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*PENDING SALE* ITV Bip-Bip 18 $500 - No harness

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*PENDING SALE* ITV Bip-Bip 18 $500 - No harness

Bought new, just got back into the states after 2 years of living and flying in Mexico. Has had a line replaced by Cloud 9 and has two dime sized tears that are taped. 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1069789_...

https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10405273_54003...

https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10304436_54003...

https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10647146_54003...

https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1922142_540038...

 

Performance: The Bip Bip has been a great wing. Beautifully finished compared to most other speed/mini wings. ITV in their understated translation describe it as: [i]"A nice looking Speed-Flying wing and mountaineering as a whole, docile and fast. It is also, well suited for the PPG activity. Definitely a toy to try!"

 

The web is full of rave reviews about the Bip Bip and many good Youtubes. I found it a very stable and comfortable mini wing to fly. In performance terms it is nicely positioned between a speed wing and a mini paraglider. It is fast and nimble but not twitchy. It also has good L/D. This is not a speed riding wing. This means it is not built for rapid and steep mountain hugging descents - this is best done with a true small speed rider. The Bip Bip suits more moderate descents and performs well as a mini wing in higher winds for coastal soaring. It can thermal and also can be seen on the web as a fast PPG. I am about 85kg take off weight in a speed harness and found it performed best for coastal soaring in 14kn to 20kn. A heavier person, e.g. 100kg take-off, should be able to fly up to 22kn. This is the ideal wing for a coastal paraglider looking for a wing to pull out when the winds get too strong for a standard wing. 

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