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Any Questions ??? Please call ... buying a first wing should be a decision made with your instructor. Many instructors will not train beginners on just any glider (including me), find an instructor first. Your life hangs off your glider be sure it’s a quality product, built for your skill level, and sized correctly to your body size and fitness level. Slugger's PPG only trains new pilots on new certified gliders that Slugger approves of, Please talk with me before any wing purchase.

Paragliders Chart (click wing name for a detail page if avaliable.)

I sell many types of gliders but basicly one of these 3 will be your first wing with Sluggers PPG, for example
Dudek sells many great PPG wings but only one or two are for beginers and low airtime pilots.

Glider Brand   Name Picture Motor use 1-5
Soaring use 1-5

Performance 1-5
Forgiveness 1-5

Req. pilot skill level
Certification
(if aval.)

Slugger
pick for
beginer

Comments $ Price
Universal M5
S5
P4
F3
 LTF/EN
B
(Pending)

(With trim
buckles locked)
 
Best modern
Beginer
Wing

Beginer that allows a new student to fly unpowered and powered in the same glider. This glider will take you places with a smile. Easy launching and unsurpassed Dudek quality.

Info
(Click here for more info about the Universal)

23 $3,400
25.5 $3,500
28 $3,800
31 $3,900
Power Atlas M5
S5
P2
F5

 ACPUL Standard


Rock Solid
Beginer
Wing

The tried and true beginner wing. I have sold many of these gliders to students and I can promise you will progress on this glider and it will not get you into a bad situation without major pilot errors. A conventional profile wing with pilot forgiveness like no other.

Info
(Click here for more info about the PowerAtlas)

$2,825.00
S-L
$2,875.00
XL

Rama-flex M5
S3
P3
F4
LTF/EN
B
(Pending)
(With trim
buckles locked)


Easy Launcher Beginer
Wing

A semi-reflex profile glider that is great entry wing for a new pilot, This glider pulls up like its filled with helium. Also this glider will provide many 100's of hours of motoring before the pilot outgrows it.

Info
(Click here for more info about the Rama-flex)

 

$3,550.00
S-L
Motor use: How well the glider will work under power with a PPG unit. (Only a value dictating how well it will work with motoring not a value of performance.)
1 = Not recommended. 2 = Will work. 3 = Ok. 4 = Works very well. 5 = Excellent glider is made for this use.

Soaring (Free flight) use
: How well the glider will work soaring off a moutain or tow. (Only a value dictating how well it will work with unpowered flight not a value of performance.)
1 = Not recommended. 2 = Will work. 3 = Ok. 4 = Works very well. 5 = Excellent glider is made for this use.


Performance
: This is a number stating how the glider reacts, glides, turns, and feels. (Only a reference number from my personal view.)
1 = Flying brick. 2 = Glider flys smooth. 3 = Fly's. 4 = Has above average performance, glider may be twitchie not for the heavy handed. 5 = Glider excels at flight, most likely a performance glider not suitable for a low air time pilot.

Forgiveness
: This is a number stating how much the glider will forgive incorrect pilot input. (Only a reference number from my personal view.)

1 = Not forgiving, will require active piloting 100% of the time. 2 = Glider is twitchie. 3 = Glider can take some heavy hands. 4 = Glider will forgive most errors. 5 = Glider is a truck and will take large errors/inputs and keep flying.

Certification
: Some gliders a certified by a third party, ratings can give you a idea of safety of a glider. (There are diffrent ratings systems, get with your instructor if you have questions.)
DHV 1 - 3, 1 is beginer 3 is expert. EN A-D, A is beginer D is expert. DULV German Ultralight Certification. AFNOR Std. - Comp., Std. is beginer & intermediate, pref. & comp. is expert.

If your looking for the safest rock solid glider I recommend the Power Atlas manufactured by Edel. I still regularly fly this glider and it has always been my go to glider for pushing my flight envelope. Sometimes you don’t want a sports car; Sometimes you want a truck dependable, rugged, comfortable, and safe. The Power Atlas is that truck you can trust to take you home because, let’s face it sometimes the air is a rocky road. Not a modern glider by any means and very slow, but that can be a bonus for a student taking to the air.

PowerAtlas