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Speedster 3 review by XC Mag

In February / March issue 217 Cross Country Magazine published Speedster 3 review written by Lawrie Noctor.

Lawrie says about the Speedster 3: “I can only liken this glider to something like an Audi RS6: fast, stable, sleek and with of control throughout the speed range”

To read the article click here

Paragliding over The Palm Fountain in Dubai

You may have heard of dancing fountains, but now it’s about dancing “with” fountains! Paragliding pros Horacio Llorens and Rafael Goberna had to push their own limits to perform this spectacular flight in Dubai.

Horacio Llorens and Rafael Goberna teamed up to take part in an exclusive shoot to showcase the beautiful Palm Fountain at the Pointe, Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

And as expected, the final outcome was a whole lot of fun, not to mention the capture of some spectacular content. Llorens and Goberna donned special paramotors to take to the sky; gliding between the fountain’s jets of water that were so close they could feel them!

“All the projects have different approaches. Sometimes you get inspired by something spectacular; other times you get contacted about an amazing location where the potential is huge,” explains Llorens. “This was the case with The Pointe and Atlantis The Palm. When we went last December for the location check, and they showed us the area and the fountains, I said: ‘We have to make it happen, this is the best ever place for a night shoot project!’”

The project was managed and sponsored by Red Bull UAE.

Read an article on Red Bull web site here

All photos by Naim Chidiac and Red Bull UAE

Mojo Power 2 video review by Tucker Gott

Famous YouTuber and big Ozone fan – Tucker Gott – shares his first impression while flying Mojo Power 2 24.

In the video he says: “There is something about flying a Mojo, it is just so easy, so stable, so slow and relaxed… What makes the Mojo so special, a lot of it has to do with it’s just passive safety, collapse-wise  it just wants to fly, it wants to re-inflate and fly and send you on your marry way…

The Mojo is not the wing, which is going to win an Icarus Trophy X-Country Race or slalom competition, but it is likely the wing that you will take your first steps into the sky under. When you take off for the first time and you are scared, your brain is pegged out, you don’t know your lefts from your rights, and your ups from your downs, this is a wing you want to be under to keep you safe. And, even if you are not a beginner, it is a fun glider for an advanced pilot to get on and throw around”

Spanish pilots testing the new Speedster 3 in long cross country flights

On the October 18, two Spanish pilots Alex Pujol and Xavi Arellano from the Paramotor Barcelona club made one of the largest cross country flights ever made in Spain crossing the country from the south coast to the north in just one day! 

Xavi and Alex took at 8.30 am from Zumaya (Gipuzkoa), flew 440 km, 7 h 11’ with two refueling stops and landed in Cubelles (Barcelona). 

The first part of the flight was 180 km and 2h 45 min pleasant with calm weather conditions and tail wind, the cruising speed was 65-75 km/h. They set a course to Ustárroz crossing all the Basque Mountains, next to Murillo de Gallego where they landed to get more fuel. 

The next goal was Lleida, the Volager paramotor school, where they made the 2nd refueling stop after 170 km.  Last leg was the most difficult because of thermal conditions but at around 17.15 they made it to the final goal – Mediterranean coast. 

Several colleagues from the Paramotor Barcelona club were waiting for them on the beach at Cubelles, including Armand Rubiella, the boss of Paramotor Barcelona club and their main supporter. 

Alex was flying new Ozone Speedster 3 20 and Xavi Ozone Sirocco 2 19. 

On the same day, another Spanish pilot and also from Paramotor Barcelona Club –   Lluis Rojas  – flew nonstop 303 km FIA triangle with the new Speedster 3 26. He took off at 8 am from Paramotor Barcelona Club to fly 5 hours and 27 min with an average speed was approximately 56,07 km/h. The aim was to fly as fast as possible so he used all trimmer range all the route. Lluis says: “Speedster 3 is an ultimate wing to make long distance flights! I flew all the time at full speed trim, and more than half time add the full speed bar. The wing is fast and very stable! A great pleasure to fly.  Impossible try to do this flight with another wing!!”. 

What a great test of the new Speedster 3! 

Big Congratulations from all the Ozone Team 

Marie and Alex Mateos win French Championships 2020

French Championships 2020 took place in early October in Blois. Despite pandemic restrictions and very windy weather pilots flew 8 tasks. Marie Mateos flying Tor 200 and Viper 4 16 was the leader during all competition. Her strongest part economy tasks. Alex flying the new Polini Thor 202 and Viper 4 16 won the last bawling landing tasks and overtook Marie by only 0.25 points! 

Alex says: “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 says: “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!”

Congratulations from all 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!

New Mojo Power 2 video

We are happy to present Mojo Power 2 video.

Mojo PWR 2 is an EN-A certified, non-reflex, versatile wing for both free flying and powered flight. It is suitable for students in training but ideal for the newly qualified. It is reliable and dependable, perfect for pilots who require an easy, safe and solid wing for their first 100s hours of paramotor experience as well as paragliding ridge soaring, thermalling and XC flying.

For more, visit Mojo Power 2 web page 

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

New Speedster 3

New Speedster 3 is now available to order!

The Speedster 3 combines the well-proven design elements of the Speedster 2, Freeride slalom and our high-performance paraglider range: The arc, planform, aspect ratio, tab positioning, profile and intake positions are very similar to the Speedster 2 but blended with the internal structure and line rigging of the Freeride.

Speedster 3 is the most efficient Speedster yet. Ideal for long XC flights, classic competitions and fun slalom races.  The OZRP Reflex profile accepts large amounts of turbulence without collapse throughout the speed range so it is well suited for flying in thermic conditions.

The character of the Speedster 3 is determined by the wing loading and the use of the optional 2D steering system. Centred in the weight range with the standard brake set up, the wing is an efficient climber perfect for normal XC flying. Installing the 2D system further improves the responsiveness, control and agility of the wing. Flying a smaller size at the top of the range transforms the character completely into a dynamic and agile wing with high levels of precision, perfect for low level carving or fun slalom racing. 

Please visit the Speedster 3 web page or contact an Ozone dealer for more information and prices.

New Mojo Power 2

We are happy to announce that the new Mojo Power 2 is now available to order.

Mojo PWR 2 is an EN-A certified, non-reflex, versatile wing for both free flying and powered flight. It is suitable for students in training but ideal for the newly qualified. It is reliable and dependable, perfect for pilots who require an easy, safe and solid wing for their first 100s hours of paramotor experience as well as paragliding ridge soaring, thermalling and XC flying.

New Mojo Power 2 is a development of current Mojo Power, which had been one of the most successful beginner wings in Ozone Power range. Comparing to Mojo Power several important characteristics have been improved such as inflation, handling and speed – the most desirable features in paramotor beginner wings. From the first take off you are going to feel the difference in inflation, especially in nil wind! Handling is much more fun, precise and direct like rest of the Ozone wings are known for! We added maximum trimmer and accelerator range possible to make it more attractive beginner paramotor wing.

Please ask the nearest Ozone dealer for more information and prices. Web site with full description and technical specification will be launched soon!