higher cell density for a stable profile with improved performance
new glider radius with shorter line length
reduced line diameter
reworked and even lighter combination of materials
completely new glider design
sizes: PRO, 8.5, 9.5, 11, 13, 15;
The Mirage RS is the next stage in the development of the Mirage, the glider which redefined speedflying when it was introduced. The Mirage RS is aimed at ambitious speedflying-pilots and has a focus on a further increased glide and dive range with increased safety and razor-sharp handling. With its large range, the Mirage RS adjusts to even steep contours, makes precise and more dynamic barrel rolls, has high energy reserves also at very low speeds and we optimized the control for longer and accurate swoop landings.
The RAST technology developed by SWING increases safety during flight, on foot launch and stabilises the canopy appreciably in turbulent conditions. The Mirage RS stands out with its precise and direct handling, greater speed and a touch more glide, but does not in any way sacrifice the very popular Mirage characteristics!
All of this makes the Mirage RS the ultimate All-Mountain Speedflyer no matter tough your runs and lines are.
Mirage RS 15
The Mirage RS 15 is the speedflying link to the APUS RS, our paraglider-miniwing. Size-optimised trimming means we have been able to retain the characteristics of the Mirage RS. With a flat wing area of 15.5m², this new size provides the ideal introduction into the world of speedflying. What’s more, it opens up many new opportunities to experienced miniwing pilots as well. The Mirage RS 15 is an all-rounder for almost every occasion, whether it’s for the descent in a hike & fly mission, with fun guaranteed (glider weight 2.8kg), soaring in strong winds or ground handling. The long trim travel offers a huge range with a high resistance to collapses, so the Mirage RS 15 can be flown intuitively along the contours of the land. With a surface area of 15.5 m², it offers a high level of safety and glide performance and greater flexibility in the choice of alpine launch sites. Unlike miniwings with paraglider profiles, the collapse-resistant speedflying profile and short lines make the Mirage RS a true carver, with dive and performance precisely adjusted for safe and uncomplicated mountain swooping. If you are flying at the coast or ground handling, with the Mirage RS 15, the fun takes over from where it endswith a conventional glider.
Mirage RS 15 – a fun wing you should never leave home without!
For more information on the Mirage RS, visit Swing's website.
The SPEEDMASTER 3 is an all-terrain speedglider and is aimed at pilots who want to perfect the performances close to the ground. Foot launchable, with skis or for strong-wind freestyle-sessions.
Razor-sharp lines close to the relief demand uncompromising precision. The SPEEDMASTER3 delivers this and reacts to control pulses directly and without delay. The modern construction provides a stable entity between wing and pilot and gives the dynamic flight a high pitch stability. Despite the small surface area the compact wing offers much glide performance and a high speed area. The SPEEDMASTER3 is designed as an all-round speed glider - it follows your intuition whether you‘re on skis racing down snowy hills or over steep terrain in the summer.
Dynamic and speed are doubtlessly fascinating but only if both remain controllable at any time. The SPEEDMASTER3 has a high tolerance area and nevertheless a sensitive handling. Elaborate calculations optimize the stability so you can focus on the perfect line. Through the application of trimmer and brake the gliding angle can be adapted quickly and precisely to the given terrain. Short touch downs are flown just as precisely as quick turns with deep dives. The name of the dynamic wing says it and holds a respectable amount of energy for swooping fans. During the development of the SPEEDMASTER3 special value was placed upon the easy starting behavior - the compact wing starts exceptionally reliable and rises instinctively above the pilot.
While the bigger surface areas are perfect for the first experiments with speed-gliding the glider turns more and more into a profound wing for ambitioned speed-gliding pilots the smaller the size.
The SPITFIRE has established itself over recent years as the benchmark in speed riding and this glider is an icon in its category. Our development team has been working intensively with the Swing speed flying team on the evolution of the Spitfire1 and has optimized this wing still further.
The result is yet another milestone, the Spitfire2. This is a further commitment to the speed riding community and caters even better for pilot needs.
