Smooth Trailing Edge – Triple Seven STE technology

The paraglider’s trailing edge is a critical part of the design for both glider handling and performance, and one where we invest a lot of effort into perfecting it. As the paraglider is inflated, the pressure inside makes the cells billow, and the Triple Seven STE technology is there to control the billowing near the trailing edge. Too much billow in this region shortens the trailing edge in a spanwise direction, and may make the canopy pitch unstable in combination with pressure changes. Besides, too much billow at this critical part of the canopy adversely affects performance, because it may cause the airflow to separate in an uncontrolled manner.

With the Triple Seven STE technology our designers have managed to completely eliminate excessive billowing, making for a much more coherent and sharp trailing edge. This is great news for performance AND handling, because the solid trailing edge transmits brakeline input into turns much more readily.

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