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Paratech P180

Paratech - P180 Speedrider



Speed experience...
Do you find skiing just as cool as flying ?
Then SpeedRiding your sport! With the P180, we have developed a mixture - Between parachute and paraglider, Paragliding and Skiing now interconnect seamlessly.

For Professionals, Experts and Beginners ...
The P180 is suitable according to chosen surface load equally for newcomer, advanced as well as for professional speedrider.ie speeds are breathtaking and the glide angle make it possible to follow the ground contours. The P180 can be steered by direct handling and the unsurpassed Dive qualities with ease to follow the relief. If it is too fast or you must fly over an obsticle, the P180 can by braking show its flair and more tame side. With the trimmers, the basic speed can be adapted according to ground and pilot's wish.

Speed, but surely ...
The launching with the P180 is almost done by itself. Even with badly laided out glider and unfavorable conditions the wing fills problem-free. The compact construction and the use of a specially developed profile, gives an extremely high natural stability to the P180. The very large speed range, which can be reached using the brakes and trimmers, as well as the very good flair behavior with the landing, contributes considerably to the safety of the P180. 

Paratech quality ...
The P180 has water-repellent nylon cloth for the upper and lower wing surfaces. The lines are particularly robust in dealing with snow, ice and very ski resistant. Further more the high-quality manufacturing is documented with load tests following the same guidelines as with paragliders. Naturally, Paratech brake grasps are used which can be adjusted to the correct size.

A round thing ...
The P180 comes with a light SpeedRiding harness which at the same time serves as a backpack. The special design allows for very good freedom of movement when skiing, using ski-lifts as well as very high comfort while flying. The P180 is also supplied with a quick bag, so after landing you can quickly get back on the ski lift with it attached to your harness and soon be ready for the next run.

The right P180 for me...
A crucial factor in speed riding is the size of the wing. Under the three sizes of the P180 you find the perfect wing depending upon preferences and takeoff weight

15m² for newcomers, regular pilots and pilots with a high starting weight
13m² for advanced pilots with a high takeoff weight who would nevertheless not like to ride without the security of a error-forgiving wing.
The smallest P180 at 11m² - A pure-speed Rider, only Pro's and Experienced pilots.






Manufacture: Paratech


Technical Data

Model P180 11m² P180 13m² P180 15m²
Area (Flat/Projected) 11,00m²/9,42m² 13,00m²/11,14m² 15,00m²/12,85m²
Wing Span (Flat/Projected) 6,21m/?m 6,75m/?m 7,25m/?m
Chord (max/min) ?m/?m ?m/?m ?m/?m
Aspect Ratio (Flat/Projected) 3,50/?
No. of Cells 22
Wing Material ?
Weight (kg) 2,5 2,8 3,1
Glide Ratio ?
Trim Speed ~ Top Speed ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h ?km/h ~ ?km/h
Recommended Fly weight (kg) 60-120 (Expert) 60-120 (Advanced) 60-120 (Beginner)


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Paratech P180 Speedrider


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