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The Reliable Companion for Hike&Fly

The MASALA2 should be your first choice when it comes to discovering new things. With a weight starting at 2.7 kg (size XXS) and a tiny packing size, our super safe lightweight glider fits in every backpack. Its sensationally simple launching characteristics and fine handling turn strenuous mountain tours into enjoyable “excursions”. Its good climb and glide performance ensures that you make it safely back to the valley again from the highest mountains and remotest launch sites. The MASALA2 is the first choice for Hike&Fly adventures – large weight ranges, especially in the smaller sizes with EN A safety, let you tailor your equipment to your individual requirements. And the best part is:

When traveling by air, it even fits in your hand luggage!

I love to discover new things…!

Alex Höllwarth,

skywalk developer and test pilot

HANDLING

Whoever flies the MASALA2 never wants to give it back! Because if you thought that a mountain wing is just for flying from the summit to the valley, the MASALA2 has a thing or two to teach you. The MASALA2 is the epitome of Hike&Fly: light enough to climb the highest peaks. Simple enough to safely launch even in difficult terrain. Powerful enough to exploit even weak thermals and penetrate windy conditions. And the best part: the MASALA2 is agile enough to celebrate the joy of a beautiful day in nature with high wingovers. This is made possible among other things by the large weight ranges of the small sizes XXS and XS, which are predestined for mountaineers.

PERFORMANCE

The simple concept of MASALA2 is the basis for the remarkable glide performance and the unique rounded feeling in thermals of this EN/LTF-A glider. Of course, we haven’t dispensed with technical features on the MASALA2 like rigid foils on the leading edge and C-wires on the trailing edge. It is this combination of simplicity and high-tech that makes the MASALA2 a true high performer among Hike&Fly gliders.

SAFETY

As expected of an A-gilder, the MASALA2 has enormous safety reserves. Collapses or front stalls are rare. In extreme flight maneuvers, the MASALA2 reacts very moderately. This is due in part to sywalk’s JET FLAP Technology: an approaching stall is signaled early by massively increasing brake line pressure. In addition, pitch and roll movements following collapses are very subdued and the collapsed side reopens quickly and independently.
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JET FLAPS

Our JET FLAPS extend the green arc as you approach the stall point, which substantially increases safety and also improves climb performance.

C-WIRES

C-wires are nylon wires sewn into the glider over the anchor points of the C-level lines. Advantages: better load distribution, reduced drag, more performance.

MINI RIBS

Doubling the number of cells at the trailing edge increases its shape stability substantially. Advantage: fewer vortices improve the aerodynamics and with it the performance.

RIGID FOIL

The Rigid Foil nylon wires on the leading edge help maintain its shape and ensure constant ram air pressure. Advantages: better takeoff behavior, more performance and lower canopy weight.

3D-SHAPING

A precise calculation of the leading edge geometry and the installation of an additional strip of fabric reduce wrinkling in this sensitive part of the glider. Advantages: exact wing shape, more performance.

SizeXXSXSSM
Cells34343434
Area flat (m²)20,0122,7326,1828,70
Area projected (m²)16,9119,2122,1224,26
Wingspan flat (m)9,8010,4511,2111,74
Wingspan projected (m)7,638,138,729,14
Aspect ratio flat4,804,804,804,80
Aspect ratio projected3,443,443,443,44
Glider weight (kg)2,73,03,33,6
Certified weight range (kg)55-9055-9570-9585-110
Upper sailPorcher Sport Skytex 38 / Skytex 27 Universal
Lower sailPorcher Sport Skytex 27 Universal
RibsPorcher Sport Skytex 27
BandsPorcher Sport Skytex 32
Main linesLiros PPSL 200, TSL 280
Middle linesLiros PPSL 160/120
Top linesLiros DC 60
Brake linesLiros DFLP 200/32, DC 60
RisersLiros 6mm Dyneema
Do the Dyneema-Rizers need special handling?

The handling is not different to any other risers. You just need a little bit of time to get used to the thin rizers.

