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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... Read More

PWC BRAZIL 2019

September 3, 2019

The Pico do Gaviao Paragliding World Cup will take place in Brazil from the 7th to the 14th of September. The enormously successful 2017 Pico do Gaviao World Cup confirmed Brazil as the land of seven-day competitions. In the words... Read More

FAI PARAGLIDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

August 19, 2019

After ten days of intense racing, The 17th FAI Paragliding World Championship in Krushevo, Macedonia has come to an end. Ozone pilots swept the podium and top 8 spots. The New World Champion is Joachim Oberhauser, of Italy. Silver goes... Read More

FRANCIS REINA WINS IN ZARZA CAPILLA AND CASTEJÓN DE SOS.

August 15, 2019

Ozone team pilot, Francisco Javier Reina, aka “El Niño”, took the win at the two most recent XC comps in Spain. His first victory was the Spanish XC Championship in Zarza Capilla, a spectacular XC site with great conditions during the... Read More

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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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TRY FLIPPING YOUR PHONE
Perspective ;)... 🇳🇴 -
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

2019 FAI PARAGLIDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

August 4, 2019

The 16th FAI Paragliding World Championship will take place in Krushevo, Macedonia from the 5th-18th of August 2019. Situated at an altitude of 1350m, Krushevo is the highest town in the Balkans and a stunning location for this year’s World... Read More

LE TEAM OZONE EN TETE DU CHAMPIONNAT DE FRANCE 2019

July 18, 2019

Championnat de France 2019 : Luc Armant, membre du Team Ozone de R&D, raconte : " L'open de France a été un événement incroyable , avec quatre belles manches courues au dessus de la Chaîne des Aravis, au Nord Est... Read More

CHAMPIONNAT OPEN US DE CHELAN 2019

July 17, 2019

Le pilote Ozone Nick GREECE rapporte : La dernière épreuve du Championnat de parapente américain, qui s'est déroulé à Chelan, est arrivée à son terme. " Chelan, dans l'Etat de Washington, est un des meilleurs sites mondiaux de vol de... Read More

2019 Chabre: Five Valid Tasks!

July 9, 2019

The 14th Ozone Chabre Open has come to a close, with a great week of “warm weather” flying. Five tasks were scored, although a few were stopped early because of storms. Like every year, there were many “goal virgins”, pilots... Read More