Advance EPSILON 6 (PAST MODEL)

£2,849.00

Product code: ADVNC-EPSLN6

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

The Advance EPSILON 6 was superseded by the Advance EPSILON 7.

The EPSILON 6 you will broaden your flying horizons, and get to fully enjoy the magnificent view from cloud base!

Technical details

Size

 

23

26

28

31

Flat surface

m2

23.10

26.04

28.10

30.61

Projected surface

m2

19.76

22.28

24.04

26.19

Span

m

11.01

11.69

12.15

12.68

Projected span

m

8.73

9.27

9.63

10.05

Aspect ratio

 

5.25

5.25

5.25

5.25

Projected aspect ratio

 

3.86

3.86

3.86

3.86

Max chord

m

2.63

2.79

2.9

3.02

Min chord

m

0.53

0.56

0.58

0.60

Take off weight **

kg

60-80

70-95

85-110

100-130

Glider weight

kg

5.90

6.35

6.70

7.20

Number of cells

 

51

51

51

51

Number of risers

 

4+1

4+1

4+1

4+1

Riser length

cm

44

46

48

50

Max length of the lines with the risers

cm

671.9

713.3

741.0

773.4

Symmetric control travel

cm

> 65

Min speed *

km/h

23 +/-1

Trim speed *

km/h

38 +/ 2

Max. speed *

km/h

51 +/-2

Min. sink rate *

m/s

1.2

Accelerator travel

cm

36.2

38.5

39.9

41.8

Best glide *

 

8,9 +/-0,2

Certification

 

EN/ LTF1-2

* Values depending on wing loading, harness/pilot and glider size

** Pilot, wing, equipment

Sizes & Weight Ranges

Here below are the sizes and weight ranges for the EPSILON 6... 

Size

All-Up Weight Range

EPSILON 6 23

60-80 Kg

EPSILON 6 26

70-95 Kg

EPSILON 6 28

85-110 Kg

EPSILON 6 31

100-130 Kg

EPSILON 6: explore new skies!

You want to climb – climb high! As a thermally-focused leisure pilot you relish the thought of easy turning, precise centring and climbing all the way up in order to be able to fly away from your local area. Thanks to the special handling, compactness and balanced nature of the intermediate EPSILON 6 you will broaden your flying horizons, and get to fully enjoy the magnificent view from cloud base!

The EPSILON 6 pilot

The EPSILON 6 is best suited to the typical intermediate leisure pilot who regularly flies in thermal conditions. He will already have a competent, active flying style, can recognise an approaching collapse, and knows how to prevent it without overreacting. From this starting point thermalling with the EPSILON 6 will mean perfect pleasure. Thanks to its large degree of safety the EPSILON 6 can also be flown by the talented, advanced student.

Outstanding characteristics

The EPSILON 6 has many outstanding characteristics, including...

A compact and stable unit

For the EPSILON 6 the wing, lines and pilot form an especially compact unit. This primarily results from an ideal relationship between aspect ratio and line length. On the one hand this produces a marked degree of inherent stability, and on the other creates perfect tracking and pitch stability. As the pilot this gives you a good feeling under the glider all the time.

Sophisticated and smooth handling

Less load from the brakes and low steering demands enable the EPSILON 6 to circle at any desired radius, and let the pilot feel precise canopy feedback from the brakes. The EPSILON has an exceptionally smooth, distinctive ADVANCE handling because of the Ring Raff System, combined with a perfect combination of profile and curvature.

Harmonised and absolutely predictable

One of the greatest strengths of the EPSILON 6 is that it has no weaknesses. With this wing you have a harmonised and well-balanced glider, tuned exactly to your needs as a thermalling pilot. Its reassuring predictability and obvious passive safety will impress you from takeoff to landing. 

Other important details

Advance pays great attention to every detail of their wings, even small ones...

Big ears system with Quick Snap

The EPSILON 6 has split A-risers, which make it easy to apply big ears. The integrated magnets in the Quick Snap System arrange for the risers to lie together automatically on the ground. After takeoff they separate themselves and thus guarantee easy big ears handling every time.

Efficient 2-stage speed system with SPI

The EPSILON 6 speed system has an adjustable ratio change so that the length of the speed bar travel and its loading can be set to suit the pilot’s leg length and leg position. In addition, the Speed Performance Indicator (SPI) always shows the selected speed bar setting against an ideal position.

