BGD SEED (groundhandling wing)
When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status: Current model
|Flat area (M²)||14|
|Projected area (M²)||11.9|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.4|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.2|
|Number of main lines (A/B/C)||3/4/3|
|Glider weight (KG)||2.7|
|Flat span (M)||7.9|
|Projected span (M)||6.3|
|Total line length (M)||194|
|Root chord (M)||2.2|
|Linear scaling factor||0.78|
|Trim speed (KM/H)||45|
|Top speed (KM/H)||45|
|Min sink (M/S)||2|
|Weight range (KG)||30-120|
Standard colours: Inferno, Blaze, Forest, Tundra
- BGD SEED wing
- Stuff sack
- Compression strap
- Riser bag
- Repair kit
SEED: grow your skills!
- Cord cut billow (CCB)
- Snap Locks
- Strong shark nose
- Weight-optimised ribs
The SEED is BGD's affordable premier training paraglider, made for ground-handling only. The SEED was developed from the EN-B EPIC, and acts and feels like a full-size paraglider. It is made from durable 50g cloth and has three risers. It’s a fun accessory for parawaiting at take-off, practising kiting, or just goofing around like Spiderman.
Blown out? Grab a SEED and refine your skills! Ground-handling is never a waste of time, even for professionals. You can learn essential skills that directly relate to in the air flying. Deflations, stalls, brake pressure and active piloting can all be practised while kiting the SEED safely on the ground.
Cord Cut Billow (CCB)
Cord 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 to accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Up to five centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel bending over a wing profile. Cord Cut Billow technology absorbs the material with a 3D panel resulting in fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.
BGD has 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 software that it is now possible to accurately calculate this.
Strong Shark Nose
An ultra aggressive shark nose optimises stability at all speeds. Not all sharks are created equal and BGD’s shark noses are very aggressive, maximising the effects of the technology.
Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that effortlessly 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.
I kept the design of the SEED as simple as possible, while incorporating the most essential and up-to-date designs features. A strong shark nose, CCB, 3D panel shaping on the lower surface and countless other features make the SEED feel like a normal paraglider. I always say, “good ground-handlers make good pilots” and the SEED was produced to teach the most essential skills in a glider small enough to manage even in strong winds.
|TOP SURFACE||Dominico D40 48g/m²|
|BOTTOM SURFACE||Dominico D40 48g/m²|
|INTERNAL STRUCTURE||Dominico D30 hard finish 42g/m²|
|NOSE REINFORCING||Plastic wire 2,3 / 2,7mm|
|RISERS||13mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing|
|TOP LINES||Liros DSL|
|MIDDLE LINES||Liros DSL – sheathed Dyneema|
|LOWER LINES||Edelrid – sheathed Kevlar 7343|
BRUCETUBE E02 - LEARN TO KITE
As a child, Tyr Goldsmith spent a lot of time around paragliders, hanging out at take-off and the LZ. He took the opportunity to play with wings and practise ground-handling, something we should all do a bit more. Maybe it’s in his blood, but Tyr reckons the ten or so years spent kiting a wing may have something to do with how he got so good, so fast! Episode 3 wakes Tyr up from his dreams of flying and throws him into the flying kitchen to find out why ground-handling is so important.
This is what happens when Etienne Cordeau (Flying Frenchies) takes his SEED out for a kite in Mongolia!
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|