PURE PERFORMANCE HAS NEVER FELT SO EASY
The Leopard’s groundbreaking blend of performance and ease will suit both competitive XC pilots and pilots looking to progress to the highest levels of competition flying.
The Leopard shares its DNA with the Explorer (EN B) and with the Bonanza 2 (EN C). This, combined with our experience of over 8 years of continuous development of 2 liner gliders with the World Cup winning Boomerang series, has enabled us to produce a wing with significantly improved characteristics in several key areas:
Compared to past 2 liner and high performance wings, the Leopard has greater pitch stability over the entire speed range. In combination with outstanding wing tip stability, the result is a greatly reduced pilot workload in normal flight.
Handling and feel
One of the most outstanding aspects of the Leopard is the way the wing feels solid and cohesive but not stiff – it immediately feels like a whole wing that better connects you with the elements. The turn is precise and well co-ordinated, the wing accelerates towards thermals and pitch stability is first class.
Feedback and “thermal sniffing” behavior
The Leopard gives smooth yet highly intelligible feedback. On glide, it’s easy to guide the wing towards thermals and lifty lines by feeling pressure differences through the B risers. The wing flies equally well if you just let it fly, it has a tendency to pull towards lift automatically. Once in a climb, the feedback from the glider also helps you stay centered in the core.
|Flat area (m2)||20.5||22.32||24.22||26.7|
|Flat span (m)||12.08||12.65||13.18||13.84|
|Flat aspect ratio||7.12||7.15||7.17||7.17|
|Projected area (m2)||17.56||19.14||20.8||22.93|
|Projected span (m)||9.79||10.25||10.71||11.25|
|Projected aspect ratio||5.45||5.5||5.51||5.51|
|Number of cells||86||86||86||86|
|Glider weight (kg)||4.85||5.30||5.65||5.95|
|Certified weight range (kg)||70-88||85-102||95-112||105-127|
|Certification||EN D||EN D||EN D||EN D|
Upper surface leading edge: Porcher Skytex, 38 g/m²
Upper surface: Porcher Skytex, 32 g/m²
Lower surface: Porcher Skytex, 27 g/m²
Upper: Edelrid 8000 / U-050 / 070 / 090 (unsheathed aramid)
Middle: Edelrid 8000 / U-050 / 090 / 130 (unsheathed aramid)
Main: Edelrid 8000 / U-050 / 070 / 190 / 230 / 360 (unsheathed aramid)
- Second generation Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT) profile significantly improves the lift to drag ratio (CL/CD) and stability at higher speeds
- 2 line risers with easy B-control
- 86 cells for a cleaner top surface and reduced ballooning
- Optimized mix of 3 and 4-cell blocks
- Cross beams for high stability
- Unsheathed aramid lines
- Mini-ribs on the trailing edge