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Lynx

EN/LTF-C

For lone-wolf adventurers or XC gurus, the LYNX offers top performance in a bite-sized package.

Size

21 23 25 27
S M ML L

Specs

  S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1 1.04 1.08
Projected area (m²) 17.7 19.2 20.8 22.4
Flat area (m²) 21.2 23 24.9 26.8
Glider weight (kg) 3.6 3.9 4.2 4.5
Total line length (m) 225 244 264 285
Height (m) 7.1 7.6 7.9 8.2
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/3/4
Cells 60
Flat aspect ratio 6.8
Projected aspect ratio 4.9
Root chord (m) 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5
Flat span (m) 12 12.5 13 13.5
Projected span (m) 9.3 9.7 10 10.4
Trim speed (km/h) 40
Top speed (km/h) 57
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 11
EN weight range (kg) 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-123
Certification EN/LTF-C

Info

Based on the CURE, The LYNX is a streamlined, fully-fledged XC predator. Her refined simplicity makes her faster, lighter, more elegant and competitive while the EN-C certification offers reassurance for experienced pilots.

The LYNX has new BGD LITE risers using three strands of 13mm webbing and a performance-optimised speed system. With a new Edelrid Magix pro 8000U comp line set and Porcher Sport’s new laterally reinforced Skytex 32g/m² lightweight cloth, the LYNX is at the leading edge of the game. She is cunning, agile, and will take you to the top of the food chain.

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Tech

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

It’s a wild quest, flying for days away from humanity; pushing your limits, making your own decisions, immersed in nature and working with the elements to slink through the landscape using the power of the air. Whether yours is a lone journey of self-discovery, or one that is silently observed by thousands, the LYNX is for serious athletes and experienced pilots who want to get out there in nature and experience the thrills of adventure flying first-hand.


Bruce's notes

Are you the diehard pilot that is on the hill rain or shine, or do you pick and choose your days? Does your launch look like a putting green or the surface of Mars? One glider can’t be perfect for everything so I designed the BGD LITE collection for pilots who want less weight and improved portability with added performance.

Designing the highest performing sports class glider in the BGD LITE collection was interesting, challenging, and rewarding since the improvements are clear. It was originally for the Red Bull X-Alps but quickly evolved into a more versatile glider. I started with the CURE template and reworked it almost from the ground up, simplifying, re-calculating, and using all the latest materials. All of the BGD range follows this design philosophy and the BGD LITE collection just pushes it a little harder.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

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

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