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OZONE TEAM SWEEP FRENCH OPEN 2019

July 18, 2019

French Open 2019: Ozone R&D team member, Luc Armant, reports: “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 me, one of... Ulteriori info

CHELAN US OPEN 2019

July 17, 2019

Si è concluso l'evento finale degli US Paragliding Nationals, disputati in Chelan. L'Ozone Team pilot, Nick Greece riferisce: “Chelan, Washington, col suo altopiano è una delle località di gara più importanti del mondo! Quest'anno la tappa finale dello US National Championship si... Ulteriori info

2019 Chabre: Cinque Tasks Valide!

July 9, 2019

La 14ma edizione degli Ozone Chabre Open si è conclusa con una grande settimana di volo in un 'clima caldo'. Sono state disputate 5 tasks valide, sebbene alcune siano state fermate a causa dei temporali. Come ogni anno, c'erano tanti... Ulteriori info

FELIX VINCE IN CASA

July 3, 2019

Dopo aver vinto la prima tappa di Lega Spagnola in Algodonales, l'Ozone team pilot Felix Rodriguez continua a dominare la national league vincendo il secondo evento nella sua regione di casa: Castilla de La Mancha.  Ecco cosa ci riferisce:  Caudete... Ulteriori info

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Keith Forsyth @rkforsyth traveling in the Tantalus Range, with his XXLite2:
Day 1: River crossing and approach to bivy at Lovely Lake.
Day 2: Thirteen hours of climbing route Alpha & Serratus (AD 5.7)
Day 3: Light glacier travel to launch from Dione col (8000’ descent to the valley)
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“Misty Flip and Misty to Heli in progress!
The Rush5 is performing pretty well”

By @paltakats @master.acro
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“Chelan, Washington is one of the top flatland paragliding competition arenas in the World! This year the US National Championship’s final leg was held in this part of Washington where pilots get to fly through beautiful mountains, across incredible flatlands with rivers and hanging lakes cutting the wheat filled landscapes where a glacial explosion carved a swath from Canada through Washington and Oregon million of years ago. Passing over historic cities like Coulee City, which houses one of America’s greatest engineering achievements of the 1930’s, Grand Coulee Dam. Grand Coulee Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water.
Racing paragliders is similar to sailboat racing. In this competition 150 competitors launch in an hour-long window and get into position for the start. We then race for 2 to 5 hours across wide expanses ranging from 40 to 100 mile-long courses averaging speeds of 20-40 mph per day. The first person to come in gets 1000 points and one point for every second behind the winner is deducted from competitors who arrive after the day winner. For every four days raced, one day is dropped to take away any luck factors and after seven days the scores are added and we have a winner! It is a glorious game of real life aerial chess that is one of the finest sporting contests in the world, and the fact that we live in a time where we can race around the sky hanging from nylon and string is always celebrated at these events!
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This year I was able to hang on and grab the second place spot! I am over the moon thrilled to be able to place with such a stiff level of competition and a huge congrats to Donizete Lemos who after 5 days of racing, deservedly, earned first!
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Hopefully we’ll have a World Cup in Chelan next year!!!! “
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Report Courtesy of Nick Greece @nicgreece
Photos by Nick Greece and Matt Henzi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For full results Hit the Link in BIO
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Francis Reina @francis.reina crossing the Tajo river during the third task of the Spanish Open XC in Zarzacapilla which he won with three flights of 281, 174 and 182 km.
Photo by @xevi.bonet
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First Task of the Spanish XC open distance in Zarzacapilla. Congrats to Ozone Team pilot and day’s winner @francis.reina for his amazing 281 km flight to start the race.
Photo by @xevi.bonet
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“I love these machines"
By Victor Gordillo
@victorgordillozone
Glider: Rapi-Dos
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"The US Open in Chelan, WA, USA opened with a 93km task. It was downwind with a short dog leg at Banks Lake and goal in the town of Wilbur. With organized climbs and long interrupted cloud streets the lead gaggle was on course and fast using the tail wind to hit speeds close to 90km/h.
Coming up on the turnpoint at Banks lake I saw a move to make and pushed hard. Coming in relatively low for the day at around 4500’ to be rewarded with a 7+ m/s climb back up to base. The cloud was dark and extended well over the lake downwind. As I left the climb on full bar I realized nobody decided to join me so I flew the last 40km by myself wondering if it was a moment of brilliance or a horrible mistake.
Only 3 or 4 climbs later I made it into goal and watched the rest of the lead gaggle come in about 8 minutes behind. My first 1000 point day and I thoroughly enjoyed the flight.
We finished the task with an average speed of 44km/h and task time of 2h04m.
Task 2 was equally exciting. With a cancelled task the day prior we had some high clouds to contend with and strong south winds ranging from 15-30km/h. With the wind direction consistently from the south, the task was set at 132km with goal only a few kilometers short of the border. The start wasn’t obvious with either Chelan Butte or the flats both viable. Challenging conditions and not much time to get established made the flats fairly risky with a few pilots landing early.
It was another day with great clouds and good climbs. With some cirrus doing some regional shading, climbs maxed out around 5m/s but the winds helped out reaching speeds over 100km/h. The course had pilots flying all different lines. Some in the mountains to the east and west and some zigzagging down the valley. Halfway down courseline a small gaggle including Donizete Lemos, Josh Cohn, Nick Greece and myself had pulled out in front flanked by some pilots further to the west off the optimized line.
Nearing goal and dealing with an increasing amount of shade, climbs became less abundant...” Photo and Text by the leader of the Chelan US Open, Owen Shoemaker @skyadventuresnorthwest
Read the full story, Hit The LINK in BIO
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“Perspective shift”

