BGD EPIC EN/LTF-B

£2,999.00£3,189.00

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.

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Description

TARGET

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.

DESCRIPTION

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.

BRUCE’S NOTES

I know how privileged I am to have found such an extraordinary sport. During my own journey I have worked out exactly what a pilot preparing to embark on their own such voyage needs. I wrote a list of requirements and designed the Epic with this in mind. 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. I gave the Epic an easy pitch profile and arc for a high degree of passive safety, allowing the pilot to concentrate on the flying. I wish I could have had an Epic when my story began!

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)

COLOUR OPTION

Epic EN/LTF-B <em>Live the Journey</em> : Spring

Spring

Epic EN/LTF-B <em>Live the Journey</em> : Summer

Summer

Epic EN/LTF-B <em>Live the Journey</em> : Winter

Winter

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Paraglider
  • Rucksack
  • BGD T-shirt
  • Speed bar
  • USB stick with manuals
  • BGD stickers
  • Repair kit
  • Stuff sack
  • Riser bag
  • Compression strap

DESIGN FEATURES

Cord Cut Billow (CCB)

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
Strong Shark nose
3D panel shaping
Three-riser system
Dedicated big ears riser
Triple-finger C diagonal ribs
Trailing edge mini-ribs
Shattered colour scheme

SPECIFICATIONS

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Linear scaling factor0.961.001.041.081.12
Projected area17.8619.5621.2422.8124.54
Flat area21.0023.0024.9726.8328.85
Glider weight4.24.64.95.15.4kg
Total line length210230250268289m
Height6.76.9797.37.57.8m
Number of main lines3/4/3A/B/C
Cells42/80
Flat aspect ratio5.01
Projected aspect ratio3.602
Root cord2.582.702.812.913.02m
Flat span10.2610.7311.1811.5912.02m
Projected span8.028.398.759.079.40m
In-flight weight range50-6560-8075-9590-110105-125kg
Trim speed38km/h
Top speed50km/h
Min sink1.0m/sec
Best glide9
CertificationEN/LTF-B

DOWNLOADS

  • Epic Manual (EN version 1.1)

  • Epic Manual (FR version 1.1)

  • Epic manual (DE version 1.1)

  • Epic L – EN Flight test report

  • Epic M – EN Flight test report

  • Epic S – EN Flight test report

Additional information

Weight5.0000 kg
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Colour

Spring, Winter, Summer

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