Ride 3 – #betterhandling
The tandem conundrum. Many times you are forced to choose the ideal sized tandem; The choice between small or large. But have you ever considered simply having both? Imagine having the benefit of speed and performance in low weight loading, plus the ability to also carry heavy passengers?
Ride 3 – Ride the sky!
The Ride 3 is your ideal wing.
- Personal use 100% 100%
- Occasional 100% 100%
- Expert (Commercial use) 100% 100%
- School 100% 100%
- Competitions 10% 10%
- Hike&Fly (small size 7kg) 35% 35%
- XC 80% 80%
The M size is now the standard size for most pilots.
If you are a heavier pilot (>90kg) or find that you are consistently loading your wing at higher end, then you may consider the L size.
Flying tandems with heavy brake pressures all day can also lead to aching shoulders and arms. Here in particular you’ll be stoked to know that we’ve reduced the brake pressure to support long and relaxed flights with the pilot comfort in mind.
Finally: Performance. For some it’s not a must, but the Ride 3 has simply taken it to the next level. From a performance perspective, the Ride 3 rivals performance offered by high-end EN-B solo wings.
How does it fly?
The Ride is already known for its excellent take-off manners. But we have been able to improve it yet again. You will now experience the easiest inflation and lift-off ever on the Ride 3. Simple inflation, without the tendency to overshoot. Once above head, the Ride 3 gracefully lifts pilot and passenger off the ground.
You normally wouldn’t expect such brilliant handling and agility on a tandem, yet the Ride 3 has it all. If you like excitement, the new Ride 3 is a wingover machine. You’ll experience a new level of fun and agility in tandem flights.
We are using a durable and long proven material mix, however we have achieved a lighter overall product weight due to new construction technologies and revised sizing achievable via the HLP concept.
Stability is another standout feature for the new Ride 3. Flying is comfortable and easy. Turbulence is well dampened, making not only yours, but your passenger’s flight more comfortable.
We designed a very simple big-ears system – no clamps, pulleys or other complicated processes. You simply hook the outer split-A riser at the spreader ball keeper for stable and fuss-free height loss.
You simply hook the outer split-A riser at the spreader ball keeper for stable and fuss-free height loss. The Ride 3 exhibits impeccable flare-ability, ensuring that you land with the same level of comfort that you would expect from a solo glider. It’s that simple.
Construction & Features
- High Lift Profile (HLP): Provides greater lift compared to standard profiles. Therefore, it’s possible to load more weight on a compact sized glider and still have the feeling of lift that you’d normally expect from a larger wing;
- giving perfect speed throughout the weight-range, incredible lift and awesome handling.
- Compact sizing: Ensures perfect flying characteristics on low loadings. Maintains handling agility and stability.
- Height adjustable break line role
- Revised trimmer system: Extremely effective trimmer range enables excellent top speed – accelerating up to +11kmh when fully opened, while also ensuring that the wing is stable and handles perfectly.
- Big-ears system: Split A-risers to support big ear line retention via the newly developed spreader ball keeper system. (SKS)
- Reduced overall weight due to compact sizing and optimized inner construction utilising a durable time-proven material mix, ideal for commercial use.
- Exchangeable trimmer system
The new high-lift-profile (HLP) in combination with the compact sizing provides a greater trimmer speed range, adding up to 11km/h when fully open. At the same time, the wing remains ultra stable and manoeuvrable.
Special Colours desired?
Of Course, you can also customize this glider with the help of our configurator and order it in special colors!