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LUC, MERYL, AND THE FRENCH TEAM WIN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The 16th FAI European Championship in Nis, Serbia, has concluded with six valid tasks. It was a hotly contested event flown in challenging conditions. During the last task, Ozone designer, Luc Armant, crossed the speed section 1 min and 36 sec ahead of Maxime Pinot, who had led the race since day one. This gave Luc the necessary points to win the championship at the final moment.

Luc’s consistency along the competition was the key to his win. Maxime Pinot took second, followed by Ozone R&D pilot, Honorin Hamard, in third. All flew the Enzo 3. Luc and Honorin flew the new Ozone Submarine harness.  

In the women’s category, Ozone team pilot, Meryl Delferriere, took top honors. She also finished 7th in the Overall. 

France was the winning nation, followed by the Czech Republic and Italy.

The new European champion, Luc Armant reports: 

“This European championship in Serbia has been the best FAI competition I have participated in so far, both in term of flying and spirit. Great organizers, great spirit between pilots and between teams. Great tasks with high cloud base over mixt terrain of hills and flats, some of them tricky but still reasonably safe.

On a personal level, I did not try to win this comp but instead just wanted

to ensure points for the team without taking too much strategic risk. I’m

very cautious in this sort of terrain that I still struggle to predict.

Similar to my recent other victories, I was lucky that things aligned on the last day, to finally catch up the overall leader. On top of luck, I was also helped by a great team communication, a great coach,

a wing that I know very well (and has won all major events since 5 years)

and the extra glide given by the submarine”

For full results visit: https://civlcomps.org/event/ECHSerbia/results

Congrats to all the pilots and cheers from all the Ozone Team.

BAPTISTE, CHARLES AND THE OZONE TEAM WIN IN MACEDONIA

The PWC in Krushevo, Macedonia has come to an end after seven valid tasks.

Ozone team pilot, Baptiste Lambert , was the overall winner followed by his teammate Charles Cazaux in second. They flew the Enzo 3 & the Submarine. Third place went to Daniel Tyrkas, also flying the Enzo 3.

In the women’s category, Constance Mettetal took the win followed by Keiko Hiraki (Enzo 3) and Kirsty Cameron (Zeno 2) in third. 

The team winner was the OZONE Team. 

PWC’s Ruth Jessop reports:

With another day of blue skies and lots of sunshine a fast 85 km corridor task was set taking the pilots south, almost to Greece.

With initial climbs maxing out at 2600m, the day and subsequently today’s task started with a super gaggle all compressed tightly up against each other before the start opened and the mass of wings descended onto turn point one as one huge mass.

Ping-ponging between turn point one and two the group held its form well, but at the transition to the third turn point the flats appeared to be the crux and soon enough the gaggle became two and some scattered stragglers.

There were some great climbs in the flats up to 4.5ms and, while not all were as giving, there was an abundance of lift.

The lead gaggle had put some space between themselves and the second gaggle by the transition to the last turn point. True to form this week. the leaders got stuck just before the end of speed and were overtaken by the following gaggle, radically changing the scores. 

The final glide was buoyant and provided a lifty line in for many and a full bar ride to ESS before a glory glide to goal.

What an amazing week. This is only the second time we have had a seven-task competition in Europe. The pilots flew a cumulative 70618 km, more than 1.75 times around the world.

What a stunning performance from Baptiste Lambert winning his third World Cup here in Krushevo. He was in the top 2 in 5 out of the 7 tasks! This morning he knew that he could stay in bed and still win.

Charles Cazaux improved on his 3rd place, in the 2012 World Cup here in Krushevo, by coming 2nd this time.

Well done to Constance Mettetal winning her third World Cup, coming 5th overall in task 6.

Keiko Hiraki was 2nd lady here in 2014, and 2nd lady here again in 2022.

The pilots enjoyed an amazing variety of scenery from lakes, hills and mountains to the wide expanse of corn fields and sun flowers smiling up at them.

Thank you to the people of Krushevo for letting us share their beautiful village and their wonderful blue skies”

For Full results go to: https://live.pwca.org/scores

Congrats to all the pilots and cheers from the Ozone Team.

Photos courtesy of Paragliding World Cup – PWCA

New ROADRUNNER – ground handling wing

The Roadrunner is an easy to use and highly forgiving paraglider that is designed specifically, and only, for ground-handling training. It is optimized for use in wind speeds that are too high to practice with a standard sized paraglider, but is also easy to use in light or zero wind conditions.

