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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 from the vario and all the way into flights worthy of the Worldwide X-Contest.
“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!”
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.
|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)||4.6||4.9||5.2||5.5|
|In-flight weight range (kg)||65-85||75-95||85-105||100-120|
|Test reports||test report
|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|
|MAIN LINES||PPSL Liros, Edelrid A-8000-U|
|RISERS FABRIC CODE|
|Fabric||13 mm Kevlar reinforced Nylon webbing|
|Pulleys||Harken P18mm ball bearing pulley|
Read all about our easy but efficient EN B glider from someone less biased than ourselves 🙂
[…] There are other EN-Bs that give a more damped-out ride such as Advance’s Epsilon 8. The Knight is still very dependable and predictable but to me the selling points are the personality, agility and into-wind performance. Once you undertand the limits of the wing it can be thrown around the sky like a go-kart and also flown very efficiently when the thermals are weak and the cores are elusive.
Definitely one for the shortlist.
The KNIGHT is a fun and agile intermediate wing that is best suited to pilots with good feeling and awareness. It is an ideal match with pilots in their second year of flying, where enthusiasm can sometimes outstrip ability, and having a wing that can take the punches and put you down safely when you have made a mistake is a great benefit. The performance makes cross country flying easily achievable. The precise construction and durable material choices create a dependable wing that will be your trusted companion for many years and should retain its value as the reputation of Triple Seven continues to grow.
Der Knight ist genau, was er verspricht: Ein
mittlerer Intermediate mit gutem Handling
und Leistung, um auch im XC-Einsatz kräftig
zu punkten. Entsprechend aufwändig ist die
Konstruktion – beim Packen und im Umgang
mit den hauchdünnen Leinen sollten Liebäugler doch etwas Fürsorge mitbringen.
Der Knight bietet ein überdurchschnittlich
spritziges Handling, das im Unterschied zu
den meisten Basisintermediates nicht anfängertauglich sein dürfte, dem geübteren Piloten wohl aber eine große Bereicherung sein
wird. Besonders augenscheinlich wird das in
kniffligen Bedingungen – etwa bei stark versetzten oder generell schwachen Bärten –, hier kann
der Pilot außergewöhnlich viel (Steig-)Leistung
aus dem Knight kitzeln.
Stichwort Leistung: Die Bauweise mit den
vielen Nylonstäbchen und den dünnen Leinen
macht sich natürlich bemerkbar – besonders der
Schnellflug begeistert mit guter Stabilität und
Un pequeño bólido recreativo, polivalente y juguetón, que bien vale para iniciarse y progresar tanto en el vuelo free style como en el vuelo térmico deportivo y el XC. El Knight destaca por su giro eficiente y capacidad para subir en cualquier ascendencia gracias a un mando directo y divertido, manteniendo la seguridad EN B.
Greg from Flybubble made a nice video, reviewing the Knight from the materials used in the wing, to its flying abilities.
The Spanish paragliding website ojovolador, run by Claudia Riquelme and Dani “Pana” Crespo, had our new EN B Knight in for a full review. Although we’re much to modest to be the boasting/bragging kind, we still thought we’d share their conclusions: “Si la volamos tranquilos nos encontraremos con una EN B accesible y dócil, pero
Both Thermik Magazin (in German) and Cross Country have been taking our new mid-B wing out for reviewing, and their conclusions are worth a read. As this is a News item in English we won’t go into much detail regarding the review in Cross Country (why spoil the excitement) but the Thermik conclusion is good
With the certification process now concluded for the S size Knight and K-light models we’re stoked to announce that both models are now certified and ready in all sizes. This is excellent news for the light pilots out there who have had to wait a little longer for their sizes to become ready – now
We released the new video of the Knight glider. Specifications, beautiful imagery and much more so sit back and enjoy the ride.