Ozone LM4 (PAST MODEL)
Model Status: Past model
EN Certification: EN D
LTF Certification: LTF D
The LM4 is a lightweight high performance paraglider designed for expert pilots who are on the cutting edge of vol-bivoauc flight. The LM4 is based on the Mantra M4, reconstructed with the modern lightweight techniques that have made Ozone a world leader in lightweight paraglider technology.
The LM4 is constructed with materials and techniques that have proven viable over many years of testing and we are happy with the flight characteristics which are similar to the certified version of the M4; the LM4 has full EN D certification.
The original M4 is already enjoying a worldwide reputation as perhaps the highest performance paraglider to be certified EN D. With the same design and line material, the LM4 features the same excellent performance that has made the Mantra M4 so successful in its class. The Mantra M4 was independently reviewed by Thermik Magazine, and measured at 10.2 L/D.
With R10 style leading edge reinforcement and a pitch stable profile, the LM4 benefits from the same technology that has made the modern Ozone range renowned for stability and comfort. Precise feedback is transmitted to the pilot via its hybrid 3-line system, and the LM4 has a crisp and agile feel in the air. The LM4 is so comfortable that we feel it would be prudent to remind pilots that although this wing may feel very docile in the air, it is still a high performance paraglider and needs to be flown with the full attention that such a wing requires, and with an understanding of how best to recover from incidents in flight.
The LM4 is the most modern and high performance adventure wing that we have developed, and has been thoroughly tested not only by the Ozone R&D Team but also by Ozone Team Pilots in the RedBull X-Alps 2011. No matter what your plans are, the LM4 has the low weight and high performance that you need while in the mountains – whether you are climbing in thermals or on mountain peaks. The MS size weighs in at 4.77kg, nearly 1kg less than the standard M4 in the same size.
*The LM4 is available in custom colors only. Please contact us with your custom colour choice.
LM4 TRIMMER RISERS
For highly experienced XC and Competition pilots, we offer “Race Risers” for the LM4. They must be purchased separately from your wing.
- The trimmers can be used to slow down the wing (2cm of range) in order to improve the climb / sink rate when needed.
- The trimmers can be used to speed up the wing (6cm of range) when you don’t want to use the speed bar, for comfort on longer glides.
- The accelerator system range is increased, and is modified for a more efficient influence on the wingtip in order to achieve higher top speed and more sail homogeneity.
- You can use the trimmers and accelerator in any combination you please.
|Glider Weight *estimated||4,57*||4,77||4,87*||5,07*|
|In flight weight range||65-85||80-95||90-105||100-120|
|LTF / EN||D||D||D||D|
- Top Surface - Skytex 36 Classic
- Bottom Surface - Skytex 27 Classic
- Rib cloth - Skytex 27 Hard / Skytex 40 Hard
- Upper lines - Edelrid 8000U serie
- Lower lines - Edelrid 8000U serie
The LM4 is a simple answer to a request that we received many times after the release of the Mantra M4. The world’s most experienced Vol-Bivouac / Adventure pilots wanted a lightweight wing with top of the line performance.
The LM4 top surface is constructed from Porcher Skytex 36g classic. This is the same cloth we have been using for years in the Geo and Swift series. This cloth has mechanical properties similar to a 40g cloth as it has the same structural ripstop. It has been proven reliable over the years and is the best light cloth available for the top surface.
Porcher Skytex 27 classic makes up the bottom surface, and we believe this is the best ultra-lightweight cloth available. Used for the Swift, the UltraLite, and also in the R10’s, the Skytex 27 classic is not only very light, it has proven to be strong and to last well when used in the right areas of the wing.
The ribs, diagonal ribs, and straps are made from Porcher Skytex 40 hard and Skytex 27 hard. The longevity of the structure cannot be compromised and therefore only the parts with very reduced stress are made with the 27g.
The standard risers are made from 12mm cousin webbing with stainless maillon rapide links, and the light risers are made with 8mm dyneema webbing and LinkLite connectors, for a savings of about 200g.
Your LM4 is delivered standard with the following accessories: 130 L lightweight backpack, 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 (concertina packing bag), Easy Bag (quick stuff sack), or Ozone Clothing and Accessories.
There are 2 different riser options available: Standard and Lightweight. Standard risers are made from 12mm black Cousin webbing and have Maillon Rapides; metal maillons to connect to the lines as usual.
Lightweight risers are made from 7mm Dyneema (white) and have specially designed ‘Link Lite’ connectors to hold the riser lines. These are tested to over 500kg and save approximately 200gr compared to standard maillons. The lightweight riser option also has smaller and lighter brake handles.
|EN Certification||EN D|
|LTF Certification||LTF D|
|Model Status||Past model|