Schools will love the ease of use and the cost-savings. Save your “flight” wings for flying, instead of wearing them out for ground-handling. The Roadrunner was designed from the start with price in mind, with the goal to increase training efficiency while lowering costs for schools.

Kids love it too! Introduce younger and lighter pilots to the joys of kiting.

アレックス・ヤスチェンコ本国帰還ファンド

9月28日にアレックス・ヤスチェンコがパキスタンのハンザバレーでパラグライダー事故にあいました。オーストラリアのトップパイロットとして長年にわたる経験があり、このエリアを数年前に広範にフライトしていたにも関わらずアレックスはテイクオフ直後潰れてランディングで大きな衝撃を受けてしまいました。

どんなに小さなものでも良いので、できる限り寄付して援助してください。

すべてのセントがカウントされ、すべてのドルが彼を家に近づけます。

寄付をするにはここをクリック。

FELIX WINS AT HOME

After winning the first stop of the Spanish League in Algodonales, Ozone team pilot Felix Rodriguez continues to dominate the national league by winning the second event in his home state, Castilla de La Mancha. 

He reports: 

Caudete is the last town between Castilla de La Mancha and Valencia. It is located in the beginning of the main plato of  La Mancha. It is the first time that the Spanish league has been held in this area, even though this zone offers a massive potential for XC flying.

We flew 4 out of 4 days of competition, with great conditions and high cloud base. Actually we had to be careful and avoid to pass the maximum altitude restriction. 

I led the comp from the 2nd day only a few points ahead of Mika and Wilfred. On day three Wilfred won the task, but received a penalty for breaking the max altitude. The last day was a fast task of 60 km in which the lead gaggle pushed bar 15 km from goal barely making it to final line. In the end I won the task to get the final points to win the comp. It was an honor to win at home! ”

For full results, Click here.

Congrats and Cheers from all the Ozone Team.

Russ Finishes Top 10 at PWC Ager with the Mantra R07

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 Research wing, which a select group of top XC pilots are flying this year in National and PWC Competition. The feedback from our team pilots is that the R07 has solid performance with a very comfortable ride, and comparatively agile and easy handling.

Dav Dagault, Ozone’s designer, is constantly experimenting with the countless variables in glider design to achieve maximum performance and feeling from each wing. Knowledge gained from the R07 competition prototypes is immediately applied to current prototypes of our serial class wings. You’ll have to wait until 2008 to see what this year’s research has yielded, but for now we can say that the research is paying off 😉

Cheers from all the team!

聖子がPWCを粉砕

先ごろスイスのディセンティスで開催されていたワールドカップで、オゾンチームパイロットの福岡聖子ナヴィルが、パラグライダー大会の歴史において女子選手として恐らく最も優れた成績を残しました。女子2位に1000点近くの差をつけた聖子は、スピードでのハンディをものともせず大部分の男子選手を打ち負かし総合で20位となりました。

オゾンパイロットは総合のトップ10に6人入り、地元のクリーゲル・マウワーに僅差でエンツオ2に乗るステファン・ヴィスが2位になりました。地元のスイス選手はいつものように上手く飛び、上位4位までを独占しました。大会は、あらゆる点で、驚くほど美しい景色の素晴らしいものでした!

総合結果女子の結果です。

ではまた、チーム全員より。

オゾンパイロットが表彰台を独占、トップ10に9人

熱戦が繰り広げられたバッサノで開催されたトレフェオ・モンテグラッパにおいてオゾンENZO2に乗るパイロットが表彰台を独占し、トップ10に9人が入りました。全成績はここでPDFファイルでご覧いただけます。

ルック・アーマンによれば、「大会は素晴らしい春のコンディションに恵まれすごかった。ヨーロッパのベストパイロットが殆ど参加する中、3本の高速で猛烈なタスクが行われた。」

女子優勝の福岡聖子、男子優勝のウルリッヒ・プリンツ、おめでとう!チームから祝福します!

ゼロのカラーオーダー

ゼロのカラーオーダーが可能になりました。最新のカラーオーダーデザインページでどのようなカラーをあなたがデザインするかを楽しみにしています。デザインされたカラーはフェースブックに載せたり、メールで友人たちとシェアしたり、実際に作ってみたいと思ったら最寄りのオゾンディーラーで注文することも出来ます。