The FREERIDE brings a new level of agility and dynamic handling to the intermediate-advanced class of PPG wings. This exciting new design delivers the legendary speed, precision, and efficiency of the OZONE VIPER series, plus the handling and agility of the OZONE SLALOM. The mission of the FREERIDE is to elevate excitement without compromising comfort and stability, and it features the dependability and ease of use that our intermediate range wings have become known for.
Whether you are focused on competitive slalom flying, classic competition, or just carving aggressive lines, the FREERIDE is a fun and efficient high performance wing that delivers the goods.
We’ve taken the latest technology and best features from the VIPER 4, SLALOM, and SPEEDSTER 2, and adapted it all to a new mission. The result is one of the fastest and most stable PPG wings that we have ever produced. The planform and arc are based on the Viper 4, but with a lower aspect ratio for a more compact and forgiving feel. The OZRP remains unchanged, featuring SharkNose openings and the highest levels of CM+ within the OZONE range. A pure 4-line rigging plan and a new internal structure have been employed to carefully control the angle of attack and increase the chord-wise cohesion of the sail whilst accelerated. The overall effect is an increase in the internal pressure throughout the speed range for a more forgiving behaviour in turbulence, greater resistance to spin at higher angles of attack, and high levels of inherent stability at lower angles of attack. The efficiency of the sail has been optimised with miniribs, 3D shaping, and plastic rods for a clean, wrinkle free leading edge.
The Freeride is a competition wing at its base. It replaces the SLALOM, and sits between the VIPER 4 and SPEEDSTER 2 in the OZONE range. It is designed for experienced and advanced pilots who are seeking a wing with more dynamic characteristics than the SPEEDSTER 2, whilst being less demanding and more accessible than the VIPER 4.
PPG COMPETITION RISERS
The risers featuring the OZONE PK system and the option to install either the 2D or “Mateos” style Slalom Steering Systems.
Instruction video to instal Alex Mateos (AM) Slalom Steering System >>
COMPETITION FLYING & FREERIDING
Although primarily designed for competitive slalom flying, the FREERIDE is also highly competitive in the “Classic” PPG comp format. Outside of competition, the FREERIDE is ideal for carving aggressive freestyle lines and venturing out for some efficient XC flying. This wing has been a pleasure to develop and test, and has put excited smiles on the faces of our team. It is a cutting edge design that gives experienced PPG pilots a new, efficient, high performance wing that excels at all types of advanced PPG flying.
- Custom Colurs
- PACKAGE CONTENTS
|Number of cells||56||56||56||56||56||56||56|
|Projected area (m2)||11.97||12.8||13.7||14.5||16.2||17.9||19.7|
|Flat Area (m^2)||14||15||16||17||19||21||23|
|Projected Span (m)||7.01||7.33||7.57||7.81||8.25||8.68||9.08|
|Flat Span (m)||8.89||9.21||9.51||9.8||10.36||10.89||11.4|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.19||4.19||4.19||4.19||4.19||4.19||4.19|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.65||5.65||5.65||5.65||5.65||5.65||5.65|
|Root Chord (m)||1.99||2.06||2.12||2.19||2.31||2.43||2.55|
|Glider Weight (kg)||3.69||3.85||3.98||4.17||4.47||4.78||5.1|
|In-flight Weight Range PG (kg)||55-90||55-90||55-90||65-95||75-105||85-115||95-125|
|In-flight Weight Range PPG (kg)||55-105||55-120||55-130||65-140||75-150||85-160||95-170|
- Top Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Bottom Surface Cloth: Dominico N20D
- Rib cloth: Dominico 30D FM
- Upper lines: Edelrid 8000U series
- Mid lines: Edelrid 8000U series
- Lower Lines: Edelrid 6843 series
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.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Riser bag, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring.
You may choose to add something to your order, such as: Easy Bag (stuff bag), Light Easy bag (video), Saucisse Bag (video) (concertina packing bag), Glider Backpack, or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.