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EN/LTF-B

The ideal paraglider for your first big flights, and a fun all-rounder for seasoned pilots.

  • Cord cut billow (CCB)
  • Progressive stability
  • Eyes wide-open safety
  • Triple finger diagonals
  • Weight-optimised ribs
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Size

21 23 25 27 29
XS S M ML L

Technische Daten

  XS S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1 1.04 1.08 1.12
Projected area (m²) 17.9 19.6 21.2 22.8 24.5
Flat area (m²) 21 23 25 26.8 28.9
Glider weight (kg) 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4
Total line length (m) 210 230 250 268 289
Height (m) 6.7 7 7.3 7.5 7.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 42
Flat aspect ratio 5
Projected aspect ratio 3.6
Root chord (m) 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3
Flat span (m) 10.2 10.7 11.2 11.6 12
Projected span (m) 8 8.4 8.8 9.07 9.4
Trim speed (km/h) 38
Top speed (km/h) 50
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 9
In-flight weight range (kg) 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125
Certification EN/LTF-B

Beschreibung

Der Epic ist ein intuitiver, sicherer und optisch ansprechender Gleitschirm. Er wurde für dein Wohlbefinden entworfen, was auch immer Dir auf Deiner Reise begegnet. Ob anspruchsvolle Leethermik oder aufbrausender Talwind, der Epic ist Dein Partner auf der Reise. Sein progressives Klapperverhalten bedeutet, dass er Dich mit kleinen Warnklapper über Turbulenzen informiert, anstatt Dich unerwartet mit großflächigen Klappern zu überraschen. Seine Shark-Nose, die Miniribs, der leichtgängige und effiziente Beschleuniger, die elliptischen Stabilos und sein langer aber direkter Bremsweg ergeben zusammen eine optimale Mischung aus Sicherheit, Handling und Leistung.

Der EPIC gibt Dir die Sicherheit um über die höchsten Berge zu fliegen oder die tiefsten Täler zu queren.

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Konstruktionsmerkmale

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.

Progressive stability

Progressive stability has been designed into all our gliders to help pilots feel turbulence and avoid it. This makes for safer and more comfortable flying.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that effortlessly connect the brakes to the risers. A small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system hold the handle in place, releasing only if the handles are pulled down towards 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.

Optimised line layout

Over the years we have perfected our system of optimising the line layout of our wings. We use numerous equations, software, and the plain old guess-and-check method to build our line layouts. The result is simple: fewer lines making stronger, faster gliders.

Baby A-riser

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.

Eyes wide-open safety

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.

Impeccable spiral behaviour

The spiral behaviour is astounding – spiral stability can be a problem with low aspect-ratio beginner wings, but we have tested the paraglider extensively, with different inclinations and sink rates, and never, ever has it stayed in a spiral, once! This is very unusual for a school glider and is a big safety bonus.

Triple finger diagonals

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.

Weight-optimised ribs

We have maintained the strength and rigidity of the ribs while removing unnecessary material. This means less weight for no increase in cost or reduction in strength of the wing. The hole positioning and size depends on the loads taken locally by the sail, and it is thanks to recent developments in our software that it is now possible to accurately calculate this.

Ziel

Wir schreiben das Jahr 1989 auf der Isle of Wight, England, als der junge Bruce Goldsmith Tag und Nacht damit beschäftigt ist, all seine Ideen in den Black Magic zu stecken. Am Ende erfüllte dieser Gleitschirm seine Träume und brachte ihm Einträge in die Geschichtsbücher.

Jetzt, mit dem EPICc, können sich Piloten auf Ihre eigene epische Reise begeben. Der EPIC ist der ideale Schirm für Piloten, die zum ersten Mal den Hausbart verlassen aber ebenso ein spaßiger Allrounder für erfahrene Piloten.


Notizen von Bruce

Ich weiß, dass ich privilegiert bin eine so außergewöhnliche Sportart gefunden zu haben. Auf meiner eigenen Reise habe ich genau herausgefunden, zu was ein Pilot bereit sein muss um sich auf solch eine Reise einzulassen. Ich habe mir eine Liste geschrieben, welche der EPIC erfüllen soll und habe in nach diesen Punkten konstruiert.

Eine Streckung von 5.0 ist die perfekte Balance zwischen Sicherheit und Leistung. Mit nur 42 optimierten Zellen, ist der EPIC ein einfacher, robuster und sauberer Schirm. Ich gab dem EPIC ein leichtes Profil und eine Krümmung, die es dem Piloten erlaubt, sich auf das Fliegen zu konzentrieren und dabei mit hoher Sicherheit zu fliegen.

Ich wünschte, ich hätte den EPIC gehabt, als meine Reise begann.

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