The Zeno is an all new design from Ozone Gliders for ambitious cross country and competition pilots. Certified EN D the Zeno offers top notch performance and speed with excellent handling to boot. Expect big things from the Zeno!
The Zeno represents the cutting edge of Ozone paraglider R&D. This highly advanced design bridges the gap between the Enzo and Mantra series, providing an option for expert pilots who are ready to move up from the Mantra M6 and other wings in its class.
The Ozone Zeno is a special glider, designed for expert pilots who are already familiar with this class of wing. If you’re considering the Zeno, then you know the story of the Enzo, and you’re familiar with the Ozone R&D Team.
“Luc’s List” of design features for the Ozone Zeno:
- New profile from Enzo 3 research program
- New arc yielding improved handling and collapse behavior
- Excellent handling throughout the weight range
- Lowest ever line drag (12% less than Enzo 2 M)
- New top surface shaping calculation
- Optimized wing twist in accelerated flight reduces induced drag
- Profile optimized for stability in accelerated flight
- Top speed similar to Enzo 2 at same weight
- Glide performance equal to Enzo 2 at full speed
- Lightweight construction: 5.4kg in ML size
- 78 cells, optimized for performance / weight
- 2 line risers with 15cm speed limiter
- Highly effective B riser control in active air
THE ZENO PILOT
The Zeno is a 2-line design that, while fitting between the M6 and Enzo, flies comfortably in either category. Its behavior and in-flight comfort rivals that of the Mantra series, yet its performance is incredibly similar to the Enzo 2. Pilots who are comfortable with the M6 or other wings in its class and are looking to learn the technicalities of flying a 2-line system will find the Zeno to be an excellent introduction to the highest levels of paragliding.
The Zeno is not a de-tuned comp wing, or an Enzo that was forced into an EN D box. It is its own design that has evolved in parallel with the Enzo 3 research program. It contains new technology that has improved not only glide and speed, but also behavior. The Zeno is surprisingly comfortable in real XC conditions. The OZONE R&D team put countless hours into developing its compact and cohesive structure – Luc describes the feedback as being “filtered” and highly useful to the pilot, and the wing’s behavior during collapse is very manageable for the class.
M6 pilots should choose the same size of Zeno. If you are flying an M6 size ML, then choose a Zeno ML. The weight ranges are slightly different, but the Zeno performs well throughout the weight range and comfort / handling are exceptional not only at the upper end of each size. The extended range of the Zeno allows room for a competition harness and a two-reserve system, which is recommended for 2-line designs of this stature. The ML size tops out at 110, with the MS topping out at 100. Again, it is not necessary to fly the Zeno at the top of the weight range – the performance and handling are excellent throughout the range.
The Zeno is a very complex wing. Ozone’s pricing is based on the real cost of materials used and the amount of time in production that is needed for each glider to be built. Our fair pricing policy applies to all of our products and the Zeno is no exception. With 78 cells and a vast array of highly technical construction techniques that cut weight and ensure millimetre-precise tension across the span and chord, the Zeno is at the pinnacle of modern paraglider construction.
ZENO AVAILABLE COLOURS
- Top Surface – Dominico 30D / 27 Classic
- Bottom Surface – Skytex 27 Classic
Ozone Gliders 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 Fly Sussex Paragliding.
The Ozone Zeno is delivered standard with the following accessories:
Competition Glider+ Pod pack, Special “Folding Pillow” to aid preservation of plastic reinforcements, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring, Line Length Chart.
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Saucisse Bag.