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UN’OCCHIATA ALLO ZEOLITE

April 16, 2019

L'attrezzatura completa per la X-Alps 2019 pesa meno di 5.5kg includendo vela, imbrago XC e paracadute di soccorso. Lo Zeolite da solo pesa appena 2.85 kg. E' progettato per essere impiegato in una gara come la X-Alps, che implica decolli... Read More

1,200 km in parapendio: The Endless Chain

April 8, 2019

1,200 km in parapendio: l'Ozone Team pilot, Benjamin Jordan ha spinto la sua mente ed il suo corpo al limite assoluto durante la più audace trasvolata nella storia dei voli sulle Montagne Rocciose. Per altri dettagli sulle sue incredibili avventure... Read More

COMINCIA LA STAGIONE INGLESE!

April 2, 2019

Mentre il circo della PWC si stava esibendo in Brasile, Wayne Seeley & friends inseguivano la prima finestra dell'anno adatta al cross in UK. Wayne riferisce: “La stagione in UK è finalmente partita. Il 24 marzo le previsioni erano buone... Read More

2018 SUPERFINAL: BAIXO GUANDU, BRASILE

April 1, 2019

Si è conclusa la SuperFinal 2018 che si è disputata nel paesaggio giurassico di Baixo Guandu, in Brasile. L'ultima giornata di gara è stato un altro giorno di sole e termiche forti. Si è svolta una task di 99 km... Read More

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The Coeur de Savoie Paragliding World Cup will take place from the 25th of May until the 1st of June 2019.
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The Coeur de Savoie venue brings together some of best and most well known flying venues in all of France. Nearby Annecy and St Hilaire are legendary in the free flying world. The mountains of the Bauges, the Belledonne and the Chartreuse are full of rocky ridges and thermal churning spines, perfect for paragliding.
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The pilots flying in this competition have a phenomenal amount of knowledge of how this area works, quite simply because it’s one of their favourite playgrounds. Some of the pilots in this competition were flying here before the others were even born, however the young blood should not be underestimated. Young or old, male or female, nothing is certain about who will win Coeur de Savoie 2019!
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All of the top ten from the 2014 Coeur de Savoie will be competing once again. Eight out of the top ten from 2017 and the top 3 ladies will battle it out once more. Nine out of the top ten, including the first lady, from the recent Super Final in Baixo Guandu are taking part.
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Eighteen pilots taking part have already won a World Cup, four have won the Super Final, six have been World or European Champion.
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Keep up with all the action on the PWCA app (which includes photos of the pilots), read the live Commentary, and follow the pilots on the tracking to see who the high flyers in this amazing competition will be.
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Stay tuned for more.

Photos courtesy of PWCA.org
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2019 X-Alps pilots, Cody Mittanck and Gavin McClurg, took their fresh Zeolites for an amazing flight in the state of Nevada.
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Cody reports: "I just got back from another spring trip to Nevada with the X-Alps Team USA boys, Gavin and Willi. We did a recon trip there last summer and had some great exploratory flights. This year we knew a bit more about what to expect and the conditions we needed for a big one. According to the models, Central Nevada tends to show some of the best flying conditions so we lined up a launch to take advantage of that area. On this particular day the models showed perfect conditions for a record flight -- light surface winds, strong winds aloft, strong lift, clouds, and low CAPE. During the first half of the flight we nearly landed on each glide. The lift was extremely broken and the clouds were sparse. We hung in with the frustrating conditions because the alternative was landing in the middle of nowhere with the potential of dust devils and long walks out. With a slow average speed we pressed on crossing over long desolate basins and barren mountain ranges. It is beautiful in it's simplicity out there, yet wild, dangerous, and intimidating. The last half of the flight conditions dramatically improved. Cloud streets began forming and tailwinds pushed us 90 kph on glides. Base rose to 16k and froze camera batteries and fingers. By the end of the day we flew 305 Km. The place has much more potential, but unlike some other lines in the western US, it's not going to give it up easily.

A big part of this mission was to fly the Zeolite and give it a proper test before taking it to the X-Alps. I've been flying the Z-Alps the last couple of XC seasons and I immediately felt right at home under the Zeolite. At one point I was 50 meters off the deck trying to work an extremely rowdy desert thermal and the Zeolite never even took a tip collapse. Unbelievable that a 2-liner can be this light and still be so easy to fly”

Congrats and Cheers from all the Ozone team.

Photo by Johan Brütting

Russ Finishes Top 10 at PWC Ager with the Mantra R07

March 31, 2019

Final results are in! Russ finished a very respectable 9th place, good job Russ! The R07 is working well and it's great to see such a new wing doing so well on the PWC. The Mantra R07 is Ozone's Competition... Read More

The X-Rockies Team Rocks

March 31, 2019

Thomas and Nelson's incredible adventure through some of the biggest mountains in North America is now one-third complete. The duo have now traveled overland by skis, bikes, and paragliders, through 1000kms of the Canadian Rockies, in wintertime. Spring has sprung,... Read More

PWC SUPERFINAL 2018

March 10, 2019

La decima Paragliding World Cup Super Final si svolgerà a Baixo Guandu, in Brasile, dal 19 al 30 marzo 2019. Baixo Guandu è una delle destinazioni preferite della Coppa del Mondo di Parapendio, con le sue meravigliose formazioni montuose a... Read More

Mantra 7 Now Available.

March 5, 2019

The Mantra M7 is a completely new design incorporating the latest Zeno and Enzo 3 technology in a tight, compact, 3-line package. The profile, planform, and arc are all evolved from the Zeno, and the aspect ratio is a more... Read More