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Alpha 4 Hike in production

Friday 16 May, 2008
Fancy a walk? The Alpha 4 Hike is aimed at paraglider pilots who like to take a hike

Fancy a walk? The Alpha 4 Hike is aimed at paraglider pilots who like to take a hike

Advance’s first walkers’ paraglider, the Alpha 4 Hike, is now in production. The first gliders will be available next month.

The R&D team were very pleased that they managed to hit all the targets set for the glider in terms of its weight, small pack size, performance and certification (EN B / LTF 1-2 in all three of its sizes (23, 25, 28)). The glider weighs in at between 3.9kg (size 23) and 4.55 kg (size 28)

It is certified for a greater take off weight than the Alpha 4, effectively enabling a pilot to choose a smaller glider, and for it to cope with stronger winds. It also has thinner lines, both of these features enhancing its flying performance, but safety has not been compromised.

Advance say that compared with a “normal” Advance paraglider, an Alpha 4 Hike’s lifespan will be clearly shorter, especially if doesn’t get kind treatment, due to the lightweight materials used.

www.advance.ch


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