BGD DUAL LITE

£3,999.00 Excl. Tax: £3,332.50
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Model Status: Current model

SKU
BGD-DUALLITE
Specifically designed for adventure teams we have optimised the DUAL LITE for performance, weight, and safety making hike-and-fly, vol bivouac, and big XCs easier.

Technical data

ONE SIZE 40
WEIGHT RANGE (KG) 120-220
FLAT AREA (M²) 40
PROJECTED AREA (M²) 34.3
GLIDER WEIGHT (KG) 6.4
FLAT ASPECT RATIO 5.3
PROJECTED ASPECT RATIO 3.9
LINEAR SCALING FACTOR 1
TOTAL LINE LENGTH (M) 450
HEIGHT (M) 9.4
NUMBER OF MAIN LINES (A/B/C) 3/4/3/2
CELLS 52
ROOT CHORD (M) 3.5
FLAT SPAN (M) 15.6
PROJECTED SPAN (M) 11.5
TRIM SPEED (KM/H) 42
TOP SPEED (KM/H) 52
MIN SINK (M/S) 1
BEST GLIDE 9
CERTIFICATION (EN/LTF) B

Colours

  • One colour (see images)

Package

  • Paraglider / BGD Giveaway / Rucksack / 2 karabiners / Replacement Trimmers / Repair kit / Stuff sack / Riser bag / Compression strap / manuals / BGD stickers

Optional extras

  • Tandem Spreader Bars (spreaders)

BGD DUAL LITE: light tandem paraglider

  • Chord cut billow (CCB)
  • Elliptical cell openings
  • Effortless two-step launch
  • Smooth relaxed feel

Extra water, food or wine could make up for the almost 1.1kg of weight we have skimmed off the DUAL (without losing much durability). With a mix of carefully allocated 27, 34, and 40 gram cloth the EN-B certified DUAL LITE feels like its parent – power steering, loads of feedback, and efficient characteristics.

Target

If you have a lightweight tent (for two), two -10 degree sleeping bags, a gas burner, a couple of reversible harnesses, a GPS tracker and two flexible jobs, the DUAL LITE is for you. The DUAL LITE is designed specifically for adventurous teams. Its performance, safety, and weight have been optimised for long vol-bivouac flights and hike-and-fly.

FLYING LEVEL / STYLE

BGD DUAL LITE flying level / style

Features

CHORD CUT BILLOW (CCB)

Chord Cut Billow technology has been developed to improve the form friction, glider stability and overall performance of our paragliders. Two seams run chord-wise across the top panels of the leading edge. They accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Without CCB, up to five centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel when it bends over a wing profile. This results in wrinkles. Chord Cut Billow technology removes this excess material and the 3D panel has fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.

SMOOTH RELAXED FEEL

It's all about giving the best flying experience to your passenger!

ELLIPTICAL CELL OPENINGS

We have found that elliptical cell openings give better lower surface tension making for smoother inflation, and re-inflation after collapses.

WEIGHT-OPTIMISED RIBS

We have maintained the strength and rigidity of the ribs while removing unnecessary material. This means less weight for no increase in cost or reduction in strength of the wing. The hole positioning and size depends on the loads taken locally by the sail, and it is thanks to recent developments in our software that it is now possible to accurately calculate this.

PROGRESSIVE STABILITY

Using ALULA, BGD gliders are designed to have a stable and solid centre with progressively softer tips. This teaches pilots to predict and avoid deflations and stay aware of the air.

BGD FEEDBACK

Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. BGD Feedback produces happier pilots!

INTEGRATED LINE LAYOUT

The line layout of our gliders is fully integrated into the wing design. Sail and lines are designed together, holistically. The cell widths and the internal straps that transfer the load though the sail are all designed according to the line layout. Even the panel shaping is matched with the line layout though detailed CAD simulation. The result is simple: fewer lines and stronger, faster, safer gliders.

REPLACEABLE TRIMMERS

Committed to building products that last, we only use durable high-tech fabrics and sheathed kevlar lines on the Dual 2. In addition, we’ve created a replaceable trimmer system for the Dual 2 to maximize longevity.

SNAP LOCKS

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that connect the brakes to the risers. A small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system hold the handle in place, releasing only if the handles are pulled down towards the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

EFFORTLESS TWO-STEP LAUNCH

Professional pilots need a glider that is easy to launch. This tandem features a superior high lift profile designed to give the wing a smooth inflation with an eager lift at take off.

Designer's notes

Just after my son Tyr was born I was trying to convince mhy wife Arna that paragliders are as nice as hang gliders. I wanted to charm her into the sport with a lovely XC flight. We took off one sunny morning from Séderon, France and headed into the heart of the Vercors. It was a glorious flying day. We soared low and slow along cliffs and over grazing deer. We caressed the cumulus clouds with our wing tip. I wanted to show her that flying a slow aircraft could be really rewarding. She enjoyed it so much she was constantly attempting to back/front-seat-pilot the tandem. She soon realised it was best to just let go and enjoy the strong thermals. 80km and five hours later, slightly sore but glowing, we landed in La Chapelle-en-Vercors next to a perfect little restaurant where we had dinner. Arna now flies an EN-B Wasp and is a part owner of BGD. I think I convinced her.

I designed the DUAL LITE to help convince friends/partners/spouses that paragliding is a convenient, adventurous sport. Whether it is a simple hike-and-fly or a long vol-bivouac expedition the DUAL LITE delivers. Like the DUAL, the DUAL LITE is a wing that has a very clean leading edge (Cord Cut Billow) making the low cell count (50 cells) feasible thus reducing the weight, line consumption and complexity of the paraglider. I think the DUAL LITE really benefits from the DUAL's renowned light handling. Its launching characteristics even surprised me – the wing floats up with very little effort from the pilot.

- Bruce Goldsmith

Materials

TOP SURFACE Porcher Skytex 27g/m2, 40g/m²
BOTTOM SURFACE Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
INTERNAL STRUCTURE Porcher Skytex hard finish 32g/m²
NOSE REINFORCING Plastic wire 2,0 / 2,5mm
RISERS 20mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing
PULLEYS Riley
TOP LINES Liros DC
MIDDLE LINES Liros TSL
LOWER LINES Liros TSL
BRAKES Liros DSL, PPSL

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ConditionNew
Shipping DetailsWhen in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model StatusCurrent model