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PI 2 - Light Versatility
Specification

njoy the freedom and versatility – in the air and on the ground. The new PI 2 is one of the lightest small-packed-volume serial wings on the market and, 

with the choice of four sizes - each with three weight ranges – is also one of the most versatile paragliders available today. Equally at home in thermals, 

for Hike & Fly or as a miniwing: with the new PI 2 it’s you who decides.

 

One wing, many uses

The PI 2 comes in four sizes - 16, 19, 23 and 27. Each size features three different takeoff weight (weight range) subdivisions, and the resulting variety of 

wing loadings call for different piloting styles and levels.

 

Thermik

Compact, light, excellent climbing characteristics with maximum safety: In its Thermal Range the PI 2’s quiet and pitch-stable canopy is very comfortable to 

fly, and its small packed dimensions make it suitable for travel. The 23 and 27 version is also recommended as a first light glider. The reduced line set up 

gives the PI 2 impressive performance.

 

Hike&Fly

Easy to carry, easy to prepare, easy to handle: The Hike & Fly Range is directed at the pleasure-seeking pilot and hiker who wants to concentrate on what’s 

important in life - enjoying time spent in the mountains. “Air Scoop Technology” and semicircular intakes work together in this weight range to give the PI 2 

a high degree of passive safety with agreeable flight characteristics

 

MiniWing

Minimum weight and maximum wing loading: In its Miniwing Range the PI 2 conveys the Actionwing’s sense of speed. Pure dynamics alone can provide maximum 

flying fun; then we can add high speed contour chasing, strong wind soaring or an ultralight descent device for the alpinist: the miniwing’s very precise and 

concise handling needs a careful expert who is also an experienced pilot, naturally.

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he X-Alps Gen: Sliced Diagonals

Inner quality pays off. The new diagonal ribs result in a marked reduction in line metres, and this significantly raises glide performance. Even allowing for 

the diagonals and a complex inner structure the PI 2 has become even lighter because the diagonal ribs are actually a series of Ripstop strips, a system that 

proved itself so well in the OMEGA XALPS. The weave of each Ripstop strip is exactly aligned with the local tension direction: this keeps the canopy in shape 

and maintains its strength for a long time.

 

ADVANCED Air Inlet Designs

The PI 2 has “Air Scoop” technology at its leading edge. Working with the typical ADVANCE semi-circular air intakes this combination optimises internal air 

pressure, so that high angles of attack can be sustained for longer. In practice this results in a significantly lowered separation (stall) point and clearly 

progressive brake loading. This raises the passive safety level.


 

FAQ

  • fold faq What are the differences between the two riser versions?
  • fold faq Which lines does the PI 2 use?
  • fold faq How do I work out my PI 2 takeoff weight?
  • fold faq What level of pilot skill does the PI 2 need?
  • fold faq Can I fly the PI 2 as a beginner - is it a school glider?
  • fold faq How has Chrigel Maurer and Sebastian Huber’s first and second places in the X-Alps 2015 influenced the PI 2?
  • fold faq What makes the PI 2 different from competitors’ light models?
  • fold faq What are the innovations since the original PI?
  • fold faq What are the advantages of a COMPRESSBAG?

 

Technical Data

PI 2   16 19 23 27
Number of cells   39 39 39 39
Number of risers    3 3 3 3
Flat surface m2 16.0 19.0 23.0 27.0
Projected surface m2 14.0 16.7 20.1 23.6
Aspect ratio   4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Projected aspect ratio   3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Span m  8.5  9.2 10.2 11.0
Projected span m 7.0 7.6 8.4 9.1
Glider weight with standard risers kg  2.20 2.50 2.90 3.25
Glider weight with light risers kg 2.05 2.35 2.75 3.10
Recommended takeoff weight kg 50-90 50-75 65-95 75-105
Increased takeoff weight kg     -  75-95 95-110 105-120
Accelerator travel max. cm 10.0 10.0 12.0 12.0
Certification Recommended takeoff weight    C B A A
Certification increased takeoff weight      -   C B B

  
The weight of the wing can vary by up to 100g due to unavoidable manufactured fluctuations in the density of such light fabric.

 

Materials

Leading edge Porcher Sport Skytex 32 Universal
Upper surface Porcher Sport Skytex 27 classic 2
Designstripe  Porcher Sport Skytex 32 Universal
Lower surface Porcher Sport Skytex 27 classic 2
Profile line Porcher Sport Skytex 27 hard finish
Profile without line  Porcher Sport Skytex 27 hard finish
main lines Edelrid A-8000U-130/190/230
galery lines  Edelrid A-8000U-090/50
brake lines   Edelrid A-8000U-090/50
Risers light Techni Sangles Dyneema 10 mm 2320 daN
Steering line  Edelrid A-8000U-190
Edelrid A-7850-240  
Risers Polyester / Technora 13 mm
Carabiner Peguet for strap 12mm, SS (#30017)

 The weight of the wing can vary by up to 100g due to unavoidable manufactured fluctuations in the density of such light fabric.

 

PIPACK 2

2 sizes: 31 and 37 litres

Weight: 500 grams
Ergonomic, adjustable shoulder straps
Detachable waist strap with small integrated pocket
Widely adjustable helmet net
Elastic outside pockets for stowing clothes
Hiking pole and ice axe holders
Lead out for drink system

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