The original Delta was a revolution in the Sport-Performance class, and incorporated cutting edge design features which launched it into the class above in terms of performance. Not only was its speed and glide revolutionary, it also retained an incredibly compact and agile feel due to its moderate aspect ratio. The Delta could have been difficult to improve upon, but we are pleased to report that the new Delta 2 represents an equally significant, and even more exciting, step forward in paraglider technology.
Our mission for the Delta 2 was to retain the comfort, safety, and ease of use of the original, but take the performance to the next level. In addition to that, we wanted to fine-tune the handling and cultivate a more fun and playful feel. This was not easy, we have to admit, and it was a long process to complete. The new Delta 2 is a complete re-design from top to bottom and represents a new direction for the series, but we believe we have produced a truly superb wing.
Arc >> The first thing you will notice when you see the Delta2 in the air is the Ozone Performance Project inspired arc, which was taken directly from the BBHPP / R10 family of performance wings. This arc, yet unseen in the Sport-Performance category, is used in our competition wings and is unmatched for sail cohesion, turn efficiency and authority, and overall handling.
Sail Tension >> A more highly refined sail tension has created a more compact and intuitive feel for the Delta 2. In active air, you will notice an even more precise feel with improved feedback and a more progressive brake travel. While the original Delta featured the cleanest sail ever offered in the Sport-Performance class, the new Delta 2 is even smoother due to next generation panel shaping along the entire span.
Profile >> A completely new profile is one of the key factors in the Delta 2’s revolutionary performance gains. It is a hybrid design combining the best features of the R11 shark nose technology with the fun and efficiency of the M4. It is solid at accelerated speeds, and extremely resistant to spin and parachutal stall. The shark profile provides a more constant internal pressure in active air and turbulence, increasing passive stability (collapse resistance) and creating an even more comfortable and stable feel in accelerated flight. This new advanced profile has also improved the launch behaviour by reducing the “shooting” in higher wind conditions.
The Next Generation in Low Drag Lineplans >> Our R&D Team constantly focuses on “free” performance gains, especially by reducing line-drag wherever possible. The Delta 2 offers an incredible 26% reduction in total line drag. This, combined with the overall increase in efficiency and the benefits of the shark nose profile, has allowed us to reduce the total wing area.
Custom Sizing >> The Delta 2 is now available in 6 sizes to optimize the weight range for a wider selection of pilots.
While the original Delta redefined XC flying for countless pilots around the world, we are confident that these exciting improvements to the Delta 2 will once again put this wing in a class of its own. We firmly believe that the Delta 2 is in the category above in terms of performance, but still remains squarely in the middle of the Sport-Performance class in terms of safety and ease of use. The Delta 2 is an ideal wing for pilots in this category who are searching for the next generation of XC performance.