Zeolite GT (Glider)
The legendary Zeolite is now available in a more robust construction for vol-biv & adventure pilots. The Zeolite GT is the same as the X-Alps competition version, but with slight material changes to increase durability and affordability.
Materials vs. Zeolite:
- Internal structure changed from 27g to 40g
- Leading edge changed from 27g to 36g (N20D)
- Fewer rib crossport cuts
- Risers: 12mm cousin
The Zeolite is the lightest wing ever raced in the X-Alps and is the lightest high performance wing ever built, thanks to an incredibly complex internal structure and a careful blend of materials. The design is so weight-optimized that even using more durable 40g/38g materials on the ribs and top surface, it is still one of the lightest high performance wings ever.
In the more durable and affordable GT version, the Zeolite is interesting for pilots who are planning to make the transition from a 3-Line to 2-Line wings.
Zeolite GT: Next Generation 2-Line Technology
Forget everything you think you know about the compromises in 2-Line paraglider designs! The Zeolite GT is easy to launch, easy to land in small/restricted LZs, and has the most comfortable B-handle control we have experienced, and handling that is incredibly agile and precise in the core.
This is a new breed of 2-Line design, offering competition level performance in an extremely light and compact package (3.5 kg) with an aspect ratio of 6.7.
Performance and Tech:
The modified Zeno profile provides high stability throughout the speed range, excellent chordwise cohesion in turbulent conditions, and is forgiving at high angle of attack. The Zeolite series has the lowest line consumption and lowest line drag of any wing Ozone has ever produced, making its performance similar to the Zeno/Z-Alps. Excellent sail cohesion and true 2-line B Riser control means superb climbing characteristics and high efficiency on turbulent glides.
The inflation is as easy as the LM5. Nil-wind inflation requires only one or two steps. It is totally acceptable to inflate from a condensed, restricted, or even “messy” layout on the ground. In stronger winds the wing can be inflated from a ball, or by using the cobra method. The landing characteristics have also been improved — parachutal stall is easy to initiate, yet the profile is forgiving and always eager to re-fly making it easy to top land.
“Perfect B handle control. Parachutal flight is easily controllable for near vertical landings. Perfect for tight landings, top landings, and restrictive terrain. It is nicely behaved in collapses. Precise handling. Also don’t forget it copes well with very compact or careless packing!”
|Number of cells||64||64||64|
|Projected area (m2)||17.4||18.6||19.8|
|Flat Area (m^2)||20.7||22.1||23.6|
|Projected Span (m)||9.3||9.6||9.9|
|Flat Span (m)||11.8||12.2||12.6|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||4.9||4.9||4.9|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||6.7||6.7||6.7|
|Root Chord (m)||2.36||2.44||2.52|
|Glider Weight (kg)||3.5||3.7||3.9|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||65-85||80-95||90-105|