If you are interested in adventure paragliding or are a convert to a minimalist approach to enjoying your flying, take a look at the new Montana from Gradient.
The first thing to say about the Montana is it is NOT a standard-glider-made-iight. Montana is designed from scratch for adventure. The success of the Delite, which was based on a light version of the original Golden and the growing interest in light and adventure/travel paragliders led Gradient to decide to make an adventure/travel glider in its own right. This is an unusual move, generally manufacturers simply offer a light weight version of one of their standard wings.
New airofoil, line plan and riser set define the Montana as a new design especially for adventure-travel, vol-bivouac or normal flight with the convenience of a low weight and volume pack size.
The Montana has already received a brilliant review by the German magazine Gleitschirm and we agree with what they find! Montana as well as being light to carry and able to pack into a small volume also delivers handling to please the most experienced pilots. There is a good feeling of speed even at trim and the turns are crisp and easy to make dynamic. Security is high and Montana is especially good on speed bar for this class of paraglider. The sporty feel has pleased pilots doing a lot of windy ridge soaring too as the easy launch and dependable behavior on speed bar is confidence inspiring.
Special sail and line materials were chosen for their light weight and durability and a new riser set also brings down the weight.
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