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ADVANCE - EPSILON 8 - True Friendship

Perfectly balanced with unmistakeable looks. The new EPSILON 8 conveys a distinctive feel-good factor and glows with an ideal mix of precision, performance and safety. Unique quality and an innovative inner life transform this ADVANCE classic into a robust lightweight. Enjoy the spellbinding experience of flying the EPSILON 8 – true friendship awaits.

Relax and enjoy the thermals
The EPSILON 8 demonstrates a very successful combination of pitch and turn behaviour. Steering demands are answered directly and precisely. The EPSILON 8’s compact and stable canopy invites plenty of confidence from the beginning. Even in challenging conditions pilots feel calm and content, able to enjoy the thermals in a relaxed frame of mind.

Long life thanks to a unique high quality light structure

Not just very light, but downright robust as well: the EPSILON 8 gets attention with its unique choice of materials. Upper and lower surfaces are made of the normal strong European Porcher cloth. Inside the wing the latest technology from the OMEGA XALPS comes into play. Thus the EPSILON 8 weighs almost as little as a light wing, and even so has a long lifespan. 

Modern technology delivers great performance
Many performance-enhancing new technologies are featured in the EPSILON 8. It was designed as a three-liner but has only one gallery level. This skimps on line metres and reduces drag. Precisely computed double-3D-shaping provides a super-smooth surface in the critical nose area, and supports the correct shape of the real-life profile.

There are sliced diagonals inside the EPSILON 8 wing. This technology, created first by ADVANCE for the sensational OMEGA XALPS, minimises the area of cloth required for the diagonals, without compromising life or strength. The Ripstop yarn in each strip is exactly aligned along the local tension vector: this maintains canopy shape over a long lifetime.

Modern “Air Scoop Technology’ at the leading edge now applies to the EPSILON 8. Combined with the typical ADVANCE semi-circular intakes this feature results in a significantly lower separation point with clearly progressive brake loading. Brake travel is 15 % longer than the EPSILON 7 value, so passive safety is enhanced.

The EPSILON 8 risers have a new Easy Connect System, which helps the pilot hook in correctly by using a coloured marking system. This reduces the probability of the nervous beginner connecting a twisted riser, or attaching the risers to the wrong carabiners. For maximum compatibility among ADVANCE products the same coloured markings will also apply, in future, to all ADVANCE harness.

Big ears made easy. The EPSILON 8 outer A-line has its own easilyreachable riser, making it easy to pull effective big ears. Taking off with both A-risers in hand is also simplified by the “Quick-Snap” magnet system which holds them together on the ground. Line sorting remains child’s play. After pull up the risers separate and take up their flying position.


Who is the EPSILON 8 intended for?
fold faq Where does the EPSILON 8 fit in the ADVANCE range of models?
fold faq What are the differences between the EPSILON 8 and the Epsilon 7?
fold faq How can the EPSILON 8 be so light compared with other paragliders which also use standard wing fabric?
fold faq Which size EPSILON 8 should I choose?

Technical Data Materials

EPSILON 8 23 25 27 29  
Flat surface  m2  22.5 25.0 27.0 29.0
Projected surface m2 18.9 21.0 22.7 24.4
Recommended takeoff weight kg  55-75 70-90 80-105 95-125
Increased takeoff weight kg 75-85  90-100 105-120 125-140
Glider weight kg 4.15  4.45 4.95  5.15
Span     m 10.75     11.35 11.80     12.25
Projected span      8.25     8.70 9.05     9.35
Aspect ratio   5.15 5.15 5.15 5.15  
Projected aspect ratio 3.60 3.60 3.60 3.60  
Number of cells 45 45 45 45  
Number of risers 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1  
Certification EN/LTF B EN/LTF B EN/LTF B EN/LTF B  
Accelerator travel max. cm 14.5  15.5 16.0 16.5


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