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Punk

EN/LTF-B

La Punk EN-B est une voile singulière, performante, ludique. Comprendre la masse d’air pour faire vos propres choix et placer la PUNK où vous voulez n’aura jamais été aussi facile.

  • Strong shark nose
  • Progressive stability
  • Eyes wide-open safety
  • Weight-optimised ribs
  • Post C-band
  • Triple finger diagonals
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Size

21 23 25 27 29
XS S M ML L

Spécifications

  XS S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.9 0.96 1 1.04 1.08
Projected area (m²) 17.8 19.5 21.2 22.9 24.6
Flat area (m²) 21 23 25 27 29
Glider weight (kg) 4.4 4.7 5.1 5.4 5.8
Total line length (m) 204 224 243 262 282
Height (m) 6.7 7 7.3 7.6 7.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 54
Flat aspect ratio 5.4
Projected aspect ratio 4.1
Root chord (m) 2.5 2.6 2.68 2.8 2.9
Flat span (m) 10.7 11.2 11.64 12.1 12.5
Projected span (m) 8.5 8.9 9.23 9.6 9.9
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 55
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 10.5
In-flight weight range (kg) 50-65 60-80 75-95 88-108 100-125
Certification EN/LTF-B

Description

La PUNK fait sa petite révolution : information, sensation, contrôle et plaisir sont dans son ADN. Elle ne vous cache rien, c’est une question de respect. Elle vous ouvrira les yeux quand cela sera nécessaire et vous donnera toujours le meilleur du pilotage et de la performance en EN-B. Voilà, vous avez toutes les cartes en main, à vous de jouer !

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Spécificités techniques

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public

Nous sommes tous un peu Punk. Bien que l’ordre établi s’y oppose, être rebelle, véritablement s’informer pour faire ses propres choix et agir par soi-même est essentiel pour notre développement personnel. La PUNK, EN-B de haute performance, a été conçue pour vous redonner accès à l’information et vous aider à prendre le contrôle sur votre environnement.


Notes du concepteur

La performance contrôlable, c’est la combinaison de termes que j’utiliserais pour qualifier la PUNK. Avec la PUNK, j'ai élevé le niveau de contrôle d’un cran. La maniabilité BGD est bien présente et il existe une espèce d'harmonie dans la structure qui fait que la voile réagit mieux aux actions du pilote .

"Quand je quitte le sol avec la PUNK, je me sens tout de suite à l'aise et plus confiant. La vitesse et la performance sont plus faciles à exploiter et à gérer."

La PUNK passe très facilement les tests de certification et même si vous volez au-delà du PTV recommandé, cela n'affecte pas la sécurité de l'aile. Pour cette raison, nous avons été en mesure d'homologuer la PUNK avec des plages de poids étendues, ce qui signifie que même si vous voler au-dessus du PTV idéale, vous continuer à bénéficier d'une aile certifiée EN-B.

Les gammes de PTV étendu concernent 4 tailles de Punk et correspondent à XS=50-70, S=60-95, M=75-100, ML=88-113.

Les plages de poids étendues sont proposées pour des raisons d’assurance. Elles permettent aux pilotes de voler occasionnelement au-dessus du PTV idéal tout en restant assurés. Elles ne doivent absolument pas être prises en compte pour choisir la taille d'une voile.

Flying Level / Style

Le package comprend

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

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