Skywalk POISON X-ALPS (PAST MODEL)
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Model Status: Past model
EN Certification: EN D
LTF Certification: LTF D
Superseded by the Skywalk X-ALPS3.
The POISON X-ALPS is the consequential further development of the X-ALPS2, which was produced in a small series with CCC homologation. Slight changes to trim have increased its performance and responsiveness. More robust top sail material, optimized lines and more clearly laid out risers make the POISON X-ALPS the ideal XC wing for top-pilots.
|Area flat (m²)||21,50||23,00||24,40|
|Area projected (m²)||18,54||19,83||21,04|
|Wingspan flat (m)||12,27||12,69||13,07|
|Wingspan projected (m)||10,00||10,35||10,66|
|Aspect ratio flat||6,99||6,99||6,99|
|Aspect ratio projected||5,40||5,40||5,40|
|Glider weight (kg)||4,0||4,2||4,4|
|Certified weight range (kg)||65 - 90||85 - 105||95 - 115|
the ultralight performance glider POISON X-ALPS comes with:
- 1x Compression strap
- 1x Innerbag
- 1x Riser bag
- 1x Manual
- 1x Bandana
- 1x Repair Kit
POISON X-ALPS: For highest standards.
Push limits. Increase performance. Achieve perfection. There is probably no better proving ground for a high performance wing than the Red Bull X-Alps. This was impressively proved by our team pilots Paul Guschlbauer, Stephan Gruber and Ivan Colas. A glider, flown by 3 different high class pilots, that withstands the world’s toughest adventure race over a 1000 kilometer route across the Alps has just the right qualities that performance-oriented XC pilots are looking for.
How does the POISON glide?
The POISON X-ALPS glides as if on rails, smooths out even the smallest bumps, and uncompromisingly converts every little bit of lift into altitude. Its optimally selected aspect ratio of 6.9 guarantees comp wing feeling. Thanks to its 3-line technology, the newest member of the POISON family is amazingly easy to launch despite its high A/R and is easy to fly, even when conditions get rough. The new “Speed Control” system helps take care of that. This system modifies not only the C-, but also the B-line geometry of this 3-liner and its comfortable handles make it feel intuitive. The Speed Control prevents profile deformations and surges that degrade performance. Combined with the smooth speed system, the Speed Control enables efficient and fatigue-free flying on bar – whether scratching down low or sailing along under an endless cloud street.
Thanks to its high stability, the POISON X-ALPS is very resistant to collapses. Line pressure on its short brake line travel increases continuously and markedly, giving pilots flying in rough air optimal feedback. For experienced pilots who fly very actively, gliders reactions remain manageable. However, we recommend the POISON X-ALPS only for pilots who already have experience with gliders of this class under turbulent conditions and who are experienced in recovering from extreme flight maneuvers.
"The perfect wing for my new project!" - Tom Walder, XC-expert
Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.
C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.
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.
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.
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.
3 LINE LEVELS
The 3-line-level concept reduces the number of lines and the resulting drag. Advantages: more performance and a better overview at launch.
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.
SPEED CONTROL HANDLE
Handle on rear riser which allows the pilot to even out turbulence, speed and pitch while flying on speed bar without having to release the speed bar.
|Upper sail||Porcher Skytex 32g|
|Lower sail||Porcher Skytex 27g|
|Ribs||Porcher Skytex 32/27g hard|
|Main lines||Edelrid 8000U-230, U-190 /U-80|
|Middle lines||Edelrid 8000U-80 /U-50, Liros DC60|
|Top lines||Edelrid 8000U-50, 9200-30|
|Brake lines||Liros PPSL160, DC60, Edelrid 9200-30|
Service info & FAQ
Read Skywalk service info and answers to FAQ.
- POISON X-ALPS XS LTF/EN Flight test report
- POISON X-ALPS S LTF/EN Flight test report
- POISON X-ALPS M LTF/EN Flight test report
Skywalk POISON X-ALPS paraglider reviews
The spin resistance and launch behaviour could be improved, but the feel in the air and performance might compensate for this. It remains to be seen how it behaves in strong thermic conditions and in a competition environment, but it's certainly worth considering if you're trying to match the high performance philosophy of a faired pod harness. The slightly elevated pilot demands push the Skywalk Poison X-Alps to the top of its class.
- Flybubble (full review)
|EN Certification||EN D|
|LTF Certification||LTF D|
|Model Status||Past model|