The BASE carefully treads that thin line of maximum safety and impressive performance.
|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|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|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|
|Weight range (kg)||60-80||75-95||85-105||100-120|
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.
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!
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!
|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|
|Top lines||Edelrid Pro 8001U|
|Middle lines||Liros TSL|
|Lower lines||Liros TSL|