Skywalk Spice 2
The SPICE2 is pre-destined for performance-seeking cross-country hunters who like to optimize their XC gear down to the smallest detail in weight and packing size. At 3.3 to 3.8 kilograms, the four sizes of the XC sportster are record-breakingly light, and the latest innovations allow you to easily access its enormous performance potential. The SPICE2 feels solid in the air and can be flown very efficiently on bar via the SPEED CONTROL, making it one of the most powerful gliders in its class.
The wing is perfectly adapted to the needs of XC pilots who like to explore new terrain. The SPICE’s healthy balance gives you the confidence to solve tricky cross-country and bivouac flying situations at any time.
HOW DOES THE SPICE FLY?
The SPICE2 demonstrates its balanced characteristics right at launch. While kiting, the lightweight canopy rises steadily above the pilot and develops lift quickly, which makes launching from steep or tight sites in alpine terrain much easier.
In the air, the glider immediately conveys confidence, and the ultra-lightweight canopy provides pleasant feedback. For relaxed, fatigue-free XC flying, brake line pressure is pleasantly low and brake line travel is moderate. The glider responds directly to brake input and turns smoothly as bank angle increases. The SPICE2 is particularly pitch-stable and sits firmly in the air. This translates to an enormous performance boost, especially in turbulent conditions, and enables very efficient flying as the pilot compensates less for canopy movement around the vertical, horizontal or longitudinal axis when gliding.
The angle of attack of the canopy can be easily and efficiently controlled in accelerated flight via the C-risers. The speed system and the SPEED CONTROL work smoothly, so you can fly fast, fatigue-free and maintain a high average speed for a long time, even in turbulence –– perfect for demanding XC adventures!
We have adamantly optimized the SPICE2 for lightness. At the leading edge, which is particularly stressed by UV radiation and mechanical influences, our innovative TX-Light material is used, which offers an excellent compromise between lightness and robustness. The less stressed main parts of the top and bottom sails are made of very lightweight Dominico 10D material, which offers excellent aging resistance for its extremely low weight. For the profile ribs and anchor lines, we use the proven Porcher Skytex 27g hard finish, which offers high dimensional stability at low weight. The user-friendly line concept leaves nothing to be desired for an ultra-lightweight sports class glider.
Upper surface: Dominico TX-Light / 10D
Lower surface: Dominico 10D
Ribs and Bands: Porcher Skytex 27g hard
Upper: Liros DC 60/35
Middle: Edelrid 8000-U135/90/80/70/50
Main: Liros PPSLS 180/125, PPSL 200/160
Brake: Edelrid 8000-U135/70/50, Liros DC35
Güth&Wolf 12mm Webbing (or option of Liros 6mm Dyneema)
|Area flat (m²)||22,0||23,43||24,90||26,93|
|Area projected (m²)||18,6||19,8||21,06||22,8|
|Wingspan flat (m)||11,9||12,3||12,7||13,2|
|Wingspan projected (m)||9,3||9,6||9,9||10,3|
|Aspect ratio flat||6,43||6,43||6,43||6,43|
|Aspect ratio projected||4,64||4,64||4,64||4,64|
|min. profile depth (cm)||50,3||51,9||53,5||55,6|
|max. profile depth (cm)||231,3||238,7||246||255,9|
|Glider weight (kg)||3.3||3.4||3.6||3.8|
|Certified weight range (kg)||60 – 87||75 – 97||85 – 107||95 – 117|
|Recommended certified weight range (kg)||65 – 85||80 – 95||90 – 105||100 – 115|
|Homologation||LTF/EN: C||LTF/EN: C||LTF/EN: C||LTF/EN: C|
Colours: Red, White
Included with your Glider:
The Spice 2 is supplied complete with compress inner bag, glider strap, riser bag, guide, stickers and bandana.
More information and links to certification details available from Skywalk
Skywalk Spice 2 user guides available here
Stock code: SKYW-P-SP2
If you would like to know more about the Skywalk Spice 2 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.