Ozone Buzz Z Paraglider

Specs, test data and other useful information on the Ozone Buzz Z.

Canopy of the Ozone Buzz Z paraglider.
An almost-planform view of a Buzz Z paraglider in flight. Photo by the manufacturer.

Year of Manufacture 2007
Certification DHV 1-2
Size ML

Ever Flown This Wing?

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Paraglider Reviews From Other Visitors

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Smooth Paragliding Bliss 
I haven't flown the 2007 Ozone Buzz Z but I have flown the 2009 Buzz Z and it's an absolute dream. I've kited five wings (three of the others were DHV …

Ozone Buzz Z - Feeling Secure! 
I recently bought a new Ozone Buzz Z in medium large and believe this is the perfect wing for me. I have been flying since 1997 and own two wings from …

Ozone Buzz - Make Your Own Stirrup 
O.K. so you want a stirrup but don't want to spend $49.99 Here's what you'll need... 1) 18 inch bungy cord. 2) 0.5 inch PVC scd 40 pipe. 3) wire cutters …

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Note: These international prices for the Ozone Buzz Z paraglider are only a guide. They are 2nd July 2007 currency conversions from the 2007 price in Euros.
Euros 3100 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4200 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2090 GBP
Australian Dollars 4920 AUD
South African Rand 29600 ZAR
South Korean Won 3870000 KRW
Indian Rupees 171000 INR

Some Specs

pilot take-off weight 85-105 kg (188-232 lbs)
wing weight 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs)
wing area (flat) 27.5 m² (296 ft²)
wing area (projected) 23.7 m² (255 ft²)
wing span (flat) 11.9 m (39 ft)
wing span (projected) 9.4 m (31 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 5.1
aspect ratio (projected) 3.7
min sink 1.2 m/s (236 fpm, 4.3 kph, 2.3 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 23 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 38 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 50 kph (31 mph, 27 knts)

Some DHV Test Results

inflation evenly, immediately
rising behaviour immediately comes over pilot
take off handling easy
roll damping high
control travel high
agility average
front collapse opening behaviour spontaneous, quickly
asymm. collapse course change 90 - 180 degrees
asymm. collapse loss of altitude average
asymm. collapse opening behaviour spontaneous
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through < 180 degrees
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery spontaneous, quickly
landing behavior easy
All the above were recorded when the Ozone Buzz Z was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Ozone Buzz Z. Colors are only approximate, and so is the outline of the wing. But it gives you some idea. I've named them according to the largest area of color.
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