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EN/LTF-B

The BASE carefully treads that thin line of maximum safety and impressive performance.

  • Eyes wide-open safety
  • Progressive stability
  • Strong shark nose
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Size

23 25 26 28
S M ML L

Specs

  S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.9 1 1 1
Projected area (m²) 18.7 20.7 21.8 22.9
Flat area (m²) 22.6 25 26.3 27.6
Glider weight (kg) 4.8 5.3 5.6 5.8
Total line length (m) 221 245 257 270
Height (m) 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 80/46/90
Flat aspect ratio 5.7
Projected aspect ratio 4.1
Root chord (m) 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.7
Flat span (m) 11.2 11.8 12.1 12.4
Projected span (m) 8.7 9.2 9.4 9.6
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 55
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 10
In-flight weight range (kg) 60-80 75-95 85-105 100-120
Certification EN/LTF-B

Info

How can a few lines and some cloth be put together in a way that will fly us hundreds of miles? For years we have been trying to build the perfect combination of these materials in an effort to fly further. Every year records are broken so we are definitely doing something right. We have gone through a lot of line and cloth to find our perfect combination in the BASE. Bruce put his all into this high-performing EN/LTF-B rated paraglider. The BASE carefully treads that thin line of maximum safety and impressive performance. Bruce Goldsmith Handling, a unique nose design and Cord Cut Billow all make the BASE a great package of stability and performance.

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Tech

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.

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.

Optimised line layout

The line layout is carefully calculated using an advanced structural calculation program. Line loads, stretch, knots and angles are taken into account and every line is optimised to perfectly maintain glider shape and maximise performance.

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.

Strong shark nose

An ultra aggressive shark nose optimises stability at all speeds. Not all sharks are created equal and BGD’s shark noses are very aggressive, maximising the effects of the technology.

Target

Quixada, Pokhara, Manilla, Piedrahita, Fiesch, Annecy, Govenador Valadares, Owens Valley, St. André-les-Alpes... Are you constantly thinking of flying big sites? The BASE was designed to take you there. It will look after you as you push yourself to places you have never been, it will react the way you have always expected and it will perform really, really well. So, put on your speed arms, charge your batteries, and be the first to base with the BASE!


Bruce's notes

Do you remember the Airwave Sport? It was one of my favorites. The BASE is loosely based on the Sport series, but with a whole bunch of new technology. I added Cord Cut Billow to clean up the leading edge and help with weight and stability. Leading edge mini-ribs create a solid leading edge on speed while making essentially 80 cells without adding the weight of full ribs. I put a lot of time into perfecting the profile to maximise performance and stability on speed bar. The BASE is fast, fun, and my new favourite wing. I hope you will feel the same!

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

Paraglider / Rucksack / Speed bar / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers

Material

Top surface Dominico N30 42g/m²
Risers 13mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys Ronstan/Harken P18 pulleys
Top lines Edelrid Magix Pro 8000U
Middle lines Liros TSL140, 220, 280
Lower lines Liros TSL 500, 380, 280, 220
Nose reinforcing Plastic wire 2,5mm and 2,0 mm
Bottom surface Dominico D20 36g/m²