New generation of the legend
Aspen5 is designed as an EN-C
category glider for experienced pilots, who are capable of active flying.
performance, precise handling, predictable behaviour and stable
accelerated flight makes Aspen5 a very interesting solution for a really wide
range of XC pilots.
Visible and invisible changes.
You can see the new curves of the Aspen5 with its higher aspect ratio, but you
will probably not see that Gradient uses a brand new airfoil section in Aspen5.
This new airfoil has important effects on the character and performance of the
glider. The internal structure incorporates our well-proven drag reducing DD
system with subtle modifications to the suspension system. So just like the
Aspen4, the Aspen5 has remarkably low line consumption. The leading edge of the
Aspen5 is constructed in Gradient’s exclusive double-coated Everlast-Skytex, to
ensure very long-term stability and durability of this important part of the
One flight is better than 1000
words: Higher maximum speed, better glide ratio and better
climbing (especially in weak conditions). Gradient has paid particular
attention to the feedback the Aspen5 gives to the pilot, and we have balanced
this feedback so that the pilot will receive only precise information from the
glider. Due to this focus on feedback, Aspen5 is very intuitive to centre in
thermals. The higher maximum speed and improved glide ratio is accompanied by
handles on the C riser to help active piloting while using the speed bar.
Aspen5 is EN-C certified. There are three certified sizes – 24, 26 and 28. Weight range is from 77 to 118 kg.
The predictable flying characteristics and precise feedback of the Aspen5 provides the basis for good active piloting, an essential contribution to safety in performance paragliding.