THE GAME CHANGER

Fusing 2-liner feeling with an EN C certification, the Flow Fusion is the first certified hybrid 3-2 liner paraglider.

Feel connected like a 2-line race machine, with rear riser steering on crafted control toggles, but maintain the security and comfortable workload of an EN C glider. An optimised line configuration and unique risers enable a three-line layout in the centre of the span and a two-line layout at the tips. The resulting reduction in drag increases performance noticeably.

Careful attention in the design phase has led to exceptional thermic handling bringing the composure of 2-liners to the EN C class. The tension across the span produces a more composed glider and maintains energy in the turn that enables the Fusion to carve through the sky. Surf effortlessly to cloud base and then race away efficiently on bar.

A pitch stable aerofoil, less prone to collapses and oscillations, enables the pilot to concentrate on conditions and decision making with a mind freed from micromanaging the glider. The modest aspect ratio and cell count mean a comfortable level of workload as expected for an EN C glider. The shark nose profile, 3D panel shaping and detailed internal structure combine to produce a modern sports class wing.

At speed, the Fusion risers allow the pilot to fly the glider by changing the angle of attack whilst not distorting the profile. The two-liner style risers allow the Fusion to cut through the turbulence more efficiently so that the pilot can enjoy more accessible performance throughout the speed range.

“I wanted to bring the performance of our highly successful two-line projects, the XCRacer and Spectra, to the EN C class. This Fusion has produced an accessible package that is a dream to fly and one of the most pleasant gliders I’ve ever flown.”
Felipe Rezende (Flow Designer).

TECHNICAL DATA

S
FLAT AREA
22.95 m2
PROJECTED AREA
19.56
FLAT WINGSPAN
12.07
PROJECTED SPAN
9.73
ASPECT RATIO
6.35
PROJECTED AR
4.86
MAX CHORD
2.38
NUMBER OF CELLS
68
GLIDER WEIGHT
4.45kg
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
72-92 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN C
M
FLAT AREA
24.45 m2
PROJECTED AREA
20.89
FLAT WINGSPAN
12.48
PROJECTED SPAN
10.06
ASPECT RATIO
6.35
PROJECTED AR
4.86
MAX CHORD
2.45
NUMBER OF CELLS
68
GLIDER WEIGHT
4.65kg
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
80-103 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN C
ML
FLAT AREA
26.3 m2
PROJECTED AREA
22.47
FLAT WINGSPAN
12.94
PROJECTED SPAN
10.43
ASPECT RATIO
6.35
PROJECTED AR
4.86
MAX CHORD
2.54
NUMBER OF CELLS
68
GLIDER WEIGHT
4.80kg
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
92-115 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN C
L
FLAT AREA
28.4 m2
PROJECTED AREA
24.14
FLAT WINGSPAN
13.50
PROJECTED SPAN
10.89
ASPECT RATIO
6.35
PROJECTED AR
4.86
MAX CHORD
2.59
NUMBER OF CELLS
68
GLIDER WEIGHT
4.95kg
TAKE OFF WEIGHT
107-128 kgs
CERTIFICATION
LTF/EN C

MATERIALS

CANOPY
Upper Surface Front
FABRIC CODE
Dominico 30D
SUPPLIER
Dominico
CANOPY
Upper Surface Back
FABRIC CODE
Skytex 32 soft
SUPPLIER
Porcher
CANOPY
Bottom Surface
FABRIC CODE
Skytex 32 soft
SUPPLIER
Porcher
CANOPY
Supported Ribs
FABRIC CODE
Skytex 32 hard
SUPPLIER
Porcher
CANOPY
Unsupported Ribs
FABRIC CODE
Skytex 32 hard
SUPPLIER
Porcher
CANOPY
Leading Edge Reinforcement
FABRIC CODE
2.5/1.8/ Plastic rod
SUPPLIER
Porcher
SUSPENTION LINES
Upper Cascades
FABRIC CODE
Edelrid 8000U 130/090/070/050kg
Edelrid 9200 030kg
SUPPLIER
EDELRID
SUSPENTION LINES
Middle Cascades
FABRIC CODE
Edelrid 8000U 190/130/090/070/050kg
Edelrid 9200 030kg
SUPPLIER
EDELRID
SUSPENTION LINES
Main Lines
FABRIC CODE
Edelrid 8000U 360/190/130/050kg
Liros DSL 140kg
SUPPLIER
EDELRID
LIROS GmbH
RISERS
Shackles
FABRIC CODE
Maillon Rapide
Connectors
ANSUNG PRECISION
RISERS
Riser Webbing
FABRIC CODE
12mm zero stretch polyester webbing
Connectors
Guth & Wolth GMBH
RISERS
Pulleys
FABRIC CODE
Pulleys Ronstan ball bearing
Connectors
Ronstan

ADVANCE INTERNAL STRUCTURE TENSIONING – AIST

Spanwise and chordwise precision tensioning

SHORT STRUCTURAL NYLON RODS

Strategically placed plastic rods of different stiffness and thickeners to give optimum rigidity to the canopy.

Fusion’s plastic rods are mostly of a short length allowing an easy fold without the use of a dedicated folding pillow. Ultimately allowing an uncomplicated folding procedure.

HYBRID 3 TO 2-LINE LAYOUT

The hybrid 3-2 line layout brings drastic drag reduction in comparison
to the traditional 3 lines layout. Ultimately translating to increased gains in performance.
  • Better glide
  • More solidity
  • More efficiency
  • Higher top-end speed
  • Increased solidity at higher speeds

ALIGHTED UNDISTURBED AIR FLOW

The Fusion was designed in a way where every cell is aligned to true airflow so there is less disturbance by the inherent billowing effect found on paragliders.

The canopy twist and washout on the wingtips further reduce drag and improve the lift coefficients and aerodynamics on the Fusion.

PITCH STABLE SHARK NOSE AIRFOIL

Our solid shark nose profile is a pitch stable airfoil which means:

  • Fewer oscillations
  • More efficient glides
  • Solidity at higher speeds
  • Higher Comfort

OPTIMIZED INTERNAL STRUCTURE

Each cell and diagonals were structurally dimensioned and thoroughly computer analyzed to offer the most suitable chord and span-wise sail tension.

The result is a canopy with less attachment points but more taught and rigid offering just enough flex characteristics to give the ideal feedback.

A well-tensioned sail is especially important at higher speeds to improve solidity and resistance against collapses.

COLOURS

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

Flow Paraglider Rucksacks: Choose a size: XL, L, M, S and XS | Comfortable with waist strap and adjustable chest strap | Colours: Lime/Black

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