Diva CCC By Champions for Champions

Striving for glory in the most prestigious cross country competitions? The Diva will take you to goal.

paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design

Flying Style

  • Learning
  • Hike and Fly
  • Cross Country
  • Freestyle
  • SIV
paraglider Diva CCC <em>By Champions for Champions</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design

Specifications

  XS S M L  
Linear scaling factor 1 1.04 1.08 1.12  
Projected area 17.43 18.85 20.33 21.86
Flat area 21.00 22.71 24.49 26.34
Glider weight 5.0 5.4 5.8 6.2 kg
Total line length 205 212 222 231 m
Height 7.10 7.40 7.6356 7.90 m
Number of main lines 3/3 A/B
Cells 74  
Flat aspect ratio 7.5  
Projected aspect ratio 5.39  
Root cord 2.03 2.11 2.28 2.55 m
Flat span 12.56 13.06 14.11 15.80 m
Projected span 9.70 10.08 10.89 12.20 m
In-flight weight range 70-90 80-100 90-112 100-125 kg
Trim speed 40 km/h
Top speed 75 74 km/h
Min sink 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 12  
Certification CCC  

Target

Designed by a world champ for the next champ, the DIVA is for pilots who want the feel of 3-liner while benefitting from the performance of a 2-liner. This is a very high performance wing and is only for highly skilled competition-level pilots.

Description

With 25 years of competition experience behind him, Bruce understands well the requirements of a good competition wing. The DIVA is the fastest and most advanced paraglider he has ever created. CCC certified, it is constructed from a mix of standard D30 and lightweight 27g Porcher cloths. It benefits from a new minimal-drag line layout, CCB, shark nose, progressive stability and a speed-optimising profile. All that makes the DIVA very competitive yet easy to handle in the air and on the ground, with top safety for its class.

Bruce's Notes

Since my son Tyr will be flying in the worlds, I designed the DIVA to be fast, but with the perfect balance of raw performance and progressive safety. The DIVA is designed to warn experienced pilots of light-to-moderate turbulence rather than completely collapsing. Bruce’s article in Cross Country magazine, ‘Shifting Our Thinking on Safety’, explains how “a wing that is super stable and almost never collapses can lead to more accidents. This is because the wing rarely collapses, so when it does collapse the pilot is not prepared and has little experience of how to deal with the situation. Any wing will collapse given enough turbulence. So if a wing is going to collapse, it’s better that is makes a small collapse in medium turbulence rather than a big collapse in strong turbulence. The nature of the collapse as well as the amount of turbulence the wing can resist before the collapse is what make the collapse easier to cope with and safer.”

Materials

Top surface: Dominico D30
Bottom surface: Porcher 27g
Internal structure: Porcher Skytex 38gm hard
Nose reinforcing: Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7 mm
Risers: 13 mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Risers: P-18 Harken pulleys
Top lines: Edelrid Magix pro 8000U070, 050
Middle lines: Edelrid Magix pro 8000U070, 050, 070, 090
Lower lines: Liros DC161, Edelrid Magix pro 8000U230, 360
Brakes: Liros DC60

Colour option



Package includes

  • Paraglider
  • Rucksack
  • BGD concertina bag
  • BGD T-shirt
  • USB stick with manuals
  • BGD stickers


Design features

Cord Cut Billow (CCB)

Cord Cut Billow technology has been developed to improve the form friction, glider stability and overall performance of our paragliders. Two seams run chord-wise across the top panels of the leading edge to accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Up to five centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel bending over a wing profile. Cord Cut Billow technology absorbs the material with a 3D panel resulting in fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.

Leading edge mini-ribs

Situated along the leading edge are reinforced mini-ribs, designed to help produce a rock solid profile while on speed bar.

Strong Shark

An aggressive shark nose optimises internal pressure at all speeds.

Minimal line consumtion

Over the years we have perfected our system of optimizing the line layout of our wings. We use numerous equations, software, and plain old experience to build our line layout. The result is simple: fewer lines making stronger, faster gliders. The DIVA has an extremely low line consumption at 222 meters on the M size.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight compact attachments that effortlessly connect brakes to the risers with a small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system that holds the handle in every direction except down toward the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing maneuvers. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets that every pilot faces.

74 enhanced cells

Cord Cut Billow and new leading edge mini-ribs allows us to lower the number of full cells while gaining the characteristics of a high cell count paraglider.

Light and durable

The Diva is constructed with a mix of lightweight but robust, proven, materials and only weighs in at 4.9kg(XS).

Progressive stability

The DIVA is designed to warn experienced pilots of light-to-moderate turbulence rather than completely collapsing. Bruce’s article in Cross Country magazine, ‘Shifting Our Thinking on Safety’, explains how “a wing that is super stable and almost never collapses can lead to more accidents. This is because the wing rarely collapses, so when it does collapse the pilot is not prepared and has little experience of how to deal with the situation. Any wing will collapse given enough turbulence. So if a wing is going to collapse, it’s better that is makes a small collapse in medium turbulence rather than a big collapse in strong turbulence. The nature of the collapse as well as the amount of turbulence the wing can resist before the collapse is what make the collapse easier to cope with and safer.

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