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Ozone Piloten gewinnen mit der neuen Viper 5 die Französischen Meisterschaften

Das berühmte PPG Paar, die Ozone Team Piloten Alex und Marie Mateos, haben die klassischen Französischen Meisterschaften 2021gewonnen. Alex hat sich den Gesamtsieg und damit zum zehnten Mal hintereinander den Titel geholt. Marie wurde Zweite, und somit ist es ihr viertes Jahr auf dem Siegerpodest.

Ein weiteres Mitglied des Französischen Nationalteams – Boris Tysebaert – hat sich in der Single Trike Klasse (PL1) den ersten Platz und den Titel des Französischen Meisters geholt. In der Allgemeinwertung wurde Nicolas Aubert Sechster. Alle Piloten gingen mit ihrer neuen Viper 5 an den Start.

Alex und Marie berichten: „Receiving new wings only two weeks before the competition was a real challenge! But Viper 5 proves to be a perfect competition weapon! It’s features such as high efficiency, wide range of speed, great stability and precise handling are exactly what we need to win classic competition“

Alex sagt: „The Viper 5 is great fun in precision landing thanks to its amazing long flair! High top speed and stability really helped in all navigation tasks“

Da die Wetterbedingungen schwierig waren, musste die Rennleitung während der wenigen fliegbaren Tage viele kurze Durchgänge durchführen um eine gültige Meisterschaft zu erzielen. Insgesamt wurden 10 Durchgänge gewertet. Bei diesem Event waren Spitzenpiloten aus Spanien und Italien am Start.

Alle Ergebnisse: here

Glückwünsche und ein Cheers vom gesamten Ozone Team.  

Die Fotos sind von  Armelle ANTOINE und Erwan GAREL

Podium PF1
Podium PL1
Marie Mateos

Spanische Slalom Meisterschaft: Bartek Nowicki wird Zweiter

Obwohl die Spanischen Slalom Weltmeisterschaften 2021 abgesagt wurden, gibt es in dieser Saison 2021 doch einige Events, bei denen sich Spitzenpiloten aus den unterschiedlichsten Ländern messen können. Bornos ist einer der gefragten Orte, wo auch im Juni die Spanischen Meisterschaften stattfanden. Zu diesem Anlass kamen mehr als 20 Piloten aus Spanien, Katar, Polen, Holland, Frankreich und Griechenland zusammen.

Bartek berichtet: „Bornos event gave us an opportunity to train and test new equipment. Unfortunately, top French pilots were absent, except Nicolas Aubert.  The big surprised were pilots from Qatar who train a lot every year in Bornos to be able to fly at really high level.   During one week of competition we had strong winds, which allowed to score only 5 tasks.  I was very happy to finished on the 2nd position flying a completely new gear and beat my team mate Nicolas Aubert and Greek pilot Dimitris Koliakos who was 3rd

I am looking forward to the next round in Jutrosin in Poland!“

Glückwünsche vom gesamten Ozone Team.

Ric Womersley Wins British Championships!

2021 British Open Paramotor Championships took place in Winglands Airfield,  Lincolnshire on 8th – 10th July 

13 Pilots competed in the championship class with a further 7 more competing in the discovery class designed as a stepping stone into competition.

Ric Womersley won the 2021 Champion title flying the Speedster 3 

Ric reports: „The British Open Paramotor Championships follows an endurance format where tasks are briefed at the start of the competition and then we have flying windows throughout to complete as many of these tasks as possible. 

We had a total of 14 hours of flying windows plus a limited fuel FAI triangle task, 4 spot landings and 4 skittle landings. 

With 16 hours of competition flying over 3 days, this was definitely the most flying I have done in any one competition. Flying throughout the day in some very active skies the Speedster 3 performed impeccably. Its speed and stability allowed me to focus on completing as many tasks as possible, covering over 600 km during the competition. The Speedster’s precise handling and incredible glide meant I hit every spot and scored on all of the skittle landing tasks which also won me the precision trophy“ 

Congratulations from all Ozone Team! 

photos: Neil Forster

Marie und Alex Mateos gewinnen die Französische Meisterschaft 2020

Die Französische Meisterschaft 2020 fand Anfang Oktober in Blois statt. Trotz der Einschränkungen durch die Pandemie und sehr windigem Wetter sind die Piloten 8 Durchgänge geflogen. Marie Mateos flog mit dem Thor 200 und der Viper 4 16, und führte den gesamten Wettkampf hindurch. Ihr stärkster Teil dabei: „Economy“.Alex flog mit dem neuen Polini Thor 202 und der Viper 4 16, gewann den letzten Landewettbewerb, und überholte Marie mit nur 0,25 Punkten!

