UP Paragliders have announced their latest high-end EN B wing, the Summit XC4, will be shipping from early 2017, starting with the M size.
It’s already flown some big distances in Brazil this season, the biggets we know about being German pilot Peter Hilger’s 338.6km, back in November 2016.
UP say about the Summit XC4:
UP test pilots have confirmed the following key characteristics: Better overall glide ratio, significantly improved glide at top speed, better into-wind capabilities in rough air, and improved handling, which translates into easier, more relaxed low-saves.
The target pilot group are experienced XC hounds looking for something with a lot of performance in the EN B category, to set their mind at ease and their XC route creativity free.
They say the Sumit XC4 inherits its precise handling and collapse resistance from the EN-C/D Trango XC3. “These two in combination make for a very laid-back wing to ‘keep going’ on, so that the pilot will never feel restrained by the wing in their performance”.
It sports a new C-riser control system, for keeping in touch with the wing during hard-and-fast transitions as well as for efficient gliding along coastal cliffs.
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