ADVANCE standards

For 20 years ADVANCE have, as their main priority, set themselves the highest standards in quality and design. The EPSILON 6 incorporates many of the technical innovations that ADVANCE have developed over all those years, many of which have become standard features for the entire paragliding world.

Materials

Leading edge

New Skytex 6.6 Evolution water-repellent, 9092 E117, 44 g/m2

Top and bottom surface

New Skytex 6.6 water-repellent, 9017 E77A, 40 g/m2

Supported ribs

New Skytex 6.6, 9092 E38A, 44 gr/m2

Unsupported ribs

New Skytex 6.6, 9017 E38A, 40 gr/m2

Enclosing strap of the leading edge and trailing edge

Polyester/Mylar 20 mm

Enclosing strap of the leading edge lower surface

Polyamid 16 mm

Suspension lines

  • Edelrid Technora (Aramid) 6843, 240/200/160/120, covered, 2.1 mm / 1.9 mm / 1.5 mm / 1.4 mm (main lines)
  • Edelrid Technora (Aramid) 6843, 120, covered, 1.4 mm  (2nd level)
  • Liros Dynema, DSL 70, covered, 0.95 mm (3rd level)

Risers

Polyester 22 mm – 1100 kg

Quick links

Maillon Rapide, Inox stainless, 3.5 mm - 750 kg

Stitching thread

Polyester

Downloads

Certification

The Advance EPSILON 6 has been awarded LTF 1-2 and EN B for all sizes in both unaccelerated and accelerated flight.

More about the certification.

EN test reports for the Advance EPSILON 6:

LTF/DHV test reports for the Advance EPSILON 6:

Colours

Standard colours: Gold, Petrol, Red, Steel, White

Advance EPSILON 6 reviews

"The Epsilon 6 stands out as an Advance wing the moment you open it... As far as product satisfaction is concerned you will struggle to find anything to complain about... It really is Bang & Olufsen and beautifully finished in every way...The Epsilon 6 does exactly what it says on the box... ...it is Swiss precision, personified in a paraglider, a Rolex of a wing."

- Bob Drury, Cross Country Magazine (full review)

French magazine 'Parapente Magazine' published a review of the Advance EPSILON 6 in edition 124...

Advance Epsilon 6 review by Parapente Mag in French (original version, 1.4 MB).

Advance Epsilon 6 review by Parapente Mag in English (translation by Mike Riley, 60 KB).

Hello Carlo and Nancy, I finally managed to fly the Epsilon 6 today... first in a 15-18 mph north-westerly... [then] before sunset when the wind had dropped a bit, although still gusty.

I find it difficult comparing wings when the loading is different [e.g. compared to my current wing]. However, the 26m Epsilon 6 is great flown at 88 kg all up.

Ground handling is impeccable. It seems to come up with only the slightest movement of the A's, and is very easy to keep overhead. Even on the ground it wants to cut through the air, making it easy to get a good run for take-off.

In the air, penetration into wind is much better than on a heavily loaded Pulsar [my current wing], which surprised me a bit. It feels more like the Onyx [a previous wing I used to fly], and wants to cut through the air, whereas the Pulsar (both lightly and heavily loaded) seems to add a lot more vertical movement.

Brake pressure is slightly heavier than the Pulsar, but it likes flying with less brake, which makes it easier.

Because of the way it cuts through the air, it is much easier to position than the Pulsar: you get where you want without any surprises. It's a bit more damped, but feedback is still good.

Pitch control is different [to the Pulsar] due to the change in brake pressure, but that just needs a little practice. If I get another chance to fly it in gentler conditions I'll try being a little more adventurous.

Landing in the strong wind was interesting. After getting one toe on the ground I was hoiked up a couple of times, but only slightly off the ground, making it very easy to keep my footing and bring the wing down as soon as I got two feet on the ground.

I certainly had enough time on it today, to know that I want one: it just feels right for me. It's by far the nicest wing I've ever flown. Right from the word go, it allows you to concentrate on the flying rather than the wing.

Speak to you soon,

- Julian Monypenny, very happy Flybubble customer

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF 1-2
Model Status Past model

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