SAFETY IN A NEW GENERATION | LTF/EN A | MOTOR APPROVED
The EMOTION 3 is setting new standards in the field of safety and performance. There has never been such a huge effort before to reach a new top developing level. The test and construction process on the new high-end A-wing lasted for more than a year. Many studies and prototypes were created and discarded and optimized through countless test flights.
The demands for the newest generation of the established EMOTION series were very high, nevertheless all expectations were exceeded with the new concept of the wing. U-Turn is relying on class-suitable gliders, and so during the development of the new A-class-wing everything was put under the motto of uncompromising passive safety.
The EMOTION 3 is combining sporty features with a very high safety tolerance. Especially in turbulent air it is not easy to ruffle the wing – if the glider loses pressure, the reactions turn out very moderate and dampened. The high stability is supporting the outrageous glide features and the rise performance of the EMOTION 3. Even in weak thermals the wing is rising very efficiently and is dynamically turned into curves, this is especially noted when centering in the core of a thermal.
With the EMOTION 3 particular focus was put on reliable starting behavior. The wing is rising evenly and without tendency of the canopy diving forward. It is filling itself fast even with little wind and small effort.
The EMOTION 3 is the perfect wing for beginners that promises the secure fun-factor even long after school. The wing is aimed at all pilots, who are looking at high-end A-class wings in the newest generation.
The riser are equipped with the Pilot Assistant (PAS) – at which, besides color codings, icons are providing a better orientation on the line levels. Additionally the main suspensions are furnished with the new standard color codings, that is providing better orientation when hooking into the harness.
TheGolden 5 is the latest wing from the Gradient development team. The wing is the follow-up to the most successful Gradient model ever, the Golden series. The result is pure style, an aerodynamic design with an incomparable variety of uses and the potential to meet the demands of all kinds of pilots. The agility, lift, performance and speed of the Golden5 are backed up by strong passive safety. Gradient’s typical sensitive handling and immediate feedback means pilots relax and quickly start to fly in harmony with the wing. It makes the Golden5 a truly reliable partner. Flying becomes intuitive, leaving your mind free to concentrate on making decisions about your flight. Our aim was to create a glider which would follow tumultuous development of paragliding technology of the last years and at the same time would use the latest know-how in the development of materials. A glider which would bring further improvement of performance and still keep pilot comfort, dynamics, handling and safety typical for Gradient´s gliders. The glider also behaves in a calm and predictable way in extreme situations, leaving you confident of your safety while you regain normal flight – no matter if it was you or turbulence that caused the trouble. Flying the Golden5 starts with the typical, easy take-off characteristics Gradient pilots all over the world appreciate. In the air, the Golden5 thermals flat, even when flying small circles. The wing reacts immediately to weight shifting and has precise brakes. Well-balanced wing dynamics and a defined stall point give this intermediate glider typical Gradient handling.
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Gradient’s new Freestyle3 is your wing for everything paragliding is today. It doesn’t matter whether you’re launching into a strong wind, if you’re working on acro manoeuvres and transitions, or if you just love dropping its sharp-shaped winglet into the centre of a cracking thermal. With the Freestyle3 you’ll find your personal playground in the air, anywhere on the planet. It might just change your life as you jack in that fulltime job and head off to find the best place to perfect your skills, training as often as you can. The Freestyle3 hones your intuition into the perfect line in the sky, the perfect climb and the perfect, stylish acro run. At the same time the Freestyle3 will keep you busy. With its sensitive feedback it will clearly show off your skill level, while offering you room to perfect those skills. Training with the Freestyle3 will help take your flying to the next level – and will help you move on up to a dedicated Acro wing.
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The acro wing with the unbeatable handling! The story of success on the BLACKOUT is based on balanced canopy-harmony, which offers the perfect mix out of mistake-forgiving dynamic and precise handling. The BLACKOUT PLUS was able to achieve a clear improvement in terms of dynamics as well as the handling, without making the glider more aggressive. Much dynamic with easy handling, that is what makes the BLACKOUT PLUS equally suitable for hobby acro pilots and acro beginners as well as professionals.
We are pleased to introduce at Gradient our new high-performance EN C glider ASPEN6. By using the latest knowledge within the field of paragliding construction as well as the sophisticated and well proven Gradient technology (DDsystem, VOsystem, Everlast,…) we have obtained a brand new concept which has shown itself to be amazing starting immediatly from the first moment in the air. With its high performance parameters Aspen6 has a very predictable behavior as well as the sportive and direct handling so typical to Gradient gliders. Aspen6 has a brand new front shape of the canopy and a slightly higher aspect-ratio (compared to Aspen5) with a special wing tip twisting for the lowest possible induced drag. New line layout with uncovered lines for minimal drag together with an aerodynamically clean canopy of 66 cells ensure very high performances in a wide range of speeds. Aspen6 is a pure sport wing designed for pilots with the desire for limitless cross-country flights. Aspen6 has been developed since the begining as a semi light, sportive glider. The R&D team has reached this target perfectly. The weight of Aspen6 in size 26 is 4,65 kg only. This is an amazing result regarding the complexity of this advanced glider design and the materials combination that has been used.
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Freestyle soaring on strong wind coast lines, wagga ground training or alpine adventures, the TRINITY redefines dynamic. The mini-wing presents inexhaustible possibilities with concentrated power for the game forms between freestyle and carving – built for playful moments full of agility. The fun-wing was developed in cooperation with the groundhandling expert Mike Küng and realized according to his ideal prospects.
The TRINITY is a real all-rounder and is convincing as freestyle glider, when soaring in strong wind, as ground trainer as well as during alpine adventures. The compact wing reacts very sensitive to control pulses and transforms them directly and instantly. With increasing use of the brakes, high turns are easily put into action. Despite the little surface area the TRINITY offers outstanding performance capability with very good rising features which especially and literally comes into effect during soaring. When in thermal lift the exact handling of the glider in combination with its good will to turn provides unlimited flying pleasure. The high area load gives the wing a compact dynamic with smoothness, nevertheless the reactions are surprisingly soft.
The small pack size and weight are not just making the TRINITY an indispensable fun machine for every opportunity, but in combination with the outstanding flying features also a reliable companion for alpine adventures. Especially in competitions like the RedBull Dolomitenmann the wing is completely in its element. Of course the ground trainer and fun wing can be started very easily and effortlessly, so especially in difficult alpine conditions and in competitions that poses a big plus.
The TRINITY is a multi-talent and aimed at all pilots who are looking for the dynamic game with the elements. As freestyle wing, ground trainer and strong wind mini-wing – the compact wing offers maximal flying pleasure between agility and performance packed onto the smallest possible size.
Chief designer Ernst Strobl developed a wing profile that combines glide features full of drive with dynamics. Elaborate calculations of the High Pressure Crossport Design (HPCD) are not only causing a weight reduction but also maximize the lateral aeration of the crossports. It gives the wing a balanced internal pressure and provides a fast pressure build-up. The optimized pre-tensioning of the wing and the Precision Profile Nose System (PPN) are providing an ideal flow around the profile. Miniribs and the Brake Gathering System (BGS) are transmitting control pulses to the wing in a precise fashion. A very well-structured line concept with few main lines on three levels simplifies the handling and gives a good overview during groundhandling.