ARC (Glider | Speed)
STEEP AND STABLE BIG MOUNTAIN WING
The Arc has been optimized for winter Speedriding in every step of its design - empowering pilots to aggressively ski even the steepest of mountains, while remaining intimately connected to their wing. The Arc’s shortened line-lengths, extensive trim-range, and deep-brake power all allow active skiing, while maintaining the ability to rapidly take-flight at a moment’s notice.
The Arc’s brake range is very long, longer than almost any speedwing we have flown. Its deep brake behavior allows you to make powerful inputs without stalling or over-controlling the wing. This same characteristic makes rapid launches and re-landings easy on steep lines, and makes freestyle maneuvers such as riding switch and ski-grabs accessible earlier in a pilot’s skill progression.
Although designed with the Speedrider in mind, the Arc’s significant trims-in launch capability make it a fun, safe, and stable wing for foot-launched speed flying. Many pilots prefer the feel of both the lighter weight fabric and risers, as well as the shorter line-lengths for intermediate-to-advanced level classic speedflying.
TRIM RANGE & GLIDE
The Arc has the longest trim-range of any of Ozone Speedwing. With trims fully released, its glide is very steep. Because the trim range is so extensive, it ships with the final 3cm of trim-range stitched closed. It is up to the pilot to cut the stitching to access the full trim range.
With trims pulled in, the Arc’s max glide is impressive for a ski-specific wing - it is comparable to the Dragonfly series.
Materials & Design
A lighter system means lower sail inertia which means better behavior when navigating technical terrain at low speed with the wing unloaded due to the pilot riding on the surface. Light risers and fabric help the canopy to remain overhead at low airspeeds. Sheathed lines provide durability and a new neoprene brake-handle design is optimized for gloves, with classic snaps rather than magnets.
|Number of cells||27||27
|Projected area (m2)||7.1||8.9
|Flat Area (m^2)||8
|Projected Span (m)||4.45
|Flat Span (m)||5.29
|Projected Aspect Ratio||2.8
|Flat Aspect Ratio||3.5
|Root Chord (m)||1.82
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||50-95||50-97