Skywalk ARAK AIR

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Model Status: Current model

EN Certification: EN B

LTF Certification: LTF B

SKU
SKYWK-ARAKAIR
The Skywalk ARAK AIR combines the concept of the 'multitool' ARAK with the technology of our X-ALPS wings! 30% less weight, considerably smaller packing size, this ultralight glider fits into the smallest backpack. ARAK AIR is the perfect glider for all pilots who like to fly X-Alps-style and who want to rely on the passive safety of an intermediate glider.

Technical data

Size name XXS XS S M L
CWR¹ (kg) 50-80 65-90 75-100 85-110 95-120
RWR² (kg) 55-75 70-85 80-95 90-105 100-120
EWR³ (kg) 75-80 85-90 95-100 105-110 n/a
Cells 57 57 57 57 57
Area flat (m²) 21,4 23,3 24,8 26,4 28,6
Area projected (m²) 18,3 20,0 21,3 22,6 24,5
Glider weight* (kg) 2,9 3,1 3,3 3,5 3,7
Wingspan flat (m) 10,75 11,22 11,58 11,94 12,42
Wingspan projected (m) 8,60 8,98 9,26 9,55 9,93
Aspect ratio flat 5,40 5,40 5,40 5,40 5,40
Aspect ratio projected 4,03 4,03 4,03 4,03 4,03
Min. profile depth (cm) 58 61 63 65 67
Max. profile depth (cm) 242 253 261 269 280
Homologation LTF/EN B B B B B

¹ CWR: Certified weight range in kilograms (kg).
² RWR: Recommended weight range in kilograms (kg).
³ EWR: Extended weight range in kilograms (kg).

*Glider weights with optional extra ultralight Dyneema-Risers. For the standard Regular-Risers (recommended) add approximately 200 grams.

Colours

Colours: White (mystic white), Orange (dusky orange)

Skywalk ARAK AIR colours: White (mystic white), Orange (dusky orange)

Package

the ultralight Multitool comes with:

  • 1x Compression strap
  • 1x Inner bag for glider
  • 1x Riser bag
  • 1x Basic guide
  • 1x Sticker set
  • 1x Bandana
  • 1x Self-adhesive repair patch

 

ARAK AIR: Ultra versatile. Ultralight.

The ARAK is the most versatile glider in our model range and has made a name for itself as a real “multi-tool”: The ARAK is easy to handle and immediately inspires confidence. Its performance enables flights beyond the 300 km mark and its handling invites playful flying of any kind. The special edition of our multitool brings all these features to an ultra-lightweight level: The ARAK AIR combines the concept of the ARAK with the technology of our X-ALPS wings! At only 2.9 kg, the ARAK AIR’s weight is not only reduced by 30%, its packing size is also considerably smaller, so the ultralight glider fits into even the smallest backpack. This exclusive combination makes the ARAK AIR the perfect glider for all pilots who like to fly X-Alps-style and who want to rely on the passive safety of an intermediate glider.

The best adventure is your own adventure! X-Alps-style flying with simple handling.

The ultralight multitool.

How does the ARAK AIR fly?

Construction

Our ambition was to design an easy-to-fly glider with high performance potential that is ultra-lightweight and very small to pack at the same time. The basic concept of the ARAK AIR is the same as the ARAK and it is manufactured with the same lightweight technology of our X-Alps gliders. The innovative TX-Light fabric, used on the heavily stressed leading edge, offers an excellent compromise between lightness and robustness. On the rest of the canopy the very light 10D material is used. The 10D has a very good aging resistance despite its extremely low weight.

Flying Behaviour

The lightweight materials greatly simplify launch behavior. In the air, the ARAK AIR offers a lot of comfort due to its smoothness, making it very easy to handle. The canopy gives excellent feedback and builds confidence right from the start, so you can focus on the essentials even in the most demanding conditions. The compact ultra-lightweight intermediate allows the control of any bank angle with ease, so you will always find the best position in weak thermals as well as in rough lift. Team pilots Oliver Teubert and Kilian Hallweger, who took 1st and 2nd place in the German cross-country championship (DHV-XC) in the standard class with the ARAK 2019, showed that the ARAK series has enormous performance potential. The ARAK AIR lets you easily exploit the potential thanks to its simplicity.

If you want to fly adventures like the X-Alps athletes, but are looking for a glider that is a little easier to handle in everyday life, then the ARAK AIR is your choice!

Features

JET FLAPS

Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.

MINI RIBS

Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.

RIGID FOIL

The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.

SHARK NOSE

Together with a corresponding wing design, the shark nose technology improves pressure distribution in the canopy substantially. Advantages: much more solid flying feeling and substantial performance gain, especially when gliding on bar.

3D-SHAPING

A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.

AUTOMATIC SAND RELEASE SYSTEM

Porous openings of the profile ribs at the trailing edge ensure that sand and dirt in the glider are automatically guided to the wingtip where they can trickle out. This helps preserve the material and “relieves” the trailing edge.

Materials

Upper Sail Dominico TX-Light / 10D
Lower Sail Dominico 10D
Ribs Porcher Skytex 27g hard
Bands Porcher Skytex 27g hard
Main lines Liros PPSLS 180/125
Middle lines Liros PPSLS 125
Top lines Liros DC 60
Brake lines Liros DFLP 200/32, Liros PPSLS 125/65, Liros DC60
Regular Risers* Güth&Wolf 12mm Webbing
Dyneema Riser* Liros 6mm Dyneema

* Dyneema Risers are an optional extra. The standard included Regular-Risers are recommended, for better handling and material stability.

Skywalk ARAK AIR Flybubble video review

 

ARAK reviews

The pilot that will be super-happy with the ARAK is likely to be stepping up from a first wing (high A, low B). It would make a nice progression up if they don’t want to stay in the lower end of the B class, or have aspirations for hike and fly and need something lighter. The ARAK is suited to a wide spectrum of pilots, from talented beginners to hike and fly explorers to cross country with good performance. A comfortable reassuring glider that will give you great confidence.

- Nancy Elliott, Flybubble (full review)

It's great to see something truly mid B (not low B or high B) which is easy to recommend. The ARAK is a versatile glider, it feels a bit lighter on the ground than some others and it is quite compact. For hike and fly, straight out of school, for xc, for playing around, the ARAK is a very nice, fun yet reassuring wing to play on.

- Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble (full review)

Skywalk ARAK Flybubble video review

Watch our Skywalk paraglider review video, meant to accompany our full written review):

 

Service info & FAQ

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