What are you flying ?

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What are you flying ?

Submitted on March 21, 2006 - 9:24pm.

Would be interested to hear what canopies/gliders everyone is flying.


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Submitted by kitesurfa on April 10, 2006 - 1:11am.


done some research after seeing 


The wing/kite in the video is an Aerodyne 11m Wombat.

Pilot is Francois Bon when he was was still working for the French manufacturer. He has now moved to Gin as Test pilot, designer & their Acro manager.



GLX specs

Submitted by mrslaton on February 27, 2007 - 12:12am.

Yes, I know. This is primarily because the factory is nervous that some pilots that are not qualified will attempt to purchase. These wings were primarily made for experienced skydiving "swoopers" that want to cross over to ground launching and Blad running (competition speed flying). So, they won't release a lot of info except sizes, material types and design parameters.

The Daedalus GLX has sail material just like a paraglider but it has a tri-cell construction with cross bracing, a hybrid nose design and cascaded lines that only go to front and rear risers. With this type of wing you don't need trimmers, four riser groups, etc. Some of the paragliding companies are catching on but still have a way to go. We fly these parachutes at a high wing loading with our experience factory pilots pushing 3.0 and higher. We have tested and landing a 39sqft! I'm going to post our swooping to speed flying story next...



GLX Technical Specs ???

Submitted on February 24, 2007 - 11:43pm.

Jim, could you post the GLX canopy technical specs as there are none listed on the linked website. ?



Submitted by mrslaton on February 22, 2007 - 12:06am.

"Ultimate" speed flying canopy


Not for the beginner and created by the guys who created the sport of swooping. These guys have 10,000+ parachute swoops and started the rage back in 1996!




Submitted by kitesurfa on April 13, 2006 - 12:06pm.

Which kite manufacturer ?
The only kites I know that have some open cells on the trailing edge are made by Advance - especially for snow kiting.

Did you modify it yourself ?



Submitted by wingsuit on January 27, 2008 - 8:04pm.


PD Sabre2 107, PD Katana 97, and an old Nova 135. Loaded at about 1.8:1, 2:1, and 1.4:1 respectively. The Nova works great for getting some speed up and easy launches into nil wind. KA97 I seldom use for SF, but it's a blast to fly close to the ground. The Sabre2 107 is my workhorse. Easy to launch, plenty of speed, and really easy to shut down on a dime in tricky situations.

I can't afford a SF-specific wing. I wish... I've got some experience on the GLX and it's a blast. Spire looks promising, as well.

What's up, Jim? This is Steve (Lightfoot). Killin' it Oregon. Off to Scotland for a few months.



Submitted by antoine on April 12, 2006 - 10:42am.



I am beginning with a prototype, in fact it was first designed as a kite.

Open cells (leading edge, of course, but also trailing edge).

Around 10m2

I am using a Sup'air Altiplume harness

My Speed Flying Pictures: http://roubinaish1.free.fr/perso/parapente/hautes_alpes/

A small video: http://roubinaish1.free.fr/perso/parapente/SpeedRiding.mov



Submitted on December 24, 2008 - 11:09pm.

Cool... Cool

I have been looking at getting one of these maybe.
What are you thoughts on the wing ?

How does the zip effect the flight and handling when flying as an 11m ?


Submitted by nitramf on December 24, 2008 - 9:17pm.

I am flying the JN Hellracer² 11m²/13m²

Here is a Pic of it:



Submitted by nitramf on December 28, 2008 - 12:42pm.


I am Speedriding beginner. JN says that the canopy is zipped (11m²) faster.

I will post the answers to your questions in a few months. The used materials are very good, the sail is good, the lines are thick. The quality is very good I think.