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Base Lite


Made for vol-bivouac adventures and travelling the globe, the Base Lite is capable of big XCs and won’t weigh you down.

  • Sicurezza ad occhi aperti
  • Mini ribs sul bordo d’attacco
  • Shark nose accentuato
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  S M ML
Linear scaling factor 0.95 1 1.03
Projected area (m²) 18.7 20.7 21.8
Flat area (m²) 22.6 25 26.3
Glider weight (kg) 4.1 4.4 4.6257
Total line length (m) 221 245 257
Height (m) 7.1 7.2 7.4
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 46
Flat aspect ratio 5.7
Projected aspect ratio 4.1
Root chord (m) 2.5 2.61 2.68
Flat span (m) 11.2 11.8 12.1
Projected span (m) 8.7 9.2 9.4
Trim speed (km/h) 39
Top speed (km/h) 58
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 10.5
In-flight weight range (kg) 60-80 75-95 85-105
Certification EN/LTF-B


The Base Lite is the best Sport class paraglider we have ever made. Based on the EN-B Base, the Base Lite really pulled out all the stops in a paraglider. Lighter means less inertia, creating higher overall performance, reduced shooting, increased roll stability and easier, sharper handling. Bruce increased the usable speed range by adding up to 3km/h to the top speed through the optimised speed bar. The ultra-streamline line set, mixing PPSL with both Kevlar and Dyneema micro lines, reduces drag and really improves performance by up to one point in the glide. Plastic wire reinforced leading edge mini-ribs create a solid leading edge on speed by essentially adding 80 cells without the weight/seams of full ribs. In addition, the Base Lite has a strong sharknose, Cord Cut Billow and Bruce Goldsmith handling. And all that fits into a little bag, amazing!

All in all, the Base Lite launches in the most ambitious patches, sniffs and bites thermals like a great white, climbs like a eagle, speeds like Road Runner, and glides like a foiling catamaran, with an improvement in passive safety.

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Caratteristiche Particolari

Sicurezza ad occhi aperti

Le vele che parlano sono più sicure. Vele più sicure aiutano i piloti a volare meglio, e quindi più lontano. I piloti che volano più lontano sono più felici. La sicurezza ad occhi aperti produce piloti felici.

Mini ribs sul bordo d’attacco

Posizionati lungo il bordo d’attacco, ci sono mini ribs rinforzati progettati per avere un profilo molto solido ad acceleratore tirato.

Snap locks

Gli snap locks sono attacchi leggeri e compatti che connettono facilmente i freni agli elevatori. Una piccola calamita e un sistema interno di bloccaggio mantengono la maniglia al suo posto, rilasciandola soltanto quando vengono tirati in basso verso il pilota. Questa particolare caratteristica di progettazione garantisce che le maniglie non cadano mentre si fanno gonfiaggi, mentre si ripiega la vela, o durante alcune manovre. Il sistema Snap Lock risolve molti dei problemi associati ai bottoni e alle calamite.

Shark nose accentuato

Un profilo shark nose molto aggressivo, ottimizza la pressione interna della vela, a tutte le velocità. Non tutti i shark nose sono uguali e quelli della Bgd sono molto accentuati, massimizzando i benefici della tecnologia.

Trim sostituibili

Impegnandoci a costruire prodotti che durino, abbiamo usato soltanto materiali robusti e cordini in kevlar inguainati sul Dual 2. In aggiunta abbiamo creato un sistema di trim facilmente sostituibili per massimizzare la longevità.

Piano funicolare ottimizzato

Negli anni abbiamo perfezionato il nostro sistema per ottimizzare il piano del fascio funicolare delle nostre vele. Usiamo numerose equazioni, software e la classica sperimentazione manuale per costruire i piani per i nostri fasci funicolari. Il risultato è semplice: meno linee con vele più forti e veloci.


It’s 9am and the first cycle is impatiently pushing against the inversion layer. You’re huffing and puffing, determined to get to the small clearing you saw at first light. You look behind and see the fast-approaching floating seeds and butterflies. You say to yourself, “Come on! This is what all the training was for, put the gas on, you can rest at base.” Luckily, by taking the best kit possible you got your small pack down to 7.6kg and you can almost jog the last 200 metres, outrunning those pesky insects and floating debris. You pull the As. The glider almost self-launches and lifts you away from your scabby launch. The sharknose bites hard into the first cycle and doesn’t let go. Now with a sigh of relief you’re banked up, spiralling to base, excited to see how fast and long this downwind dash is going to be.

Every athlete knows the importance of lightweight, fast, high-performing gear especially if time is of the essence. The Base Lite was designed for the pilot who craves epic vol-bivouac (sky-camping ) adventures, travelling the world and the occasional top-to-bottom comfort flight. Climb freely, broaden your horizon and be the first to base with the Base Lite.

Le Note di Bruce

Working towards a PWC title, I am exhausted after every task and couldn't possibly contemplate having to hike any further than to the closest bar. The Red Bull X-Alps has changed the sport and I look at the athletes in total awe. I designed the Base Lite with this class of pilot in mind; reduced weight and increased performance without compromise. The Base Lite is a stellar Sport class paraglider that delivers unparalleled advantages to vol-bivouac pilots, mountaineers, and world travellers.
Call it comfort or laziness but I have to admit in my free time I often choose to fly the Base Lite – the saved weight makes a noticeable difference on my back. I can pack it into my carry-on bag when I travel, and obviously the added performance is always appreciated.

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Contenuto incluso

Parapendio / Zaino / Acceleratore / Kit riparazioni / Sacca per la vela / Custodia per le bretelle / Fascia compressiva / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers