designed by Paul Amiell
U Prime II EN/LTF A
The U Prime II is the successor to the U Prime I with was rated Safety Class II by the DHV. It was constructed to make the entry into the world of paragliding as easy and as safe as possible. You can trust the glider 100%, because it gives you a maximum of passive safety and lots of pleasure in flight from the first moment. The perfect glider for beginners and occasional pilots.
The inflation and take-off phase is often considered as difficult and critical, but with the U Prime it is so easy. We have worked hard to reduce weight which has resulted in improved inflation characteristics. At 4,5kg (Size S), the U Prime II is one of the lightest LTF/EN A gliders on the market. The reduction of weight is achieved by the use of a new light and strong 38 g/m² D20 Dominico material for the top and bottom surfaces, in combination with 42 g/m² D30 material for the leading edge. Nylon rods in the main edge give the profile the perfect shape and reduce both weight and packing volume. Perfectly positioned Crossports ensure the best possible inflation of the glider. The take-off with the Prime is just pure fun.
Great flying pleasure with the highest safety margin
During flight, the U Prime achieves maximum passive safety from the interaction of numerous design features. Nylon rods in the main edge, perfectly-positioned cell openings and crossports allow the ideal amount of air movement within the wing, resulting in higher canopy stability across the entire speed range, as well as in turbulent conditions. After countless tests and comparative flights, we have achieved the optimum line trim for the U Prime II, resulting in great agility, while avoiding swinging.
One for all
It may have forgiving characteristics, but the U Prime II is much more than a pure beginner’s glider. Even pilots who have finished their training and would like to fly cross-country with a maximum of passive safety, will really enjoy the U Prime II. The complex construction with diagonal V-ribs reduces line drag to a minimum. The outstanding glide and high top speed make the U Prime a serious proposition for cross country flying. The U Prime II is truly a glider you can grow into; it is the perfect glider while learning, but will also take you so much further.
U Prime – the main features:
- Extremely easy take-off and inflation behaviour
- Maximum passive safety
- New profile for a high-glide ratio
- Complex construction with V-rips – leads to less lines and less drag
- High shape stability caused by Nylon rods in the profile nose
- Effective speed system for a high max. speed
- High manoeuvrability and simultaneous damping of the swinging
- Ring-gather system at the brake – for a precise handling
- Light canopy due to the use of 38 g/m² tissue for the top and bottom surfaces
- Longlive leading edge made of 42 g/m² D30 tissue
- Easy big-ears with splitted A-risers
- Dirt-out openings at the stabilo for the removal of dirt and leaves
- Extreme low weight and small packing volume
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