The BDG Echo is a low end ENb paraglider that is suitable for all pilots including those straight from school. The BDG Echo is a simple yet performant wing that is designed as an all round machine suitable for pretty much any kind of flying that you want to do. Based on the BGD Epic but around half a kilo lighter with a simpler line setup, the glider offers just the right amount of feedback for the pilot to know what is going on in the air and to respond in the correct fashion. Bruce Goldsmith believes that without a decent level of feedback from the glider, the pilot is not really going to learn anything about the airmass they are flying through will may not know how to respond when they really need to. For years, here at Paraventure, we have been saying that as gliders become more stable, the pilot could be losing touch with what is actually going on and never actually learns to actively fly, until sadly, sometimes too late. Bruce Goldsmith tries to address this issue with his designs and this we fully support. More about Bruces thinking on this subject can be read here.
The BGD Echo features a lot of benefits also found on the other gliders in Bruce’s range of wings including a lightweight build, 3D shaping of the panels to help to prevent billowing and Sharks Nose to increase stability at all angles of attack. The BGD Echo, due to its thoughtful design offers comfortable handling in strong conditions with the pilot fully aware as to what is going on and through this communication effectively learns to actively fly. The BGD Echo is also a stunning looking glider and very different to the world of lookalikes we now seem to have.
Summary: BGD Echo. An extremely well thought out design that offers great performance whilst helping the pilot to learn the delicate art of active flying.
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