Alex sagt: “Marie was the first but, on the last task, which was a bowling landing Marie pushed 3 and I pushed 5, which puts me in front of her at 0.25 points, the margin is very small!  I am happy to win the French Champion title again but, at the same time, I am a little sad, because I think Marie deserves this first place more than me!“   

Marie sagt: “I definitely need to practice precision landing in strong winds! I hope in the next French Championships 2021 I have a big chance to be the first!”

Glückwunsch vom gesamten Ozone Team. 

Lubos Halama wins Czech Slalom Championships!

Czech Open Slalom Championships took place in Hustopece, near Brno, Czech Republic from 9 to 12 September. 17 Czech and foreign pilots were competing in class PF1, including 2 top Ozone top pilots Bartosz Nowicki (POL) and Lorenzo Mallegni (ITA) Pilots flew 20 slalom tasks and Lubos (flying Freeride 14) was a leader from the start, following closely by Bartek. In the finals, Lubos defended his first position winning two tasks but unfortunately, Bartosz lost his 3rd position to his polish teammate Marcin Bernat. All pilots show amazing performance in this very radical and technical competition. Congratulations from all Ozone Team!

The best Ozone pilots dominated slalom championships in Poland

Polish Open Paramotor Slalom Championships finished last Saturday after 6 days, 22 tasks flown and finals for best 4 pilots in each competition class.

There were 28 pilots competing in class PF1 (foot launch) and 8 in class PL1 (single trike) The event was the biggest slalom international competition this year with pilots visiting from France, Spain, Belgium, Netherland, Czech Republic, Greece and Hungary.

From the first day it was clear that nearly all best 6 – 7 pilots in the most challenging and prestige class PF1 were flying Ozone Freeride. Alex Mateos flying Freeride 14 took the lead from the day one and won 20 from 22 tasks. He was closely followed by his team mate Nicolas Aubert who was also flying the same wing.
During most competition 3rd placed belonged to a Czech pilot Lubos Halama for whom this event was the first international competition flying Ozone Freeride.

Many fellow competition pilots were truly impressed by the performance of Marie Mateos – the best World female pilot and the only girl competing in slalom. She finished on 6th position overall leaving many really good and experience pilots far behind.

Young Italian pilot flying Freeride 15 – Lorenzo Mallegni – showed his high skills and despite some mistakes and one major collapse, he still managed to finished 5th. He is undoubtedly a growing talent with a huge potential to fight for podium in next events.

The best Polish pilot in the National Team and the winner of 2020 Polish Champion title is Bartosz Nowicki flying Freeride 15. Bartosz defended the title from the last year. This young and skillful pilot showed again that he is still unbeatable.

In class PL1 another polish pilot – Szymon Winkler – flying Ozone Freeride won bronze medal. This young brilliant pilot has a bit less experience than his team mates Wojtek and Pawel but he consistently held 3rd position through all competition showing huge potential for future.

He are the results:

  1. Alex Mateos (FRA) – Freeride 14
  2. Nicolas Aubert (FRA) – Freeride 14
  3. Dimitris Kolliakos (GRE) – ITV
  4. Lubos Halama (CZE) – Freeride 15
  5. Lorenzo Mallegni (ITA) – Freeride 15
  6. Marie Mateos (FRA) – Freeride 14
  7. Bartosz Nowicki (POL) – Freeride 15
  8. Milan Clement (CZE) – Dudek Snake
  9. Marcin Bernat (POL) – Dudek Snake
  10. Victor Rodriguez (SPA) – ITV

Big congratulations to all pilots from the Ozone Team. We are truly impressed by the high level of skills of all top slalom pilots and proud that so many of them chose to fly Ozone. Thank you for flying safely.

photos and video by Matias Nombarasco

Ozone Team wins Slalom Championships

Big Congratulations to the Ozone Team for taking the podium of Spanish Slalom Open Championships which took place last few days in Bornos, Spain. This was one of the biggest slalom competitions of the season with 49 pilots competing from 9 different countries with 7 tasks flown. 

Alex Mateos won flying the Freeride 14 followed by Nicolas Auberts, also flying the Freeride 14 in 2nd place overall.  Alex says: “Everything went well, the training of this year paid off. I wish we could have flown more tasks but the results are there, so I’m very happy!” The big surprise came from new Ozone Team pilot Bartek Nowicki who finished 3rd overall. After flying Dudek for many years, polish pilot Bartek decided to change to the Ozone Freeride this season.  It is a completely different wing to fly, requiring a different technique and style and despite a minimum of training he managed to win the Polish Slalom Championships earlier this year. Thank you Bartek. 

Marie Mateos – the only girl amongst the top level pilots displayed her class once again, leaving behind many pilots who can only dream of getting to her level! Maries says: “This is the first time for me that I am so close to the podium in slalom competition. I am very happy with this result, especially with 7 valid tasks where I finished 4 times in the 3rd position. Nevertheless, I think with more training I can get the podium next time”. Go for it Marie!  

photo by Piotr Geło; Adam Pupek

Coupe Icare 2019

Once again, the Coupe Icare has come and gone, with all of the madness and excitement that one would expect from the world’s largest paragliding festival.

