More Slalom Wins by Ozone Pilots
Another Slalom event has taken place in France, at the Slalomania Tour Vosges. Ozone Team Pilots Alex and Mathieu finished first and second, respectively. Mathieu Rouanet reports:
“Pilots ran a total of 15 tasks around the pylons, and we could see that the general level of paramotor pilots is improving a lot each year in the slalom events! The speed and the maneuverability of the wings has improved a lot as well.
Alexandre Mateos is untouchable on his Viper 2 18m, and it was impossible for anyone to catch him in this, his favorite event. His point lead was so big that we could only dream to be second, or third place at best, for this event. I [Mathieu Rouanet] finished second on my new Speedster 19m, which looks like the easiest overall tool for slalom racing, as it has a nice low aspect ratio.
The performance of Aurelien Ganaye, who finished 5th without even touching his speedbar, was noteworthy. His trajectories are probably the wisest of any of the competitors. It was great to see so many Ozone pilots in the slalom discipline, which now makes up the majority of PPG competitions. Ozone wings are of course known for their great handling and speed characteristics, which is what the slalom game is all about.”
The next tasks of the 2012 Slalomania Series will be in August in Couhé, in the southwest of France, and then in Gap, France, just before the Coupe Icare, for the final.
Currently Alex has won 18 points in the 2012 Slalomania Series, and Mathieu has 17. Stay tuned for the next events.
Photos at right courtesy of Joel Amiable and Michel Clement
Cheers from all the Team!