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.
|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|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|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|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||65-90||80-100|
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.
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.
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.