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SIGMA 9 – Compact Power
The SIGMA 9 cross country intermediate excels in its maximum performance and precision. The distinctly compact wing conveys a feeling of well-inflated strength, especially when accelerated, and flying in thermally active air. The legendary SIGMA series stands for both tradition and progress. This ninth generation is again unmistakable in handling and design.
High performance you can use
Comprehensive SIGMA 9 performance is the result of extensive analysis and perfect finish. The compact setup and high stability allow its exceptional performance to be used over the complete polar curve, even in difficult conditions. This means that you can make the most of the SIGMA 9’s considerable potential to deliver rewarding flights.
Advantages of reduced weight
The SIGMA 9 is the lightest in its class. Its weight of only 4.55 kgs puts it alongside the light glider segment, thanks to the use of high quality materials and sophisticated design. The SIGMA 9 can be packed smaller, therefore easier to carry, but the reduced canopy weight also has beneficial effects on takeoff behaviour, handling and passive safety.
Ever since the first 1989 model the SIGMA has set the sport class benchmark with its sporty and lively handling. The SIGMA 9 lives up to the tradition. Turning is even more direct and precise, especially when centring a thermal at high angle of attack; and long brake travel widens the pilot’s margin of safety.
More SIGMA 9 background information: product presentation (pdf)
On se prend pour un oiseau, la SIGMA 9 réagit immédiatement à nos actions!
Cédric Nieddu, Parapente Mag
The SIGMA 9 grabbed me instantly! The precision, agility and very useable cross country ability hit the spot.
Pat Dower, Cross Country Magazin
Je me crois sous une Lamborghini!
Cédric Nieddu, Parapente Mag
The turn initiation is great!
Carlo Borsatino, Flybubble
The SIGMA 9 is delivered with the COMFORTPACK 2. Paragliders and harnesses are getting more compact and lighter, and we want to offer pilots suitable rucksacks to go with them. So we have further improved the popular COMFORTPACK and matched the volumes to our range of products. This work results in the COMFORTPACK 2; produced in 4 sizes; 100 Ltr, 115 Ltr, 130 Ltr and 145 Ltr. The new COMFORTPACKs come in one colour: chocolate with vivid blue.
SIGMA 9 23 25 27 29 Flat surface m2 22.5 25.1 27.0 29.0 Projected surface m2 18.8 20.9 22.5 24.2 Recommended takeoff weight kg 60 - 85 75 - 100 90 - 115 105 - 130 Glider weight kg 4.55 4.90 5.25 5.55 Aspect ratio 5.80 5.80 5.80 5.80 Projected aspect ratio 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 Span m 11.5 12.1 12.6 13.0 Projected span m 8.8 9.3 9.6 9.9 Trim speed km/h 39 (+/-1) 39 (+/-1) 39 (+/-1) 39 (+/-1) Max. speeds km/h 55 (+/-2) 55 (+/-2) 55 (+/-2) 55 (+/-2) Number of cells 59 59 59 59 Number of risers 3+1 3+1 3+1 3+1 Certification EN /LTF C EN /LTF C EN /LTF C EN /LTF C Leading edge Porcher Skytex 38 Universal 9017 E25, 38 g/m2 Upper surface Porcher Skytex 38 Universal 9017 E25, 38 g/m2 Lower surface Porcher 70032 Skytex 32 Universal E3W 32 g/m2 Supported ribs Porcher Skytex 40 Hard 9017 E29, 40 g/m2 Unsupported ribs Porcher 70032 Skytex 32 HF E4D 32 g/m2 Lines Base lines: Edelrid Aramid A-8000U-230 / 190 / 130 / 090 Upper storey: Edelrid Aramid A-8000U-130 / 090 / 070 / 050 Brake lines: Edelrid Aramid A-8000U-190 / 070 / 050 Steering lines: Edelrid Dyneema 7850-240 Risers Polyester / Technora,13mm Quick links Maillon Rapide, 3.5mm Delta Inox S12 Stitching thread Polyester
The weight of the wing can vary by up to 100g due to unavoidable manufactured fluctuations in the density of such light fabric.