BGD Epic – ENB Paraglider

£2,999.00£3,189.00

BGD Epic

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.

Expected lead times are 2 days to 4 weeks depending on supplier – Please contact us for more information.

LIVE THE JOURNEY
SPRINGSPRING
SUMMERSUMMER
WINTERWINTER

EPIC

EN/LTF-B

The ideal paraglider for your first big flights, and a fun all-rounder for seasoned pilots.

SIZE

21 23 25 27 29
XS S M ML L
SPECS
XS S M ML L
LINEAR SCALING FACTOR 0.96 1 1.04 1.08 1.12
PROJECTED AREA (M²) 17.9 19.6 21.2 22.8 24.5
FLAT AREA (M²) 21 23 25 26.8 28.9
GLIDER WEIGHT (KG) 4.2 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.4
TOTAL LINE LENGTH (M) 210 230 250 268 289
HEIGHT (M) 6.7 7 7.3 7.5 7.8
NUMBER OF MAIN LINES (A/B/C) 3/4/3
CELLS 42
FLAT ASPECT RATIO 5
PROJECTED ASPECT RATIO 3.6
ROOT CHORD (M) 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3
FLAT SPAN (M) 10.2 10.7 11.2 11.6 12
PROJECTED SPAN (M) 8 8.4 8.8 9.07 9.4
TRIM SPEED (KM/H) 38
TOP SPEED (KM/H) 50
MIN SINK (M/S) 1
BEST GLIDE 9
EN WEIGHT RANGE (KG) 50-65 60-80 75-95 90-110 105-125
CERTIFICATION EN/LTF-B

INFO

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.

TECH

BABY A-RISER

We have added a ‘big ears’ A riser which is also on a ½ ratio with the rest of the A lines. This facilitates easy use of big ears while helping speed and stability while on bar. The speed system is light and simple without reflex really helping glide at speed.

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.

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!

FLYING LEVEL / STYLE

Cross country 50%
Hike & fly 40%
Freestyle 80%
Paramotor 80%
Ground-handling 90%
Learning 80%

PACKAGE INCLUDES

Paraglider / Rucksack / Speed bar / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / BGD T-shirt / USB stick with manuals / BGD stickers

MATERIAL

TOP SURFACE Dominico D30 42g/m²
BOTTOM SURFACE Dominico D20 36g/m²
INTERNAL STRUCTURE Porcher Skytex Hard 40g/m²
NOSE REINFORCING Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7mm
RISERS 13mm Kevlar/Nylon webbing
PULLEYS Ronstan/Harken
TOP LINES Liros DC
MIDDLE LINES Liros DSL – sheathed Dyneema
LOWER LINES Liros TSL
BRAKES Liros DSL

Colour

Spring, Summer, Winter

Size

XS, S, M, ML, L

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