Sir Edmund Shark
The most powerful Hybrid Single Skin - exceptional in performance and handling
The Sir Edmund Shark is Skyman's most powerful single skin.
Its new concept as a hybrid single skin with 20% double sail opens up new ways to make it a fully-fledged paraglider for more than just hike and fly! The Shark is perfect for thermalling and short cross-country flights:
In turbulent air and when thermaling, the partial double sail shows its strengths and gives the Shark the appearance of a normal paraglider compared to common singles skins. The Shark takes thermals very sensitive and can be turned in a very flat way!
The tube, ventilated by a Sharknose, allows the Sir Edmund Shark to glide very efficiently and powerful against the wind, both accelerated and unaccelerated - an amazing advantage when crossing valleys and on cross country tracks.
The Landing Boost System (LBS) increases the angle of attack of the entire canopy during the landing phase from 50% brake line position. This makes the Sir Edmund Shark very easy to flare and to land, just like a normal paraglider.
The Sir Edmund Shark is the perfect paraglider that combines the best of different worlds:
- Easiest, single skin typical take-off behaviour
- Handling and thermal characteristics that make a flight of several hours a pleasure
- Very low weight and pack size
- High performance potential for cross country flights
- Enormous passive safety
- Simple landing characteristics due to LBS
|flat surface area m²||17||20||23|
|flat span m||9,84||10,67||11,44|
|flat aspect ratio||5,7||5,7||5,7|
|projected surface area m²||14,26||16,77||19,29|
|projected span m||7,7||8,35||8,95|
|projected aspect ratio||4,16||4,16||4,16|
|take-off weight kg||60–85||70–100||90–119|
|recommended weight kg||65–85||80–100||95–119|
|Certified according to||EN/LTF B||EN/LTF B||EN/LTF B|