Swing Discus Paraglider: First Flight Review

The Discus is designed for beginners and low
airtime pilots so passive safety is the priority. The Discus inflates easily. ‘Building a wall’ is a breeze. In strong winds, using only the brakes causes
the glider to jump up and down as it tries to fly. Use the brakes and rear risers to
hold it down. If there’s any wind on launch you don’t need
to use the A risers: just ease up on the brakes and lean back. Once the wing is above your head, keep a little
brake pressure on to stop the wing over-flying. In flight the Discus feels solid and reassuring The long split A risers produce small tip
tucks or ‘big ears’. The wing recovered well from medium-sized
asymmetric collapses. I felt at ease even in windy turbulent conditions. It feels dampened yet responsive enough to
be fun. I found it quite hard to make the wing stall,
a good feature when in the air, but on landing in a strong breeze you’ll need to use the
rear risers to get the wing down. The Discus might be one of the best performing
EN-A wings available. An excellent first wing with enough performance
for cross country flying.

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