Fusing 2-liner feeling with an EN C certification, the Flow FUSION is the first certified hybrid 2-3 liner paraglider. Feel connected like a 2-line race machine, with rear riser steering on crafted control toggles, but maintain the security and comfortable workload of an EN C glider. An optimised line configuration and unique risers enable a three-line layout in the centre of the span and a two-line layout at the tips. The resulting reduction in drag increases performance noticeably.
Careful attention in the design phase has led to exceptional thermic handling bringing the composure of 2-liners to the EN C class. The tension across the span produces a more composed glider and maintains energy in the turn that enables the Fusion to carve through the sky. Surf effortlessly to cloud base and then race away efficiently on the bar.
A pitch stable aerofoil, less prone to collapses and oscillations, enables the pilot to concentrate on conditions and decision making with a mind freed from micromanaging the glider. The modest aspect ratio and cell count mean a comfortable level of workload as expected for an EN C glider. The shark nose profile, 3D panel shaping and detailed internal structure combine to produce a modern sports class wing.
At speed, the FUSION risers allow the pilot to fly the glider by changing the angle of attack whilst not distorting the profile. The two-liner style risers allow the Fusion to cut through the turbulence more efficiently so that the pilot can enjoy more accessible performance throughout the speed range.
“I wanted to bring the performance of our highly successful two-line projects, the XCRacer and Spectra, to the EN C class. This FUSION has produced an accessible package that is a dream to fly and one of the most pleasant gliders I’ve ever flown.”
Felipe Rezende (Flow Designer).
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|FLAT AREA||22.95 m2||24.45 m2||26.3 m2||28.4 m2|
|NUMBER OF CELLS||68||68||68||68|
|CERTIFICATION||LTF/EN C||LTF/EN C||LTF/EN C||LTF/EN C|
|Leading Edge||Porcher Skytex 38 s||Porcher Industries - France|
|Upper Surface||Porcher Skytex 32 s||Porcher Industries - France|
|Bottom Surface||Porcher Skytex 32 s||Porcher Industries - France|
|Supported Ribs||Porcher Skytex 32 hard||Porcher Industries - France|
|Unsupported Ribs||Porcher Skytex 32 hard||Porcher Industries - France|
|Profile Reinforcement||2.5/1.8/ Plastic pipe|
|SUSPENSION LINES||FABRIC CODE||SUPPLIER|
|Upper Cascades||Edelrid 8000U 130/090/070/050kg - Edelrid 9200 030kg||EDELRID - Germany|
|Middle Cascades||Edelrid 8000U 190/130/090/070/050kg |
Edelrid 9200 030kg
|EDELRID - Germany|
|Main Lines||Edelrid 8000U 360/190/130/050kg |
Liros DSL 140kg
|EDELRID - Germany |
LIROS GmbH - Germany
|Shackles||Maillon Rapide||ANSUNG PRECISION - Korea|
|Riser Webbing||12mm zero stretch polyester webbing||Guth&Wolf GmbH - Germany|
|Pulleys||Pulleys Ronstan ball bearing||Ronstan - Australia|
Strategically placed plastic rods of different stiffness and thickeners to give optimum rigidity to the canopy.
Fusion’s plastic rods are mostly of a short length allowing an easy fold without the use of a dedicated folding pillow. Ultimately allowing an uncomplicated folding procedure.
The hybrid 3-2 line layout brings drastic drag reduction in comparison
to the traditional 3 lines layout. Ultimately translating to increased gains in performance.
The Fusion was designed in a way where every cell is aligned to true airflow so there is less disturbance by the inherent billowing effect found on paragliders.
The canopy twist and washout on the wingtips further reduce drag and improve the lift coefficients and aerodynamics on the Fusion.
Our solid shark nose profile is a pitch stable airfoil which means:
The result is a canopy with fewer attachment points but more taught and rigid offering just enough flex characteristics to give the ideal feedback.
A well-tensioned sail is especially important at higher speeds to improve solidity and resistance against collapses.
Flow Paraglider Rucksacks
The Fusion is delivered with: