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MAKALU LIGHT

PARA-ALPINIST IN MIND

A Makalu 3 at heart, only lighter – on your back as well as on your mind. Designed for the easy end of the EN B spectre, but with the para-alpinist in mind – launch, handling, landing, carrying – all as light'n easy as it gets. Sublime handling, nippy character, albeit with no twitchyness - and the performance of a much higher rated wing.

  • Wide weight range in all sizes: Choose one that fits your intended use
  • Sublime line control through extremely simple riser design: No stress even on high-Alpine launches
  • 3D panel shaping: less wrinkles in the canopy, better performance and higher collapse resistance
  • Half-moon shaped cell openings: better leading edge definition, sexy look
  • Nylon-reinforced leading edge: Small, interchangeable battens ensure perfect leading edge definition for the entire life span of the wing. This translates into easy launching, always.
  • 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 it.

TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE
18 20 22 24
Surface area flat (m2) 22,5 24,5 26,6 28,8
Surface area projected (m2) 18,9 20,6 22,4 24,2
Flat span (m) 10,9 11,3  11,7 12,2
Projected span (m) 8,5 8,8 9,2 9,5
Flat aspect ratio 5,2 5,2 5,2 5,2
Projected aspect ratio 3,8 3,8 3,8 3,8
Chambers/cells 44 44 44 44
Total line length incl. Brake (m) 296 309 322 335
Total # of lines incl. Brake 142 142 142 142
Glider weight (kg) 3,3 3,5 3,75 4,1
Category LTF/EN B B B B
Takeoff weight (kg) 50-75 55-90 65-110 75-135