The world's toughest adventure race has come to an end. From the 9000m of vertical ascent athletes completed in Switzerland, to the long-distance flights across the main spine of the Alps, the 2019... Read More
The 9th edition of the Red Bull X-Alps is once again the world's toughest adventure race. Starting in Salzburg, the course will cross the borders of 6 countries via 13 Turnpoints before arriving... Read More
1,200 km by Paraglider: Ozone Team pilot, Benjamin Jordan pushes his mind and body to the absolute limit during the most daring series of Rocky Mountain flights in history. For more on this incredible... Read More
While the PWC crew was gearing up in Brazil, Wayne Seeley & friends were chasing the first XC window of the year in the UK. Wayne reports: “The UK season finally kicked off. On March 24th, the... Read More
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.
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.
For more on our new products arriving imminently Hit the Link in BIO
"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
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.
“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
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.
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.
20% Less Line Drag
Refined Shark Nose Profile
G-String Leading Edge
Double 3D Shaping
For more on the GEO 6 Hit the LINK in BIO
Video by @karlstezlick
Unsupported. Unspoiled. Untouched. After crossing the width of the Canadian Rockies during his 1,000 km vol-biv in 2017, Benjamin Jordan has taken his passion for exploring the untouched mountains of his... Read More
Spring has brought some fine conditions to the UK. Our friend, Wayne Seeley, shares the details of an epic weekend in his homeland: “Saturday the 19th May dawned with clear skies and light winds... Read More
Ozone Team pilot, Cody Mittanck just sent us a report from his latest trip to Nevada where he had the opportunity to put his Z-alps and Ozium 2 to the test. Cody reports: "Nevadastan. The name... Read More
Antoine Girard and Martin Beaujouan-Berger have concluded their epic journey in South America. Their 1600km adventure took some unexpected turns through the Andes. In Antoine’s words: “The initial objective was to... Read More