Gradient Nevada Paraglider

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The Nevada is the newest Gradient glider in the EN B class. See the Nevada's Review in Skywings mag below! The Nevada's place in the Gradient paraglider range is between the Gradient Golden 3 and the Gradient Aspen 4. The Nevada is already gaining a reputation as one of the best climbing Gliders in its class, with an exceptional sink rate and glide for an en B. The Grdient Nevada has brought a big improvement in performance and still keep the pilot comfort, dynamics, handling and safety typical of Gradient’s paragliders. The well proven Gradient DDsystem allows us to reduce all unnecessary drag on the Nevada to a minimum, while three and- a-half rows of lines guarantee a high level of passive safety. Outstanding glide performance, precise handling, predictable behaviour and stable accelerated flight makes the Gradient Nevada a very attractive paraglider for a really wide group of XC paraglider pilots. The Gradient Nevada is designed as a high-end EN-B category glider and thus is intended for practiced pilots, who are capable of active flying.
The Gradient Nevada’s ground plan has a slender, elliptical shape with a slight positive contortion of the leading edge. This means that the “ears” (stabilo) of the canopy are slightly swept back in flight. This modern design has a number of advantages. The paraglider’s profile has been specially developed to deliver maximum stability over as wide a speed range as possible. The position and size of the cell openings help support this objective.
The leading edge is reinforced using integrated nylon and elastic. This ensures optimal inflation of the canopy and helps to retain the leading edge’s perfectly clean shape at maximum speed.
Attachment points between the lines and the canopy are reinforced by elastic nylon strings, optimising the distribution of forces across the glider.
Gradient’s unique DDsystem makes it possible to reduce line consumption to less than 241m (size 28) – more than 33% less line when compared with the Gradient Golden 3!
The layout of the line attachment points improve stability at maximum speed – an essential feature of modern high-performance paragliders.
The upper level lines have progressively differing diameters and are made from special, very strong unsheathed lines. All these lines have the advantage of splice loops, to give maximum overall strength, durability and the lowest possible drag.
The sophisticated combination of Dyneema and Vectran lines with different shrinking characteristics used in the glider maintain the correct geometry within the suspension system for a long time.
The Gradient Nevada is supplied with a well proven three-riser speed-system which gives great acceleration and maximum speed.
Gradient has paid attention to small details too, including new low-drag micro attachment points on the paraglider's wing tips, small karabiners with special Gradient plastic locks for lines, new rucksack, inner bag and riser bag, etc.

  • Model: Nevada
  • Shipping Weight: 8Kgs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Gradient


Stephen Millson
5 of 5 Stars
Gradient Nevada BHPA "Skywings" January 2013 Review/Flight test Gradient Nevada By Ian Grayland 55 cells. Aspect ratio five point seven. Only 230 metres of line. At first glance Gradient's latest wing is clearly pitched right at the top of the EN B slot. Construction Wing fabric is the well-tried and tested 409 Porcher Skytex with a 459 leading edge strip for extra durability The 56 cells are grouped in threes for most of the span using partial diagonal cell walls for support. Blocks of four in the centre section and the middle of the inboard Line groups use Gradient's unique 'Double Diagonal' bracing. This gives a slight reduction in line attachment count for the total number of cells, or - more importantly - more cells for your line-set and less line drag.. This layout also makes the central part of the wing a bit bigger in relation to the ears, which with only two main A lines per side are still relatively large. Leading edge reinforcement consists of tr


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