BGD ADAM  EN A     –   Safety in Colours   –

A safe and fun glider that you can trust to get you airborne for the very first time, and then learn to fly on in comfort.The ADAM is our EN/LTF-A certified wing, designed for beginners or leisure pilots. Made from Durable Dominico D30 tissue, 34 enhanced clean cells make for a safe, 4.8kg paraglider. Smooth panels and uncorrupted ribs bring stability to my paragliders so I designed the ADAM with Chord Cut Billow (CCB). By adding CCB to the leading edge’s top panel the 3D bulge wraps around the rib without deforming it.This is the first glider of this level to which I have added mini-ribs on the trailing edge. Normally, large-celled paragliders without mini-ribs have a lot of billow near the trailing edge and around the brake fold. When this billow is folded down with a brake input everything gets pulled out of shape. Mini-ribs reduced the billow around the brake fold creating more responsive brake input and a cleaner brake fold.The ADAM is very colourful. We think that being seen in the air and on the ground is a safety bonus for instructors and new pilots.


Every parent knows that deep nervous feeling in their stomach as his or her kids first leave the nest. Tyr, my son, is doing his first flights now. Gunnar, and Freyja are almost old enough. I have to believe I did the best possible job equipping them with them the necessary tools for society and flying. I imagine instructors have the same feelings about their students.

I don’t want my kids, instructors, or anyone to worry about how their paraglider will react so I designed the ADAM EN-A. It is light enough for little Freyja to carry up the mountain and durable enough for the boys.


Bruce’s notes

I have been designing paragliders since 1990 and this is by far the best EN-A glider I have ever made. Back in those days, the Black Magic DHV-1 was designed from a basic parachute with unsupported cells and square box cell design. It worked but needed improvement.

Over the years we have come a long way. CCB and mini-ribs create fitted 3D cells, unsupported cells are supported with diagonal ribs, and span-wise bands clean up the bottom surface. All this new technology has greatly improved the safety and performance of beginner wings. For the ADAM I believe I have found the best combination of simplicity and technology.

It launches really easily, flies responsively and has the highest safety rating available. I even let my kids fly it!

Adam Internal Structure

Top surface : Dominico D30 42g/m²
Bottom surface : Dominico D30 42g/m²
Internal Structure : Dominico D30 Hard 42g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
Risers : 20mm Kevlar/Nylon webbing
Top lines : Liros DSL
Middle lines : Liros TSL
Lower lines : Liros TSL
Brakes : Liros TSL



Linear scaling factor 0.94 1 1.05 1.1
Projected area (m²) 18.5 21 23.2 25.4
Flat area (m²) 22.1 25 27.6 30.2
Glider weight (kg) 4.3 4.9 5.4 5.9
Total line length (m) 243 275 303 333
Height (m) 6.3 6.7 7 7.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3
Cells 34
Flat aspect ratio 4.5
Projected aspect ratio 3.2
Root chord (m) 2.8 3 3.1 3.3
Flat span (m) 10 10.6 11.1 11.7
Projected span (m) 7.7 8.2 8.6 9.1
Trim speed (km/h) 38
Top speed (km/h) 50
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 8
EN weight range (kg) 55-75 70-95 90-110 105-130
Certification EN/LTF-A

ADAM Colours
BGD ADAM colour scheme


Included with your glider:
Paraglider including Rucksack, Speed Bar, BGD T-shirt, USB stick with manuals, BGD stickers, Repair kit, Stuff sack, Riser bag & Compression strap

More information and links to certification details available from:

BGD ADAM Manual: Adam 2 manual (EN version 2.2)

Product code: BGD-P-ADAM-size

If you would like to know more about the BGD ADAM or arrange a test flight with your local dealer, please send a message using the ‘Contact us’ form. Alternatively please telephone us on 01768 779800.


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