The Mag2Lite is our answer for tandem pilots who want to cut a bit of weight off of their system without greatly compromising its longevity. Together with the new light spreader bars, the Mag2Lite comes in at 1.7kg less than the normal Magnum II with standard hard spreaders. The wing alone is a full 1kg less than the standard version. Pack volume is also significantly less, and the Mag2Lite will form the basis of a more compact and easier to carry tandem system for travelers, vol-biv pilots, and lightweight gear fans.
We have used the same top surface material (Porcher 36g Classic) that has been used in the Geo and Swift series for many years, and the bottom surface (Porcher 27g Classic), has also been tested extensively in the Ultralite series. The line material is unchanged, for ease of use on launch and general longevity. Weight of the 41m size is 7.3kg, with the 38m size weighing in at 6.9kg.
The Mag2Lite is not an “extreme” light wing. With the same surface area as the Magnum 2, this is a full size tandem wing which you can expect good durability and longevity from. We are confident that this wing will hold up to normal use as well as the other light travel wings in our range. This new glider can be equated to the Geo or Swift series, in that it fits in between the traditional and ultralite construction categories.
All of the great new features of the Magnum II can be found in the Mag2Lite, including new lighter brake pressure and an even more compact and “solo glider” feel.
The Mag2Lite does not ship with spreaders included. Please speak with your dealer to choose the set of spreaders that best fits your needs.