The XXLite 2 is a single-surface ultra-lightweight mountain wing designed for serious Hike & Fly pilots and alpinists. This all-new wing delivers significantly improved performance and handling with a higher trim speed and easier landing, compared to its predecessor.
The first of its kind in 2012, the XXLite was one of the most unique and innovative paragliders to ever be put into production. The XXLite series still offers the lightest aircraft in existence when combined with the OZONE F*Lite.
NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
The XXLite 2 features a unique full span leading edge ram-air inflated tube. This provides a solid leading edge, which accepts lower angles of attack, yielding a higher trim speed and further acceleration. Now comparable with a dual-surface wing, the new speed range widens the safe flyable window and improves performance in real conditions.
LAUNCH & LANDING
The inflation characteristics are still ridiculously easy. The wing feels light and easy to raise overhead – even without touching the risers. The take-off speed is low, allowing you to leave the ground with just a few steps. Most significantly, the landing is vastly improved. The new flare performance allows soft, controlled landings, even in zero wind conditions.
IN ACTIVE AIR
Far more comfortable and confidence-inspiring than the original, it absorbs turbulence in a more controlled manner. The XXLite 2 offers excellent passive safety and is designed for pilots of intermediate ability. It exhibits docile behaviour in test maneuvers. Read about its EN certification here.
Available in sizes 16m and 18m and weighing in at just 1.3 kg (16m size) with a minuscule packing volume, the XXLite 2 is the ultimate hike and fly wing.
The current production time is approximately 57 days from order to shipping (updated daily). Contact your dealer to place your order.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
Inner Bag, Glider Strap, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth and OZONE Keyring.
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Glider Backpack, Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.
|Number of panels||39||39|
|Projected area (m2)||13.9||15.6|
|Flat Area (m^2)||16||18|
|Projected Span (m)||8.0||8.5|
|Flat Span (m)||9.5||10.1|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.6||4.6|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.6||5.6|
|Root Chord (m)||2.0||2.1|
|Glider Weight* (kg)||1.3||1.4|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||55-90||67-105|
EN D* WHY? THE XXLITE EN CLASSIFICATION
How does a glider with mostly EN A results end up being classified as EN D? The answer stems from a strange political battle that arose after OZONE introduced collapse lines on modern wings such as the popular Delta series, which were opposed by competing companies who had not yet tested this technology. Instead of investigating this new method of glider development, some of our competitors lobbied to “ban” the use of collapse lines. The end result was that any wing using collapse lines to affect the required EN folding methods was given a D rating, even if all tests exhibited EN A behavior.
The XXLite uses a combined A/B line attachment point on the chord. Due to this, it is impossible to pull the correctly sized EN folds (collapses) without collapse lines. With collapse lines the tests are completed properly and the reopening of the collapse occurs in less than one second (EN A result).
Importantly, it must be noted that EN certification does not measure how a collapse is made. It only measures the wing’s recovery from collapse.
Many single-skin wings require additional (non-flying) collapse lines to properly execute the EN tests. These testing lines automatically register the wing as EN D even if the resulting recovery from the collapse is “A”. Although other test houses appear to have ignored this rule (automatic EN D with use of collapse lines) and were given an overall result below D, we have no intention to mislead pilots, and trust that our customers will understand the flawed test regulations.
The mild character and excellent passive safety of the XXLite can only be understood by reading our description of the wing, not by looking at a misleading EN D classification.
OZONE COLOUR REFERENCE (//)
SHARE YOUR DESIGN
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.