This is the most sold glider we ever had. What a versatile, pleasing glider! Talented beginners can fly this as their first glider, others win a prize at the NZ Championship with it and fly multiple 100km flights. A wonderful glider!
Combining our latest technology with everything we have learned in 25 years of designing, testing and building paragliders, the Atlas sets the benchmark in its balance of safety, handling and performance.
The Atlas is suitable for beginning to intermediate pilots. In terms of comfort, ease-of-use and safety, the Atlas sits at the lower end of the EN B class. Yet the climb and glide performance in challenging conditions is ideal for long XC flights and has to be experienced to be believed.
Optimized (EPT) airfoil for stability and performance
EPT (Equalized Pressure Technology) uses numerical analysis to perform airfoil modifications in order to find the best solution possible. The result is a wing that inflates more easily, climbs better in thermals and is more stable in turbulence and at speed. In addition, the glider has a lower stall speed and reduced deep stall tendency. Overall, the result is an airfoil with inherently lower drag that simply flies better in all aspects.
Exceptional handling for efficient climbing
The handling of the Atlas strikes a perfect balance. It's comfortable and reassuring, yet gives you enough feedback to accurately feel the air. The wing helps you find the thermals with its excellent seeking behaviour, and when you enter a thermal it cuts through the air and stays solid above your head.
Long and progressive brake travel for a wide safety margin
The Atlas has a long and progressive brake travel. The wing responds to small brake inputs with precision, yet is forgiving if you pull the brakes over-enthusiastically. The brake travel of around 80cm and extremely high brake pressure approaching the stall point makes it virtually impossible to accidentally stall the wing. The Atlas also retains its energy even when flown quite slowly—an advantage when you want to land in a tight spot, or maximize your climb rate.
Also certified with cocoon harness
Almost all EN B gliders are tested with standard harnesses. If you fly with a cocoon harnesses, it can cause issues for the stability of your wing. This is why we made an additional EN test with the combination of the Atlas and the GIN Genie Lite cocoon harness. The Atlas test results were identical with both the cocoon harness and the standard harness. So when you fly with the combination of the Atlas and Genie Lite, you are guaranteed peace of mind.
Extended weight range
The Atlas is remarkably stable and, even when highly loaded, shows good performance and the same excellent recovery characteristics. For this reason, we decided to certify the wing with an extended weight range for experienced pilots who want to fly with a higher wing loading. For general flying, the Atlas can be flown comfortably over the whole of the normal weight range according to your preference.