Introducing the Viper XC: Accessible High Performance for Advanced PPG Pilots


Ozone has just released the latest generation of their Viper series, the Viper XC, which promises to be the most accessible high-performance PPG wing ever flown. It combines all of the World Championship-winning speed, agility, and performance of the Viper 5 with improved comfort and ease of use.

Designed for the advanced pilot, the Viper XC is a fast, efficient, and fun wing that balances comfort and performance. With easier launch and landing characteristics, improved roll stability, and the same incredible top speed of the Viper 5, this wing is perfect for expedition and adventure flying.

One of the features that make the Viper XC stand out is its tech. The Viper 5 and Viper XC share the same cell count, profile, aspect ratio, and low-drag line plan. The Viper XC’s riser lines are sheathed for ease of use. The Ozone reflex profile, proven in countless PPG competitions, remains solid throughout the speed range and accepts low angles of attack, enabling a very high top speed.

The Viper XC also features winglets for increased roll and spiral stability, making the wing easier to control, more efficient, and more comfortable in flight. Their positive effect can be immediately felt regardless of wing loading, motor type, or style of flight. The increased roll stability is ideal for XC adventure at high speeds.

The dedicated Viper XC riser system is available in two versions. The standard risers are suitable for the majority of pilots and are shorter, simpler, and easier to use than the PK risers. The standard risers offer long-range trimmers, fully adjustable brake pulley heights, neoprene brake handles, and strong magnet clips. The PK risers are for pilots who want the direct action of the PK system for faster acceleration. Both risers feature the 2D steering system for efficient high-speed control.

It is important to note that this is an advanced wing designed for experienced pilots. It is suitable for those who want to step up from the Speedster or Sirocco to a more comfortable and less demanding wing than the Viper 5 or Freeride. The Viper XC’s characteristics make it an ideal wing for the discerning advanced pilot who appreciates dynamic handling but still wants efficiency and XC performance with a high level of cruise stability.

Your OZONE wing comes with a variety of standard accessories, including an inner bag, glider strap, riser bag, speed bar, OZONE stickers, repair cloth, and an OZONE keyring. You also have the option to add other items to your order, such as an Easy Bag (stuff bag), Light Easy Bag, Saucisse Bag (concertina packing bag), Glider Backpack, or OZONE Clothing and Accessories.

The Viper XC is made with top-of-the-line materials, including Dominico 30D cloth for the top surface, Dominico N20D for the bottom surface, and Porcher 901 E29 (hard) for rib cloth. The upper lines are Edelrid 7343 series, while the mid and lower lines are Edelrid 8001 series.

In summary, the Viper XC is an exciting addition to the Ozone family. It combines the performance of the Viper 5 with improved comfort and ease of use. With its advanced features, high-performance capabilities, and efficient design, the Viper XC is the perfect wing for experienced pilots looking for an exciting and rewarding flying experience.