|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||27||29|
|Glider weight (kg)||4.2||4.6||4.9||5.1||5.4|
|Total line length (m)||210||230||250||268||289|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|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|
|Weight range (kg)||50-65||60-80||75-95||90-110||105-125|
Master your stalls, spins, SATs and Heli then move onto the transitions, like Spin to Heli, SAT to Heli. Dance, Misty and Mactwist your way around the sky and then easily thermal back up to do it all again.
EPIC FREESTYLE can do the manoeuvres and the transitions but its real beauty, and the reason instructors love it so much, is that it’s really forgiving. It will let you explore and master all these things, but will save your butt if you get the timing a bit wrong. It looks after you by behaving like any other EN-B if you get your timings wrong, and stops shooting before it goes too far.
The EPIC FREESTYLE is the wild child of the original Epic, much loved by acro and SIV instructors as the perfect wing to learn freestyle, acro manoeuvres and fly XC on. We brought it back with bells on. No shrinking violet, it’s feisty in pink and is for all pilots looking for a safe, forgiving and energetic wing to cut their freestyle teeth on. It’s your new best mate, egging you on to be as wild as you dare but keeping you out of sticky situations. It likes you to think it’s a fearless devil, but inside it’s still a safe, versatile, and friendly “easy EN-B”.
Like the original, the EPIC FREESTYLE is a safe and easy wing, with the 5.0 aspect ratio a sweet spot of safety and performance.
EPIC 2 or EPIC FREESTYLE – which to choose?
Both are certified EN B.
EPIC FREESTYLE: If your priority is to learn glider handling skills, SIV, freestyle and acro manoeuvres. Of course you can site-fly, thermal and go XC too.
EPIC 2: is honed more for XC, tuned for performance with slightly more refined handling and rear-riser steering. If XC is your priority, this is your ride. You can do SIV and freestyle manoeuvres too.
We always recommend you fly in the weight range. Some instructors recommend being slightly over the weight range if you have mastered all the SIV and acro basics to progress on to the more complex manoeuvres. Please speak to your instructor.
|Top surface||Porcher Skytex 38g/m²|
|Bottom surface||Porcher Skytex 38g/m²|
|Internal structure||Porcher Skytex hard finish 40g/m²|
|Nose reinforcing||Plastic wire 2,3 / 2,7mm|
|Risers||13mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing|
|Top lines||Liros DC|
|Middle lines||Liros DSL – sheathed Dyneema|
|Lower lines||Liros TSL|