Triple Seven Pawn Evo
|Number of cells||40||40||40|
|Projected area (m2)||20.1||22.9||25.6|
|Flat area (m2)||23.8||27.1||30.2|
|Projected span (m)||8.6||9.2||9.7|
|Flat span (m)||10.9||11.6||12.3|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.7||3.7||3.7|
|Flat aspect ratio||5||5||5|
|Root Chord (m)||2.7||2.9||3.0|
|Glider weight (kg)||4.4||5.2||5.7|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||65-80||80-100||100-125|
Standard colours: Yellow, Green
- Glider: Pawn
- Inner bag
- Glider strap
- Triple Seven T-shirt
From hill training to cloud base
Safe and relaxed from school to cloud base. The new Pawn Evo is developed for maximum safety and flying ease. As such, this glider is ideal for beginner pilots just starting the game of paragliding adventures. With the long count of the latest technologies incorporated in this new wing, the Pawn Evo stands for a wing, that the student will use for a more extended period. The performance matching the latest low B wings will make these pilots crunch their first XC kilometers with ease and safety of the A-class.
- BPI Back position intake technology for spin and stall resistance and good stability at high speeds
- VDO Visual design optimization
- STE smooth trailing edge
- Easy launch and landing characteristics
- Progressive handling and easy control characteristics
- Well balanced wing for maximum ease of piloting
- Robust and durable design and materials
- EN-A, LTF-A class
- Paramotor certification class 1
|Upper surface||NCV Skytex 38 Universal|
|Bottom surface||NCV Skytex 38 Universal|
|Profiles||NCV 9017 – E29A|
|Diagonals||NCV 9017 – E29A|
|Loops||COUSIN 608 10mm|
|Reinforcement loops||NCV F06391 – E45A, SR-Scrim X15|
D-Ribs, H-Straps, Mini ribs
|NCV 9017 – E29A|
|Thread||Serafil 40/2000, 60/2000|
|Upper cascades||Cousin 0,95mm (Blue, Orange) Dyneema|
|Middle cascades||Cousin 1,8mm (Blue Yellow, Orange) Technora|
|Main||Cousin 2,1mm (Blue, Yellow) Technora|
|Brake lines||Cousin 0,95mm (Orange) Dyneema|
|Main brake||Cousin 260/2.1mm (Red)|
|Thread||Serafil Amann 60/0415|
|Fabric||Güth & Wolf Black 80682/19mm|
|Fabric||Güth & Wolf Black 70 404/12.5mm Dyneema|
|Colour indicator||Cordura 200/200PU|
|Thread||Serafil Amann 20/4000, 20/1078|
|Brake Swivel||Fob ningbo – china 6mm|
|Maillons||Rapid Peguet 20mm|
|Pulleys||Speed: 4 x Finsterwalder Mini role metal 28mm, Brake: 2 x Riley plastic 35mm|
Back Position (air) Intake
On conventional paragliders, the location of the cell openings is always a compromise. The cell openings on paragliders must be located at the separation point (the place where the airflow separates into a part that travels OVER the wing, and another part that travels UNDER the wing) and because there is just one separation point, the cell openings must be either very large, or placed either at the separation point for trim speed, top speed or somewhere in between.
At Triple Seven, ALL their wings have been incorporating dual separation point aerofoils since the very first model – they call it the Back Position Intake. On Triple Seven wings the cell opening is located right between the two separation points, allowing Triple Seven to make it smaller while maintaining maximum inflow and thus maximum internal pressure at all angles of attack. With smaller cell openings and greater internal pressure, the collapse tendency at all speeds is significantly reduced, and the brake authority is increased – a big brake input from behind momentarily increases the pressure at the leading edge because the air cannot escape through the small openings, and this makes the leading edge more solid, less collapse-prone for the experienced pilot.
But due to the nature of the BPI even inexperienced pilots benefit from the BPI technology – the stall characteristics are significantly better, and the wing collapses much less in the first place. Triple Seven has also found that BPI aerofoils have better energy retention, making them more efficient in turbulent air – they aren’t as susceptible to being stopped in their tracks by sudden surges, something that makes them convert bumps along the way into altitude much better than conventionally designed paragliders.
Triple Seven was the first manufacturer to employ BPI technology to the full model range, and their extensive experience with this game-changing technology is just one more reason why they believe that a Valic-designed wing will make your flying more rewarding every time you take your wing out of its bag. At the end of the day, this is precisely what paragliding is about – getting the most out of every flying opportunity, regardless of your own personal goals!
Visual design optimisation
There’s more to the design than meets the eye. Each and every seam has been placed precisely where it is for a reason, and there are no more seams in the canopy than necessary for the optimal panel tensioning everywhere. The reason Triple Seven mention this is if you design for looks rather than for efficiency you often end up with many more seams than you should ideally have, and every single one will increase the total air permeability of the canopy. In extreme cases this may lead to porosity issues at readings that wouldn’t normally be considered critical – if too much air is escaping via the many seams, then smaller increases in porosity in the individual panels may cause the whole wing to fall over the edge of what is still flyable.
When flying a Triple Seven wing you can rest assured that none of the design elements have been incorporated out of vanity – there are only technical solutions. Fortunately, the discerning pilot will instinctively associate efficient with attractive!
Smooth Trailing Edge
The paraglider’s trailing edge is a critical part of the design for both glider handling and performance, and one where Triple Seven invest a lot of effort into perfecting it. As the paraglider is inflated, the pressure inside makes the cells billow, and the Triple Seven STE technology is there to control the billowing near the trailing edge. Too much billow in this region shortens the trailing edge in a spanwise direction and may make the canopy pitch unstable in combination with pressure changes. Besides, too much billow at this critical part of the canopy adversely affects performance, because it may cause the airflow to separate in an uncontrolled manner.
With the Triple Seven STE technology, the designers have managed to completely eliminate excessive billowing, making for a much more coherent and sharp trailing edge. This is great news for performance and handling because the solid trailing edge transmits brake line input into turns much more readily.
“My design goal with Pawn was to make a well balanced school glider with nice takeoff behaviour, easy landing and easy flying characteristics. During the design and development process we procured feedback from local schools and paragliding instructors, to discuss and improve the glider. Early in the design process we decided to introduce Triple Seven BPI (Back Position Intake) technology in this A-class glider, to enhance pilot comfort and safety. The Pawn has a nice clean canopy shape with an aspect ratio somewhere in the middle of its class. The internal construction features diagonal ribs for line consumption reduction, and mini-ribs for a clean trailing edge. The entire wing is optimised for maximum tenacity and durability; important during the school training.” Urban Valič
|EN Certification||EN A|
|LTF Certification||LTF A|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|