Conquer the Mountains with the Ozone ARC Speedwing: A Guide to Big-Mountain Speedriding


The Arc is a speed wing designed for big-mountain speedriding, optimized to take on steep descents and dynamic slope riding. As one of the most capable wings in its class, the Arc boasts several features that set it apart from the rest.

One of the key advantages of the Arc is its shortened line length, which allows for a more dynamic and responsive ride. This, combined with its long trim range and long brake travel, makes the Arc capable of taking flight with impressive speed and agility.

When it comes to inflation and launch, the Arc is second to none. It boasts a dependable and predictable launch behavior that is essential when dropping into steep big mountain lines. The wing inflates quickly, even from a compressed layout, making it a reliable choice for speedriding enthusiasts.

But it's not just the launch behavior that makes the Arc a top choice for speedriders. The wing's deep brake behavior also allows for powerful inputs without stalling or over-controlling, making it an ideal option for rapid disconnects and re-landings on steep lines.

In terms of trim range and glide, the Arc is equally impressive. It has the longest trim range of any Ozone speedwing, which means it ships with the final 3cm of trim-range stitched closed. It's up to the pilot to cut the stitching to access the full trim range. With trims fully released, the Arc's glide is incredibly steep, and with trims pulled in, its max glide is comparable to the Dragonfly series.

The Arc is designed with the speedrider in mind, but it's also a fun, safe, and stable option for foot-launched speed flying. Many pilots prefer the feel of the lighter weight fabric and risers, as well as the shorter line-lengths for intermediate-to-advanced level classic speedflying.

When it comes to materials and design, the Arc is crafted to be as lightweight as possible. A lighter system means lower sail inertia, which leads to better behavior when navigating technical terrain at low speeds with the wing unloaded due to the pilot riding on the surface. Light risers and fabric help the canopy to remain overhead at low airspeeds, while sheathed lines provide durability. The new neoprene brake-handle design is optimized for gloves, with classic snaps rather than magnets.

The Arc is recommended for beginner to advanced speedriding pilots who want a wing capable of true speed riding. It is available in three sizes: 12m, 10m, and 8m. Whether you're a seasoned speedrider or just starting, the Arc is a wing that can take your mountain riding to the next level.