Is the MASALA2 only available with the Dyneema-Rizer?

Additionally to the Dyneema-Rizer there is another option with a thin 12,5 mm.

Is the deterioration on light-cloths higher than on a regular glider cloth?

Light-cloths are thinner than conventional glider-cloths and therefore less resistant against mechanical strain. That means you need to pay more attention on small rocks and bushes. Please avoid any unnecessary contact to the ground. With this strict observance you will have the same durability as with a conventional glider-cloth.

What are the glide ratio (L/D), trim and maximum speeds?

We know that these data are interesting for you as a pilot, but for us to publish them would be a bad idea for the following reasons:
1) Performance data are highly dependent on the drag of the pilot and are therefore related to sitting position and harness. The difference between aerodynamically favorable and unfavorable harnesses and sitting positions can be as much as a whole L/D number.
2) Performance increases with the size of the glider. A large glider will always outperform the same glider in a smaller size. So a question about the performance of a glider is always also a question about the size.
3) There is no normed method of testing the performance of paragliders. For example, speed varies with altitude and the associated different air pressure, but also with the total weight of the system.
That means that there simply isn’t THE speed or THE L/D that would allow a serious comparison with another glider. Performance data are dependent on the harness, the size of the glider, on the air mass and the total weight.

How do I calculate my takeoff weight?

Takeoff weight is calculated by adding the weight of the pilot including clothes to the weight of the equipment. The equipment consists of the harness, the reserve chute, the paraglider itself, and any flight instruments and other baggage you may carry (e.g. rucksack, etc.).

Is it OK for me to shorten the brake lines on my skywalk paraglider?

Changing the length of the brake lines can have a negative effect on the flying characteristics and extreme flight behavior. The paraglider needs a little more lead when flying on speed bar, otherwise the glider could be braked unintentionally, leading to a loss of performance. When performig extreme flying maneuvers, shortening the brake lines too much can cause complications during recovery from collapses, parachutal stall, etc.

Am I allowed to make modifciations to my skywalk paraglider?

No, because the glider is certified the way it is delivered to you. Even the brake line length is part of the trim and must not be changed.

Why shall I not navigate my glider through the C-level

As opposed to gliders with two line levels with which you can change the angle of attack by pulling the rear risers, doing the same on a glider with three line levels causes the profile to deform. This results in a crease forming between levels, which makes the glider more susceptible to collapses. In an emergency, control deflections of several centimeters are possible.

Do the nylon wires in the glider near any special attention or packing method?

Our nylon wires are flexible and kink resistant, so they won’t break under normal circumstances. But due to the packing volume it is a good idea to lay the Rigid Foils in the leading on top of each other on both sides..

What are JetFlaps and how do they work?

Jet Flaps are a so-called split flap like those seen on a large airplane. When the glider is braked, the airflow is routed through the glider, restoring smooth airflow. This extends brake line travel and softens the stall behavior.

What advantage do the JetFlaps on my skywalk paraglider offer?

Lower flyable minimum airspeed. The speed range is wider and easier to control. The pilot has more time to react when flying near the stall point.

Why do the XXS and XS sizes have a wider certified weight range?

These two sizes offer a wider certified weight range in order to allow more pilots to fly a smaller paraglider. This is perfect for cases where every gram counts, or if you like fast and dynamic flying. Both sizes also have a LTF/EN A rating.

When do i choose a MASALA2 size which offers extended certified weight range (XS and XXS)?

For “normal” use, you should go with the same size glider that you would when flying the MESCAL. However, if you prefer a faster and more dynamic glider, then choose the XS or XXS size, both of which offer a wider certified weight range.

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YOUR MASALA2 package

  • the ultralight allrounder MASALA2 comes with:
    • 1x Backpack HIKE (55 l or 80 l)
    • 1x Compression strap “light” incl. riser bag
    • 1x “Stretch” innerbag for glider
    • 1x Manual
    • 1x Bandana
    • 1x Repair Kit
  • optional accessories:
    • 1x Pair of regular riser
    • Bottle holder for HIKE backpack

 

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