THE GEO II – IT’S NOT JUST A GEO2
The Geo II is an entirely new wing, with no residual design features from the original Geo except for the cloth. This new wing is our answer to the pilots who have been asking us for a lightweight LTF 1-2 wing with above average performance!
- Totally new profile, planform, and performance
- High performance intermediate lightweight wing
- Compact size when folded: ideal for travel and hiking
- Exceptionally easy launch, super fun handling
- Maximum glide performance: ideal for vol-bivouac adventure
- Built with Porcher 9017 E68A: the gold standard for durable lightweight material
The Geo II is a totally new glider at the top of the 1-2 class in terms of performance and handling.
What started as a new concept in 2005 with the original Geo, has become a revolution in the sport with an entire class of wings devoted to pilots who want a lightweight glider with no sacrifice in performance, handling, or fun. We feel very strongly that the Geo II will conquer the 1-2 class of lightweight wings, and is the best lightweight wing that we have ever flown.
Created from our extensive experience designing and testing 1-2 wings, the performance of the Geo II is unquestionably exceptional for its class. 36g/m2 Porcher 9017 E68A and unsheathed upper lines have combined to make the Geo II highly agile in the turn and efficient on glide.
Designed with True Performance as its mission statement, the Geo II incorporates the results of real adventure research and the significant profile, planform, and construction developments in our LTF 1-2 program made since the release of the original Geo. With a new advanced profile that is featured in all of the next generation of OZONE wings, the Geo II has the glide performance necessary for serious vol-bivouac flights in mountain terrain or efficient glides in weak flatland conditions. Segmented diagonals are used throughout; these are lighter than standard full diagonals and have allowed for a massive 110m reduction of total line length, which has in turn resulted in less drag and higher performance at no cost of safety.
The Geo II’s new sleek planform has swept tips and a carefully proportioned reduction in cell size at the tip for smooth airflow in this aerodynamically critical area. Efficient wingtips increase both performance and handling.
Porcher Skytex 36g/m2 has a well proven record of durability, and is the same cloth used on the original Geo. Lines are a combination of sheathed Aramid (lowers), UV treated unsheathed Aramid (mids) and unsheathed Dyneema (uppers). The Geo II is available in two riser options: standard risers, and light weight Dyneema for pilots who are most concerned with weight.
OZONE wings are adventure-proven more than any other, and the Geo II is our ultimate adventure wing for intermediate pilots. This is your tool to make it real… Designed for adventure, tested for performance in extreme environments and trimmed for safety, the Geo II has been a pleasure for us to develop. But this wing’s journey is by no means finished; in fact for you it has just begun. Enjoy your Adventure.
“The Geo II is a huge improvement over an already great wing! I noticed a good improvement in glide over the first Geo, and it’s still super easy to pack up to a small size for our constant traveling.”
Laurent Calquier, France
You can read a review of the Geo II in the June 2008 issue of Gleitschirm Magazine
“The GeoII is an excellent and enjoyable intermediate wing, an adventurer to carry everywhere you go, for pilots who want a wing with performance that is lively, communicative, precise, and direct.”
Vol Libre, Vol. 383, 2008
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:
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.
|No of cells||45||45||45||45||45|
|In flight weight Range*||55-70||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115|
- Upper and lower surfaces: Porcher 9017 E68A- This is a relatively new cloth that has become the gold standard for durable light weight material in the paragliding industry. OZONE is one of the few companies using this material for technical wings and we are very pleased with the results after over 3 years of testing and research with it.
- Internal Ribs: Porcher 9017 E29A Stiff.
- Lines: Lower Cascades - Edelrid Aramid, Series 6843. 200kgs and 340kgs breaking strength - 1.8mm. Mid Cascades - Liros DSL - 140kgs and 70kgs breaking strength - 1.1mm and 0.95mm special heat-treated Dyneema in a finely woven sheath. Upper Cascades - Liros DC60 unsheathed Dyneema.
- Shackles - Maillon Rapide.
- Risers - pre-stretched Dyneema.
- Pulleys - AustriAlpin aluminum mini-pulleys.
A better Geo.
The Geo began a revolution in the paragliding world, led by OZONE pilots who wanted a lightweight wing with solid performance, great handling, and a fun feel in flight. With the Geo II, we have stayed the course, improving almost every aspect of the wing, especially performance.
The Geo II is an entirely new wing, with no residual design features from the original Geo except for the cloth.
A cleaner sail with 45 cells, the most cells in the lightweight 1-2 class.
New Planform and a proportional reduction of cell width to improve the airflow and significantly reduce drag across the span, especially at the tips.
Segmented diagonals, which drastically reduced line amount. 110m less total line than the original Geo. This is a massive improvement in performance with no sacrifice in safety or comfort.
Segmented Diagonals are an alternative to full panels running the length of the wing’s chord. Instead, small ‘segments’ are placed in crucial areas to support the ‘free’ rib. This makes for a 70% reduction in internal wing weight.
New profile. The new airfoil design is highly tolerant to deep brake input, making it more spin and stall resistant and easier to groundhandle. The handling is also very progressive, and precise, with exact reactions to pilot input. This profile’s pitch behaviour is also highly efficient in active air.
The cell openings have been reduced and their positioning optimised, both for performance and to delay the stall point in order to improve the characteristics at slow speed – one of the keys for a long and progressive brake range.
Sizing: with 5 sizes available, any pilot will be able to choose a wing in which they are at the optimum weight range. There is only a 1.7m2 area difference between sizes, with a MS and ML size to cover the most popular weights.
Materials: After 3 years and tens of thousands of hours of testing by pilots all over the world, the Geo II’s material has proven to be even more durable and long lasting than we had hoped. This wing is light, but built to last.
Risers: As with the original Geo, pilots can choose between standard 20mm risers for comfort, or lightweight 7mm Dyneema risers for minimum weight.