Ready to fly the big sites of the world or rack up some big XCs from home? The Base is your wing!
Quixada, Pokhara, Manilla, Piedrahita, Fiesch, Annecy, Govenador Valadares, Owens Valley, St. Andre-les-Alps… Are you constantly thinking of flying big sites? The BASE was designed to take you there. It will look after you as you push yourself to places you have never been, it will react the way you have always expected and it will perform really, really well. So, put on your speed arms, charge your batteries, and be the first to base with the BASE!
How can a few lines and some cloth be put together in a way that will fly us hundreds miles? For years we have been trying to build the perfect combination of these materials in an effort to fly further. Every year records are broken so we are definitely doing something right. We have gone through a lot of line and cloth to find our perfect combination in the BASE.
Bruce put his ‘all’ into this high performing EN/LTF-B rated paraglider. The BASE carefully treads that thin line of maximum safety and impressive performance. Bruce Goldsmith Handling, a unique nose design and Cord Cut Billow all make the BASE into a great package of stability and performance.
Do you remember the Airwave Sport? It was one of my favorites. The BASE is loosely based off the Sport series with a whole bunch of new technology. I added Cord Cut Billow to clean up the leading edge and help with weight and stability.
Leading edge mini ribs create a solid leading edge on speed while making essentially 80 cells without adding the weight of full ribs. I put a lot of time into perfecting the profile to maximize performance and stability on speed bar. The BASE is fast, fun, and my new favorite wing; I hope you will feel the same.
- Top surface: Dominico N30
- Bottom surface: Dominico N20
- Internal structure: Dominico D30 DFM
- Nose reinforcing: Plastic wire 2,3mm and 2,7 mm
- Risers: 13 mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
- Pulleys: P-18 Harken pulleys
- Top lines: DC60
- Middle lines: TSL 140
- Lower lines: TSL 220/280
- Brakes: DSL70
|Linear scaling factor||0.95||1||1.025||1.05|
|Total line length||221||245||257||270||m|
|Number of main lines||3/4/3||A/B/C|
|Flat aspect ratio||5.68|
|Projected aspect ratio||4.09|
|In-flight weight range||60-80||75-95||85-105||100-120||kg|