This all new design represents a massive leap forward in performance for the Buzz series. Its speed and glide is competitive with wings in the class above, and passive safety is at the highest levels, yet. The Z6 an ideal wing for ambitious beginners, and pilots seeking high passive safety with real XC capabilities.
Several performance features not yet seen before in the intermediate category have elevated the Z6’s speed and glide, including a refined SharkNose leading edge and an optimised line plan for 20% drag reduction. A new blend of materials improve durability and reduce weight.
The Shark Nose profile openings have been refined for improved pressurisation at all angles of attack. Additionally, G-Strings, as seen on the Rush 5, have been added. G-String straps maintain a cleaner opening shape during accelerated flight, and aid re-inflation behaviour, meaning that collapses open faster with less height loss. The leading edge benefits from double 3D shaping and improved sail tension in this aerodynamically critical area.
NEW INTERNAL STRUCTURE
The new Z6 is completely revised internally, to improve the structural stability and cohesion of the sail. Spanwise straps and modified cross-ports have improved cohesion, tension, and spanwise flow, resulting in better turbulence absorption with reduced sail deformation. As a result, the Z6’s glide performance in active air and accelerated flight is significantly improved.
The Z6’s internal structure is engineered to increase longevity, which means more years of use, and a higher resale value. The top surface is made from Dominico 30D for durability, and the 20D bottom surface reduces sail weight. In total, the Z6 is not only 450g lighter, but is also more durable!
LAUNCH & FLIGHT
Above all, the Z6 is comfortable and easy to fly. Thanks to a lighter sail, improved efficiency, and a more cohesive and agile feel, launching and ground-handling have never been easier. In the air the handling is intuitive, fun, and agile. Brake input is progressive, with a precise feel. In thermals and active air, the structural improvements create a comfortable yet informative wing.
The Z6 is recommended to pilots who fly 30-50 hours per year, or for experienced pilots seeking a wing with high levels of passive safety.
OZONE has some of the shortest lead times in the industry. The current production time is approximately 21 days from order to shipping (updated daily). Contact your dealer to place your order.
OZONE offers a range of backpack choices when you order your wing. To change the type of backpack that will come with your wing, please speak with your OZONE Dealer.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
140 L Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth and OZONE Keyring.
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.
|Number of cells||48||48||48||48||48||48|
|Projected area (m2)||18.7||20.3||21.8||23||24.5||26.5|
|Flat Area (m^2)||22.2||24.1||25.8||27.3||29||31.3|
|Projected Span (m)||8.23||8.57||8.87||9.12||9.4||9.78|
|Flat Span (m)||10.69||11.14||11.52||11.85||12.22||12.71|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16|
|Root Chord (m)||2.63||2.74||2.84||2.92||3.01||3.13|
|Glider Weight (kg)||4.31||4.63||4.84||5.05||5.4||5.68|
|Certified Weight Range (kg)||55-70||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115||110-130|
|Recommended Flying Weight (kg)||60-70||70-84||82-94||90-104||100-114||112-128|
|LTF / EN||B||B||B||B||B||B|
OZONE COLOUR REFERENCE (///)
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a fee. Once you’ve decided you can share your design with your friends, or if you are ready to order, send it to your local Ozone dealer to verify the charge and place the final order.
Please note that because the glider will be built specifically for you in the Ozone factory, payment must be received before production can begin.
FABRIC COLOURS AND UV RESISTANCE
Please be aware that the colour you see on your screen may not accurately represent the actual fabric colour. Secondly, different cloths specifications with the same color name may vary slightly, please see here for an example. Given the wide varience in monitor calibration and the fabric appearance in different light and colour combinations, it is impossible to perfectly represent fabric colour on screen. If you have any doubts about the colours, look at photos of various wings on our website to see them in different light and colour combinations or contact your local dealer to see the fabric in person.
All of the fabric that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype colour phase to ensure colourfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. Once our fabric is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in our factory, and fabric which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. We are frequently asked, "Which colours last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?" All of the colours that we stock score between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible rating for longevity.