The newly released APAX wing is a Hybrid Paraglider for the highest standards in the “All-Rounder Class”
Suitable and approved for:
- PPG Foot Launch
- PPG Wheelbase
- Free Flight
The APAX hits just the right balance of safety and responsiveness. The Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) aids in the easy inflation of the glider, helping it to rise effortlessly above the head of the pilot. EPT also reduces the mini-oscillation of the wing, giving greater stability in flight even as you progress to more active air.The brakes are precise and yet forgiving, allowing for smooth, coordinated turning and playful carving of the air.
Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT)
EPT uses numerical analysis to calculate the best solutions for certain airfoil parameters. The result is that the tiny, constant deformations of the airfoil in flight are reduced, and the air pressure inside the wing stays more constant. Although some pilots associate EPT with performance gains, the technology has several other key benefits. The wing inflates more easily, has better thermal searching behavior, climbs better and is more stable and comfortable in active air. In addition, the glider has a longer brake range, higher brake pressures approaching the stall point. The low stall speed gets you airborne quickly and provides a good safety margin for landings. The flare is positive and easy to feel. In summary, this means more safety and flying fun!.
The APAX features a new “S-inlet” system, which combines with EPT to keep the air inlets more open before and during take-off. As a result, the wing has a tendency to come up easily and evenly, even in those cases when the preparation for launch was less than ideal! The S-inlets also help re-inflate the wing promptly and progressively in the unlikely event of a deflation.
The APAX has 3 risers and 3 main lines spanwise per side. Besides the obvious reduction in drag, the simpler riser and reduction in line consumption makes it easier to identify and sort out lines on the ground.