This all new design represents a massive leap forward in performance for the Buzz series. Its speed and glide is competitive with wings in the class above, and passive safety is at the highest levels, yet. The Z6 an ideal wing for ambitious beginners, and pilots seeking high passive safety with real XC capabilities.
Several performance features not yet seen before in the intermediate category have elevated the Z6’s speed and glide, including a refined SharkNose leading edge and an optimised line plan for 20% drag reduction. A new blend of materials improve durability and reduce weight.
The Shark Nose profile openings have been refined for improved pressurisation at all angles of attack. Additionally, G-Strings, as seen on the Rush 5, have been added. G-String straps maintain a cleaner opening shape during accelerated flight, and aid re-inflation behaviour, meaning that collapses open faster with less height loss. The leading edge benefits from double 3D shaping and improved sail tension in this aerodynamically critical area.
NEW INTERNAL STRUCTURE
The new Z6 is completely revised internally, to improve the structural stability and cohesion of the sail. Spanwise straps and modified cross-ports have improved cohesion, tension, and spanwise flow, resulting in better turbulence absorption with reduced sail deformation. As a result, the Z6’s glide performance in active air and accelerated flight is significantly improved.
The Z6’s internal structure is engineered to increase longevity, which means more years of use, and a higher resale value. The top surface is made from Dominico 30D for durability, and the 20D bottom surface reduces sail weight. In total, the Z6 is not only 450g lighter, but is also more durable!
LAUNCH & FLIGHT
Above all, the Z6 is comfortable and easy to fly. Thanks to a lighter sail, improved efficiency, and a more cohesive and agile feel, launching and ground-handling have never been easier. In the air the handling is intuitive, fun, and agile. Brake input is progressive, with a precise feel. In thermals and active air, the structural improvements create a comfortable yet informative wing.
|Number of cells||48||48||48||48||48||48|
|Projected area (m2)||18.7||20.3||21.8||23||24.5||26.5|
|Flat Area (m^2)||22.2||24.1||25.8||27.3||29||31.3|
|Projected Span (m)||8.23||8.57||8.87||9.12||9.4||9.78|
|Flat Span (m)||10.69||11.14||11.52||11.85||12.22||12.71|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62||3.62|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16||5.16|
|Root Chord (m)||2.63||2.74||2.84||2.92||3.01||3.13|
|Glider Weight (kg)||4.31||4.63||4.84||5.05||5.4||5.68|
|Certified Weight Range (kg)||55-70||65-85||75-95||85-105||95-115||110-130|
|Recommended Flying Weight (kg)||60-70||70-84||82-94||90-104||100-114||112-128|
|LTF / EN||B||B||B||B||B||B|