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.
The ZERO 2 is suitable for paraglider pilots of intermediate skill level and above when flown at moderate wing loadings. More experienced pilots who wish to fly at higher wing-loadings will enjoy the speed and precision of this wing at its full potential. Despite the ZERO 2’s accessibility, it is not suitable for beginner pilots. The ZERO 2 is ideal for mini-wing pilots and intermediate+ paraglider pilots who are looking for an elevated level of sensitivity and glider feedback.
Speed is a major concern for the ZERO series development. The ZERO 2’s speed range is not only wide, it’s also very usable. One major benefit of the SharkNose leading edge is improved wing behavior at the high and low margins of AoA – when accelerated, or when flown in deep brakes, the SharkNose LE continues to provide consistent internal pressure with minimal turbulence around the intakes. A primary focus for all of our mini-wings is to create a cohesive platform with a large, usable speed range. The ZERO 2’s optimised trimming, sail tension, and arc, combined with the SharkNose LE, add up to improved inflation characteristics and a more compact and agile feel in the air.
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
Made from the well-proven Dominico sail cloth, the ZERO 2 will last for many years if cared for normally. It is equipped with trimmers and a speed system that can be used individually or together. The patented OZONE SharkNose profile is renowned for its performance at a wide range of angles of attack. Combined with the ZERO 2’s trim and speed system, the result is a large, fast and solid useable speed range with high levels of stability at low angles of attack, along with improved stall / spin resistance at higher angles of attack. The OZONE SharkNose aides every aspect of the design with improved cohesion, handling, speed and glide performance. The end result is a unique, high-performance mini-wing that remains accessible and easy to use.
The ZERO 2 balances the high levels of efficiency necessary for soaring and thermalling flights, with the speed, agility and roll authority required for dynamic handling, diving turns and fun descents. We have enjoyed flying this wing in a wide range of conditions, from coring thermals with larger standard paragliders on light days, to soaring in moderate to strong winds and carving down the mountain after a hike-up. Please note that we do not recommend flying any highly-loaded wing in accelerated configurations in turbulent or strong conditions, especially when near to the ground.
*The Zero 2 has a solid color bottom surface. The bottom surface color is the same as Zone 2 on the wing. This means that the middle stripe on the top surface will be the same color as the bottom surface.
Lead time is currently unavailable. Contact your dealer for more information or to place an order.
OZONE offers a range of backpack choices when you order your wing. To change the type of backpack that will come with your wing, please speak with your OZONE Dealer.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
Speed Wing XL bag, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring.
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.
|Number of cells||35||35||35||35|
|Projected area (m2)n||11.5||13.2||14.9||16.7|
|Flat Area (m^2)||13||15||17||19|
|Projected Span (m)||6.36||6.75||7.18||7.6|
|Flat Span (m)||7.69||8.27||8.79||9.31|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.4||3.4||3.4||3.4|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Root Chord (m)||2.11||2.27||2.41||2.55|
|Glider Weight (kg)||2.7||3.06||3.32||4.1|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||55-75||70-95||80-95||80-105|
OZONE COLOUR REFERENCE (//)
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a fee. Once you’ve decided you can share your design with your friends, or if you are ready to order, send it to your local Ozone dealer to verify the charge and place the final order.
Please note that because the glider will be built specifically for you in the Ozone factory, payment must be received before production can begin.
FABRIC COLOURS AND UV RESISTANCE
Please be aware that the colour you see on your screen may not accurately represent the actual fabric colour. Secondly, different cloths specifications with the same color name may vary slightly, please see here for an example. Given the wide varience in monitor calibration and the fabric appearance in different light and colour combinations, it is impossible to perfectly represent fabric colour on screen. If you have any doubts about the colours, look at photos of various wings on our website to see them in different light and colour combinations or contact your local dealer to see the fabric in person.
All of the fabric that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype colour phase to ensure colourfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. Once our fabric is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in our factory, and fabric which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. We are frequently asked, "Which colours last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?" All of the colours that we stock score between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible rating for longevity.