We are all punks. Our subculture has shocked the established order and constraints of society. We break the rules of nature, disregard the norms, and have a hell of a time doing it. The High-B PUNK was designed to sink deep into that rebellious part of your brain and enlighten you of reality. Are you a pilot that wants to know the truth? The punk will expose it.
We are on a mission to put taste, control, and attitude back into gliders. The PUNK is a modern day rebellion towards bland tasteless paragliders. This new age wing is an explosion of feel, controllability, and fun. It is a matter of respect. The punk will speak the cold hard truth about the conditions giving you eyes wide-open safety and performance. End propaganda. Become enlightened. Make your own choices. Fly the un-censored Punk.
Controllable performance is what I call it. In the PUNK, I have added an extra level of control. Using our trademark “Bruce Goldsmith Handling” and “power steering” there is a kind of inner harmony in the glider that reacts better to the pilots’ inputs.
“When I step off the launch with the PUNK overhead I feel more comfortable and no longer intimidated. The speed and performance is easier to control and understand.”
The Punk passes the certification tests very easily and even if you fly over weight the safety of the glider is not effected. Because of this we have been able to use extended weight ranges for the Punk certification, which means that even if you fly the glider over the top of the ideal weight range, you are still flying within certification.
Extended certified ranges are available on 4 sizes of Punk and are XS=50-70, S=60-95, M=75-100, ML=88-113.
Top surface : Dominico N30 42g/m²
Bottom surface : Porcher Ezzyfly 40g/m²
Internal structure : Porcher Skytex 40g/m²
Nose reinforcing : Plastic wire 2,4mm
Risers : 13mm black Kevlar/nylon webbing
Pulleys : Harken and Spenger
Top lines : Liros DC (Unsheathed)
Middle lines : Edelrid 8000U (Unsheathed)
Lower lines : Liros PPSL (Sheathed)
Brakes : Liros DC (Sheathed)
BGD Punk EN/LTF-B
XS S M ML L Linear scaling factor 0.92 0.96 1.00 1.04 1.08 Projected area 17.83 19.53 21.23 22.93 24.63 m² Flat area 21.00 23.00 25.00 27.00 29.00 m² Glider weight 4.4 4.7 5.1 5.4 5.8 kg Total line length 204 224 243 262 282 m Height 6.7 7.0 7.33 7.6 7.8 m Number of main lines 3/4/3 A/B/C Cells 54/102 Flat aspect ratio 5.42 Projected aspect ratio 4.07 Root cord 2.46 2.57 2.68 2.79 2.89 m Flat span 10.67 11.16 11.64 12.10 12.54 m Projected span 8.46 8.85 9.23 9.59 9.94 m Ideal weight range 50-65 60-80 75-95 88-108 100-125 kg Trim speed 39 km/h Top speed 55 km/h Min sink 1.0 m/sec Best glide 10.5 Certification EN/LTF-B