Supair at the Coupe Icare 2016
Carlo met the friendly Supair team and chatted with them about products in development.
On the stand was an early proto of this deluxe XC harness, also suitable for competition flying. It will be a similar weight to the Skypper, maybe slightly lighter, with a pronounced taper at the tip to improve aerodynamic flow.
As result of the success of the SKYPPER the challenge of the development team was to evolve an even better harness for cross country and competition use. The aim was threefold: more lightness, more comfort for the pilot and a cleaner finish. Prototypes were tested throughout the year to validate the new technical options of the SKYPPER 2, including its behaviour in flight. A new colour scheme has been designed, and this is the first product of this new direction.
Sup’Air have steadily expanded their glider range, and coming in Spring 2017 is a new EN C called the Taska. A mid C, it is designed to be very relaxing to fly. Expected to weigh only 4.5kg in the M size, it is a 3 liner using 32 gr material outside and 27 gr inside.
On display was a new green-and-blue colour version of their lightweight helmet the Pilot.
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