- Reach for the Clouds -



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


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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
Weight range (kg) 60-80 75-95 85-105 100-120
Certification (EN/LTF) B


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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BGD Feedback

Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. BGD Feedback 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.

Integrated Line Layout

The line layout of our gliders is fully integrated into the wing design. Sail and lines are designed together, holistically. The cell widths and the internal straps that transfer the load though the sail are all designed according to the line layout. Even the panel shaping is matched with the line layout through detailed CAD simulation. The result is simple: fewer lines and stronger, faster, safer gliders.

Progressive Stability

Using ALULA, BGD gliders are designed to have a stable and solid centre with progressively softer tips. This teaches pilots to predict and avoid deflations and stay aware of the air.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that 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.


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!

Designer'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 / Compression strap / Riser bag / Stuff sack / Rucksack / Repair cloth / BGD giveaway


Top surface Dominico D30 42g/m²
Bottom surface Dominico D20 36g/m²
Nose reinforcing Plastic wire 2,0 / 2,5mm
Risers 13mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing
Pulleys Harken
Top lines Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U
Middle lines Liros TSL
Lower lines Liros TSL