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EN/LTF-B

The ideal paraglider for your first big flights, and a fun all-rounder for seasoned pilots.

  • Cord cut billow (CCB)
  • Progressive stability
  • Eyes wide-open safety
  • Triple finger diagonals
  • Weight-optimised ribs
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Size

21 23 25 27 29
XS S M ML L

Especificaciones

  XS S M ML L
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 26.8 28.9
Glider weight (kg) 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4
Total line length (m) 210 230 250 268 289
Height (m) 6.7 7 7.3 7.5 7.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 42
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
Best glide 9
In-flight weight range (kg) 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125
Certification EN/LTF-B

Descripción

Diseñado para satisfacer tu impulso incontrolable para volar, el EPIC es un parapente intuitivo, seguro y gráficamente atractivo. Bruce ha incluido soluciones de diseño de alta tecnología en el EPIC para que puedas disfrutar de tu viaje a tu propio ritmo.

Diseñado para apaciguar la mente, no importa lo que te encuentres en tu viaje, el te tranquilizará mientras tu matas a ese dragón ardiente, y te ven con seguridad más allá de la brisa serpenteante del valle. El EPIC tiene un sistema de colapso progresivo, lo que significa que la turbulencia moderada dará lugar a pequeños colapsos de advertencia, en lugar de sorprenderte con súbitas y grandes plegadas en fuerte turbulencia. Borde de ataque en nariz de tiburón, mini-costillas, barra de acelerador ligera y eficiente, puntas elípticas y una gama de frenos seguros pero sensibles trabajan juntos para tu seguridad, manejo y rendimiento óptimos.

La EPIC te dará la confianza para hacer tu viaje por las montañas más altas, a través de los valles más profundos y hasta los confines de la tierra y volver.

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Características de diseño

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.

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.

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.

Baby A-riser

We have added a 'big ears' A riser which is also on a ½ ratio with the rest of the A lines. This facilitates easy use of big ears while helping speed and stability while on bar. The speed system is light and simple without reflex really helping glide at speed.

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.

Impeccable spiral behaviour

The spiral behaviour is astounding – spiral stability can be a problem with low aspect-ratio beginner wings, but we have tested the paraglider extensively, with different inclinations and sink rates, and never, ever has it stayed in a spiral, once! This is very unusual for a school glider and is a big safety bonus.

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.

Objeto

Érase una vez en una tierra lejana (1989 en la Isla de Wight, Reino Unido), un joven Bruce Goldsmith trabajó día y noche, llenando todas sus ideas en la Black Magic. Este parapente debía cumplir sus sueños y llevarlo a los libros de historia.

Ahora, con el EPIC, compañeros pilotos podéis seguir vuestro propio camino en el vuelo y embarcaros en un viaje épico. Si la pasión por el vuelo arde dentro de ti, la EPIC te hará libre, literalmente, volando los colores. El EPIC es ideal para los pilotos a punto de iniciarse en las térmicas por primera vez, y una diversión todo terreno para los pilotos experimentados.


Notas del diseñador

Sé lo privilegiado que soy de haber encontrado un deporte tan extraordinario. Durante mi propio viaje he experimentado exactamente lo mismo que un piloto que está preparando lo que necesita para embarcarse en su propio viaje. Escribí una lista de requisitos y diseñé el EPIC con esto en mente.

Su alargamiento de 5.0 es el equilibrio perfecto entre la seguridad y el rendimiento. Con sólo 42 celdas optimizadas, el EPIC es un parapente simple, robusto y muy limpio. Le di a la EPIC un perfil fácil y una bóveda que permiten al piloto concentrarse en volar mientras se ayuda con la seguridad activa.

¡Ojalá pudiera haber tenido una EPIC cuando mi historia empezó!

Flying Level / Style

El embalaje incluye

BGD T-shirt / Bolsa de bandas / Bolsa interior / Kit de reparaciones / Acelerador / Mochila / Parapente / BGD stickers / USB stick with manuals / Cinta de compresión

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