LM5 from Ozone

LM5 from Ozone

£3,430.00

 

 

The LM5 is Ozone’s newest lightweight high performance paraglider wing designed for expert paraglider pilots who are on the cutting edge of vol-biv adventure flying. The Ozone LM5 was developed specifically for the pilots in the Red Bull X-Alps race. By combining cutting edge design technology recently gained from the Ozone Performance Project and the Ozone Mantra R series of wings (R11, R12, EnZo) and over a decade of ultra-light paraglider construction and material research, Ozone have created a wing that is meant to satisfy the needs of the world’s top pilots while flying in the most extreme race in paragliding. After 10 years of designing paragliding wings for pilots in the X-Alps race, Ozone’s commitment to lightweight equipment development is stronger than ever. Through an intensive optimisation process which saves micrograms at over one thousand control points in the wing’s design, weight has been reduced to a minimum without compromising the strength and safety of the wing. The Ozone LM5 has full EN D flight and load test certification.

 

During the development process Ozone tested many prototypes with 2 line, 3 line, and 2/3 line hybrid configurations, but in the end they chose a design that they feel is the ultimate in 3 line technology. With a tight, crisp, agile feel in the air and performance that rivals the very best competition wings, the Ozone LM5 is built to carry you through the most demanding of flyable conditions. With Ozone SharkNose technology, advanced leading edge reinforcement, and a pitch stable profile, the LM5 contains all of the features that have made the modern Ozone range renowned for stability and comfort. An aspect ratio of 6.9 offers a balance of performance and manageability, and a highly refined internal tension lends a tight and compact feel across the span of the wing, even in turbulent conditions. This coordinated feel, combined with an ideal aspect ratio, translates to superb climbing characteristics and high efficiency during turbulent glides.

 

Sizes

Ozone LM5

S

MS

ML

Cells

62

62

62

Proj Area

18.6

19.7

20.8

Flat Area

22.1

23.4

24.7

Proj Span

9.69

9.97

10.26

Flat Span

12.33

12.69

13.05

Proj A/R

5.1

5.1

5.1

Flat A/R

6.9

6.9

6.9

Root Chord

2.25

2.32

2.38

Glider Weight

3.35

Weight Range

65-85

80-95

90-105

Certification

D

 

The LM5 profile is a hybrid design combining the best features of the SharkNose Technology with the fun and efficiency of the Delta 2. It is solid at accelerated speeds, and extremely resistant to spin and stall. The shark profile provides a more constant internal pressure in active air and turbulence, increasing passive stability (collapse resistance) and creating an even more comfortable and stable feel in accelerated flight. This new advanced profile has also improved the launch behaviour by reducing “shooting” in higher wind conditions. Precise and intelligible feedback is provided by the LM5’s 3-line system. The 3 line design provides the optimum balance between ease of takeoff, usability in active air, overall weight / size, and comfort / performance. Launching the LM5 is simple. Low weight and a 3 line configuration allow for easy inflation and predictable behaviour on the ground, even from the tightest spots in difficult conditions. Overall, it is significantly easier to handle than a 2 line design. Likewise, in the air the wing’s character is predictable, and it is easy to keep open in turbulent air using traditional techniques. Finally, at lower speeds and near-stall flying, the LM5 performs brilliantly for a wing of its class, making it suitable for the tightest of backcountry landing areas and technical top-landings.

 

The LM5 is suitable for highly experienced and competent XC pilots who spend more than 100 hours per year in thermal conditions. It is a high performance paraglider that needs to be flown with the full attention that such a wing deserves. An Ozone LM5 pilot must have a solid understanding of best practices for recovery from incidents in flight.

 

Colours

Please Note: The Ozone LM5 is only available in custom colours. Please let us know the colour code of the your chosen colours that can be found at the bottom on the page.

 

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