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Seed

Ground Handling

Great pilots were first great ground handlers. Learn to kite, grow your skills.

Size

14
14

Spécifications

  14
Facteur d'échelle 0.78
Surface projetée (m²) 11.9
Surface à plat (m²) 14
Poids de l'aile (kg) 2.7
Longueur totale du suspentage (m) 194
Hauteur (m) 5.3
Nombres de suspentes principales (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Caissons 31
Allongement à plat 4.4
Allongement projeté 3.2
Corde centrale (m) 2.2
Envergure à plat (m) 7.9
Envergure projetée (m) 6.3
Vitesse bras hauts (km/h) 45
Vitesse accélérateur (km/h) 45
Taux de chute mini 2
Finesse 5
Poids de décollage homologué (kg) 30-120
Homologation Ground Handling

Description

The SEED is our affordable premier training paraglider, made for ground-handling only. The SEED was developed from the EN-B EPIC, and acts and feels like a full-size paraglider. It is made from durable 50g cloth and has three risers. It’s a fun accessory for parawaiting at take-off, practicing kiting, or just goofing around like Spiderman.

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Spécificités techniques

Cord Cut Billow (CCB)

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.

Strong Shark Nose

An ultra aggressive shark nose optimises stability at all speeds. Not all sharks are created equal and BGD’s shark noses are very aggressive, maximising the effects of the technology.

Weight-optimised ribs

We have maintained the strength and rigidity of the ribs while removing unnecessary material. This means less weight for no increase in cost or reduction in strength of the wing. The hole positioning and size depends on the loads taken locally by the sail, and it is thanks to recent developments in our software that it is now possible to accurately calculate this.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that effortlessly connect the brakes to the risers. A small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system hold the handle in place, releasing only if the handles are pulled down towards the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

Public

Blown out? Grab a SEED and refine your skills! Ground-handling is never a waste of time, even for professionals. You can learn essential skills that directly relate to in the air flying. Deflations, stalls, brake pressure and active piloting can all be practiced while kiting the SEED safely on the ground.


Notes du concepteur

I kept the design of the SEED as simple as possible, while incorporating the most essential and up-to-date designs features. A strong shark nose, CCB, 3D panel shaping on the lower surface and countless other features make the SEED feel like a normal paraglider. I always say, “good ground-handlers make good pilots” and the SEED was produced to teach the most essential skills in a glider small enough to manage even in strong winds.

Flying Level / Style

Le package comprend

Parapente / Kit de réparation / Sac de compression / Sac d'élévateurs / Sangle de compression / BGD T-shirt / BGD stickers

Matériaux

Risers 13mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Top lines Liros DSL
Middle lines Liros DSL
Brakes Liros DSL
Nose reinforcing Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Top surface Dominico N40 50g/m²
Bottom surface Dominico N40 50g/m²
Internal structure Dominico N30 Hard 42g/m²
Lower lines Edelrid

Related Videos

Seed - Ground-handling - Grow your skills

12-04-2018

Blown out? Grab a SEED and refine your skills! Ground handling is never a waste of time, even for professionals. You can learn essential skills that directly relate to in the air flying. Deflations, stalls, brake pressure and active piloting can all... Plus