Phi BEAT

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Model Status: Current model

EN Certification: EN B

LTF Certification: LTF B

SKU
PHI-BEAT
The BEAT fits between the TENOR and MAESTRO in Phi's range. Synthesising concepts, BEAT combines strengths from MAESTRO, ALLEGRO, FANTASIA and SYMPHONIA. An exceptionally clean finish and high level of form stability make the BEAT fly extremely precisely and give excellent feedback! The handling is perfectly balanced, the performance is convincing, and the behaviour in the manoeuvres exemplary.

Technical data

Size (number) XS (18) S (20) M (22) ML (23) L (24) XL (26)
Certified weight range (kg) 50-75 65-85 75-95 83-103 90-110 105-130
Flat area (m²) 20.8 23.11 25.48 26.7 27.9 30.37
Projected area (m²) 17.74 19.72 21.73 22.77 23.79 25.89
Flat aspect ratio 5.31 5.31 5.31 5.31 5.31 5.31
Projected aspect ratio 3.88 3.88 3.88 3.88 3.88 3.88
Number of cells 56 56 56 56 56 56
Projected span (m) 8.29 8.74 9.18 9.4 9.61 10.02
Flat span (m) 10.51 11.07 11.63 11.9 12.17 12.69
Line length (m) 6.24 6.57 6.9 7.07 7.22 7.53
Total line length (m) 250 260 270 280 290 300
Maximum chord (m) 2.45 2.58 2.71 2.77 2.84 2.96
Minimum chord (m) 0.66 0.7 0.73 0.75 0.77 0.8
Weight (kg) 4.3 4.6 4.9 5.15 5.2 5.5
Certification (EN/LTF) B B B B B B
Riser length (mm) 500 540 540 540 540 540
Speedway (mm) 150 150 180 180 180 200

Weight ranges

Phi BEAT weight ranges

Colours

Standard colours: CC 01 Blue-Black, CC 02 Lime-Black, CC 03 Gold-Black

Phi BEAT standard colours: CC 01 Blue-Black, CC 02 Lime-Black, CC 03 Gold-Black

Package

Wing, concertina bag, repair material.

Phi BEAT: the beat of your heart!

The BEAT of your heart!

At the request of many pilots, the BEAT has only robust, sheathed TECHNORA lines on the brakes and stabilo, which stand out clearly from the ground in their orange.

With this decision we follow our conviction that paragliding has to become easier again!

Despite the theoretically higher resistance of these somewhat thicker lines, we could not measure a performance disadvantage, on the contrary. Above all, this wing seems to benefit from its exceptionally clean finish.

The BEAT has a very high level of form stability due to its complex structure. This makes it fly extremely precise and gives excellent feedback!

Phi BEAT progression paraglider

Designer's note

Our test team immediately liked the first BEAT prototype extremely well. It was love at first sight! The handling is perfectly balanced, the performance is convincing and he also behaved very well in the maneuvers. Once again we had the right feeling and a little bit of luck!

So we are very happy to surprise the pilots with this wing! With the BEAT we are now able to offer 5 B wings (in addition to 4 wings in the A class). With our wide range, we want to make sure that every pilot finds the right wing for himself.

- Hannes Papesh

Technical features

With 56 cells and a flat aspect ratio of 5.3, the BEAT lines up between TENOR and MAESTRO. Technically it is a somewhat slimmed down MAESTRO with a few pinches of ALLEGRO (3 main lines), a little FANTASIA (intake) and of course the extremely well-balanced SYMPHONIA.

Phi BEAT mid B wing

Material

Porcher Skytex 32

Risers

R06

Flybubble review

We've done a full SIV acro course on both the Beat and Beat light, and we've flown them on the local South Downs. So we've actually had quite extensive flying on the BEATs.  At Siv Acro I ended up on the BEAT light - the size 22.

The BEAT comes up, inflates nicely. It doesn't drag on the ground, comes up, and then carries on inflating progressively all the way up. Obviously it's down to the input from the pilot. At the top you do need to catch it a little bit when the wind is stronger. The launch with the Beat light, it feels lighter when you're launching it. I'd say the Beat light's got moderate length on the brakes. So, building the wall is easy and she wants to fly. So she comes up nicely, but it doesn't tend to overshoot. The wing is lighter than the standard weight and it just floats up nicely, and then... but it stops it doesn't sort of overfly. The brake travel is sort of, it's not light, it's not heavy, so it's a sort of moderate pressure. Possibly with the light version that maybe it is a little bit lighter than the standard BEAT.

I'd say the speed system is quite light, but also feels very efficient. It gives you what you want when you need it. And it's progressive but it's light to put on. Certainly not a lot of strain. I've flown it with the LIGHTNESS 3.With big ears, they come in nicely. They actually will stay in, and just a little pump to release and off they go. So, just need a little encouragement and they pop out. We were incredibly impressed by how well behaved the BEAT and BEAT light were.”

Nancy Elliott, Flybubble

“On the launch, I think the BEAT is very, very sorted. What I mean by that is in all wind conditions. Even from a very light to nil wind, the glider inflates really easily, and comes up very nicely. The BEAT inflates right across the sail and comes up. Really, the whole sail comes up together in one thing, which is what you really want.

So, the brake travel, I'd say is slightly on the longer side. If you just fly in "Tourist" position (With your hand at the bottom of the triangles), then you'll find the brakes seem like they're quite long. Which I think that's the case for quite a lot of gliders.

The BEAT I feel has got a more calm nature to it and it turns more flatly. Still got a very nice turn. I can feel like I can really turn it nicely in thermals, it's a fair bit more calm than say the MAESTRO, which is quite sporty. The turn's really efficient. When you're soaring and thermalling, you can tell you're doing really well on the BEAT. It's sink rate is very impressive. It does turn very progressively, in a nice way.

Some gliders really resist pulling in big ears and it's kind of, like they keep flapping and want to reinflate. The BEAT comes in nice and easy. And then they sit nice and stable. And then when you release the big ears, if you let them they will slowly reinflate, but they're quite slow.

Pilots who are stepping up from an A glider, or may have been flying a low B, are gonna find this a nice progression, but not find the struggle. It doesn't need that huge amount of pilot input. The performance is there, it's definitely a mid B. You feel like, "Yeah, great. I've progressed on from my high A, low B." And you're moving up.

The pilot demands feel more like a low B. It feels like an ambitious beginner could fly the BEAT if they had good kiting skills, and good wing control skills. The performance is really excellent. The performance is very close to the high Bs, particularly in terms of its climb rate, its sink rate. And it has a really good glide. Soaring and thermalling, stuff like that, the BEAT is fantastic. So this is the mid B, but it's so easy to launch and fly, and it's so comfortable to fly. And I had some of my best ever flights in this area on the BEAT and the BEAT light.

I was able to climb out and get up, where lots of pilots didn't get up. Push, punch into wind, into a reasonable headwindand glide right up windand do a nice kind of triangle in that. I enjoyed flying the glider so much. You feel like the glider, it's got that precision to get through the air.

We did a little bit of Acro too. And the reason we chose to take the BEAT and BEAT light is, one, as we've been explaining, they're just such comfortable, friendly gliders. I was flying the BEAT, size 23. Soon got to find out that the BEAT and the BEAT light are brilliant for getting into Acro. Tail slides, they were fantastic. I managed to progress and even doing my first Helicopters.“

– Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble

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