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Dave Edwards Tearing it Up in NZ

Here’s a short clip http://www.hdfilms.co.nz/movies/DaveE.mov (from HD Films of NZ) of Dave Edwards showing what can be done with a Bullet 14m. Dave’s on the original Bullet 14 – we’re now 2 versions into the future, but obviously the original flies pretty good as well. The Bullet 009 14m is similar in aspect ratio with a bit less performance and a more comfortable feel and a more mellow handling – basically much nicer to fly, and still plenty precise.
If you haven’t soared a mini-wing yet, then you must try. It’s just like flying a big wing, only (if you ask a lot of pilots) more fun!

Cheers from all the Team, and nice work Dave!

The Annual Coupe Icare

It’s hard to believe that so many years have passed. For the 17th year in a row, the Ozone Team will be hanging out at The Coupe Icare of St Hilaire. Look for the ALIXA stand on the show map, and as always, don’t count on our booth to be 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 at the Coupe we will be announcing nine new products that are freshly launched or to be released in the coming weeks / months. Stop by to talk with us about the new gear, or stay tuned for our press release that will go out on our news and facebook in the next few days.

Cheers, from all the Ozone Team.

THE NEW RAPI-DOS IS LAUNCHED!

This is our highest performance speed wing designed for pilots who seek the ultimate in speed and swoop performance. It has the widest glide performance range of any speed wing we have ever flown, and handles incredibly steep angles and flatter-trimmed flight.

8m to 15m sizes
New trim system, new profile
Higher speed across entire trim range
Better stability at low AoA
More ergonomic trim system
Improved swoop performance
Easy launch, great flare
Effective rear riser control

Check out the Rapi-Dos page for more info.

RAPI-DOS

The Rapi-Dos has been in development for more than a year, and is now finally in the final stages. Team pilots Cade Palmer, Malachi Templeton, and Jamie Lee, have all signed off on the final protos and it will be entering production shortly. Here are a few recent videos from our team – we’ll post more news here when it’s available to order via Ozone dealers. Cheers from all the Speed Team!

Vimeo:550,309,254067445

ZERO 2 is now Available

The ZERO has gained a reputation for agile handling in a highly efficient platform, and the new ZERO 2 improves upon every aspect of the wing. With the patented OZONE SharkNose leading edge, a new arc inspired by the OZONE performance-project and significantly improved handling and overall performance, the ZERO 2 offers more without compromising stability and comfort.

Our mission for the ZERO 2 was to adapt the OZONE SharkNose leading edge to the design and combine it with recent breakthroughs in our performance wings. OZONE introduced the patented SharkNose technology to the paragliding world, and it has proven to be one of the most impactful developments in our sport’s modern history. Successfully adapting SharkNose technology to various wing types and planforms is complex, particularly in lower aspect ratio designs such as the ZERO series. The ZERO 2, like the LiteSpeed, has benefitted greatly from our research in this area of glider design. The ZERO 2 incorporates the same technology that powers our high performance XC and competition wings, packaged into a user-friendly, intermediate-class mini-wing.
Check out the ZERO 2 page for more info.

INSPIRED

Our sport has grown and developed in ways that no one could have imagined just a few years ago. Everything that we love about free flight has evolved from the same roots, yet now we have the opportunity to engage in it through so many different avenues. ‘Inspired’ brings us into the lives of a few pilots – some you know, some you don’t – who have immersed themselves in the various forms of flight, personally and professionally. We visit each pilot in their home environment where they share with us their local playground, and the source of their inspiration. We vol-biv into the wild and roadless California Sierra under a 5000m cloudbase. We discover the origins of a world record holder’s life altering decision to make paragliding her sole focus. Speeding through the southern Alps provides a meditative release for one professional flier and another is intentionally homeless, circling the globe year after year. In the end we see that ‘paragliding’ is now so multi-faceted that one lifetime is barely enough to absorb all of the experiences it has to offer.
Though the ways in which these pilots express their dedication is different, their underlying passion is similar, and it is unifying. As pilots, we share something that brings us together on a deeper level. We like to think that we are all equally inspired by nature, and driven by the elements.

CREATED BY – Jorge Atramiz & Karl Steslicke

NOUVEAUX Tee shirts et SWEATS

Inspirés par la nature, entraînés par les éléments….. Nos nouveaux Tee shirts et Sweats affichent notre devise ! Les tee shirts sont coupés avec style et fabriqués en version homme et femme dans des coloris multiples. Le nouveau Sweat à enfiler pourvu d’une capuche est unisexe, fabriqué en matériau de grammage moyen (320g/m2 60 % coton,
40 % polyester) revêtement intérieur brossé très doux ; poignets ourlés en tissage serré ; disponibles en trois coloris.