The ZERO has gained a reputation for agile handling in a highly efficient platform, and the new ZERO 2 improves upon every aspect of the wing. With the patented OZONE SharkNose leading edge, a new arc inspired by the OZONE performance-project and significantly improved handling and overall performance, the ZERO 2 offers more without compromising stability and comfort.
Our mission for the ZERO 2 was to adapt the OZONE SharkNose leading edge to the design and combine it with recent breakthroughs in our performance wings. OZONE introduced the patented SharkNose technology to the paragliding world, and it has proven to be one of the most impactful developments in our sport’s modern history. Successfully adapting SharkNose technology to various wing types and planforms is complex, particularly in lower aspect ratio designs such as the ZERO series. The ZERO 2, like the LiteSpeed, has benefitted greatly from our research in this area of glider design. The ZERO 2 incorporates the same technology that powers our high performance XC and competition wings, packaged into a user-friendly, intermediate-class mini-wing.
The ZERO 2 is suitable for paraglider pilots of intermediate skill level and above when flown at moderate wing loadings. More experienced pilots who wish to fly at higher wing-loadings will enjoy the speed and precision of this wing at its full potential. Despite the ZERO 2’s accessibility, it is not suitable for beginner pilots. The ZERO 2 is ideal for mini-wing pilots and intermediate+ paraglider pilots who are looking for an elevated level of sensitivity and glider feedback.
Speed is a major concern for the ZERO series development. The ZERO 2’s speed range is not only wide, it’s also very usable. One major benefit of the SharkNose leading edge is improved wing behavior at the high and low margins of AoA – when accelerated, or when flown in deep brakes, the SharkNose LE continues to provide consistent internal pressure with minimal turbulence around the intakes. A primary focus for all of our mini-wings is to create a cohesive platform with a large, usable speed range. The ZERO 2’s optimised trimming, sail tension, and arc, combined with the SharkNose LE, add up to improved inflation characteristics and a more compact and agile feel in the air.
CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN
Made from the well-proven Dominico sail cloth, the ZERO 2 will last for many years if cared for normally. It is equipped with trimmers and a speed system that can be used individually or together. The patented OZONE SharkNose profile is renowned for its performance at a wide range of angles of attack. Combined with the ZERO 2’s trim and speed system, the result is a large, fast and solid useable speed range with high levels of stability at low angles of attack, along with improved stall / spin resistance at higher angles of attack. The OZONE SharkNose aides every aspect of the design with improved cohesion, handling, speed and glide performance. The end result is a unique, high-performance mini-wing that remains accessible and easy to use.
The ZERO 2 balances the high levels of efficiency necessary for soaring and thermalling flights, with the speed, agility and roll authority required for dynamic handling, diving turns and fun descents. We have enjoyed flying this wing in a wide range of conditions, from coring thermals with larger standard paragliders on light days, to soaring in moderate to strong winds and carving down the mountain after a hike-up. Please note that we do not recommend flying any highly-loaded wing in accelerated configurations in turbulent or strong conditions, especially when near to the ground.
*The Zero 2 has a solid color bottom surface. The bottom surface color is the same as Zone 2 on the wing. This means that the middle stripe on the top surface will be the same color as the bottom surface.
|Number of cells||35||35||35||35|
|Projected area (m2)n||11.5||13.2||14.9||16.7|
|Flat Area (m^2)||13||15||17||19|
|Projected Span (m)||6.36||6.75||7.18||7.6|
|Flat Span (m)||7.69||8.27||8.79||9.31|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.4||3.4||3.4||3.4|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Root Chord (m)||2.11||2.27||2.41||2.55|
|Glider Weight (kg)||2.7||3.06||3.32||4.1|
|In-flight Weight Range (kg)||55-75||70-95||80-95||80-105|