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EN/LTF-B

La voile idéale pour vos premiers gros vols, et une aile fun et polyvalente pour les pilotes expérimentés

  • 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

Spécifications

  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

Description

Conçue pour satisfaire votre irrésistible envie de voler, l'EPIC est une voile intuitive, sûre avec un design remarquable et coloré. Pour la concevoir, Bruce a mis en œuvre tout son savoir-faire et nos ultimes solutions techniques pour que vous puissiez profiter pleinement de chacune de vos envolées: vous chevaucherez les puissants thermiques en toute quiétude et, vous traverserez la brise des vallées sinueuses en toute sécurité.

L’EPIC est conçue pour que d’éventuelles fermetures interviennent progressivement, cela éveillera votre attention dans des turbulences modérées, et vous évitera ainsi de vous laisser surprendre par une fermeture massive que vous n’auriez pas sentie venir. La grande sécurité, les performances et la maniabilité de l’EPIC ont été obtenues en utilisant un shark nose, des mini-nervures de bord de fuite, un accélérateur souple et efficace, des bouts d‘aile elliptiques et un débattement aux commandes ample mais précis.

L’EPIC vous mettra en confiance pour partir crosser aux quatre coins du monde en survolant les plus hauts massifs et par-delà les vallées les plus encaissées.

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Spécificités techniques

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

The line layout is carefully calculated using an advanced structural calculation program. Line loads, stretch, knots and angles are taken into account and every line is optimised to perfectly maintain glider shape and maximise performance.

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.

Public

Il était une fois, dans une terre lointaine (1989 sur l'île de Wight, au Royaume-Uni), un tout jeune concepteur, Bruce Goldsmith, œuvrant jour et nuit pour concevoir la Black Magic. Ce parapente innovant devait exhaucer tous ses souhaits et le faire entrer dans les livres d’Histoire.

Aujourd‘hui, avec l'EPIC, tous nos compagnons de vol peuvent bénéficier de cette grande expérience et se lancer dans leur propre épopée. Si vous êtes accro du vol libre, l'EPIC vous emmènera loin. L'EPIC est la voile idéale pour les pilotes qui sont sur le point de quitter le bocal, c‘est aussi la performance facile et ludique pour les pilotes plus chevronnés.


Notes du concepteur

Je sais à quel point je suis privilégié d'avoir découvert cette extraordinaire activité sportive il y a 30 ans. Au cours de ma carrière de pilote et concepteur, j'ai vécu en vol d'innombrables expériences qui m’ont permis d‘identifier ce à quoi un pilote peut s’attendre, et ce dont il aura besoin. J’ai conçu l’Epic en ayant toujours ça à l‘esprit.

Un faible allongement de 5 points permet l'équilibre idéal entre une grande sécurité et une bonne performance. Avec 42 cellules optimisées, l'EPIC est une voile simple, robuste et très propre. J'ai doté l'EPIC d‘un profil amorti en tangage et créé une voûte spécifique qui assurent accessibilité et haut niveau de sécurité passive pour permettre au pilote de profiter sereinement de son vol.

J'aurais rêvé de pouvoir disposer d‘une EPIC quand mon aventure a commencé!

Flying Level / Style

Le package comprend

Parapente / Sac de portage / Accélérateur / Kit de réparation / Sac de compression / Sac d'élévateurs / Sangle de compression / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers

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