Ozone Swift 2 (PAST MODEL)

£2,875.00

Product code: OZONE-SWIFT2

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

The Swift 2 is a light version of the Rush 3, with top of class EN B performance and a reliable but light-weight sail construction.

Riser Options: The Swift 2 is delivered with Standard webbing risers as er... standard. If you want your Swift 2 delivered with the specialist Lightweight Dyneema risers then let us know at the time of order. Thank you.

Info

The original Swift not only set a new standard for a class of wings, it also created a new class of paraglider. Lightweight, agile, with top of class performance and a lively but balanced feel in the air, the Swift series has provided proof of concept for lightweight performance wings and has inspired our developments not only for the Swift 2 but also for the new Alpina and LM4 wings.

At Ozone, we know that light is right, and our years of intense R&D into lightweight paraglider technology is paying off. The Swift 2 has benefitted greatly from our research not only in lightweight construction but also in high performance research, and therefore contains a combination of features that have never before been seen in the EN B class.

Technology

The Swift 2 incorporates the same revolutionary technology that made the R10 and Delta unmatched in their classes. The leading edge reinforcements and optimised tab positioning create a more solid and collapse resistant structure, meaning higher stability in turbulent conditions and better glide performance when it really counts – during real XC flights in real XC conditions. The coherent and solid leading edge also supports more frequent and more confident speed bar use in a wider range of conditions, which allows you to cover more distance with less stress.

The new technology in the Swift 2 is not confined to the leading edge, and the recent design advancements cannot be summarized as simply leading edge reinforcements. Equally important to the development of the leading edge are the improvements made in the trailing edge and a progressive line plan – both of which have made real reductions in parasitic drag. It is important to note that the new design features of the Swift 2 contribute to performance gains without reducing the passive safety of the wing, in keeping with our philosophy of True Performance.

The Pilot

More than a decade of light research in applications from the summit of Everest to the podium of the X-Alps has culminated in Ozone’s current range of light wings, which is the largest in the sport. The Swift 2 sits between the Geo III (mid-range EN B) and the Alpina (EN C) as our top of the line EN B light wing. Pilots who prioritize comfort over agility in the EN B class should look to the Geo III. Pilots who want the maximum amount of performance and agility possible in the EN B class will find the Swift 2 worthy of their consideration.

In Flight

The Swift2 is simple and straight forward on the ground, rising smoothly without over-flying the pilot and with no tendency to hang back. The leading edge structure aids inflation in all conditions and the pitch stability of the wing is an asset in high wind launches. In turbulence, thanks to the tab positioning and leading edge design, the Swift 2 is extraordinarily pitch damp. Most importantly, rearward pitch movement has been heavily minimized and the wing has the tendency to stay overhead and push forward into rising air. In the climb, it is very efficient with a better sink rate in the turn than the original Swift. It achieves this by an ideal yaw-roll balance, which maintains a higher angle of attack in the turn while retaining excellent agility.

The Swift 2 is based on the Rush 3, and features a moderate Aspect Ratio of 5.5. By focusing on performance increases derived from ‘free’ gains in line drag and profile efficiency, we have greatly increased the glide and speed performance over the original Swift while also improving its feel in the air. The Swift 2 remains a top of class EN B wing for experienced pilots, but the level of comfort is noticeably better than its predecessor, with “cleaner” feedback transmitted to the pilot in turbulent conditions.

When the original Swift was finished, we at Ozone were extremely proud of the result and felt that this new class of wing would become a favourite amongst the world’s pilots in the EN B and C categories. Now that the Swift 2 is released, we are even more excited to share our labours with you, and we hope that you enjoy this wing as much as we have. Please let us know what you think, we love to hear from you.

Cheers from all the Team!

Designer's Notes

The Swift 2 is a light version of the Rush 3, with top of class EN B performance and a reliable but light-weight sail construction.

The Swift 2 top surface is constructed from Porcher Skytex 36g classic. This is the same cloth we have been using for years in the Geo 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 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.

Download Ozone Swift 2 Manual

Swift 2 > Specifications

Size

XS

S

M

L

Cells

51

51

51

51

Area Proj.

19

20,8

22,5

24,5

Area Flat

22

24

26

28,3

Span Proj.

8,86

9,25

9,63

10,05

Span Flat

11

11,49

11,96

12,48

AR Proj.

4,12

4,12

4,12

4,12

AR Flat

5,5

5,5

5,5

5,5

Root Chord

2,54

2,65

2,76

2,88

Glider Weight

4

4.3

4.55

4.85

In flight weight range

55-75

70-90

85-105

100-120

EN/LTF

C

B

B

B

 

Materials

  • Top Surface - Skytex 36 Classic
  • Bottom Surface - Skytex 27 Classic
  • Rib cloth - Skytex 27 Hard / Skytex 40 Hard
  • Upper lines - Edelrid 8000U-090/070/050
  • Mid lines - Liros DSL140/70
  • Lower Lines - Edelrid 7343-190/230

Colour Options

  • Light Blue - White - Maroon - Red (Ozone Reference: L-W-M-R)
  • Maroon - Yellow - Maroon - White (Ozone Reference: M-Y-M-W)
  • Red - Orange - White - Yellow (Ozone Reference: R-O-W-Y)

Riser Options

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.

Package Contents

Your Swift 2 is delivered standard with the following accessories:

130 L Lightweight Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Light or Standard Speed Bar, Ozone Stickers, Repair Cloth, Ozone Keyring, Line Length Chart.

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.

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Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B, EN C
LTF Certification LTF B, LTF C
Model Status Past model

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