Ozone Swift 5
SWIFT 5: LIGHTWEIGHT SPORT PERFORMANCE INTERMEDIATE
- With Enzo 3 and Zeno tech
- Next-gen 3D shaping and a refined OZONE SharkNose*
- New reduced drag line plan
- Enhanced internal structure for increased solidity in active air
- Best in class glide performance across the entire speed range
Over fifteen years of lightweight R&D have allowed us to deliver a wing that is not only top of class in terms of performance, but one of the lightest wings in its class. Thanks to a lighter sail, the Swift 5’s agility and handling is improved over the Rush 5, with a more precise feel. Another key difference is the ease of inflation and take-off behavior in general.
An extensive period of performance glide testing allowed us to evaluate the Rush and Swift 5 against class-leading wings from other manufacturers. The results have proven significant gains, especially in accelerated glide performance.
Like our performance and competition wings, the Swift 5 excels in active air and challenging conditions. Hundreds of hours test flying in real air and turbulent conditions have gone into the development, ensuring that it satisfies our own demanding requirements along with the True Performance design goals – real, usable performance in turbulent air throughout the speed range.
The R&D team focused on the structural integrity of the wing to ensure an even more solid, compact, and confidence-inspiring feel compared to the Swift 4. Added structural solidity makes the wing more comfortable and improves performance in turbulent conditions. Compared to previous generation wings, the Swift 5 profile retains its shape better in active air, allowing the wing to cut through turbulence with greater efficiency.
The Swift 5 retains a moderate Aspect Ratio for ease of use and higher levels of passive safety. Performance gains have come as a result of optimisations in the line layout and next-gen 3D shaping which splits the leading edge into three distinct sections for a clean, wrinkle-free surface. Enhanced panel shaping and TE mini-ribs have also reduced parasitic drag. A new optimised Shark Nose profile aids in all categories including stability, comfort, performance, and the brake range – making it extremely resistant to accidental spin or stall.
IN THE AIR
A solid, high-performance wing is not the whole story; fun is the reason we fly. The R&D team concentrated on the handling and spent a lot of time optimising feedback and turn coordination of the original platform (Rush 5), and these advances have been further enhanced by the conversion to lightweight materials. With a direct feel and linear progression in the first part of the range, the result is an efficient climb, flat turns with minimal brake input, and increased efficiency in light lift. The responsiveness in the second part of the brake range allows easier control in strong cores.
Although certified EN B, the Swift 5 is not suitable for beginner pilots. It is meant for experienced intermediate recreational pilots and XC enthusiasts who fly at least 50 hours per year.
|Number of cells||57||57||57||57||57|
|Projected area (m2)||18.04||20.11||21.2||22.3||23.65|
|Flat area (m2)||21.41||23.86||25.16||26.5||28.06|
|Projected span (m)||8.55||9.02||9.27||9.51||9.78|
|Flat span (m)||10.9||11.51||11.81||12.13||12.48|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.05||4.05||4.05||4.05||4.05|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.55||5.55||5.55||5.55||5.55|
|Root Chord (m)||2.47||2.61||2.68||2.75||2.83|
|Glider Weight (kg)||3.33||3.61||3.77||3.9||4.1|
|Certified weight range (kg)||55-70||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115|
|Recommended Flying Weight (kg)||60-70||70-84||82-94||90-104||100-114|
- Top Surface Cloth: Dominico N20D / Skytex 27 Classic
- Bottom Surface Cloth: Skytex 27 Classic
- Rib cloth: Skytex 27/40 Hard / Dominico 32 Hard
- Upper lines: Edelrid 8000U serie
- Mid lines: Edelrid 8000U serie
- Lower Lines: Liros PPSL/Edelrid 8000U
SWIFT 5 RISERS
The Swift 5 is available with only one type of risers, made from 12mm black Cousin webbing. These are delivered standard with specially designed ‘Link Lite’ connectors to hold the riser lines. These are tested to over 500kg and save approximately 200gr in weight over conventional maillons.
Standard colours (with Ozone colour codes):
- Yellow-Orange-White-Plum (YOWP)
- Blue 307-Orange-White-White (LOWW)
- Blue 307-Orange-White-Red (LOWR)
- Blue 307-Orange-White-Plum (LOWP)
- Red-Yellow-Red-Orange (RYRO)
Choose your custom colours here and then email us the Ozone colour reference with your order.
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a small 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 check if there is a 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 COLOUR AND UV RESISTANCE
Please be aware that the colour you see on your screen may not accurately represent the actual fabric colour. 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 OZONE's website to see them in different light and colour combinations or contact us at Flybubble to see the fabric in person.
All of the fabric that OZONE use undergoes extensive testing in prototype colour phase to ensure colourfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before OZONE put it into production. Once OZONE's fabric is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in OZONE's factory, and fabric which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. OZONE are frequently asked, "Which colours last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?" All of the colours that OZONE 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, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth and OZONE Keyring.
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|Model Status||Current model|
|EN Certification||EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF B|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|