Material & manufacture

There is no saving with us

Lightweight paragliders usually have far less surface area than common wings and are not certified, respectively are certified in a high class.

At SKYMAN we don‘t save on material nor on manufacture nor on certifications. The main reason, why SKYMAN gliders are so incredibly light and come up with extremely small packed measure, excellent handling as well as safety, is the combination of our 10D fabric with an elaborate production process.

We use an 10D fabric with a special coating for more durability, that has been exclusively manufactured for us. The fabrics weight is 25 g per m². That material enables us to reach a glider weight for CrossAlps 24,5, which is certified for a weight range of 70 to 90 kg, of only 3,8 kg.

Processing & quality

Best workmanship in every detail

We don't just focus on high-grade material, of course, but on precise processing. You can clearly see that in the gallery below, which shows Details of CrossAlps and CrossCountry.

All SKYMAN wings come up with a special line material made of Kevlar and Dyneema and they are designed with 3 line levels. A geometry, which allows us to reduce the overall line length for CrossAlps 24,5 to 257 m without any losses in strength or performance.

Practical tip

Packing method

for all Sir Edmund gliders

Packing a Sir Edmund may be a bit unusual at first due to the material. Therefore SKYMAN Markus Gründhammer shows us in this video how to pack the glider quickly and easily.