Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ozone Buzz Z4 SM



OZONE Buzz Z4 SM

I usually enjoy testing higher performance paragliders ,but I was intrigued by the Buzz Z 4 as the Ozone team ,back in Saint Hilaire were impressed by the performance gain of the Buzz Z4 over its predecessor.
So here it is the SM (75-95) size flown at 90 all up.

Launching is only for beginners. Please watch your steps !!  ;-)
Doesn’t get easier.

In the air the roll response of the Buzz Z4 is exactly what a low-end pilot needs. It does give just the necessary amount, without too much feedback, and move on a very narrow angle above your head. Some low B gliders are dull but that’s not the case with the Buzz Z4, which is a delight to fly for pilots coming up to this category, letting them evolve in a very comprehensive manner.

The handling also is very well balanced for a low B.
High-end B pilots would be happy flying the Buzz Z4, for its nice reactions on the brakes and the perfect authority of control for that Category.

Performance at trim is very well improved, like OZONE stated. I will not talk about numbers, but the Buzz Z4 took me where I wanted to go, as if I was on a 2011 higher rated B.
The speed system is soft and very usable. It has a light pressure and applying pulley-to-pulley the comfort is if you were at trim!
Big ears are stable and open nicely.

Conclusion: With the demands of new gliders that will get our sport going further, OZONE has delivered the Buzz Z4, a glider that gives immense amount of pleasure, letting its passengers, loving the sport of paragliding and appreciate every moment in the air. After all your smiles after landing is what matters the most.




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