The new Z6 contains several performance breakthroughs in the intermediate category, while taking passive safety to the highest level yet in the Buzz series. A refined SharkNose leading edge, optimized line plan for 20% drag reduction, a new blend of materials to improve durability and reduce weight, the Z6 is the most advanced Buzz to date.
The Shark Nose profile has been improved by refining the openings for improved pressurization at all angles of attack, and adding G-Strings, as seen on the Rush 5. G-String straps maintain a cleaner opening shape during accelerated flight, and aid re-inflation behavior, 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. In simple terms, the Z6’s glide performance in active air and accelerated flight is significantly improved.
The Z6’s internal structure is engineered to increase longevity. 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 super agile. Brake input is progressive, with a precise feel. In thermals and active air, the structural improvements create a comfortable yet informative wing.
The Z6 is an ideal choice for pilots who fly 30-50 hours per year, or for experienced pilots seeking a wing with high levels of passive safety.
|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 (m2)||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|
- Top Surface Cloth: Dominico 30D MF
- Bottom Surface Cloth: Dominico N20D MF
- Rib cloth: Skytex 40g Hard
- Upper lines: Edelrid 8000U serie
- Mid lines: Edelrid 8000U serie
- Lower Lines: Liros PPSL/Edelrid 8000U