BGD Adam


The Adam is our EN/LTF-A certified wing, designed for beginners or leisure pilots. Durable Dominico D30 tissue constructs 34 enhanced clean cells into a safe, 4.8kg paraglider.
I believe smooth panels and uncorrupted ribs bring stability to my paragliders so I designed the Adam with Cord Cut Billow (CCB). By adding CCB to the leading edge’s top panel the 3D bulge wraps around the rib without deforming it.



I have been designing paragliders since 1990 and this is by far the best EN-A glider I have ever made. Back in those days, the Black Magic DHV-1 was designed from a basic parachute with unsupported cells and square box cell design. It worked but needed improvement.

Over the years we have come a long way. CCB and mini-ribs creates fitted 3D cells, unsupported cells are supported with diagonal ribs and span wise bands clean up the bottom surface. All this new technology has greatly improved the safety and performance of beginner wings.

For the Adam I believe I have found the best combination of simplicity and technology. It launched really easy, flies responsively, and has the highest safety rating available. I would even let my kids fly it.

This is the first glider of this level to which I have added mini-ribs on the trailing edge. Normally large celled paragliders without mini ribs have a lot of billow near the trailing edge and around the brake fold. When this billow is folded down with a brake input everything gets pulled out of shape. Mini ribs reduced the billow around the brake fold creating more responsive brake input and a cleaner brake fold.
The Adam comes in a lot of color. We have found that being seen in the air and on the ground is safe for instructors and new pilots. Bright colors help.


Linear scaling factor0.9411.051.10
Projected area18.5621.0023.1525.41
Flat area22.0925.0027.5630.25
Glider weight4.
Total line length243275303333m
Number of main lines3/4/3A/B/C
Flat aspect ratio4.465
Projected aspect ratio3.22
Root cord2.823.003.143.29m
Flat span9.9610.5911.1211.65m
Projected span7.738.228.649.05m
In-flight weight range55-7570-9590-110105-130kg
Trim speed38km/h
Top speed50km/h
Min sink1.0m/sec
Best glide8.0



Top surface : Dominico N30 42g/m²
Bottom surface : Dominico N30 42g/m²
Internal structure : Dominico N30 DFM 41g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Risers : 20mm black Nylon webbing
Pulleys : Sprenger HS
Top lines : Liros DSL (Sheathed)
Middle lines : Liros TSL (Sheathed)
Lower lines : Liros TSL (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL (Sheathed)


Adam EN/LTF-A <em>Safety in colours</em> : Ruby

Adam EN/LTF-A <em>Safety in colours</em> : Topaz

Adam EN/LTF-A <em>Safety in colours</em> : Chrome


Adam EN/LTF-A <em>Safety in colours</em> : Agate

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