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Ozone Exoceat (PAST MODEL)

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Description

Superseded by the Ozone Submarine

The Exoceat is a low-drag, high-performance harness for serious XC or Competition flying. It is the result of a multi-year development process which included extensive testing, wind-tunnel research, and a prolonged beta phase involving the world’s top competition pilots. This new harness is a unique design that Ozone think is the perfect complement to their highest performing wings. With a technically advanced foot-support system, a never-before seen style of bombay-reserve deployment system, and super-low-drag fairing that was developed from real aerodynamic research, the Exoceat is truly a next-generation design.

Specification

Model Status: Past model

SKU
OZONE-EXOCEAT

Delivery

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Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your order, you have 14 days from the day of delivery to request a refund.

Delivery costs will not be refunded and ou will be responsible for the delivery cost to return the order.

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Technical data

Size XS S* M L*
Height (cm) 160-170 170-180 175-190 180-200
Weight*(kg) 9.3 kg 9.4 kg 9.5 kg 9.7 kg
Removable ballast container weight (g) 280     
Max Load (kg) 125    

*S and L sizes are changed by a shorter or longer pod size. The harness structure remains the same for S, M, L. The XS Size is a smaller harness structure.

* Weights may vary up to 50gm per size due to slight variations in the manufacturing of the fabric used.

Package

  • Mousse-bag (back foam)
  • Foot plate
  • Seat plate
  • Cockpit
  • Carabiners
  • Speed system
  • Dummy rescue
  • 2 rescue handles
  • Rescue pin
  • Plastic rod for rescue container

Optional extras

  • Ballast container
  • Rescue
  • Rescue carabiner
  • Rescue bridle

Please note that rescue bridles, steel maillons for reserves and the ballast container are not included with the Exoceat harness as standard. The ballast container is an option and the other items need to be ordered as Spare Parts in the order form. Short bridled parachutes require their own Exoceat bridles, if it is intended to use two reserves then you need to order 2 x Y bridles. Parachutes with long bridles do not require the optional Exoceat bridles.

 

Exoceat: low-drag, high-performance harness for serious XC or Competition flying

History

Development of the Exoceat was initiated in 2011, when Fred Pieri began testing various faring designs at the ISAE school in Toulouse, France. Creating a harness design centered around the reduction of drag was a primary concern, thus the OZONE R&D Team structured the rest of the Exoceat around an optimized flight position, faring, and harness frame. Ozone’s mission was to create the BBHPP of harnesses, upsetting current traditional harness design and construction. Ozone believe the Exoceat is a major step forward in paraglider harness technology.

High-tech air intake

The Exoceat features a special air inlet which is result of two important requirements: first, it must be smooth and low drag, and second, it must provide maximum pressure to the faring regardless of its position in the air during harness movement (yaw, pitch, or thermalling positions).

Drag reduction

As with paraglider design, Ozone focused on the reduction of wrinkles, creases, and deformation throughout the harness. The Exoceat’s inflatable nose cone, rear faring, and main surfaces are all very smooth. Closed cell foam provides a light but rigid shell encompassing the pilot and encasing the double reserve container. From “leading edge” to “trailing edge”, the Exoceat is remarkably smooth and low-drag, making it the most efficient harness that Ozone ever flown.

Pilot efficiency

In addition to drag efficiency, the Exoceat is also designed for pilot comfort and stability. The bucket seat design creates a highly consistent loading of the frame, with no pressure points or compression zones on the pilot, even in highly-loaded situations such as spiral dives. The seat design is fully supported from your upper upper back to the bottom of your feet, with a specially designed stirrup system that creates the sensation of resting your legs “on” something, instead of “pushing” against a bar. This “footrest” sensation, coupled with the rigidity and support of the bucket seat, means that there is no compression against your shoulder straps and you can easily relax against the back of the harness – saving energy and increasing pilot efficiency.

Handling

The Exoceat features many adjustments, allowing the pilot to tailor the “handling” of the harness to their taste. The roll stability is fully adjustable, meaning that you can change the setting to increase roll authority, or increase stability, according to your needs.

Reserve compartment and safety features

The Exoceat’s ambidextrous double-bombay reserve design was created to provide a fast opening of a very large area. Reserve parachutes can be deployed using either hand, in low or high-G situations, with an absolute minimum of resistance. When closed during normal flight, the reserve system is very low-drag. Reserve deployment is a very real scenario in high level competition and XC flying, and providing for the widest range of imaginable reserve deployment situations was integral to the Exoceat’s development and design.

The Exoceat features a back bumper system, which is generously padded along the entire length of the back, and also under the seat of the harness.

The Exoceat is EN and LTF certified, and meets or exceeds CIVL Section 7 harness requirements.

Cockpit, ballast and foot-plate

When developing the cockpit, Ozone engineered the positioning of the deck to be oriented 90 degrees to the pilot’s line of sight. This is important for reading modern instruments easily in bright sunlight, as it ensures the minimum amount of glare and reflection.

The ballast pocket is ideally located to not disturb the center of gravity, and is removable.

Although the Exoceat is not a light harness, Ozone opted for an ultralight footplate to increase comfort during take-off and landing, when a heavier swinging pod-end can be uncomfortable.

Materials

  • Outer fabric (Cover): Nylon Oxford 210D PU2
  • Structure fabric: Nylon Oxford 210D PU2
  • Pod: Neoprene 3.0 mm
  • Main webbing: Polyster 25 mm 2000 kg
  • Chest strap closure system: Austrialpin Alu Cobra buckles

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Product Info flyozone.com/paragliders/products/harnesses/exoceat/
Model Status Past model