|sports · intermediate
|Duster is the latest windtech paraglider just arrived on the market in the category of intermediate wing (ENB+) and it is aimed for a wide spectrum of pilots. It is an original design that maximizes the potential of accessible intermediate paragliders with unmatched performance within the category. It will allow you to discover and expand your horizons on XC flights while having fun like never before when you make soaring flights in small hills or on the coast sites when the sea breeze picks up and gets stronger.
The profile has been fully refined looking for an increase in its speed range and we have worked on a new brake geometry that allows a precise and fast turn without losing sink rate rate when it comes to center and climb in narrow and broken thermals.
All this in a design with a lengthening content that facilitates inflation in loose and gusty winds. In addition the sail does not tend to pass the pilot at any time and its lightness is such that it even takes off well with a slight breeze against what it allows. The accelerator is easy to operate and is very effective. Stepped in two stages allows a plus speed that will give you security when escaping from leaks or venturis, also losing very little planning.
The lightweight materials allow to reduce the weight by more than a kilogram over our previous model. In addition the shark nose and cross rods on the leading edge help to prepare and position the wing better at takeoff and avoid deformations and wrinkles when flying at maximum speed.
The Duster is probably the most versatile paraglider we have ever designed. Finally a light wing, ideal for expeditions of Fly and Hike and with new materials highly resistant to abrasion and porosity that will extend their life over time and well above other paragliders of similar class.
> Shark nose on the leading edge that allows greater inner preassure in turbulence and great gliding at high speeds. The openings of the leading edge have been reduced and its position has been optimized with a 3D cut that reduces wrinkles and increases the tension on the front part of the profile. This increases the performance, but also improves the flight at slow speeds and the overall safety of the paraglider since it is very resistant to collapses.
> New profile and new vault. The vault flattens and is more progressive at the ends to improve projected aspect ratio and stability and pitch and roll control. Take-offs are even easier and transmits better control to the pilot when flying in light climb air.
> The new Duster is lighter than the previous model, contributing to a better inflation and to a better response if a collapse occurs. All sizes have a weight contained between 4 kg for the smallest and 5kg the largest size. There is no 27 gr fabric in the wing. And the lightest fabric used is 32 gr. Therefore we are able to extend the life span of this paraglider.
> Mini ribs on the trailing edge to improve accuracy in low speed turns and the sink rate in situations of weak or broken thermal.
> Optimized construction with Rigid Foil crossed at the leading edge; dirt draining velcro in the stabile Padded brake handles with metal swivels and ergonomic balls to facilitate piloting when flying for many hours.
> Efficient accelerator system in two phases. Thanks to a special profile for flying at high speed, the Duster can be accelerated effectively with little effort. The speed bar pressure and travel of the accelerator changes to adapt to the needs of the pilot: smooth, with a 3:1 ratio when the legs are folded and an effective and more direct 2:1 ratio with the legs extended. It is very easy to choose the best glide according to the mass of air.
> 4 certified sizes with a weight range of 65 to 120 kg.
Your Windtech wing is delivered with the following content:
• Inner bag
• Glider strap
• Repair materials
• T-shirt with the Windtech Flyman
• Stickers and merchandising
You may choose to add any to these extra accessories:
• Glider Backpack (120 liter)
• Quick Pack Bag ECO (mono)
• Quick Pack Bag XL (bipla)
• Z-bag (concertina)
• Windtech speed bar
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|upper & lower surface:
|Dominico D 20 32 gr/m2
|Skytex 9017 Hard 38 gr/m2
|unsupported and diagonal ribs:
|Skytex 9017 Hard 32 gr/m2
|mid and upper lines:
|Edelrid 800 U
|Cousin 12 mm aramid
|This glider comes in Four Standard Colours:
It is possible to have your Windtech glider made in custom colours but keeping the original design (pattern) of the wing. The colours are limited to those available for the glider material.
We provide a full service to have logos put on your new Windtech glider (eg. company or sponsor logos, artwork, etc). The cost for this would depend on the size and complexity of the logo.
|Fly-man glider transfer
Add some unique style to your new Windtech glider with this great looking 4m wide transfer of the Flyman, Windtech’s flying mascot. You can tell us where you want it, or put it on yourself.
|All orders with non-standard options or flyman transfer have an extra cost and a longer delivery time, depending on how long it takes to get in materials and production. If you are interested in any of these opciones please consult your dealer about your requirements.
|We recommend that your first flight on your new glider be on a gentle slope in calm conditions before making any further higher flights, just to check the glider completely and for you to get used to flying it.
You should use the same class of harness, and restrict the width of the chest strap, according to the glider’s certification as advised by the certification body.