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SupAir Savage

New lightweight EN C for 2020

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Description

Explore New Frontiers

A light glider to move far and fast. At 15m/s stepping on the bar or at 3m/s pushing on the hiking poles.

Whether you aim to cross the Alps Northwards, fly over the flats of South Africa, go on a Himalayns Bol-Biv, or start in Competitive XC; the Savage is up to the task

 

Category : EN C

Weight : 4,00 kg in M

Sizes : XS / S / M / M-L

 

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SAVAGE

We received the first prototype at our head office in Annecy during fall 2018. The glide ratio was already good between 40 and 50km/h and the control very direct but we found the glider too demanding in active air at the time.

So we spent the next 6 months setting up dihedra and brake distribution to get the ideal control over the glider. We finally went for a setting that enables a high-efficiency turn while maintaining a fair margin to the stall point. The effort on the brake line is increasing and reaches its maximum right before the stall point. The “catch” is efficient to stop surges.

Then, we dedicated 2019 to maximise the glider’s performance while staying within the EN-C certification criteria. After more than one hundred flying hours on all the different sizes, sometimes in unlikely places and rough conditions, we finally found the good setting.

Early 2020, the SAVAGE is ready. It is very stable around the pitch and roll axis at speed and enables the pilot to soar the ridge with efficiency. A usable low-speed range is available to land in altitude. Taking off again is a breeze. On the SAVAGE we put a good effort in making sure that all sizes through the range (from XS to ML) offer similar performance levels.

WARNING: While being fairly accessible, the SAVAGE remains a sport glider. It is C-class certified according to EN-926-2 norm on classigying paragliders.
Practically it means that :

1- To fly the SAVAGE in active air you must adopt active piloting techniques. We recommand this gliders for pilots flying at least 50hours a year and having SIV experience
2- At speed, to control the glider and prevent surges, you must use the bars mounted on the C-risers. The brake handles stay in your hands.
3- If you pull the brake handles in the abyss of your harness, you will certainly experience a stall. So take the appropriate time to get to know the glider.
4- If you register for an SIV course with the SAVAGE, progress slowly towards accelerated collapses. They require more piloting than a progression glider.

Tech

  • Ultralightweight risers
  • Sharknose airfoil
  • Low-friction Ronstan pulleys
  • Low-friction rings
  • Smart mini-ribs
  • Big-ears kit
  • Wingtip cleaning system

Materials

Outer surface fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 32 g/m² & Skytex 27 g/m2
Inner surface fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 27 g/m²

Walls fabric: Porcher Sport Skytex 32 & 27 hard finish
Reinforcements fabric: Porcher Sport SR 170

Upper and intermediate lines: Edelrid
Lower lines: Edelrid & Liros

Certification

EN-926-1 and 2 and LTF91/09 – Class C Certified (XS size certification pending)

Product Package:

  • SAVAGE Glider
  • Inner bag / Compression strap
  • Compact Case
  • Trek 130 Backpack
  • User’s manual (USB)
  • Repair kit

Specification

SAVAGEXSSMM-L
Cells67676767
Flat surface area (m²)22,524,526,027,5
Span (m)12,0912,6213,0013,37
Chord (m)2,322,422,492,56
Flat aspect ratio6,56,56,56,5
Projected surface area (m²)18,8820,5721,8223,08
Projected span (m)9,379,7810,0710,36
Projected aspect ratio4,654,654,654,65
Weight (kg)3,603,804,004,30
Flying weight range (kg)65-8575-9585-10595-115
CertificationPendingEN CEN CEN C
Risers3+13+13+13+1

 

Colours

Colour options : Polar / Fire / Earth

 

S * W Verdict

“New for 2020 – lightweight performance machine”