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Gradient Nevada Paraglider – Low Airtime – High Performance ENb Certification

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Zip/Postal Code: NP4 9LF
  • Listed: October 24, 2019 11:46 am
  • Expires: 14 days, 6 hours
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Manufacturer: – Gradient

Model: – Nevada

Size: – 28

Certification: – ENB

Pilot Weight Range: – 95/115KG

Colour: – Sangria

Date of Manufacture: – 2013

Logged Airtime: – Less than 100hrs

Condition: – Mint

Rucksack included: – Yes

Extras: – Concertina bag, stuff sack, new unused speedbar, repair kit, instruction manual

New Price: – £2800 (new ‘2’ version currently £3600)

Selling Price: – £799

Contact: – Paul @ Paraventure Airsports

Description: – The glider came in as a part exchange last year and has been in storage since. I remember the customer saying that the wing had just had its annual checkover with no issues, which is not surprising looking at it. Airtime was stated as less than 100hrs but looking at the condition, I would personally say it is far less than this. I’ve inspected the wing and there are no visible repairs or real marks of any kind to speak of. I would rate the condition as near new. The big giveaway to the airtime on a paraglider is the condition of the hang loops on the risers and this is something that is impossible to hide.

The wing is supplied in a XC concertina bag (£45 value) and has been packed that way from new. It also comes with a stuff sack, unused speedbar and manual. The rucksack is in the same condition as the wing and looks unused.

The price is £799 but I am open to near sensible offers. The wing is one of the very rare A1 condition gliders I get in as part exchanges so someone is going to get a great deal. You are welcome to return the wing if you disagree with my assessment (but strictly, same or next day by return post. No test flights please).

Any questions, message me as usual.

Good Flying, Paul

PS below are finer details of the glider and please note, this is not a beginners first wing.

From Gradient Website:

Gradient Nevada is a glider in the En-B class. Its place in the Gradient glider range in between the Golden3 and the Aspen4. Our aim was to create a glider from the ground up. A glider which would follow the tumultuous development of paragliding technology of the last few years and at the same time use the latest know-how in the development of materials. A glider which would bring a massive, distinct improvement in performance and still keep the pilot comfort, dynamics, handling and safety typical of Gradient’s gliders. The well proven Gradient DDsystem allows us to reduce all unnecessary drag to the minimum, while three and- a-half rows of lines guarantee a high level of passive safety. Outstanding glide performance, precise handling, predictable behaviour and stable accelerated flight make the Nevada a very attractive paraglider for a really wide group of XC pilots. The Nevada is designed as a high-end EN-B category glider and thus is intended for skilled pilots, who are capable of active flying.

The Nevada’s ground plan has a slender, elliptical shape with a slight positive contortion of the leading edge. This means that the “ears” (stabilo) of the canopy are slightly swept back in flight. This modern design has a number of advantages. The glider’s profile has been specially developed to deliver maximum stability over as wide a speed range as possible. The position and size of the cell openings help support this objective.

The leading edge is reinforced using integrated nylon and elastic. This ensures optimal inflation of the canopy and helps to retain the leading edge’s perfectly clean shape at maximum speed.

Attachment points between the lines and the canopy are reinforced by elastic nylon strings, optimising the distribution of forces across the glider.

Gradient’s unique DDsystem makes it possible to reduce line consumption to less than 241m (size 28) – more than 33% less line when compared with the Golden3!

The layout of the line attachment points improve stability at maximum speed – an essential feature of modern high-performance paragliders. The upper level lines have progressively differing diameters and are made from special, very strong unsheathed lines. All these lines have the advantage of splice loops, to give maximum overall strength, durability and the lowest possible drag. The sophisticated combination of Dyneema and Vectran lines with different shrinking characteristics used in the glider maintain the correct geometry within the suspension system for a long time. The Nevada is supplied with a well proven three-riser speed-system which gives great acceleration and maximum speed.

Gradient has paid attention to small details too, including new low-drag micro attachment points on the wing tips, small karabiners with special Gradient plastic locks for lines, new rucksack, inner bag and riser bag, etc.

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