BGD EPIC EN B

The Epic is ideal for new and intermediate pilots about to embark on their first cross countries for the first time and a fun and versatile all-rounder for seasoned pilots..

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.

Target
Once upon a time in a land far, far away (1989 on the Isle of Wight, UK), a younger Bruce Goldsmith toiled night and day, cramming all his ideas into the Black Magic.

This paraglider was to fulfill his dreams and take him into the history books. Now, with the Epic, fellow pilots can follow on his flight path and embark on their own epic journey.

If the passion for flight burns inside you, the Epic will set you free with, literally, flying colours.

The Epic is ideal for pilots about to leave their house thermal for the first time, and a fun all-rounder for seasoned pilots.

Description
Designed to satisfy your uncontrollable urge for flying, the Epic is an intuitive, safe and graphically appealing paraglider. Bruce has packed lots of high-tech design solutions into the 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 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 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)

Specifications:

XS S M ML L
Projected area 17.86 19.56 21.24 22.81 24.54
Flat area 21.00 23.00 24.97 26.83 28.85
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 6.979 7.3 7.5 7.8 m
Cells 42/80
Flat aspect ratio 5.01
Projected aspect ratio 3.602
Root cord 2.58 2.70 2.81 2.91 3.02 m
Flat span 10.26 10.73 11.18 11.59 12.02 m
Projected span 8.02 8.39 8.75 9.07 9.40 m
In-flight weight range 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125 kg
Certification EN/LTF-B
BGD EPIC paraglider colours
BGD EPIC paraglider colours

The BGD Epic comes with: Paraglider including Rucksack, BGD T-shirt, Speed bar, USB stick with manuals, BGD stickers, Repair kit, Stuff sack, Riser bag, Compression strap.

More information and links to certification details available from: www.flybgd.com

BGD EPIC Manual: Epic Manual (EN version 1.1)

Product code: BGD-P-EPIC-size

If you would like to know more about the BGD EPIC 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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