Light XC star
The KANGRI X (EN/LTF B) brings all the advantages of the hybrid construction as a 2.5-liner - hence the "X" aka "Cross" in the name - to the KANGRI range for the first time. Fans of hike & fly, bivouac flights, cross country and light luggage can thus look forward to more speed and an impressive glide angle. In addition to clever lightweight construction and a small pack size, attention has been paid to making the glider robust according to its area of use and to further refining its pleasant handling.
The KANGRI X brings more top speed, an even better glide angle and pleasant stability due to its construction as a 2.5-liner. Compared to the KANGRI HPR, the High Performance Risers also benefit from the new line construction, which is reflected in the even more efficient usability of the C-Handles. There have also been some changes to the inner construction - weight has been reduced considerably, e.g. by using robust 1.6 mm rods instead of the previous 2.7 mm. The profile also differs from the previous model. Overall, it is easier to launch in light winds.
How does it fly?
Those who know the SUMMIT X (EN/ LTF B) will notice that the relationship to the KANGRI X is palpable. In fact, the KANGRI X is its lighter brother. Both share collapsing resistance, pitch stability and a penchant for converting even the smallest thermals into valuable height. The proven C-Handles also help here. The speed system keeps its promise, is easy to operate and complements the aforementioned extraordinary pitch stability perfectly. The KANGRI X rewards the courageous use of the throttle - what began as a hike & fly can quickly become an extensive cross-country flight under this wing. In short: it flies dynamically, precisely and agilely.
Who is the KANGRI X suitable for?
Weighing around 3.5 kilos, the KANGRI X is the ideal partner for mountain tours, bivouac flying and travelling. Its demands on the pilot correspond to those of the upper B-segment. This means that experience of at least 40 hours of airtime per year is recommended. Assuming active flying, the glider has enough safety reserves and performance to accompany talented B-class pilots, pleasure pilots and cross-country hunters a long way. If you want your paraglider to have a wide range of use, if you like to hike to the summit and often leave your local mountain behind, this is the glider for you.
What sizes are available?
Three series sizes (21, 23, 25) together cover a wide weight range from 68 to 110 kilos. If you often set out on bivouac flights with a lot of luggage, you should take this into account in terms of take-off weight. Generally speaking, the best performance of the KANGRI X is found in the upper weight range. Good to know in this context: The risers are constructed like those of SUMMIT X (EN/LTF B) and TRANGO X (EN/LTF C). This means that they are optimised for accelerated flight and individually trimmed with each of the three series sizes of the KANGRI X.
How should you pack and store the glider?
Packing the KANGRI X is comparatively easy despite the rods, as they have a smaller diameter and thus allow flexibility. Also, there is a gap of 5 cm between the front and rear rods - which means that it is easy to fold in between. However, as with any wing with rods, we recommend loose storage in the open CompressSmart. Prolonged storage in a closed compression stuff sack or sitting on the folded, packed glider should be avoided if possible.
Included in delivery: "CompressSmart" compression pack, 1x set A-main-3 spare lines, 1x set B-main spare lines, repair adhesive sail, UP-gift
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Backpack can be ordered optionally!
|Surface area flat (m2)||21,2||23,1||25,1|
|Surface area projected (m2)||18¬†||19,6||21,3|
|Flat span (m)||11,2||11,7||12,1|
|Projected span (m)||9,1||9,6||10,0|
|Flat aspect ratio||5,9||5,9||5,9|
|Projected aspect ratio||4,7||4,7||4,7|
|Total line length incl. Brake (m)||205||217||228|
|Total # of lines incl. Brake||206||206||206|
|Total canopy weight||3,3||3,5||3,8|
|Takeoff weight (kg)||68-85||75-100||85-110|
*Note: Certification is in process, flight test scuccsseful compleated.¬†The glider can now be ordered, and we begin to deliver January 2024
|¬†Top surface front||¬†Porcher Skytex 27 Classic II|
|¬†Desing stripe||¬†Porcher Skytex 27 Classic II|
|¬†Top surface rear||¬†Porcher Skytex 27 Classic II|
|¬†Bottom surface||¬†Porcher Skytex 27 Classic II|
|¬†Cell walls||¬†Porcher Skytex 32 Hard / Skytex 27 Hard|
|¬†Gallery lines||¬†Liros DC60/100/120 (Dyneema unsheathed), Edelrid 8000U-050/070/090 und 8001-090 (Aramid unsheathed)|
|¬†Middle lines||¬†Edelrid 8000U-130/090 (Aramid unsheathed)|
|¬†Main lines||¬†Edelrid 8001-130/190/230 (Aramid unsheathed)|
|Brake lines||¬†Cousin 989/1,5 (Dyneema sheathed) / Edelrid 8000U-050/070/090 (Aramid unsheathed)|