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The DESCENT PROTOTYPE

June 23, 2005



The Test Team has been working on a new concept ultra-light wing. The Descent Proto, as it is currently named, weighs in at well under 3kg, has just 24 cells, and a very low aspect ratio. The descent will be an extremely light weight glider for para-alpinists and climbers, or for anyone who wants a glider that almost fits in your pocket. Although this glider is primarily designed for descending flights, the test team reports that it thermals and soars very nicely under the right conditions. Two prototypes are currently in the possesion of Enrico, our Italian distributor, who is planning a turbo ascent/descent of three 4000m+ peaks this week.