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Tala Lite

EN/LTF-C

With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gram cloth the EN-C certified TALA LITE feels like its parent – a reassuring three-liner with safe, fun and efficient characteristics.

Size

23 25
S M

Specs

  S M
Linear scaling factor 1 1.03
Projected area (m²) 19.5 20.7
Flat area (m²) 23.3 24.8
Glider weight (kg) 3.8 4
Total line length (m) 224 238
Height (m) 7.1 7.44
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 50
Flat aspect ratio 6.3
Projected aspect ratio 4.7
Root chord (m) 2.4 2.5
Flat span (m) 12.2 12.5
Projected span (m) 9.6
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 57
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 10
EN weight range (kg) 65-90 80-100
Certification EN/LTF-C

Info

Extra water, food or beer could make up for the almost 1.1 kg of weight we have skimmed off the TALA (without losing much durability). With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gram cloth the EN-C certified TALA LITE feels like its parent – a reassuring three-liner with safe, fun and efficient characteristics.

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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.

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.

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.

Target

If you have a lightweight tent, a -10 degree sleeping bag, a gas burner, a reversible harness, a GPS tracker and a flexible job, the TALA LITE is your paraglider. The TALA LITE is designed specifically for the adventurer in you. Its performance, safety and weight are ideal for those long isolated vol-bivouac flights. High up on an alpine summit, the TALA LITE will be your best companion.


Bruce's notes

In 1985, Brian Milton and I founded the 444 Club. We wanted members to attempt to follow migratory birds for 444 km across the Alps. Nobody accomplished the goal with the early hang gliders but I have always wanted to design a paraglider that could. The TALA LITE is the tool for the modern-day 444 Club member.

Like the TALA, the TALA LITE is a wing that has a low cell count (Simple Cells) and a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow) making the low cell count (50 cells) feasible thus reducing the weight, line consumption and complexity of the paraglider. The TALA LITE is a true three-liner from top to bottom. It has three main lines in the span-wise direction and only two levels of lines on the first and second main lines. The third main lines split twice making big ears easy and effective. The TALA LITE only has 238m of total line, which is close to most two-liners.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

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