The Ozone Buzz Z6 is a mid EN B level wing so has been designed with a high-level of passive safety. In the right hands the Ozone Buzz Z6 is capable of long cross-country flights, SIV & aerobatic fun, first ever thermalling flights to leisure soaring flights. The Buzz Z6 is a super fun all round wing that allows you to progress into the sport of paragliding with a smile on your face!
The Ozone Buzz Z6 is designed for ambitious beginners to intermediate pilots who fly at least 30 hours a year whose main priority is safety and ease of use. With a modified shark nose and a 20% overall reduction in drag compared to the Buzz Z5, this new version offers significantly improved performance, especially in accelerated flight. The planform, aspect ratio and number of cells remain the same within in lighter and more compact wing. The Ozone Buzz Z6 features G-strings in the cell openings (like the Rush 5) which help collapses recover faster with less loss of altitude.
- 20% Reduction in Overall Line Drag
- Refined SharkNose Profile
- G-String Leading Edge
- Double-3D Shaping
The new Z6 contains several performance breakthroughs in the intermediate category, while taking passive safety to the highest level yet in the Buzz series. A refined SharkNose leading edge, optimised line plan for 20% drag reduction, a new blend of materials to improve durability and reduce weight, the Z6 is the most advanced Buzz to date.
The Shark Nose profile has been improved by refining the openings for improved pressurisation at all angles of attack, and adding G-Strings, as seen on the Rush 5. G-String straps maintain a cleaner opening shape during accelerated flight, and aid re-inflation behaviour, meaning that collapses open faster with less height loss. The leading edge benefits from double 3D shaping and improved sail tension in this aerodynamically critical area.
NEW INTERNAL STRUCTURE
The new Z6 is completely revised internally, to improve the structural stability and cohesion of the sail. Spanwise straps and modified cross-ports have improved cohesion, tension, and spanwise flow, resulting in better turbulence absorption with reduced sail deformation. In simple terms, the Z6’s glide performance in active air and accelerated flight is significantly improved.
The Z6’s internal structure is engineered to increase longevity. The top surface is made from Dominico 30D for durability, and the 20D bottom surface reduces sail weight. In total, the Z6 is not only 450g lighter, but is also more durable.
LAUNCH & FLIGHT
Above all, the Z6 is comfortable and easy to fly. Thanks to a lighter sail, improved efficiency, and a more cohesive and agile feel, launching and ground-handling have never been easier. In the air the handling is intuitive, fun, and super agile. Brake input is progressive, with a precise feel. In thermals and active air, the structural improvements create a comfortable yet informative wing.
The Z6 is an ideal choice for pilots who fly 30-50 hours per year, or for experienced pilots seeking a wing with high levels of passive safety.
|Number of cells||48||48||48||48||48||48|
|Projected area (m2)||18.7||20.3||21.8||23||24.5||26.5|
|Flat area (m2)||22.2||24.1||25.8||27.3||29||31.3|
|Projected span (m)||8.23||8.57||8.87||9.12||9.4||9.78|
|Flat span (m)||10.69||11.14||11.52||11.85||12.22||12.71|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16|
|Root Chord (m)||2.63||2.74||2.84||2.92||3.01||3.13|
|Glider Weight (kg)||4.31||4.63||4.84||5.05||5.4||5.68|
|Certified Weight Range (kg)||55-70||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115||110-130|
|Recommended Flying Weight (kg)||60-70||70-84||82-94||90-104||100-114||112-128|
|LTF / EN||*||*||B||B||B||B|