A knight to look after you...

Everyone needs a Knight in shining armor to look out for them once in a while - so we went and built one for you...

The new Knight fills the gap between the Pawn and the Rook2 in the Triple Seven model range. With the former being a dedicated school wing, and the latter an advanced XC machine of the finest caliber, the step up from one to the other was simply too great if you wanted to remain on a Triple Seven glider, and the Knight was born. The new wing is made to make the entry into the world of thermal- and XC flying as easy, intuitive and safe as possible, and has ample performance to make every one of those first adventurous flights into an unmitigated pleasure, from the first modest beeps on the vario and all the way into flights worthy of the Worldwide X-Contest.

 

At Triple Seven we think of this new wing as the ideal "weekend warrior" tool; plenty of performance to allow such a pilot to reach their lofty flying goals, but not so twitchy as to put them off trying... We achieved this balance by taking all the best from the gliders both above and below the Knight in our model range and mixing these characteristics together into a cocktail worthy of even quite discerning pilots' admiration and respect. This means that the Knight sports design features such as mini ribs in the trailing edge, the Triple Seven Back Position Air Intakes, long speed system travel, direct and progressive handling and much more.

Aljaz Valic:

"As soon as we realized that the gap between the Pawn and the Rook 2 was too great we started thinking of the perfect wing to bridge that gap. With the Knight we're pretty sure we have accomplished what we set out to do; to build a wing which is suitable for just about everyone who loves paragliding, but who doesn't want too much mental workload during their thermal- and XC flights. Very few of us fly as much as we would like to, so when we do get out we want the day to be perfect, and the Knight can help with that!"

The Knight is for certified pilots with a desire to build up their air time and experience on progressively longer and more difficult flights, without getting flustered along the way. It is suitable for just about anyone, from talented pilots straight out of school to ambitious XC pilots wishing to expand their boundaries in comfort and safety.

Technical data and sizes

Size S MS ML L
Number of cells 51 51 51 51
Projected area (m2) 20.1 22.4 23.7 25.3
Flat area (m2) 23.7 26.4 28.0 29.8
Projected span (m) 8.8 9.3 9.5 9.8
Flat span (m) 11.4 12 12.3 12.7
Projected Aspect Ratio 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8
Flat aspect ratio 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Glider weight (kg) x 4.9 5.3 x
In-flight weight range (kg) 65-80 75-95 85-105 100-120
Certification LTF/EN B* B B* B*
Test reports test report, sticker
Line plan
test report, sticker
Line plan
test report, sticker
Line plan
test report, sticker
Line plan
Latest manual EN 
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Materials

CANOPY FABRIC CODE  
Leading edge Dominico 30D MF
Upper surface Dominico 20D MF
Bottom surface  Dominico 20D MF
Profiles Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29 
Diagonals Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29 
Mini-ribs Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29  
SUSPENSION LINES
MAIN LINES
PPSL Liros, Edelrid A-8000-U
RISERS FABRIC CODE  
Fabric 13 mm Kevlar reinforced Nylon webbing
Pulleys Harken P18mm ball bearing pulley

 

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  • Back Position Air Intakes. for perfect internal pressure at all angles of attack
  • Mini-ribs in the trailing edge, for better trailing edge definition and reduced ballooning
  • Optimized mix of line diameters and materials, for top performance with maximum longevity and safety
  • Refined wingtip design, for minimal induced drag and intuitive handling
  • Aerofoil optimized for great climbing
  • Trim speed adapted to the pilot target group; fast, but not so fast as to be demanding to launch and land...
  • Dokdo 30 in the leading edge, DOKDO 20 for the rest - light but strong construction
  • EN B certification

Package includes

  • Glider Knight
  • Backpack
  • Inner bag
  • Glider strap
  • Triple Seven T-shirt
  • USB key with manual
  • Repair stickers

Reviews

Author Link
Ziad Basil (Dustoftheunivers) Knight review