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BGD Epic


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BGD Epic

The New BGD epic has already made a fantastic reputation for itself in the low-end B category The BGD Epic may suit adventurous and talented beginners or more seasoned pilots looking for a secure and fun ride in the big stuff.

Designed to satisfy your uncontrollable urge for flying, the BGD Epic is an intuitive, safe and graphically appealing paraglider. Bruce has packed lots of high-tech design solutions into the BGD 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 BGD 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 BGD 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)
 
Sizes XS S M ML L  
Linear scaling factor 0.96 1 1.04 1.08 1.12  
Projected area 17.8 19.5 21.2 22.8 24.5
Flat area 21 23 24.9 26.83 28.8
Glider weight 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4 kg
Total line length 210 230 250 268 289 m
Height 6.7 6.9 7.3 7.5 7.8 m
Number of main lines 3/3/2004 A/B/C
Cells 42/80  
Flat aspect ratio 5.01  
Projected aspect ratio 3.602  
Root cord 2.58 2.7 2.81 2.91 3.02 m
Flat span 10.2 10.7 11.1 11.59 12.0 m
Projected span 8.02 8.39 8.75 9.07 9.4 m
In-flight weight range 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125 kg
Trim speed 38 km/h
Top speed 50 km/h
Min sink 1 m/sec
Best glide 9  
 

The BGD Epic benefits from Bruces unique CCB Cord Cut Billow

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.

 

  • Model: BGD Epic
  • Shipping Weight: 10Kgs
  • 6 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Bruce Goldsmith Design

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