Hike&Fly from the word “GO”
The world of Hike&Fly is expanding the boundaries of what paragliding is, and whom it is for. At Triple Seven we believe that this is a great thing, and we wish to make the ultimate mountain freedom available to even more people; by making our lightweight gliders super accessible, and also by introducing the D-light, an easy EN A wing made light (the S size weighs just 2.7kgs!!).
The new D-light inherits a lot of technology from its higher-rated brothers and sisters, meaning that even though it is an EN A wing, it is also a modern and advanced paraglider, capable of carrying its pilot on all sorts of exciting adventures. It is primarily designed for the lightweight-oriented beginner, but it is perfectly capable of much more than an evening fly-down from some Alpine peak.
Special light risers with speed system:
A lot of time and dedication went into the riser design; the new risers are not only light but also easier to use and handle that the classic lightweight Dyneema risers; with their flat, traditional look the new ones will feel more familiar to pilots worldwide. We were able to reduce the weight by 50% compared to “normal” risers, while retaining full strength.
Close-up images may be found in the gallery.
“Me and my brother are really excited about the whole light-weight revolution. And we think that beginners should also have the opportunity to hike up a mountain, to fly down in the calm evening air, on a glider that will look after them and remain safe and enjoyable even on the rare day when the pilot misjudges the conditions a little due to inexperience. It follows that one of our design goals was to build a wing that has the ability to penetrate a head wind that is stronger than expected, so we made the D-light with an efficient and light speed system, among a lot of other things. With this new wing, the world of H&F is open to an even wider audience, and that has to be a good thing!”
Technical data and sizes
|D-light S||D-light M|
|Number of cells||29||29|
|Projected area (m2)||20.1||23.2|
|Flat area (m2)||24||27.1|
|Projected span (m)||7.85||8.39|
|Flat span (m)||10.27||11.04|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.06||3.06|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.4||4.4|
|Glider weight (kg)||2.7 kg||3.2 kg|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||60-85||80-105|
|Test report||link, sticker||link, sticker|
|Line plan||Line plan||Line plan|
|Latest manual all sizes||EN||EN|
|CANOPY FABRIC CODE|
|Leading edge||Porcher Skytex 38 universal|
|Upper surface||Porcher Skytex 27 universal|
|Bottom surface||Porcher Skytex 27 universal|
|Internal construction||Porcher Skytex 27 hard finish|