Ozone Releases the Rush4- Perfect Glider For Sierra Pilots!

 

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Good news- Ozone has fished producing their finest EN B glider to date in my opinion: the Rush4 is out! This wing has the perfect blend of performance vs. security for flying big routes in the Sierra. With performance values higher than some EN C’s, this wing will give pilots the upper hand on long glides and in light lift, and will also feel quite secure while getting knocked around. XC season is approaching, are you ready?

Feel free to contact me for any questions or ordering info.

 

From Ozone’s website

It’s the Delta 2’s little brother! We are extremely excited about this wing, and think that it represents as much of a leap forward in performance designs as the Delta 2 has proven to be. The Rush 4 has class-crushing performance, and some features which we have never before applied to the Sport-Intermediate class, including Ozone SharkNose Technology.

 

THE SHARKNOSE

Over the past three years, the SharkNose has proven to be one of the most important innovations in the sport of paragliding. The concept has now been thoroughly tested on our competition and performance XC class wings, and we feel that its arrival in the Sport-Intermediate class is an important milestone. The SharkNose profile provides vastly better behavior in performance and stability at both high and low angles of attack. In accelerated flight, the SharkNose profile is more stable, with better inflow to the cell openings and less drag at the leading edge. At slower speeds, and during intense brake inputs (for instance while coring tight thermals) the SharkNose profile is highly spin resistant, providing a longer and more progressive brake travel which the pilot can easily use to their advantage.

DRAG REDUCTION

At Ozone, we are obsessed with “free” performance upgrades, which come as the result of improvements in materials technology and design factors which reduce drag without compromising passive safety or comfort. The Rush 4 has benefitted from a 25% reduction in line drag compared to its predecessor, thanks to a more advanced 3-Line design.

TRUE PERFORMANCE

The Delta 2’s renowned balance of performance and comfort is the result of the new SharkNose, an advanced arc, and very low line drag. The Rush 4 features all of the same modern design advantages, and our testing has shown that this is a wing that will inspire confidence in active air. We have maintained a moderate aspect ratio, which is one of the keys to comfort. On launch, the Rush 4 rises in a balanced and predictable manner, and its compact and coordinated feel must be experienced to be believed.

THE PILOT

In much the same way that the Delta 2 put huge smiles onto the faces of our R&D Team during the final testing phases, we think the Rush 4 will more than satisfy even the most demanding pilots in the Sport-Intermediate class, and maybe even tempt some pilots from other more advanced classes, as well. Overall, it has a very similar feel to the Delta 2 in terms of handling, precision, solidity, and spin-resistance while coring lift, and our early testing has shown that its performance is unique in the class.

The Rush 4 is now in production and will be available for demo from your local Ozone dealer. We look forward to hearing what you think of this exciting new wing!

Cheers, from all the Team

 

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SIZES

XS S MS ML L XL
Number of cells 57 57 57 57 57 57
Projected area (m2) 18 20.1 21.2 22.3 23.7 26
Flat area (m2) 21.4 23.8 25.1 26.5 28.1 30.8
Projected span (m) 8.55 9.02 9.27 9.51 9.78 10.25
Flat span (m) 10.9 11.51 11.82 12.13 12.48 13.08
Projected Aspect Ratio 4.05 4.05 4.05 4.05 4.05 4.05
Flat aspect ratio 5.55 5.55 5.55 5.55 5.55 5.55
Root Chord (m) 2.47 2.61 2.68 2.75 2.83 2.97
Glider Weight (kg) * 5.2 5.5 5.7 6.0 *
In-flight weight range (kg) 55-70 65-85 75-95 85-105 95-115 110-130
EN / LTF *(in progress) B* B B B B*

* Coming Soon

MATERIALS

  • Top Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
  • Bottom Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
  • Rib cloth: Skytex 40 Hard / Dominico 30D FM
  • Upper lines: Edelrid 8000U serie
  • Mid lines: Edelrid 8000U serie
  • Lower Lines: Liros PPSL serie