Performance in the EN B class is “pretty exciting” at the moment according to Pat Dower, who took U-Turn’s Blacklight (EN B) to the Alps this year. He took the glider on a several jaunts across the mountains, including one to Mont Blanc, and came away impressed.
From evening soaring in smooth conditions to climbing out above launch with a gaggle of Sports class gliders and the odd R10 he felt instantly at ease, and at home.
Triple Seven unveiled the K-Light at the 2017 Coupe Icare. It’s a lightweight version of their EN-B Knight, and a “full kilo” lighter in MS size. The company say the K-Light has the same handling and user-friendliness as the Knight, but is easier to launch, easier to carry and travel with, and has slightly better […]
The lightweight version of Nova’s EN-B Mentor 5 is out now. It’s 25% lighter than the Mentor 5, and packs down small (with no need for fussy concertina-packing – bonus!) Nova say they see the Mentor 5 Light as an everyday wing, and offer it with the same three-year guarantee as the rest of their range, as […]
Advance have announced the lightweight Pi will be available in a tandem version – the Pi Bi – from Autumn 2017. The Bi Pi will be 37m², and will take all-up weights from 100-180kg. The small-packing canopy will weigh just 4.9kg. Designed for hike-and-fly with friends and family Advance say the Pi Bi offers fun, […]