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Skywalk SPIRIT

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Model Status: Current model

EN Certification: EN C

LTF Certification: LTF C

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SKYWK-SPIRIT

Expand your horizon. The SPIRIT was developed for adventures in alpine terrain and is your ideal companion for demanding Hike/Climb&Fly tours. In the development of this lightweight, we focused sharply on minimum packing volume, lowest weight, easiest handling and maximum flying fun. With its ultra-light 1.75 kg, the SPIRIT can be packed very small – perfect for strenuous high altitude tours!

Depending on the size and wing loading, you can choose the glider to suit your needs perfectly: The small sizes quickly build up bank and momentum and are ideal for dynamic flying, to quickly lose altitude as well as for strong winds. In the large sizes, the SPIRIT can even be used for training and is therefore also suitable for progressive lateral entrants into the paragliding world, who want to use the paraglider as an easy descent aid after a demanding project.

Technical data

Size 75+ 85+ 105+ 120
Weight range from - to (kg) EN/LTF A - - 65 - 85 65 - 100
Weight range from - to (kg) EN/LTF B - 50 - 85 86 - 105 101 - 120
Weight range from - to (kg) EN/LTF C 50 - 95 86 - 105 106 - 120 -
Area flat (m²) 16.3 18.7 21.1 23.1
Area projected (m²) 14.0 16.0 18.1 19.8
Aspect ratio flat 4.33 4.33 4.33 4.33
Aspect ratio projected 3.27 3.27 3.27 3.27
Glider weight (kg)* 1.75 1.95 2.20 2.35
Cells 33 33 33 33
Wingspan flat (m) 8.4 9.0 9.6 10.0
min. profile depth (cm) 95 102 109 116
max. profile depth (cm) 237 254 269 282

* Weights quoted by Skywalk with the optional 4mm Dyneema Ultralight Risers** with soft links. For the standard Cousin 7 mm webbing Light Risers** add approximately 120 grams.

Sizing guide

What size should I choose for this glider?

The range of use of the SPIRIT is extremely versatile – the choice of size depends very much on your preferences, your body weight and your ability. The reactions vary depending on the size and the corresponding wing loading. Highly loaded, the SPIRIT can be flown very dynamically. Low loaded it is thermal capable and can even be used for training in the large sizes. The graphic helps you to choose the right size.

Skywalk SPIRIT sizing guide

Colours

Colours: Artic Blue, Wild Berry.

Skywalk SPIRIT colours: Artic Blue, Wild Berry.

Package

  • 1x Compression strap
  • 1x Innerbag for glider
  • 1x Riser bag
  • 1x BASIC GUIDE
  • 1x Bandana
  • 1x Self-adhesive repair patch

Options

  • 4mm Dyneema Ultralight Risers with soft links (about 120g weight saving)

** Flybubble: Unless your top priority is to save every gram, we recommend to go for the standard Cousin 7 mm webbing Light Risers as they are more user-friendly and dimensionally-stable.

SPIRIT: expand your horizon

Alpinism. In each cell. Small backpack, big projects.

HOW DOES THE SPIRIT FLY?

The compact wing enables take-offs on the smallest of surfaces; all it takes is a slight impulse and the canopy rises reliably above the pilot. Since the wing generates lift quickly, the take-off distance to lift-off is correspondingly short, so even launches in technically demanding terrain are successful.

In the air, the SPIRIT reacts lively and directly to control impulses due to its small wingspan and short lines. The wing reactions vary dynamically depending on the wing loading. In turbulence, the SPIRIT is very stable, but requires a little experience and an active flying style at high wing loading due to its agility.

Despite its low weight, the SPIRIT was not only designed as an ultra-light descent glider, but also offers sufficient performance to glide out of long valleys and – depending on the wing loading – can also be used for thermal flying.

Whether from first flights to outlandish expeditions, the SPIRIT is always the first choice for alpine adventures!

JET FLAPS

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

LOOPS & HOOKS

Two sewn-in loops on the top surface in the leading edge area enable straps to be attached with a few pins, in order to to lay out the canopy in difficult alpine terrain.

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.

FAQ

How do I calculate my take-off weight?

Takeoff weight is calculated by adding the weight of the pilot including clothes to the weight of the equipment. The equipment consists of the harness, the reserve chute, the paraglider itself, and any flight instruments and other baggage you may carry (e.g. rucksack, etc.).

What are "Loops & Hooks" and how do I use them?

In difficult terrain, you can loop in the hook pins at the loops. The hook pins are then weighted down with an object (stone, branch, etc.) or lightly stuck into the ground. The leading edge thus remains open and the glider does not slip away in steep terrain.

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