Supair LEAF (PAST MODEL)

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

Superseded by Supair LEAF 2

In the Supair glider range, the LEAF will put the biggest smiles on the most faces. The young wolf hungry for distance and the wise old fox who values his peace of mind will both be satisfied with this glider designed for everyday use in all conditions.

LEAF: part of your life!

The LEAF is a REAL EN B glider, designed to please any pilot able to fly a wing of this class.

  • Category: EN-B
  • Sizes: XS / S / M / L
  • Colours: Earth / Flower / Sunset

The LEAF benefitted from close attention in the sail design, as evidenced in a sophisticated internal structure. Supair Smart Mini Ribs allow for smooth airflow at the trailing edge and will last longer than conventional ones. The simple and fully sheathed line set will prevent trouble on take-off and the need for frequent re-trimming. Thin risers with low friction Ronstan pulleys are another sign of our quest for quality.

On inflation, the LEAF reveals its docile personality and rises smoothly above the pilot without lagging behind or overshooting, and once there it patiently waits for lift-off.

This sensation of comfort is again evident in the air. The LEAF immediately inspires confidence and leaves the pilot’s mind free to concentrate on analyzing the air mass and deciding on which route to take. A high level of passive safety will help the least experienced to cope better with turbulence, while the more accomplished pilots will handle strong conditions with more confidence. The glider is particularly undemanding on the pitch axis ; it stays centred above the pilot and doesn’t require constant correction.

This capacity to absorb a difficult air mass hasn’t come at the expense of enjoyment. Like all Supair gliders, the LEAF produces a real gliding sensation and its natural agility makes it a real toy to fly in thermals. Widening, tightening, inverting the turn all come instinctively with a good margin for error for the novice pilots and enough precision to satisfy those with more experience.

Our test-flying programme in real conditions easily demonstrated the LEAF’s potential to explore the sky and discover wide open spaces. Thanks to high-end Ronstan pulleys, speedbar pressure is very soft and long transitions can be flown in relaxed mode. The LEAF will the faithful companion of the first XC league declarations and far beyond for anyone who doesn’t want their fun to be spoilt on big cross-country flights.

Characteristics

Pilot

  • Self-sufficient pilot
  • Foot- or tow launch

Characteristics

  • Thin risers with wide base
  • Low friction Ronstan pulleys
  • Low friction rings
  • Smart mini ribs
  • Big-ear Kit
  • Wingtip cleaning system

Materials

  • Outer surface cloth: Porcher Sport Skytex 38 g/m²
  • Inner surface cloth: Porcher Sport Skytex 32 g/m²
  • Ribs cloth: Porcher Sport 32 hard finish
  • Tapes cloth: Porcher Sport SR 170
  • High and middle lines: Liros
  • Lower lines: Edelrid

Certification

  • EN + LTF class B (EN 926 – 1 and 2; LTF 91/09)

Made in Thailand

Technical details

Size

XS

S

M

L

Cell number 54 54 54   54
Flat surface area (m²) 22.5 24.3 25.9   29.1
Span (m) 11 11.4 11.8   12.5
Chord (m) 2.5 2.6 2.7   2.8
Flat aspect ratio 5.4 5.4 5.4   5.4
Projected surface area (m²) 18.9 20.4 21.8   24.4
Projected span (m) 8.5 8.9 9.2   9.7
Projected aspect ratio 3.8 3.8 3.8   3.8
Glider weight (kg) 4.5 4.7 4.9   5.4
N-flight weight range (kg) 60-80 75-95 80-105   100-130
Certification EN + LTF B EN + LTF B EN + LTF B EN + LTF B
Riser number 3 +1 3 +1 3 +1   3 +1
Trimmer no no no no

Package

The LEAF is delivered with: rucksack TREK 130L, rolling bag, Speedbar, pocket with repair kit, user manual (USB).

Downloads

Download Supair LEAF user manual (PDF)

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Supair LEAF reviews

"I found the Leaf to be very easy and forgiving on the ground; easier than the ‘high-B’ wings I mostly fly." "The handling is easy and fun. I really enjoyed flying it! Neither too dampened, nor too lively." "I'd mainly recommend the Leaf to low airtime and intermediate paraglider pilots looking to step up from their first EN A or 'low B' wing, or even more experienced pilots wanting reassurance and confidence building - who don't want the higher pilot demands that comes with a high B or C wing. I'd also recommend the Leaf to talented and ambitious new pilots, who perhaps have good relevant transferable skills from a similar air or wind sport activity, such as paramotoring, hang gliding, kite surfing or sailing. The Leaf fits nicely into the higher end of the Progression Class, a fun yet reassuring mid-range B wing with good performance!" - Nancy Elliott, Flybubble (full review)

"The take off is super easy... Inside the thermals, the Leaf... is a real pleasure ! The brakes are linear, precise and direct, delivering a superb maneuverability! I could place the Leaf exactly where i wanted even in the roughest of air. The Leaf reacts like an extension of the pilot arm. I re-discovered flying pleasure on board this colored ‘toy’! Climbing... showed me an impressive climb rate... and in rough air I could out-climb easily many high end gliders. For sure the climbing ability of the Leaf puts it right among the top gliders in the mixed B category. Doing lots of glide I noticed a nice trim speed in calm air for the Leaf, slightly more than the Ozone Rush 4 [high B wing]. Conclusion: I enjoyed every second flying the Leaf. The climb rate and the handling will draw smiles bigger than the pilots faces ! ;-) The Leaf is a moderate B glider just in the middle of this huge B category. It is not a very low boring B nor a lively high B. It’s a balanced well behaved mid B. I think the Leaf... was created... to deliver comfort, ease of use, excellent climbing, pleasure and a lovely handling." - Ziad Bassil

"Supair designed it to last, with the performance and fun side making you want to keep it for several seasons." - XC Mag

Supair LEAF pilot videos

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF B
Model Status Past model

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