Skywalk X-Alps 5
Hike&Fly races place particularly high demands on a paraglider: The wing must be stress-free to fly for many hours, show maximum performance and also be ultralight so that it can fit into even the smallest Hike&Fly backpack. The X-ALPS5 combines all these criteria perfectly and was designed exactly for this purpose.
The 2-liner technology, combined with the moderate aspect ratio and number of cells, as well as the ultralight construction result in a well-balanced high performer, which is not only the working tool of our X-Alps athletes, but is also perfectly suited for cross-country pilots, bivouac pilots and beginners in the 2-liner class. Therefore nothing stands in the way of your next adventure!
HOW DOES THE X-ALPS FLY?
The neat line setup and the 7mm lightweight riser, which is comparatively torsion-resistant for its light weight, make launch preparations shorter and much easier for the pilot. The X-ALPS5 has very easy launch behavior for its class and allows launches in very challenging terrain, even in tough conditions. The very precise canopy feedback makes the glider very intuitive to fly, which is what our athletes particularly like about the X-ALPS5 and establishes a quick familiarity with the wing. The X-APLPS5 responds directly to control impulses and turns smoothly due to the moderate aspect ratio of 6.57, while the bank angle is easy to control.
Due to the special manufacturing technology and the complex inside construction, the profile is extraordinarily dimensionally stable in trim as well as in accelerated flight. In addition, the 2-liner technology guarantees low line drag, giving the X-ALPS5 very high glide performance. The long accelerator way of 18cm provides a high speed increase. Combined with the smooth B-control, the pilot can fly very fast and efficiently in race mode for many hours.
The well-proven Porcher Skytex 27 double coated cloth material not only ensures an ultralight weight of 3.4kg, but also a long lifetime.
Efficient, high-performance, ultralight, simple – these words best describe the X-ALPS5.
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex 27 double coated
Lower surface: Porcher Skytex 27 double coated
Ribs and Bands: Porcher Skytex 27g hard
Upper: Liros DC60/35
Middle: Edelrid 8001 – 190/90/70/50
Main: Edelrid 8001 – 340/190/130/90
Brake: Liros DFLP 200/32, Edelrid 8001 – 130, Edelrid 8001 – 50, Liros DC 35
Cousin 7 mm webbing
|Area flat (m²)||20,4||21,5||22,6||23,7|
|Area projected (m²)||17,6||18,6||19,6||20,5|
|Wingspan flat (m)||11,6||11,9||12,2||12,5|
|Aspect ratio flat||6,57||6,57||6,57||6,57|
|Aspect ratio projected||5,16||5,16||5,16||5,16|
|Glider weight (kg)||3,4||3,5||3,6||3,7|
|Certified weight range (kg)||60 – 77||65 – 87||75 – 97||85 – 107|
|Homologation||LTF/EN: D||LTF/EN: D||LTF/EN: D||LTF/EN: D|
Colours: Mystic White, Frosted Orange
Included with your Glider:
More information and links to certification details available from Skywalk
Skywalk X-Alps 5 user guides available here
Stock code: SKYW-P-XA5
If you would like to know more about the Skywalk X-Alps 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.