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Cure 2

EN/LTF - C*

Soar to new levels of performance: embrace your passion, heal your soul!

Size

20 22 23 25 27
XS S M ML L

Specs

  XS S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.93 0.97 1 1.04 1.08
Projected area (m²) 16.9 18.1 19.4 20.8 22.6
Flat area (m²) 20 21.5 23 24.6 26.8
Glider weight (kg) 4.6 4.8 5 5.3 5.6
Total line length (m) 218 234 250 268 292
Height (m) 7 7.2 7.5 7.7 8.1
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 74
Flat aspect ratio 6.4
Projected aspect ratio 4.8
Root chord (m) 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5
Flat span (m) 11.4 11.8 12.2 12.7 13.2
Projected span (m) 9 9.4 9.7 10 10.5
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 60
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 11
Ideal weight range (kg) 64-73 73-83 83-93 93-105 105-120
EN weight range (kg) 56-75 65-85 75-95 85-107 98-122
Certification EN/LTF - C*

Info

For many pilots flying enables them to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and get closer to nature. Flying is a form of meditation that can help heal you, and we have completely reformulated the CURE 2 to increase performance without increasing pilot stress. It has a brand new structure and a profile that’s closer to the Diva. We’ve upped the cell count to 74, and kept the same projected aspect ratio but reduced the arc, which means the flat aspect ratio is lowered to 6.4. The CURE 2 has an impressive top speed of 60km/h, yet full-speed asymmetric collapses are incredibly calm. Designed to be flown fast, the CURE 2 has a new light and efficient B/C steering system too. We’ve kept weight down by using Skytex 27 and 32 cloth, with Skytex 38 on the top-surface leading edge for durability. When you fly the CURE 2 you will soar high to new levels of performance. *M has passed flight and load test and will shortly be fully certified. XS, S, ML, L sizes will soon follow.

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Tech

50M iterations fluid/structural analysis

The future of glider design depends largely on simulations. Instead of designing and producing prototypes one by one, we can now accurately simulate hundreds of paragliders using our own unique structural/aero simulation program. In effect we are now able to test virtual prototypes using this program, and on our paragliders we make over 200 virtual prototypes and analysing these involved in total 50 million iterations of the structural/aero calculations.

B/C steering system

On most 3-liners the C steering pressure is high when you pull the B riser as well as the C riser, simply because of the high loads on the B-riser. Our C-steering handle is linked to the B-riser with a 33% ratio: the B is only pulled one third of the C-riser displacement, so the C-steering is lighter. There is also a unique bridge system between the A- and B-risers that keeps the C-steering tight at all deflections of the accelerator.

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.

Double skin leading edge

The lower surface of the leading edge is folded over on itself to produce a double skin just below the opening of the glider. This is inflated from behind by the internal pressure of the wing giving a cleaner and more stable leading edge.

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.

Maximised unsupported cells

Optimised 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 minimise line consumption reducing drag thus improving performance.

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.

Post C-band

We have added a Post-C band running along the top surface which seamlessly moves down to the 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 applying 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 Cs. We have solved this problem with the Post-C Band, an eloquent, lightweight, clean and volume reducing solution.

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.

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.

Target

The CURE 2 is for pilots searching for high performance and low stress. It’s fast on glide with excellent stability in wind and turbulence. Its high cell count and moderate aspect ratio work together to assure excellent performance for its class, and great accessibility.


Bruce's notes

At BGD we believe in Progressive Stability. Our new simulation program enabled us to tune the span-wise tensions of the CURE 2 in order to achieve the perfect balance between structural rigidity and the wing’s ability to communicate to the pilot about what is happening in the air. This understanding of the air empowers pilots to fly appropriately for the conditions. Of course the CURE 2 has good inherent stability too. We opted to use full chord plastics in the central area of the wing to give it good structural stability, but towards the tips the plastic is in the leading-edge only. This reduces tip cravats, enhancing safety.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

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

Material

Bottom surface Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Internal structure Porcher Skytex Hard 27, 32g/m²
Risers 13mm Kevlar/Nylon webbing
Top lines Edelrid 8000U
Middle lines Edelrid 8000U
Lower lines Edelrid 8000U
Brakes Liros DC
Top surface Porcher Ezzyfly 32g/m²
Nose reinforcing Plastic wire 2,4mm
Pulleys Ronstan/Harken

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