By Becca Bredehoft @turquoise.sparrow
Pilot: Cade Palmer @paracade
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Linzhou, China 🇨🇳 Photo by @simon_pellissier
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Some freshness!⠀
Summit of Mont Blanc (4810m)...
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By @antoinegirardfly ⠀
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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 moderate 6.5. The M7 offer a level of agility, comfort and safety closer to the Delta series, with near-Zeno glide performance. Most importantly, it is an incredibly fun wing to fly!
For more Hit the Link in BIO.
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“Last week, Pedro Bernardo in Spain hosted the British Championships. The forecast at the start of the week suggested there was a real risk of not flying all week, but after managing tasks on 4 out of 6 days of up to 100km, I managed both my first task win and overall comp win to claim the title of British Paragliding Champion!
I had my fair share of luck but I managed to finish ahead of the current world number 1, the European champ and the vice-world champ!

I’m now in Portugal ready for the the next round of the Paragliding World Cup!” Photo and text by Harry Bloxham @harry.bloxham
Congrats Harry!

OZONE CHABRE OPEN 2019

July 2, 2019

E' partita la 14ma edizione degli Ozone Chabre Open!  La struttura delle task, i briefings ed i de-briefings verranno diretti dall'inimitabile Jocky Sanderson. Le conoscenze e l'esperienza di Jocky nel volo di cross, nei SIV, nell'addestramento alla sicurezza, il suo... Ulteriori info

PWC PORTOGALLO 2019

June 28, 2019

la Paragliding World Cup di Manteigas, in Portogallo si svolgerà dal 29 giugno al 6 luglio 2019. Serra da Estrela è una delle zone montuose preferite della Paragliding World Cup, che qui ha tenuto competizioni nel 2005, 2010, 2014 e... Ulteriori info

SI E’ CONCLUSA LA X-ALPS 2019

June 28, 2019

Si è conclusa la più dura gara-avventura del mondo. Dai 9000m di ascensione verticale che gli atleti hanno completato in Svizzera, fino ai lunghi voli di distanza attraverso la dorsale principale delle Alpi, ancora una volta l'edizione 2019 ha innalzato... Ulteriori info

PWC-LINZHOU, CINA

June 18, 2019

Si è conclusa la seconda tappa della PWC 2019 in Linzhou, Cina, . Dopo sei task valide, la vittoria assoluta è andata al giovane francese Baptiste Lambert. Baptiste gareggiava con il suo Enzo 3. Per la categoria femminile, l'OZONE team pilot, Méryl... Ulteriori info