Are you an intermediate-to-advanced level pilot looking for a speedwing that offers both high performance and low pack-weight? Look no further than the new Ozone Rapido 3X (R3X). This lightweight evolution of the Rapido 3 is designed to meet the needs of speedriders and foot-launch pilots seeking a capable wing for both summer and winter flying.
The Rapido 3X features increased roll sensitivity, reduced weight, and more precise riser controls compared to its predecessor. The shorter line length and wider piloting stance make it an ideal choice for speedriders and those navigating technical launches. This wing is available in five sizes: 5.9m, 6.5m, 8m, 9m, and 11m.
One of the standout features of the R3X is its materials and design. It combines ultralight Skytex 27g fabric with lightweight risers and soft-link attachments, maximizing glider sensitivity and reducing sail inertia. The toggles have been redesigned with optional ball-grabs for improved comfort and brake precision. Additionally, the B/C bridge has been enhanced for frictionless trim manipulation and better riser-piloting accuracy.
For those who enjoy hike and fly adventures, the R3X is noticeably lighter and has a lower pack volume, making it easier to carry during long ascents. Its no-wind inflations are immediate and simple, while widened pulley attachments allow for a more natural running stance during technical launches.
If you're into speedriding on snow, you'll appreciate the R3X's significantly shortened line-set, which enables sharp and precise turns. The reduced sail inertia enhances the wing's responsiveness, resulting in an exceptional connection between the wing and skis. The wide piloting stance is perfect for active skiing, and the addition of ball-grabs on the toggles ensures comfortable piloting even while wearing winter gloves.
While the R3X is recommended for pilots with intermediate-to-advanced-level speedflying experience, speedriders should have at least two seasons of experience before considering this wing. Its weight-shift sensitivity, light risers and sail, and accelerated inflation characteristics are all designed with experienced speedflyers in mind. Pilots should also be comfortable maintaining snow contact at higher speeds prior to speedriding with this sensitive wing.
In terms of materials, the top surface cloth is made of Dominico N20D and Porcher Skytex 27g, while the bottom surface cloth is Porcher Skytex 27g. The rib cloth is Porcher Skytex 40g Hard, and the lines are from the Edelrid 8001 series.
If you're ready to take your speedwing flying to the next level, the Ozone Rapido 3X is the wing for you. Its uncompromising performance, low pack-weight, and precise handling make it a top choice for intermediate-to-advanced pilots seeking an exhilarating flying experience. Choose from the available sizes: 5.9m, 6.5m, 8m, 9m, and 11m. Strap in and get ready to soar!