Hello, Some news ... I have made lots of video interviews with the manufacturers, so you can hear your answers directly from them.
Here is some small infos before the videos are finished....Much more details...
-Triton 2,it needs more time to work on it. Not yet any date...
-Mentor 3 Light will be available to the market in Sept /October...
-Nova don't have at the moment a Factor 2 replacement. Some other options could be better as may be a 'C' triton 2...
-Nova will may be try to make a tandem based on the M3.
-Advance is focusing on the new Sigma 9 at the moment and should be
released soon with a similar feeling in the air of the S8,with much
-Omega 9 still needs some work, and won't be released soon until they are satisfied with the protos.
-BGD are thinking of a high speed high end B glider...New category ( See video soon with Bruce explanation)
-BGD also have released their tandem the dual.
-Ozone M6 will be a 3 liner. OZONE say 'the perfect 3 liner' intended
for M4 pilots with D certification. Handling and performances never seen
yet on a certified D glider.
-Rush 4 is also on its way with a shark nose . It replaces the Rush 3 as
a high end B ,but still with a comfortable use.(much more infos on the
-Ozone Geo 4 as a light wing and the Alpina 2 will be available in early 2014.
-Ozone harnesses .The Ozium as a light harness and the Exocet as a full
on competition harness with two rescues. They say it is very comfortable
-Triple Seven Queen is now released in M size .The S size is still in
process. The Queen like to be flown at 75 % of the weight range for
everyday use, and in competitions where the pilot needs the speed ,it is
better to be on top weight.
-Triple Seven Pawn EN-A glider will be soon on the market, with some
impressive performance for a starting glider with shark nose technology.
-UP Makalu Light EN-B , is also introduced and the Ascent 3 as a school glide.
UP is working on a C glider but still too to tell for any release
dates.. Depending on the findings as they could aim for a comfortable C
with maybe more perfs than the TXC2...But it is too early...
-Sky (Alexander Paux)30 years of designing wings !! Alexander is sure
that if he found for example that a 4 liner glider is having more
performance than a 3 liner ,he will immediately put it on the market
regardless of the 'trend' going on around him. He simply explained that
few supported lines implies sometimes thicker profiles....Meaning less
forward moving. In the Atis 4 he could make a thinner ,well supported
profile that cut through better.
-Artik 4 is still under work,with a shark nose and will emerge in spring 2014.
-Icepeak 7 will have two versions .One a replacement for IP6 with better
overall usability, and one with higher aspect ratio as a full on race
comp wing !
-A Takoo 3 is also emerging soon
-Two paramotor gliders ,the Cougar 2 and the Doberman.
-Aspen 5 is under serious construction,and will be ready hopefully in spring 2014.
-Avax XC4 is not yet on the menu...More time is needed at the moment.
-Kuik 2 with Pod is ready (Picture available very soon) No seat board
but Denis Cortella said that there's a new connecting device that
removes the shaking of a seat less harness with lesser roll movements...
High end EN-D Diva (Pic soon) is under work...Very good looking glider.
Today it was flown on a small funny glide comp by 'TYR' Bruce's smaller
son ! and placed 2nd overall ! It showed indeed a super glide in calm
air ( Fun Comp)
-One class A glider replacing the bodyguard.
-One low B glider as the Infinity 4.
-a new C glider with shark nose is under study and development, but very early for now.
-Two new acro wings.
-The light EN-D ,Boom X-Alps(The same Aaron used for the X-Alps) is ready for delivery with D certification.
-The Carrera in size M is ready for delivery. The S is still under work from GIN himself.
-The Rage ,is a freestyle and acro glider.
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