Advance OMEGA XALPS 3

£4,799.00

Product code: ADVNC-OMEGAXALPS3

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Status: Current model

Condition: New

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The OMEGA XALPS 3 is the new Light-Racer from Advance, the latest generation two-liner, made for the greatest demands under extreme condition.

Technical Data

Size

22

23

24

Flat surface (m2)

21.8

22.8

24.4

Projected surface (m2)

18.55

19.4

20.76

Certified takeoff weight (kg)

75-87

85-97

95-110

Glider weight (kg)

3.5

3.6

3.8

Span (m)

12.31

12.59

13.03

Projected span (m)

9.91

10.135

10.48

Aspect ratio

6.95

6.95

6.95

Projected aspect ratio

5.29

5.29

5.29

Number of cells

63

63

63

Number of risers

2+1

2+1

2+1

Certification

EN/LTF D

EN/LTF D

EN/LTF D

No less than X-Alps Serial Winner Chrigel Maurer, Aaron Durogati, Toma Coconea and Patrick von Känel have contested the toughest paraglider race in the world with the OMEGA XALPS 3. Its exceptional performance and compact light build also makes the OMEGA XALPS 3 the first choice for ambitious cross country pilots.

"The advantages of this latest two-liner generation are convincingly clear. Its handling is much easier and the weight is the same as earlier three-liners, but it gives you an unbelievably splendid feeling in flight."

- Christian Maurer, 6 times X-Alps winner

NewGen two-liner concept clearly asserts itself

During the last two years the ADVANCE development team have built more than 30 prototypes and tried out countless new concepts. Chrigel Maurer himself, together with ADVANCE test pilot and X-Alps first-timer Patrick von Känel, has been part of the project – testing and assessing the project from an athletes point of view This extensive R&D has paid off, and previously insurmountable technological boundaries have been swept aside.

"The OMEGA XALPS 3 is absolutely the easiest two-liner that I’ve ever flown. And all that with impressive performance. For me that is a decisive X-Alps criterion."

- Aaron Durogati, Worldcup-overall Winner, X-Alps participant

Easy to manage and extremely good performance

The OMEGA XLPS 3 is special as a two-liner because of its heretofore unattainable mix of performance, simplicity and minimal weight. With an aspect ratio of 6.95 and a mere 63 cells it is very simple and compact to live with, and delivers an exceptionally agreeable feeling in flight: but this with massively better performance and the same weight as an equivalent three-liner. These are exactly the qualities that not only X-Alps athletes desire, but also ambitious cross country pilots

"I wanted to prove that I could evolve from Running Man to Flying Man. I am proud that I managed to do this on the X-Alps 2019, also thanks to the OMEGA XALPS 3."

- Toma Coconea, X-Alps runner up 2007 and 2011

Ultralight inner structure thanks to High-Tech Nitinol Wires

For weight-saving, the OMEGA XALPS 3 not only has the signature Sliced Diagonals Technology inside but also ultralight High-Tech Nitinol Wires around the profiles. These new high-grade alloy wires are not only much lighter than conventional Nylon versions but virtually cannot get bent out of shape. This is a great advantage for fast and compact packing in the X-Alps.

"The OMEGA XALPS 3 provides simplicity – not only in flight, but for packing. The Nitinol wires make it very compact to pack, and it keeps its shape."

- Patrick von Känel, ADVANCE test pilot and X-Alps participant

The weight of the wing can vary by up to 100g due to unavoidable manufactured fluctuations in the density of such light fabric.

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Reviews

Launching the OXA 3... is super easy and it resembles the 3 liners in that matter. ... the structure is very compact and resembles the Zeno and Leopard. The OXA 3 21 gives more information about the air but in a solid structure. Overall it seems well sorted with good overall compact feel.

I can confirm that the OXA 3 is easy to fly for a light 2 liner as it moves in one block. I think because of the authority on the brakes that enables the pilot to put it accurately and precisely in moving air.

The handling and authority on the brakes are way better than the Zeno and slightly sharper than the Leopard. The climb rate next to the Leopard is ok, and perhaps I felt that the Leopard is slightly floatier. The glide however of the OXA 3 22 is the best I could find on a D, especially at full bar!

Conclusion: A light 2 liner. Compact, agile, dynamic, but still easy for a 2 liner with good authority on the brakes, and with a superb glide angle, is how I can describe best the OXA 3.

- Ziad Bassil, Dust of the universe (full review)

... the ultimate multi-tool for experienced pilots, giving you an ultralight, high performance, reliable wing you can take everywhere.

The XALPS 3 is suitable for XC league regulars and experienced pilots who will take care of the wing by launching proficiently.

If you're coming from another EN D you'll have no problems adapting to the XALPS 3. If you're upgrading to the class from a high C, or looking to fly a two-liner for the first time: this will help you with the best in class launch behaviour and the ease of handling and good reinflation characteristics that comes from light manufacture. It's not demanding. It has forgiving and balanced behaviour in thermic air. It will give you the confidence to fly fast and far, with a broad smile on your face.

It makes me want to sneak out and fly, and for that, I love it.

- Greg Hamerton, Flybubble (full review)

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN D
LTF Certification LTF D
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model

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