|Fattore di scala lineare||0.92||0.96||1.00||1.04||1.08|
|Lunghezza totale del fascio||204||224||243||262||282||m|
|Numero di linee principali||3/4/3||A/B/C|
|Radice della corda||2.46||2.57||2.68||2.79||2.89||m|
|Apertura alare piatta||10.67||11.16||11.64||12.10||12.54||m|
|Apertura alare proiettata||8.46||8.85||9.23||9.59||9.94||m|
|Gamma peso in volo||50-65||60-80||75-95||88-108||100-125||kg|
|Certified Weight Range||60-95||kg|
|Velocità di trim||39||km/h|
|Tasso di discesa minimo||1.0||m/sec|
We are all punks. Our subculture has shocked the established order and constraints of society. We break the rules of nature, disregard the norms, and have a hell of a time doing it. The High-B PUNK was designed to sink deep into that rebellious part of your brain and enlighten you of reality. Are you a pilot that wants to know the truth? The punk will expose it.
We are on a mission to put taste, control, and attitude back into gliders. The PUNK is a modern day rebellion towards bland tasteless paragliders. This new age wing is an explosion of feel, controllability, and fun. It is a matter of respect. The punk will speak the cold hard truth about the conditions giving you eyes wide-open safety and performance. End propaganda. Become enlightened. Make your own choices. Fly the un-censored Punk.
Controllable performance is what I call it. In the PUNK, I have added an extra level of control. Using our trademark “Bruce Goldsmith Handling” and “power steering” there is a kind of inner harmony in the glider that reacts better to the pilots’ inputs.
“When I step off the launch with the PUNK overhead I feel more comfortable and no longer intimidated. The speed and performance is easier to control and understand.”
Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. Eyes Wide-open Safety produces happier pilots.
The PUNK is designed to warn experienced pilots of light-to-moderate turbulence, rather than suddenly completely collapsing when things get really unruly. 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, because 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. A small deflation in medium turbulence is easier to deal with and therefore safer than a big collapse in strong turbulence.
La tecnologia Cord Cut Billow è stata sviluppata per ridurre la resistenza di forma, la stabilità e le prestazioni generali delle nostre vele. La tecnologia Cord Cut Billow è composta da due cucitura poste sui panelli dell'estradosso vicino al bordo di attacco, in direzione della corda alare. Questa cucitura permette al cassone di assumere la sua forma tonda naturale quando la vele viene gonfiata. Fino a 10cm di materiale in eccesso viene aggiunto ai lati di un panello nel suo stato gonfio e collocato sul profilo ricurvo di una vela gonfia. Normalmente, il materiale in eccesso viene assorbito dalla cucitura formando delle grinze ma grazie alla nostra tecnologia Cord Cut Billow non solo cerchiamo di minimizzare la bombatura del panello rigonfio ma lo possiamo disegnare tenendo conto del rigonfiamento una volta cucito e riducendo le grinze. Ridurre le grinze aiuta anche a mantenere il profilo delle intercentine, migliorando la stabilità dell'intercentina.
Using our cutting edge software we have maintained the strength and rigidity of the profiles while maximizing the amount of non-load bearing material we could remove. This reduces weight and without increasing the cost or reducing the strength of the wing as a whole. Hole positioning and size is highly dependent on the loads taken locally by the sail and this can only be done correctly with recent innovations in our software.
We have added a 'post C' band running along the top surface which seamlessly moves down to bottom surface at the tip connecting directly to the last line cascade. Instead of putting heavy plastic rods above the C lines we use this band to counter the common flip up ripple caused when adding a little brake. The problem with paragliders is when a little brake is applied the cupping of the trailing edge creates lift which often buckles the profile near the C’s. Using careful analysis during braking and it’s the interaction with our internal structure we have solved this problem with the “Post C Band” a eloquent, lightweight, clean, and volume reducing solution.
We have added a 'big ears' A riser which is also on a ½ ratio with the rest of the A lines. This facilitates easy use of “big ears” while helping speed and stability while on bar. The speed system is light and simple without reflex really helping glide at speed.
Across the whole chord of the profile we have designed three-piece diagonal supports that pass through the holes in other ribs. They ensure structural integrity by avoiding cloth bias from the ribs and creating a more solid wing even when brake is applied. This is particularly important near the trailing edge since the profile is thin and the diagonal ribs are shallow supporting higher loads.
Optimized unsupported cell groups are designed to match the span wise load distribution influenced by the line layout. Coupled with a strong internal structure the line layouts that create more span wise tension can support more unsupported cells. While maintaining a homogenous wing this helps to minimize line consumption reducing drag thus improving performance.
Un profilo shark nose molto aggressivo, ottimizza la pressione interna della vela, a tutte le velocità.
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.
Negli anni abbiamo perfezionato il nostro sistema per ottimizzare il piano del fascio funicolare delle nostre vele. Usiamo numerose equazioni, software e la classica sperimentazione manuale per costruire i piani per i nostri fasci funicolari. Il risultato è semplice: meno linee con vele più forti e veloci.