The Ozone Viper 3 is a totally new design that features several key technological innovations never seen before in the paramotor world including the patented Ozone SharkNose Technology which has brought an entirely new level of performance to our sport. In addition, a newly designed riser system with ball bearing pulleys and a new wing tip steering system bring speed, efficiency, and precision together in a whole new way.
The Ozone Viper 3 is a classic competition wing designed for advanced pilots. The new high-performance SharkNose profile is the most efficient profile we have used in PPG design to date. In a series of competition wins in 2014 including the World championships, Ozone Team Pilot and World champion, Alex Mateos, proved the efficiency of this new wing by dominating the economy tasks.
Thanks to its 3-line design, unsheathed lines, and new profile, the Ozone Viper 3 is highly efficient. In thermal conditions its behavior is similar to a paragliding wing, with very good climb and glide performance and with progressive and intuitive handling that transmits moderate feedback to the pilot.
Although this new wing is surprisingly efficient, it is also very fast. The Viper 3’s speed is easily accessible and it is not necessary to overpower the wing with a large engine to maintain level flight – the Viper 3 maintains excellent glide performance even in its most accelerated configurations. The newly designed risers feature high quality ball bearing pulleys on the B risers for a super smooth and light accelerator pressure.
While its handling is natural and it carves in an intuitive fashion, the Viper 3 has not been designed as a slalom wing. Its main purpose is all-round performance flying. It is a high aspect ratio design aimed for pilots looking for a wing with high efficiency, high speed, excellent climb and great XC performance. It is not suitable for training or for intermediate pilots. It is recommended to fly the Viper 3 using a harness with low hang points, to allow weight shift and active piloting. Experienced PG pilots who are looking for a more advanced crossover wing will also enjoy the Viper 3.
The Viper 3’s new tip steering system is simple, clean and comfortable to use. The mini-toggles have been replaced with a flexible plastic tube set between two balls. When engaged, the TST line moves freely inside the tube yet remains affixed to the risers, so the system has less clutter than previous versions and there are no free ends that can become entangled. The new system is more efficient in accelerated configurations and is better suited to precision piloting than any other system we have previously used.