Luckily, we have gathered so much experience since 2008 on high loaded wings, especially since Tom focused on safety since day one.
The planform is a completely new on, with an aspect ratio of 5.5, 40 cells in total, mini-ribs on the trailing edge and 3 liners configuration.
The SuperFly uses the Urubu King airfoil for great efficiency.
The bridle is full unsheathed dyneema with a new line arrangement to optimise the internal structure.
Few supported cells are equipped with long nylon rods to increase the homogeneity of the canopy without altering its easy packing capacity. The Glider is full 10D/27gr for optimum weight and packing volume.
No compromise on reinforcement, we didn’t want to save up few hundreds grams on this side at the cost of a lower durability.
Risers in 12mm Kevlar webbing, with speedbar and baby A for the big ears.
Some would ask why not going with Dyneema risers… the answer is simple: the gain in weight/volume is by far not enough (we talk about few grams!) compare to the loss of easy of use… the rigidity brought by the Kevlar webbing is a big benefit for the glider preparation.
It’s designed to be flew at a quite high wing loading. As you can see, there is not sizes below 17m2. Tom chooses to keep a larger surface to optimize the take-off lift as well as the efficiency in thermal. It’ll keep also an excellent flare capacity at the landing!
The 17 will have the speed of a 16m2, the 19.5 a 18m2 and the 22.5 a 20m2.
The performances are stunning, it’s a delight to thermal as it accepts very good the low speed.
Transition are also at a quite high level, with a trim speed pretty high.
Handling is sharp and precise and the glider extremely agile, can turn in a dime!
It reminds a lot the good old Ginseng, in a much modern version though!
The pleasure delivered when flying it is extraordinary, really!
It’s coming with a light quick pack, enabling you to choose your perfect backpack for your specific adventures and keep the retail price lower.