Extremely light equipment
A complete paragliding equipment, so light and dense that it would fit in a handbag. With single skin "Sir Edmund" a completely new world opens up – you can take such an equipment with you everywhere you go!
Single-skin Sir Edmund 20 weighs only 1.58 kg, harness String weighs 350 g. The airbag protector weighs 250 g and an Ultra Cross 75 only 790 g. All together, such an equipment package, of which every component is certified according to EN and LTF, weighs less than 3 kg. Let's add a small Rucksack and a helmet and the whole equipment weight is still less than 4kg. That equipment is so dense, that being on a hike, you're not even recognised as a paragliding pilot.
The mono-sail has already been developed end of the 80s by Willi Graske, but looked completely different than nowadays single-skins. That mono-sail didn't want to be light – at that time everything was focussed on performance and was made to meet different expectations.
When eight years ago Markus Gründhammer turned from the „Akrominator“ to a „mountain man“ and regularly made high mountain tours with his paraglider, it was about time to create not only lighter equipment, but the lightest possible equipment. With new, ultra-light material and modern technology.
Skyman Single Skin
Current point of equipment design
A single-skin like Sir Edmund 17 weighs only 1.4 kg, harness String with carabiners weighs 440 g and an Ultra Cross 75 only 790 g.
A short while ago this had been unthinkable.