts of passive safety in a lightweight adventure wing with True Performance throughout the entire speed range.
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Modern construction techniques and a clever use of materials have saved 350 grams of weight compared to its predecessor, and all of the performance gains made in the Z6 project have been directly passed on.
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20% Less Line Drag
Refined Shark Nose Profile
G-String Leading Edge
Double 3D Shaping
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For more on the GEO 6 Hit the LINK in BIO
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Video by @karlstezlick

Die FAI Gleitschirm Weltmeisterschaft 2019

August 4, 2019

Die nächste FAI Gleitschirm Weltmeisterschaft wird vom 5. – 18. August 2019 in Krushevo, Mazedonien, stattfinden. Krushevo ist auf einer Höhe von 1350 Meter angesiedelt, ist somit die höchstgelegene Stadt des Balkans, und wartet mit einer atemberaubenden Gegend für diese... weiter lesen

Das OZONE Team erobert das Siegerpodest der Französischen Open 2019

July 18, 2019

Die Französischen Open 2019 – unser OZONE R&D Teammitglied Luc Armant berichtet: “The French Open was an incredible event with four nice tasks in the beautiful mountains of the Aravis (north of Annecy) in good summer conditions. This is, to... weiter lesen

Die US OPEN 2019 in Chelan

July 17, 2019

Das letzte Event der US Gleitschirm Meisterschaften auf nationaler Ebene, das in Chelan stattfand, ist nun zu Ende gegangen. Unser Ozone Teampilot Nick Greece berichtet uns Folgendes: “Chelan, Washington is one of the top flatland paragliding competition arenas in the... weiter lesen

Die Chabre 2019: fünf gültige Durchgänge!

July 9, 2019

Die 14.Ozone Chabre Open sind nach einer großartigen Woche „Warmwetter-Fliegen“ zu Ende gegangen. Fünf Durchgänge wurden geschafft, wobei einige wegen Stürmen frühzeitig abgebrochen werden mussten. Wie jedes Jahr gab es auch dieses Mal viele Piloten, die bislang bei einem Wettbewerb... weiter lesen