FOR STUDENTS AND BEGINNERS -
TOTAL EASE OF MIND
The new UP Ascent 3 is the perfect
companion for newer pilots, be they under tuition or recently out of school. It follows in the footsteps of the EN B Makalu 3, a wing tested by the DHV (German Free Flight Federation) to be even
friendlier to fly than many EN A wings - imagine what the same design team can do with an EN A wing then! The Ascent 3 is as safe as it gets if the going gets rough, but it is still a fun and
inspiring wing to fly! Learning should be FUN - the Ascent 3 makes sure it is.
At UP we consider
the first wing you buy to be the most important one in your whole flying career. Our new EN A wing, the UP Ascent 3, takes that premise seriously!
Two years of
dedicated R&D went into the designing of the new UP EN A wing, now we're excited to show it to the World; we think it matches the above premise PERFECTLY! It is above all a wing that makes
learning to paraglide, and progressing to more distant goals, an easy, inspiring and FUN thing to do. We have refined everything, from the launching via the handling to the landing characteristics,
and the result is that you need not occupy valuable mental resources on glider issues while learning - this wing just IS. Once you have progressed a bit you will learn to appreciate the pedigree UP
handling and performance, but to begin with all you want to know is that the wing takes good care of you - and it does.
One feature to
really thrill the beginners out there is the auto-centring abilities of the Ascent 3; once the vario starts beeping, just pull on a random brake toggle and the wing will find the best core all by
itself, letting you outclimb mates on far more demanding designs with total ease. With our tongues firmly in our cheeks we could call this PFBR (PostFlyingBraggingRights)
department has deliberately made each size's weight range very wide so that schools can be certain to always have a size that matches their students - for private and XC use we have a somewhat
narrower "optimum weight range" in which the wing performs optimally, but for the school hill the most important thing is to be within the official certified range, and the Ascent 3 extra-wide weight
ranges makes sure this is always the case.
At the time of
introduction the Ascent 3 is available in two colour combinations (see below). From early 2014 another standard colour will be added.
Available in four sizes, covering a
weight range of 55-135kgs, from around Christmas time, this wing will make 2014 your best year yet.
Fourni avec la voile: Sac de portage taille M, Sac de
compression, Sangle, Autocollant Up.
Logical, systematic line layout with
very few lines - no line tangles!
Very wide weight range in all sizes -
perfect for schools!
Perfect launching characteristics
even with sup-optimal launching skills - less stress, more FUN
3D panel shaping: less wrinkles in
the canopy - better performance and higher collapse resistance
Line layout with minimum drag -
better performance to take you higher, sooner
Swept-back wingtips - improved
handling, better climbing
Brake Tensioning System: Trailing
edge tension is good for handling and safety, but influences performance negatively. With BTS the tension is only there when you need
Exchangeable Nylon battens in the
leading edge - a lifetime of perfect leading edge shape