The Swift Max is designed for experienced tandem pilots who seek a light-weight high-performance XC machine for personal tandem adventures.
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The Swift Max is a new concept for OZONE and is very different to our Magnum series, which is designed to satisfy the needs of a commercial tandem operation. The Swift Max is based on the popular Swift series, and features all of the same performance features including the new SharkNose, an advanced arc, and low drag line plan.
-Low drag line plan
-Large useable trimmer range
-Easy inflation and take off
-Good flare authority
The Swift Max is a world record holding, high performance tandem, designed for XC and soaring flights. Based on a similar design philosophy to the Swift4, the SwiftMAX offers the glide performance, sink rate, handling, and speed normally associated with solo wings.
The SwiftMAX’s moderate aspect ratio, combined with the compact and predictable handling made possible by the SharkNose, offers an impressive blend of ease of use, lightness, and performance. Thanks in part to its light construction, the Swift Max’s launch characteristics are excellent with an easy-up inflation.
The use of lightweight materials and construction techniques keeps the overall weight down to a minimum (7kgs). This gives the wing an agile, responsive feel in the air whilst aiding safe recoveries from collapses and other departures from normal flight.
The SharkNose profile offers a level of performance and solidity unique amongst tandems. The wing cuts through turbulence in a solid, predictable manner, and is very resistant to collapse throughout the speed range. The trimmers have a wide useable range; top speed is relatively fast for a tandem, yet the wing remains solid and efficient, ideal for long transitions between thermals or pushing forward into wind. Also, thanks to the SharkNose, it is particularly resistant to stall or spin.
The OZONE R&D philosophy of True Performance focuses a lot of attention on each wing’s Aspect Ratio. The AR of the SwiftMAX was intentionally kept moderate, for the security and ease of use expected of a tandem wing. Certified EN C, the SwiftMAX is designed for experienced tandem pilots who want a wing to impress their friends and family with. It is not intended to replace the Magnum2 which remains the reliable workhorse for professional tandem pilots.
During the SwiftMAX development phase, the wing design was subjected to rigorous real-world testing. OZONE R&D team member, Honorin Hamard, together with his partner, Karine Gras, flew the Swift Max 407km in Brazil, smashing the world tandem distance record. The duo spent almost 11 hours in the air and reported that despite the intense conditions, the Swift Max delivered a smooth ride. If you are an experienced tandem pilot who wants to fly XC, then we hope this is the wing for you.
The SwiftMAX does not ship with spreaders included. Please speak with your dealer to choose the set of spreaders that best fits your needs.
Top Surface Cloth: N20D / Skytex 27 Classic
Bottom Surface Cloth: Skytex 27 Classic
Rib cloth: 30D FM / 27g Hard
Upper lines: Edelrid 8000U
Mid lines: Edelrid 8000U
Lower Lines: Edelrid 8000U
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a small fee. Once you’ve decided you can share your design with your friends, or if you are ready to order, send it to your local Ozone dealer to check if there is a charge and place the final order.
Please note that because the glider will be built specifically for you in the Ozone factory, payment must be received before production can begin.
FABRIC COLOUR AND UV RESISTANCE
Please be aware that the colour you see on your screen may not accurately represent the actual fabric colour. Given the wide varience in monitor calibration and the fabric appearance in different light and colour combinations, it is impossible to perfectly represent fabric colour on screen. If you have any doubts about the colours, look at photos of various wings on our website to see them in different light and colour combinations or contact your local dealer to see the fabric in person.
All of the fabric that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype colour phase to ensure colourfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. Once our fabric is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in our factory, and fabric which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. We are frequently asked, "Which colours last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?" All of the colours that we stock score between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible rating for longevity.
OZONE offers a range of backpack choices when you order your wing. To change the type of backpack that will come with your wing, please speak with your OZONE Dealer.
Your OZONE wing is delivered standard with the following accessories:
185 L (1590 g) (Extra Large) Backpack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring and Line Length Chart. Spreader Bars not included.