The Spitfire2 is a true speed rider. It feels completely at home on the snow-covered slopes in mountain regions with its direct and uncompromising handling. The shortened lines and the lightweight construction using the hard-wearing and waterproof-coated 20 dtex fabric transform the pilot and glider into one, allowing complete focus on finding the best line. Once again we have been able to use the control lines and extended trim travel to increase the glide angle window considerably. The result is a new and previously unmatched dive, with almost the same glide as the Mirage. The new Swing Design 2015, 3D seams and a reworked riser with extended trim travel by opening the stitching round off the new Spitfire2 and make it unique in its class.
Spitfire 2 vs. Mirage
The Spitfire2 is aimed at pilots who concentrate on speed riding and at dedicated fans of ‘swooping’ who would also like to launch without skis from time to time.
In direct contrast to the Spitfire 2, the Mirage is the all-round glider for enthusiastic speed flyers and for foot-launching. Its special features mean that it has strengths not only for the summer season – it also cuts an impressive figure in the winter when used with skis.
Compare the features of the Spitfire 2 and see for yourself.
trim travel increased once again for better glide with an even steeper dive
very straightforward launch behavior, optimized for ski launching
shorter lines give direct and uncompromising handling and maximum canopy feedback, thus allowing aggressive yet manageable barrel rolls
a new lightweight construction reduces any tendency for the canopy to be sluggish. The glider remains stable above the pilot even in slow rides in deep snow and follows without hesitation in tight ski turns
lengthened brake travel optimized for speed riding with exponential pressure increase against stalls, which allows maximum canopy feedback
high canopy stability even in steep dives, difficult terrain or turbulent conditions
optimized design with three line levels for less line resistance and straightforward ground handling
high energy conversion even at low speed which is a very good feature in deep snow, for example
completely reworked design - "Swing Design 2015"
new optimized riser with interchangeable trimmer band and increased trim travel by opening the seam
The Spitfire1 has established clearly that it is a suitable glider for training and beginners so we have completely reworked it in sizes 13 and 15.
The trim travel is ideal for speed riding beginners. The dampened handling in these sizes is perfect for the learning curve and is very forgiving. These two sizes also come in the new design, with lightweight construction and have the new riser with opened seam.
For more information on the Spitfire 2, visit Swing's website.
Name: X-Fly Wing: speedflying Type: beginner to expert Geometry: 3/4 lines with diagonals and trimers Concept: speedflying mix : foot launch + ski launch + soaring Certification: 8G load test Sizes: 9 – 11 – 13 – 16 – 18 Weight: 2,45 to 3,8 kg Élévateurs: A + B + C + trimers +6/-2 cm Rucksack: NEO speedbag 50 L. Main materials: Skytex double enduction 42 g Everlast, Liros PPSL / DSL, Cousin Ultimate Dyneema, Technisangles 20 mm, Maillons Rapides Peguet Materials: Europe Manufacturing: France
The pure DNA of Speedflying. As the pioneers of Speedriding and Speedflying, the equipment is our specialty, NEO gliders are the achievement of our vision since the beginning…
After the success of our Speedriding gliders, we enlarged the field of practices in our range, presenting our Speedflying wing with 5 sizes 9m2, 11m2, 13m2, 16m2 and 18m2 to cover the maximum number of disciplines.
Foot launch - pure speedflying : The X-FLY gives great capacities to take off and land by foot, an easy access technical level and a structural solidity in turbulence.
Soaring and strong-wind flying: The X-FLY ‘s concept and the trimmers use allows the pilot to adapt the flight to various wind speeds. You’ll enjoy the dynamic potential, its precision, and its easiness.
Speedflying/speedriding by skis: Taking off by skis and swooping the slopes is a great fun. But the X-FLY has also some real Speedriding capacity. Getting contact with the slope, driving the glider on the snow is easy, particularly with the small sizes.
The X-FLY covers all levels from the beginner to the extreme rider, for all kind of flights depending sizes. See technical specifications for more details.
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