Ozone Mantra M6 (PAST MODEL)
The M6 is the ultimate 3-liner. Our newest high-end Performance/Competition XC glider is not only one of the most advanced wings we've ever designed, but also one of the most balanced and compact performance gliders we've ever flown. Superseded by Ozone Mantra M7
M6: THE ULTIMATE 3-LINER
The newest addition to the Mantra series is by far the most advanced 3-line wing that we have ever produced. Designed for experienced XC/competition pilots who enjoy the comfort, safety and performance of ‘classic’ EN D, the M6 will have M4 pilots feeling at home straight away but with obvious and significant improvements.
The M6 is an evolution of the LM5, the wing which swept the top 5 spots of the 2013 X-Alps Race and took Chrigel to goal in record time. Over the course of our testing and development, we have taken the 3-line concept to its absolute maximum, incorporating the best design elements of the LM5 whilst increasing the number of cells, modifying the planform and optimising the line plan. The M6 has the extra performance that was not possible with the LM5 due to the serious weight restrictions demanded by the X-Alps.
Fully optimised for comfortable performance flying and featuring Ozone SharkNose technology, the M6 contains all of the features that have made the modern Ozone range renowned for stability and comfort. With an aspect ratio of 6.92, an efficient pitch stable profile, a 23% total line drag reduction and a highly refined internal tension the M6 offers improved performance relative to the M4. We have measured a 0.8 glide improvement at trim speed and a full 1 point at full speed!
Comfortable and intelligible feedback is provided by the M6’s 3-line system which allows for effective pitch control through the C risers. This tight, compact and controllable sail behaviour further improves glide performance in turbulent conditions, the wing steps up through wind shear converting energy into height like a competition wing. Through the brakes the wing is extremely precise and responsive to inputs producing an incredibly compact feel which makes it easy to turn tightly and efficiently, even in the smallest most turbulent cores. This coordinated feel, combined with the high aspect ratio translates to superb climbing characteristics and high levels of efficiency.
The M6 is suitable for experienced and competent XC pilots who spend more than 100 hours per year in thermal conditions. We are confident that the comfort and solidity of this wing will make it a favorite amongst existing M4 pilots and other experienced Performance-XC class pilots, as well as Sport-class pilots who are looking to move up to a wing which forms an excellent transition to the competition class. It is however a high performance paraglider that needs to be flown with the full attention and respect that any such wing deserves. An M6 pilot must have a solid understanding of best practices for recovery from incidents in flight.
|Number of cells||66||66||66||66|
|Projected Area (m2)||18.6||19.6||20.8||22|
|Flat area (m2)||22||23.3||24.6||26|
|Projected span (m)||9.7||9.97||10.25||10.55|
|Flat span (m)||12.35||12.69||13.04||13.43|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||5||5||5||5|
|Flat aspect ratio||6.9||6.9||6.9||6.9|
|Root Chord (m)||2.25||2.32||2.38||2.45|
|Glider Weight (kg)||5.1||5.35||5.55||5.85|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||65-85||80-95||90-105||100-120|
|LTF / EN||D||D||D||D|
* The M6 L was originally intended to have a maximum weight of 115kg - in line with the ranges of the other sizes - but experience has shown that the L, like the other sizes, is best flown near or at the maximum weight. Optimum loading for the L is >110kg, and the upper weight has been increased to accommodate pilots up to 120kg, so that they can fly the wing in a certified configuration. Sink rate, glide performance, and the certification flight tests are all unaffected at this maximum weight.
- Top Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Bottom Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Rib cloth: Porcher 7000E29 / Dominico 30DFM
- Upper lines: Edelrid 8000U
- Lower Lines: Edelrid 8000U
Standard Colours: Purple; Light Green; Orange.
Custom Colours: Choose your custom colours here and then email us the Ozone Reference with your order.
UV RESISTANCE AND CLOTH COLOUR:
All of the cloth that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype color phase to ensure colorfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. Once our cloth is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in our factory, and cloth which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. We are frequently asked, "Which colors last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?". All of the colors that we stock score between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible rating for longevity.
Ozone 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 your Ozone Dealer.
Your Ozone wing is delivered standard with the following accessories: 135 L Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, Ozone Stickers, Repair Cloth, Ozone Keyring, Line Length Chart.
|EN Certification||EN D|
|LTF Certification||LTF D|
|Model Status||Past model|