BGD KISS

2,690.00

BGD minisiipi KISS on piristävä lisä minisiipien maailmaan. Varjoliitokaupalla useita BGD demoja. Kysy vaihtoehtoja.

Ole yhteydessä ennen tilausta  info@varjoliitokauppa.fi tai soittamalla P. 050-578 4444  sovitellaan sopivasti ja katsotaan oikea koko ja väri.

 

Tuotetunnus (SKU): 1557 Osastot: , Avainsanat tuotteelle ,

Kuvaus

KEEP IT SIMPLE –
MINTMINT
PEACHPEACH

KISS

For rise-and-shiners, hike-and-flyers and mountain lovers, greet the day with a Kiss, a simple, fun and versatile mountain wing.

SPECS

16 18
LINEAR SCALING FACTOR 0.94 1
PROJECTED AREA (M²) 13.5 15.23
FLAT AREA (M²) 16 18
GLIDER WEIGHT (KG) 2.3 2.6
TOTAL LINE LENGTH (M) 184 207
HEIGHT (M) 5 5.8
NUMBER OF MAIN LINES (A/B/C) 3/4/3/3
CELLS 36
FLAT ASPECT RATIO 4.9
PROJECTED ASPECT RATIO 3.5
ROOT CHORD (M) 2.3 2.4
FLAT SPAN (M) 8.8 9.3
PROJECTED SPAN (M) 6.9 7.3
MIN SINK (M/S) 1
BEST GLIDE 8
WEIGHT RANGE (KG) 50-90 50-110
CERTIFICATION Load test

INFO

The Kiss is an ultralight, small-packing wing for mountain adventures. Simple, safe and fun, its roots are in hike-and-fly but it’s an excellent soaring and thermalling wing for lighter pilots, or loaded up in the hands of more experienced pilots, it’s an agile, big-grin machine, perfect for strong-wind soaring.

PACK SIZE
The Kiss can be comfortably packed to the following dimensions:

16m: 30cm x 30cm x 13cm
18m: 35cm x 35cm x 15cm

TECH

TWIN B-TABS

Following our structural analysis and many simulations, we found that by increasing the number of B tabs, but using fewer tabs (and lines) overall, we could improve the structural stability of the sail while reducing drag and improving performance.

TARGET

It’s 5:30am. The birds are singing and your sleeping bag is damp, speckled with droplets. The sun is just kissing the top of the cliffs above you; they are rimmed with gold. A few more minutes of snooze and it will start to warm your bivvy spot and dry the wet grass. Time for coffee. It’s a new day, the adventure continues!

The Kiss was made for pilots who love to wake up in the mountains with their paraglider; to hike hills or climb snowy peaks.

It’s mountain-hardy, made from light but durable materials with very wide weight ranges for maximum versatility. The smallest, 16m size can be flown by 50kg pilots with excellent passive safety; but it can also be flown at 90kg, where it will be fast and dynamic, the realm of experienced pilots.

BRUCE’S NOTES

The Kiss was initially conceived for a group of BGD Team pilots who needed a light but rugged mountain wing for a project in the Alps this summer. They needed something easy to carry and simple to use in wide-ranging conditions, that could handle tough mountain terrain and tricky launches.

The Kiss is a unique design, not based on any other BGD glider. We wanted a simple and elegant structure, to give it the uncomplicated launch and outstanding ease of use. For the project, 16m and 18m sizes were ideal – small to carry, light and versatile to cope with different wind strengths. The sub-70kg pilots in the team will fly the 16; 70kg+ will take the 18.

We opted for Porcher 27 cloth for the sail and ribs, with 32 for extra durability on the upper leading-edge, and designed the leading edge with minimal use of plastic reinforcements to achieve easy launch characteristics without compromising its packability.

The structure was optimised to save weight, with new Twin B-tabs, developed with help of our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis software. Narrow webbing risers with a speed system and weight-saving low-friction rings, and unsheathed Kevlar top and middle lines complete the spec.

Note: As standard the Kiss will be delivered with steel maillons, but pilots can shave a further 80g by replacing these with softlinks (which can be ordered separately).

FLYING LEVEL / STYLE

BEGINNER
INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
Cross country30%
Hike & fly100%
Freestyle40%
Paramotor10%
Ground-handling100%
Learning100%

PACKAGE INCLUDES

Paraglider / Compression bag / Repair kit / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers

MATERIAL

TOP SURFACE Porcher Skytex 27g/m², 32g/m²
BOTTOM SURFACE Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
INTERNAL STRUCTURE Porcher Skytex hard finish 27g/m²
NOSE REINFORCING Plastic wire
RISERS 13mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing
PULLEYS Low-friction rings
TOP LINES Edelrid 8000U
MIDDLE LINES Edelrid 8000U
LOWER LINES Liros TSL
BRAKES Liros DSL

DOWNLOAD

RELATED VIDEOS

KISS – KEEP IT SIMPLE

21-10-2020

For rise-and-shiners, hike-and-flyers, mountain lovers, greet the day with a Kiss, a simple, fun and versatile mountain wing. MORE