BGD Dual Lite

$4,995.00

If you have a lightweight tent (for two), two -10 degree sleeping bags, a gas burner, a couple of reversible harnesses, a GPS tracker and two flexible jobs, the Dual LITE is for you.
The Dual LITE is designed specifically for adventurous teams. Its performance, safety, and weight have been optimised for long vol-bivouac flights and hike-and-fly.

Description

Extra water, food or wine could make up for the almost 1.1 kg of weight we have skimmed off the Dual (without losing much durability). With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gramme cloth the EN-B certified Dual LITE feels like its parent – power steering, loads of feedback, and efficient characteristics.

 

BRUCE’S NOTES

Just after Tyr was born I was trying to convince Arna that paragliders are as nice as hang gliders. I wanted to charm her into the sport with a lovely XC flight. We took off one sunny morning from Séderon, France and headed into the heart of the Vercors. It was a glorious flying day. We soared low and slow along cliffs and over grazing deer. We caressed the cumulus clouds with our wing tip. I wanted to show her that flying a slow aircraft could be really rewarding. She enjoyed it so much she was constantly attempting to back/front-seat-pilot the tandem. She soon realised it was best to just let go and enjoy the strong thermals.

80km and five hours later, slightly sore but glowing, we landed in La Chapelle-en-Vercors next to a perfect little restaurant where we had dinner. Arna now flies an EN-B Wasp and is a part owner of BGD. I think I convinced her.

I designed the Dual LITE to help convince friends/partners/spouses that paragliding is a convenient, adventurous sport. Whether it is a simple hike and fly or a long Vol-bivouac expedition the Dual LITE delivers.

Like the Dual, the Dual LITE is a wing that has a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow) making the low cell count (50 cells) feasible thus reducing the weight, line consumption and complexity of the paraglider. I think the Dual LITE really benefits from the Dual’s renowned light handling. Its launching characteristics even surprised me – the wing floats up with very little effort from the pilot.

Specs

Tandem
Projected area34.33
Flat area40.00
Glider weight6.35kg
Total line length450m
Height9.39m
Number of main lines3/4/3/2A/B/C
Cells52
Flat aspect ratio5.3
Projected aspect ratio3.88
Root cord3.46m
Flat span15.56m
Projected span11.50m
In-flight weight range120 – 220kg
Trim speed42km/h
Top speed52km/h
Min sink1.0m/sec
Best glide9.0
CertificationEN/LTF-B

 

MATERIALS

Top surface front : Porcher Skytex 40g/m²
Top surface rear : Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Bottom surface : Porcher 7000 Universal 27g/m²
Ribs : Porcher Skytex Hard 32g/m²
Internal : Porcher Skytex Hard 32g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,5mm and 2,0mm
Risers : 20mm black nylon
Top lines : Liros DC (Unsheathed)
Middle lines : Liros TSL (Unsheathed)
Lower lines : Liros TSL (Unsheathed)
Brakes : Liros DSL, PPSL (Unsheathed)

Colors

Tandem - Dual LITE <em>Share the adventure</em> : Flame

Flame

Tandem - Dual LITE <em>Share the adventure</em> : Titan

Titan

Schedule Lessons

Lessons take place at our training hill in North Boulder every morning, Monday – Sunday.

720.583.4899‬

misha@redtailparagliding.com

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