Designed for the experienced cross country pilot, the Ozone Forza is suitable for long duration soaring as well as ticking off the kilometres. All good quality pod harnesses are designed to be comfortable and aerodynamic and the Ozone Forza is no exception, incorporating the seatboardless design for the maximum support for the pilot. Ozone has put a lot of thought into the Forza in a quest to satisfy all pilot demands including nine different size combinations, a cockpit with excellent instrument viewing angles, 17cm LTF certified back protection system and a built in pocket for the Ozone Anti-G descent brake chute. The Pod is also available in three different weights of fabric depending on your particular requirements. There is a large storage pocket on the back of the Ozone Forza and a water ballast pocket under the legs. The cockpit contains a separate battery pocket for your instruments and removable flight deck. The Ozone Forza ticks all the boxes for the majority of pilots who are looking for an efficient yet lightweight, fully featured pod harness.
Summary: Ozone Forza. Another great value for money pod harness from Ozone that is well thought out and offers a good level of back protection for the cross country pilot.
Manufacturers Own Info
THE FORZA HARNESS
The Forza is a modern and sleek high performance design intended for experienced XC pilots, or pilots looking to begin serious XC flying. It is comfortable, lightweight and aerodynamic. Ideal for soaring, XC and competition flying, the Forza is ergonomically designed from the ground up for everyday XC performance.
The Forza’s seatboardless design sets a new standard for comfort and performance in the seatboardless harness class. If you have never tried a seatboardless harness, or aren’t sure about them, the Forza is bound to win you over.
The Forza is a versatile harness with all of the necessary features required by the modern discerning pilot. The highly ergonomic seatboardless system yields excellent handling and comfort, thanks to carefully structured geometry.
Overall, the Forza is a minimalistic and sleek design – we have avoided an excess of buckles, straps, and obscure adjustments that tend to add more weight and confusion than quality to some harnesses. At the same time, the Forza is completely loaded with essential and useful features. A very careful selection of materials has minimized weight and bulk, and maximized aerodynamic efficiency.
- 9 size combinations to ensure proper fit
- Easily removable neoprene pod
- Integrated multifunctional cockpit
- Anti-forget chest strap/pod closing system
- 17 cm main mousse (back foam) (LTF certified)
- Additional 7 cm mousse (back foam) throughout the upper back and shoulder area
- Exemplary rescue release system (LTF certified)
- Includes rescue inner bag & handle combination
- Compatible with steerable rescue systems and quick-release carabiners
- Compatible with tube drinking system (pocket & opening)
- Velcro mount at shoulder for mini vario or emergency beacon
- Adjustable webbing speedbar, with brummel hooks
- Additional attachment loops for 40mm speed-system pulley
The Forza features an interchangeable pod system. You can choose between three different pods when ordering your Forza.
The 720 and 570 pod packs are delivered with adjustment and closing lines, the Forza Footplate, Cockpit Wedge, Cockpit Foam, Pod Bungee, Speedline, and the Foot Elastic with Red Ball. If you already own a Forza and you would like to lighten your harness by converting to the 570 or 720 version, then you can do this by ordering a Pod Pack. The 570 and 720 pod packs do not include flight deck or pen holder.
- 2 large pockets with secure loops and magnet closure on pod
- 2 small pockets with secure loops on harness
- Removable radio pocket
- Large storage pocket at the back with smaller secure compartments
- Under-leg ballast pocket (volume 6-7 liters)
- Provides storage
- Can function as Anti-G pocket with magnet-opening system
- Integrated flight deck with battery pocket
- Additional, removable larger flight deck with pen holder
Weight for size MM: 5.6 kg (including 2kg for the standard Neoprene pod, 0.12kg for carabiners)
Colors: Bright blue, bright green, red
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The Forza is OZONE new XC harness.
Some of this harness features is an anti-G front pocket, one pocket for talkie walkie, a nice double and large cockpit, one place for a rescue, openings in the pod for urinating tubes, a certified 17 cm back protection, an adjustable speed bar, a small red ball to tie on the shoe laces for a pod recovery after take off, no seat board, etc…
There are lots of adjustments for a comfortable sitting position.Flying the the Forza showed me a very comfortable sitting position that is similar or quite close to the Impress 3.
The legs rests naturally like sitting on a sofa and there’s no need to put any effort to keep them straight inside the pod.
However the strong point of the Forza is the precise transmission that is received from the glider above.
The Forza doesn’t have the unnecessary roll movements found earlier on the Impress 3 but does inform the pilot in a soft and precise manner.
After some hours flying under C and D gliders, i can confirm the overall comfort, stability and usability to be really interesting !
The M size with the M pod suits my height of 1.81 and 74 kg very well. In fact i think that even 1.83 pilots would fit nicely.Despite not having a seat board, the weight shift is still fine with this harness. Of course seat board harnesses will always have this lock feel in a turn, but with the Forza it’s getting a bit closer.The construction on the Forza looks very good ! It’s a step forward from the light Ozium, and resembles the Exoceat harness in it’s robust construction weighting around 5 kg for the M !Conclusion: The Forza is a complete harness with great comfort, accessibility, and a certified protection with lots of features.
If the price suits you, then it’s a must to try that one !
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