Supair STEP

£3,625.00

Product code: SUPAR-STEP

Stock status. Shipping estimate from item in stock. To order, 1-6 weeks

1-3 workdays

Status: Current model

Condition: New

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Pure enjoyment made in Supair! Intuitive and comfortable, the STEP is the perfect compromise between performance and safety. A glider for ambitious pilots who want to progress and step-up to the next level without being limited by their wing's performance. Onwards and upwards, step by step!

For this wing "the pleasure of flight" was the leitmotiv for our R&D team in order to meet the desires of ambitious pilots.

We work tirelessly to ensure that our products embody both pleasure and safety. We want to support pilots in their quest to keep improving - flying longer, higher, further... step by step! A crescendo perfectly symbolized by our new EN-B+ glider, the STEP.

The STEP is a performant B+ sport glider designed for cross country flying. Intuitive and pleasant, the STEP is a comfortable glider, enjoyable with a great feeling in flight. With an excellent performance to safety ratio, it is the perfect blend to fly further while feeling great and safe.

With its unique asymmetrical look, available in 3 colourful designs, this glider is also great to look at!

Shark nose (improved low speeds), smart mini-ribs (cleaner top surface), 100% aramid lines, optimised internal structure from our R&D work on the WILD… the STEP is a modern high EN B glider with most of the favoured characteristics of it's higher-rated siblings (EN C and D): it has nothing to envy!

Our insights

"This STEP is designed for ambitious pilots who want to go further, get out of their comfort zone, and go XC flying.

Apart from the performance aspect, which is what pilots are looking for in this particular category (high B), what we thought was important and that we did not neglect was the feeling. Once we achieved this, we focused on the feedback of the glider, but also the feeling of the air mass when the pilot is flying with this wing. That's what is going to help improve your piloting skills and make you want to go further, higher and reach milestones step by step." 

- Clément Latour, Supair sales manager, X-Alps athelete and PWC pilot

The STEP is 100% made in Europe.

"The idea behind this new EN-B+ was to exploit at most all the performance features that this category allows.

We started working from the basis of the TASKA, for which we had very positive feedback and great certification results. From this we developed the STEP into a comfortable and easy-to-fly glider, whilst keeping the features that made the TASKA and WILD performant."

- Pierre-Yves Alloix, glider developer

This STEP is designed for ambitious pilots who want to go further, get out of their comfort zone, and go XC flying.

"I believe the STEP is an important wing in our range that allows pilots to reach "performance flights" without feeling overwhelmed when they start flying EN-C or EN-D wings in thermal conditions. The right way is to get a good feeling for this, step by step, with an intuitive and accessible glider.

- Louis Gérin-Jean, test pilot

This STEP glider allows pilots to start reaching "performance flights".

Technical details

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

Cells

61

61

61

61

61

Flat surface area (m²)

21.5

24

26

28

30

Span (m)

11.07

11.7

12.17

12.63

13.08

Chord (m)

2.4

2.54

2.64

2.74

2.84

Flat aspect ratio

5.7

5.7

5.7

5.7

5.7

Projected surface area

18.10m²

20.21m²

21.9m²

23.58m²

25.26m²

Projected span (m)

8.68

9.17

9.55

9.91

10.26

Projected aspect ratio

4.16

4.16

4.16

4.16

4.16

Weight of wing (kg)

4.35

4.7

5

5.3

5.5

Flying weight range

55-75kg

70-90kg

80-100kg

90-110kg

105-125kg

Certification

EN – LTF B

EN – LTF B

EN – LTF B

EN – LTF B

EN – LTF B

Number of risers

3+1

3+1

3+1

3+1

3+1

3D view

Materials

  • Wing

    • Upper surface: Sport Skytex Universal Porcher 38 g / m²
    • Lower surface: Sport Skytex Universal Porcher 32 g / m²
    • Line connected partition walls: Skytex 32 gr Hard finish
    • Compression strips and partitions: Skytex 32 gr Hard finish
    • Non-line connected partition walls: Skytex 32 gr Hard finish
    • Partition reinforcements: Porcher Sport SR 170
  • Lines

    • Upper lines: Edelrid
    • Intermediate lines: Edelrid
    • Lower lines: Edelrid

The STEP is 100% made in Europe: designed in France, produced and assembled in our factory in the Czech Republic, with 100% european materials!

The idea behind this new EN-B+ was to exploit at most all the performance features that this category allows.

Piloting

  • Ambitious and occasional pilots
  • Foot launch and towing ready

Certification 

  • EN 926-1 & 926-2 norm 

Colours

Colours: Fluor, Earth, Ocean

Colours: Fluor, Earth, Ocean | Supair STEP

Package

The STEP glider is delivered with the following as standard:

  • Trek Backpack 130 (rucksack*)
  • Rolling Pack (concertina packing bag)
  • User's manual
  • Repair kit

*If you'd like to change the size of rucksack, let us know.

Downloads

Download user manual (PDF)

A "crescendo" perfectly symbolises our new EN-B+ glider: STEP.

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STEP reviews

 “The STEP fits nicely into Supair’s range between the LEAF and the TASKA, and definitely feels related to the latter. It is responsive yet comfortable and climbs really well.” Carlo, Flybubble, Read the full review.

" The Step brings a higher level of passive safety while retaining almost all the performance. A great all-round XC wing that will take you on some adventures."- Marcus King, XCMag, Read the full review.

"Supair has made their best glider till date for overall package it has to offer.  Climb like a devil, glide like the top high B, handles super well…fast enough for a high B…what can i say more…If you want my opinion….A demo should be considered as your next step" -  Ziad Bassil, Dust of the Universe, Read the full review.

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Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN B
LTF Certification LTF B
Shipping Details 1-3 workdays
Model Status Current model

Supair STEP Reviews

Fantastic wing for intermediate to advanced pilots. on 20/12/2018
  • Star Rating
Supair have really outdone themselves with the Step. I test flew one a couple months back and liked it so much I bought one. The Step has a very reassuring feeling in flight even whilst on speedbar and in rougher/ turbulent conditions. It's very agile and has a fantastic fun factor feel about it. The Step quickly builds up power when doing fast turns and wing overs whilst still being able to retain a very reassuring feeling in flight. A fantastic combo for a first higher performance XC wing or pilots progressing into longer XC flights. The Step is 110% absolutely not for beginners but is ideal for anyone that has a fair amount of experience dealing with collapses and flying hotter mid to high EN-B wings in all kinds of conditions. All in all a fantastic wing and I look forward to many happy flights over the coming season. Get one, you won't be disappointed!

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