Seed - KITE Grow Your Skills

Great pilots were first great ground handlers. Learn to kite, grow your skills.

paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design
paraglider Seed - KITE <em>Grow Your Skills</em> Bruce Goldsmith Design

Specifications

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Linear scaling factor 0.78  
Projected area 11.91
Flat area 14.00
Glider weight 2.7 kg
Total line length 194 m
Height 5.2 m
Number of main lines 3/4/3 A/B/C
Cells 31  
Flat aspect ratio 4.4  
Projected aspect ratio 3.2  
Root cord 2.24 m
Flat span 7.94 m
Projected span 6.30 m
In-flight weight range 30-120 kg
Trim speed 45 km/h
Top speed 45 km/h
Min sink 2.0 m/sec
Best glide 5  
Certification N.A.  

Target

Blown out? Grab a SEED and refine your skills! Ground handling is never a waste of time, even for professionals. You can learn essential skills that directly relate to in the air flying. Deflations, stalls, brake pressure and active piloting can all be practiced while kiting the SEED safely on the ground.

Description

The SEED is our affordable premier training paraglider, made for ground handling only. The SEED was developed from the EN-B EPIC, and acts and feels like a full-size paraglider. It is made from durable 50g cloth and has three risers. It’s a fun accessory for parawaiting at takeoff, practicing kiting, or just goofing around like Spiderman.

Bruce's Notes

I designed the SEED as simple as possible, while keeping the most essential and up-to-date designs features. A strong shark nose, CCB, 3D panel shaping on the lower surface and countless other features make the SEED feel like a normal paraglider. I always say, “good ground handlers make good pilots” so the SEED was produced to teach the most essential skills in a glider small enough to manage even in strong winds.

Materials

Top surface : Dominico N40 50g/m²
Bottom surface : Dominico N40 50g/m²
Internal structure : Dominico N30 Hard 42g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Risers : 13mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys : NA
Top lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Middle lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Lower lines : Edelrid (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL (Sheathed)

Colour option



Package includes

  • Paraglider
  • BGD stickers
  • Stuff sack
  • Riser bag
  • Compression strap


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.

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 manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

3D panel shaping

A very clean and accurate lower surface .

Three-riser system

Simple and efficient.

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