Testing new paragliding gear

Testing new paragliding gear

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

U-Turn Infinity 4 S (70-90)


U-Turn Infinity 4

The lightning little sister for the B entry level.
Launching is super easy, with just a slight pull on the A’s. The Infinity 4 feels relatively very light.
Once airborne, the Infinity 4 react with the environment with moderate roll movement and a nice neutral pitch behavior. Much less than the one on the Lightning.
The trim speed is a bit slow . It could be around 37 km/h.
The handling inside thermals is excellent. The brake pressure is light and the wing reacts quickly and precisely on input ! I could say easily that it has one of the finest handling among the low rated B’s.
Climb rate inside the thermals showed a similar efficiency as the Blacklight which is excellent in this category. The Infinity 4 could be slowed down inside a small bubble and it can efficiently core it to base.
Doing some glides puts the Infinity 4 in the middle to high of the category . With the low trim speed, doing some long glides with bar is efficient. The Infinity 4 doesn’t loose much at full bar ! It stays well on a good glide angle.
Big ears are stable and reopen by themselves.
Conclusion:
The Infinity 4 S at 90 all up move a bit in turbulence but stays surely in the low B category and can be described as a sweet glider…Light on the brakes ,light on the bar, efficient on glide and especially on the climb . I wish it had a faster trim speed…