As every year Alixa/Ozone stand was not a traditional display of Ozone branding. Our friend, Mathieu de Quillacq, always manages to set us up with something original and non-commercial.
This year Ozone Power revealed the latest new products: Kona 2 based on the Buzz Z6 and EN B universal paragliding and paramotor wing.

Ozone Team pilots, Alex Mateos and Nicolas Aubert participated in the Parabatix Sky Race (slalom / precision competition), which took place on plateau of St Hilaire and the landing of Lumbin during three days of the event. Both of them flew Freeride 14 and ended up on the podium winning the overall final run. Congrats to all of the pilots and thank you for a great show!

Also, on Saturday afternoon the crowds enjoyed a PPG show put on by Alex and Marie while Raffaele Benetti were presenting his new project – electric paramotor for paragliders.

Thank you to everyone who took time to visit our stand. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones.

Alex und Marie gewinnen die Meisterschaften 2019

Die Französischen Gleitschirmmotor Meisterschaften 2019 fanden vom 29.Juni – 6.Juli in ULM , Couhe-Verac statt. Es gingen insgesamt 35 Piloten in der Klasse PF1 (Fußstart, solo) an den Start, 9 leichte Single-Trikes und 4 Doppel-Trikes. Die PF1 Piloten flogen insgesamt 13 Durchgänge, und die Trikes 11.

Alex und Marie Mateos gewannen den Wettbewerb und wurden Erster (Alex), und Zweiter (Marie). Beide flogen mit einer Viper 4 16.

Alex Mateos berichtet uns Folgendes:“First of all, I am very happy with the performance of my equipment. Despite of tough condition and hot weather my engine was working really well. I am very impressed by speed and stability of my Viper 4 sometimes we were flying in a really strong wind, reaching speed up to 100 km/h! I started this competition a bit distracted, because I lost podium in French Championships in 2011 on the same airfield, it was the moment, when I first met Marie and fall in love“ .

Und Marie: „I am very happy with my final results. I think I started this competition really focused not to make any mistake, even small, possibly demanding too much of myself. But during competition, I manage to relax a little bit and really enjoy 2nd part of the competition when I won pure eco task. I won 3 tasks.“

Glückwünsche auch an Nicolas Aubert, der mit seinem 4ten Platz nur knapp das Podium verpasste. Er flog eine Viper 4 18.

Wir freuen uns auch über die Ozone TriOx, die beim klassischen Wettbewerb debütiert haben: zwei Trike Tandems flogen mit dem TriOx 38 auf den Zweiten bzw. Dritten Platz:

Vincent Beutter / Pascal Malochet
Christophe Gloriant / Sigrid Sigorel

Wir gratulieren allen Piloten!

Fotos: Marie Chapacou, Alain FREMOND, Pascal Malochet

Alex Huxham wins 380 km race flying Roadster 3

UK pilot Alex Huxham won Icarus X Trophy flying his new Roadster 3 24. He has been flying only over 10 months being trained by SkySchool UK. “I have managed to clock well over 130 flights in that time” – he says. The race took place from 21st to 22nd June. The route was 240 miles (386 km) long, it was a triangle starting and finishing in Somerset, passing through Devon where he stayed overnight, across Dorset and Wiltshire. There were 27 pilots competing.

Here is how describes his first big and successful cross country adventure: “I wanted to combine my passion for flying and the need due to getting older to complete something out of my comfort zone and challenging. I was in the Race category, unsupported the entire time. I had to walk to get fuel with my Paramotor, a long gruelling walk, climbing over fences and barriers to get there and back. Took off at 4:36 pm, landed 8:47 pm to camp overnight, left again at 5:11am, landed at 8:18 am before landing at the finish line at 9:08 am. My equipment consisted of my Parajet Maverick paramotor with extra large fuel tank and my 24 m Roadster 3. I managed an average fuel consumption of 4.5 liter per hour fully trimmed out and speedbar for the duration of the flying.

A positive attitude, the right equipment and sheer determination. I got up early, I left as soon as I could, and when I landed, I ran around and got setup again. My Roadster 3 launches impeccably allowing me to get in the air fast with all the extra weight and make the whole experience so much easier. I never once or for a second doubted its ability to perform and remain stable allowing me to forget about the wing while flying and concentrate on hydration, food, course and altitude adjustments. The Roadster 3 is a versatile wing, trims in and neutral and it performs very responsively, trims out and the speed and stability this wing provides is unreal. My average speed was 39 m/h (62 km/h) over the course, with a sustained top speed of 47 m/h – 76 km/h”

Congratulations to Alex! It must have been an amazing adventure!

Cheers, from all the OZONE Team