Montana 2011

 

Gradient Aspen 4

 

Gradients lightweight construction changed paragliding. A worldwide trend of weight reduction in wing design has been set off. Now Gradient comes up to set new standards: the MONTANA. A wing that reconciles what never seemed to be reconcilable: the weight of a mountain-glider with durability, the handling of a freestyle-wing with safety, the performance of a XC-glider with agility. The MONTANAs conception follows Gradients philosophy: the balanced reduction to the essential. Ideas keep this design alive- the reason why it can be so pure. Perfection is a question of detail: for the MONTANA, just materials of highest quality have been selected. Only after testing all components on stability and reliability they are used in the company’s own production. Permanent control of quality by the Gradient-Team can be guaranteed. The MONTANA follows precisely to the pilot’s stearing activities and gives him a sensitive feedback from airmasses. Piloting is tacit agreement in an integrated whole. The MONTANA follows like a heartbeat. The versatility of the MONTANA makes this wing the choice of all kinds of pilots. The design of the low-weight harness X-LITE is perfectly coordinated with the MONTANA- a wing, which is already supposed to be stateof-the-art. (Tests: Gleitschirm Nr. 11/12 08 and Nr.10 08 / Parapente Mag Nr.120 / Vol Libre Nr.389)

 

Technical Data
size

22
24
26
28
30
Flat area
m2
21.28
23.18
25.54
28.12
30.41
Projected area
m2
18.60
20.26
22.32
24.58
26.58
Span
m
10.51
10.97
11.51
12.08
12.56
Projected span
m
8.70
9.08
9.53
10.01
10.41
Aspect ratio

5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
Projected aspect ratio

4.08
4.08
4.08
4.08
4.08
Max. chord
m
2.55
2.66
2.79
2.93
3.04
Min. chord
m
0.52
0.54
0.57
0.60
0.63
Number of cells

40
40
40
40
40
Line consumption
m
277.8
289.9
304.3
319.3
332.1
Weight of the glider
kg
3.5
3.8
4.1
4.5
4.9
Min. take-off weight
kg
58
65
75
90
105
Max. take-off weight
kg
70
80
95
110
120
Basic speed*
km/h
37
37
37
37
37
Max. speed*
km/h
48+
48+
48+
48+
48+
Min. sink rate*
m/s
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
Gliding ratio*

8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.5
Certification EN / LTF

B/1–2
B/1–2
B/1–2

 

Colors

Aspen 4 Colors

 

Custom-colors are also possible, please ask.

 

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