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BGD Kiss

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The Kiss is an ultralight, small-packing wing for mountain adventures. Simple, safe and fun, its roots are in hike-and-fly but it’s an excellent soaring and thermalling wing for lighter pilots, or loaded up in the hands of more experienced pilots, it’s an agile, big-grin machine, perfect for strong-wind soaring.

PACK SIZE
The Kiss can be comfortably packed to the following dimensions:

16m: 30cm x 30cm x 13cm
18m: 35cm x 35cm x 15cm

Target

It’s 5:30am. The birds are singing and your sleeping bag is damp, speckled with droplets. The sun is just kissing the top of the cliffs above you; they are rimmed with gold. A few more minutes of snooze and it will start to warm your bivvy spot and dry the wet grass. Time for coffee. It’s a new day, the adventure continues!

The Kiss was made for pilots who love to wake up in the mountains with their paraglider; to hike hills or climb snowy peaks.

It’s mountain-hardy, made from light but durable materials with very wide weight ranges for maximum versatility. The smallest, 16m size can be flown by 50kg pilots with excellent passive safety; but it can also be flown at 90kg, where it will be fast and dynamic, the realm of experienced pilots.


Bruce's notes

The Kiss was initially conceived for a group of BGD Team pilots who needed a light but rugged mountain wing for a project in the Alps this summer. They needed something easy to carry and simple to use in wide-ranging conditions, that could handle tough mountain terrain and tricky launches.

The Kiss is a unique design, not based on any other BGD glider. We wanted a simple and elegant structure, to give it the uncomplicated launch and outstanding ease of use. For the project, 16m and 18m sizes were ideal – small to carry, light and versatile to cope with different wind strengths. The sub-70kg pilots in the team will fly the 16; 70kg+ will take the 18.

We opted for Porcher 27 cloth for the sail and ribs, with 32 for extra durability on the upper leading-edge, and designed the leading edge with minimal use of plastic reinforcements to achieve easy launch characteristics without compromising its packability.

The structure was optimised to save weight, with new Twin B-tabs, developed with help of our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis software. Narrow webbing risers with a speed system and weight-saving low-friction rings, and unsheathed Kevlar top and middle lines complete the spec.

Note: As standard the Kiss will be delivered with steel maillons, but pilots can shave a further 80g by replacing these with softlinks (which can be ordered separately).

Beginner
Intermediate
Advan

Material

Top surface Porcher Skytex 27g/m², 32g/m²
Bottom surface Porcher Skytex 27g/m²
Internal structure Porcher Skytex hard finish 27g/m²
Nose reinforcing Plastic wire
Risers 13mm Kevlar / Nylon webbing
Pulleys Low-friction rings
Top lines Edelrid 8000U
Middle lines Edelrid 8000U
Lower lines Liros TSL
Brakes Liros DSL

Specs

 1618
Linear scaling factor 0.94 1
Projected area (m²) 13.5 15.23
Flat area (m²) 16 18
Glider weight (kg) 2.3 2.6
Total line length (m) 184 207
Height (m) 5 5.8
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/4/3/3
Cells 36
Flat aspect ratio 4.9
Projected aspect ratio 3.5
Root chord (m) 2.3 2.4
Flat span (m) 8.8 9.3
Projected span (m) 6.9 7.3
Min sink (m/s) 1
Best glide 8
Weight range (kg) 50-90 50-110
Certification Load test
Produsent: BGD
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Pris: NOK 27 450,00
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