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:
Alex Mateos (FRA) – Freeride 14
Nicolas Aubert (FRA) – Freeride 14
Dimitris Kolliakos (GRE) – ITV
Lubos Halama (CZE) – Freeride 15
Lorenzo Mallegni (ITA) – Freeride 15
Marie Mateos (FRA) – Freeride 14
Bartosz Nowicki (POL) – Freeride 15
Milan Clement (CZE) – Dudek Snake
Marcin Bernat (POL) – Dudek Snake
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.
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.
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!
New size 20 has been added to the Spyder 3 range. The smaller size of the Spyder 3 is designed for the lightest pilots with a total take-off weight up to 100 kg. Heavier loaded will gain more dynamic characteristics than the bigger sizes and require higher skills.
Emilia Plak says: “The new Spyder 3 20 is a perfect wing for female pilots who fly with a light paramotor. My total take off weight is 90 kg with an Atom 80, and for me it is a great wing for every day flying, very stable, fast and agile!
We are happy to announce we have a new accessory – the Paramotor Cover. It is made from UV and water-resistant light-weight fabric. The cover keeps your paramotor clean and protects it from excessive heat and dust. It is very light, weighing only 380g and folds away very small (aprox 30 x 20 cm). It is the perfect solution to keep your equipment clean whilst stored in the garage, and to protect from dust and sun between flights.
The Roadrunner is an easy to use and highly forgiving paraglider that is designed specifically, and only, for ground-handling training. It is optimized for use in wind speeds that are too high to practice with a standard sized paraglider, but is also easy to use in light or zero wind conditions.
Schools will love the ease of use and the cost-savings. Save your “flight” wings for flying, instead of wearing them out for ground-handling. The Roadrunner was designed from the start with price in mind, with the goal to increase training efficiency while lowering costs for schools.
Kids love it too! Introduce younger and lighter pilots to the joys of kiting.
Aereas (Aerials) is a series of films produced by Ozone team pilot Sylvestre Campe for Brazilian TV channel Canal Off. Sylvestre, together with another Ozone team pilot Kester Haynes are traveling in search of the most extraordinary and challenging places to fly a paramotor. Each episode is a real story with its up and downs as nothing has been staged. The films show pure paramotor adventures and incredible flights, which simply inspire to fly more, travel more, and explore more. I hope you enjoy it. Each episode is 20 min long in English and Portuguese.
In Episode 1 Sylvestre and Kester travel together to the Philippines to fly over Mount Pinatubo, Vulcano notorious for its eruption in 1991, the second-largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. Sylvestre lands out due to motor cut!
We are planning to publish one episode per week on IGTV, Ozone Power Fb page and Ozone Paragliders Vimeo Channel.
The new Ozone T-shirt line is made from 100% organic cotton. This new fabric is soft and supple, washes well over time. There are two colours merl grey and charcoal grey. Printed Ozone classic logo. Woman version and more new prints coming shortly.
Ozone Team pilot Pal Takats was part of the Red Bull Air-Race series performing paramotor displays in different locations around the World. He flew in Ascot Racetrack (UK), city center of Budapest in Hungary, Chiba in Japan, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi and many other wonderful places. He edited this short video showing small part of many incredible shows he performed over last 4 years! “I spent 4 years on tour with this event, good times in 9 countries and 3 continents. Thank you Red Bull!” says Pal
Stuff bags are very popular among paramotor pilots and one of the common questions we get is how to pack a wing into a stuff bag and still keep the plastic rods undamaged. Here is Lorran Michaels explaining his technic.
To prolong the life of your wing and to keep the plastic reinforcements in the best possible condition it is very important to pack the wing carefully. Ozone recommends to use the concertina packing method so that all of the cells rest alongside each other and the plastic reinforcements are not unnecessarily bent. Using an Ozone Saucisse or Saucisse light pack will help preserve the life of the wing and aid with the speed and ease of packing.