$4,000.00

The ideal paraglider for your first big flights, and a fun all-rounder for seasoned pilots.

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Description

Once upon a time in a land far, far away (1989 on the Isle of Wight, UK), a younger Bruce Goldsmith toiled night and day, cramming all his ideas into the Black Magic. This paraglider was to fulfill his dreams and take him into the history books. Now, with the Epic, fellow pilots can follow on his flight path and embark on their own epic journey. If the passion for flight burns inside you, the Epic will set you free with, literally, flying colours. The Epic is ideal for pilots about to leave their house thermal for the first time, and a fun all-rounder for seasoned pilots.

Designed to satisfy your uncontrollable urge for flying, the Epic is an intuitive, safe and graphically appealing paraglider. Bruce has packed lots of high-tech design solutions into the Epic so you can enjoy your journey at your own pace. Designed for peace of mind no matter what you meet on your journey, she will reassure while you slay that flaming dragon thermal, and see you safely past the snaking valley breeze. A shark nose, mini-ribs, light and efficient speed bar, elliptical tips and a safe but sharp brake range work together for optimal safety, handling, and performance. The Epic will give you the confidence to make your journey over the highest mountains, across the deepest valleys and to the ends of the earth and back.

The easy aspect ratio of 5.0 is the perfect balance between safety and performance. With only 42 optimised cells the Epic is a simple, rugged, and very clean paraglider. The Epic has an easy pitch profile and arc for a high degree of passive safety, allowing the pilot to concentrate on the flying.

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.

Snap Locks are lightweight compact attachments that effortlessly connect brakes to the risers with a small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system that holds the handle in every direction except down toward the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

An ultra aggressive shark nose optimises stability at all speeds. Not all sharks are created equal and BGD’s shark noses are very aggressive, maximizing the effects of the technology.

A very clean and accurate lower surface .

Simple and efficient.

Easy descent when you need it.

Complicated stuff that goes on inside the wing.

More positive braking.

Just so refreshing.

SPECIFICATIONS

XS S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1.00 1.04 1.08 1.12
Projected area 17.86 19.56 21.24 22.81 24.54
Flat area 21.00 23.00 24.97 26.83 28.85
Glider weight 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4 kg
Total line length 210 230 250 268 289 m
Height 6.7 6.979 7.3 7.5 7.8 m
Number of main lines 3/4/3 A/B/C
Cells 42/80
Flat aspect ratio 5.01
Projected aspect ratio 3.602
Root cord 2.58 2.70 2.81 2.91 3.02 m
Flat span 10.26 10.73 11.18 11.59 12.02 m
Projected span 8.02 8.39 8.75 9.07 9.40 m
In-flight weight range 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125 kg
Trim speed 38 km/h
Top speed 50 km/h
Min sink 1.0 m/sec
Best glide 9
Certification EN/LTF-B

MATERIALS

Top surface : Dominico N30 42g/m²
Bottom surface : Dominico N20 36g/m²
Internal structure : Porcher Skytex Hard 40g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Risers : 13mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys : Ronstan/Harken P18 pulleys
Top lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Middle lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Lower lines : Liros TSL (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL (Sheathed)

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Color

Spring, Summer, Winter

Size

L, M, ML, S, XS

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