Triple Seven King 2
|In-flight weight range (kg)||80-97||90-108|
|Flat area (m2)||21.7||23.5|
|Projected area (m2)||18.4||19.9|
|Flat aspect ratio||6.9||6.9||6.9||6.9|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||5.4||5.4||5.4||5.4|
|Glider weight (kg)||5.6||5.8*|
|Number of cells||88||88||88||88|
|Flat span (m)||12.3||12.8|
|Projected span (m)||10.0||10.4|
*To be confirmed.
Colours: Blue, Green, Red.
- King 2 wing
- Backpack BOX of your choice (Box 150 advised)
- Inner bag
- Glider strap
- Repair kit
King 2: one to rule them all
Since the introduction of the Triple Seven King the wing has been widely recognised as the best EN D 3-liner on the market, with performance to match the best 2-liners up to around 50km/h. More impressively, the original King still holds this position today, more than 5 years later. But time doesn’t stand still, and neither does the Triple Seven R&D crew – so with a bunch of new ideas and refinements up our sleeves, we decided to introduce the next iteration while the competition is still busy catching up, thus cementing the lead and underscoring Triple Seven’s status as THE performance brand.
The new King 2 is more than an update to an existing model – in fact, it has more in common with the Gambit than with the original King – but one thing remains constant; this is a top-performance paraglider with a very confidence-inspiring character, which will allow pilots with less than SkyGod status to excel in everything from ambitious XC flying to national-level competitions. It is very easy to fly, and surprisingly easy to fly well.
“When we started discussing the general concept of a King replacement, every option was on the table – we could decide to build a 2-liner like many of our competitors, with the benefits and the drawbacks inherent in this glider concept, or we could continue the King heritage by making a super accessible EN D wing through the incorporation of C-lines once more. In the end, we decided that the latter was the more sensible approach, to ensure that current King owners, and those aspiring to become one, would immediately recognise the breed of the wing above their heads. With the glider that we’re introducing today, we’re super happy that we chose this direction for our project – our comparative tests have shown its performance to be simply mindboggling, but it flies just like the original King; easy, effortless performance for “everybody” and not just for the ninjas of the skies.”
Who is this glider for?
The King 2 is a no-nonsense EN D glider for ambitious XC pilots with a fetish for sexy, beautiful paraglider design. It sports the highest performance of any serial production 3-liner ever made while retaining the docile, forgiving character of its predecessor. This makes it the perfect wing for any pilot looking to get the edge over their contemporaries, sacrificing neither personal safety nor airborne comfort in the bargain. As such it could be seen as the ideal stepping stone towards the CCC class, but this isn’t really it’s the greatest strength; we predict that a majority of King 2 pilots will not want to increase their workload in the air by moving to more demanding glider classes once they have seen just how well this baby goes.
- Incorporated BC system
- BPI Back position intake technology
- VDO Visual design optimization
- STE smooth trailing edge
- OCV Optimized cross vents
- LMO Optimized geometry of suspension lines and materials
- EN-D, LTF-D certification
|Upper surface||Dominico N30 DMF|
|Bottom surface||Skytex 27|
|Profiles||Skytex Porcher 40 Hard|
|Diagonals||Skytex Porcher 40 Hard|
|Mini ribs||Skytex Porcher 40 Hard|
|Suspension and main lines||Liros DC PRO (SK 99), Edelrid A-8000-U|
|Fabric||13 mm Kevlar-reinforced Nylon webbing|
|Pulleys||Harken P18mm ball bearing pulley|
Conclusion: The King 2 is made for big air and XC conditions. I don’t think any pilot will fly that glider only in very weak and stable air… It will do fine, but that’s not its strongest point. The King 2 potential is for those big windy days, high bases, and fast transitions. The 3 line configuration of the King 2 helps a lot in getting that compact feel in strong and rough air which isn’t present yet on 2 liners. The overall performance of the 3 liners EN-D King 2 is reducing a little bit more the big gap of performance between the 3 liners and the 2 liners.
- Ziad Bassil, Dust of the universe (full review)
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|Line plan||Line plan||Line plan||Line plan||Line plan|
|Model Status||Current model|
|EN Certification||EN D|
|LTF Certification||LTF D|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|