PHI Allegro X-alps (EN C - Light)
PHI Allegro X-alps (EN C - Light)
Super Light, Super Fast and Extremely Exciting!
The PHI ALLEGRO X-alps has got the genes and thereby the speed and performance of the ALLEGRO, indeed. Furthermore, it has reduced rigging (2 main lines) and a reduced internal structure to minimize weight. In combination with the new riser (R07), it is offering a “game-changing” flying experience.
PHI Allegro X-alps Designer's Note
The ALLEGRO X-alps has been completely recalculated and redesigned on the base of the ALLEGRO. There are some differences in rigging, ballooning, wing curve and wing statics. The result is an extraordinary superlight C wing. Additionally, we all are very pleased with the new semi-light riser R07. Only with these risers, it is possible to experience the full potential of this wing: the most optimal combination.
PHI Allegro X-alps technical Features
Although the ALLEGRO X-alps is based on the ALLEGRO, it is not just the same wing in light cloth. During plenty of development stages, the internal structure has been optimized towards the goal to have a rigid and ultralight wing. The most obvious difference is the fact, that the ALLEGRO X-alps has only 2 main lines in wingspan direction (versus 3 in the ALLEGRO). The base behaviour of the ALLEGRO X-alps, however, is similar to that of his heavier brother: both are very fast and showing an impressive performance especially in speed. Because of the lighter canopy, the ALLEGRO X-alps is a little more “communicative” in thermals and softer in extreme manoeuvres. The combination of the ALLEGRO X-alps and the new R07 riser with a unique ergonomic C handle position is offering a new flying sensation. The test pilots were excited: now it’s on you to try!
I had a chance to fly both the Allegro and the A-XAlps in Manilla for several days. Both are amazing wings. After my first flight on the XAlps in Canungra, I thought it was more wiggly than the full-fat version. But after flying it some more, it seems more solid. Maybe a touch wigglier. I think that it was just very gusty on the first flight which made it seem snakier because the tips were surging forward in the gusts. In the SoO comp, there were several occasions where I flew with D and C wings. Omega XAlp, XCRacer, Ozone Delta 4s, 777 Queen, Queen Light, Alpina 4, Sigma 11 etc. The conditions were very light and the XAlps did very well against these wings in these conditions. One big advantage against the D wings was that I could turn inside them and regularly out climbed them. I cranked hard in the thermals while keeping the flying speed low to stay in narrow thermals and there was never a hint of a spin. On the bar, the wing is solid and the R7 risers are so smooth and the pressure is just right. In wide, light thermals you can stay on the risers to turn if you like. The handles are an extra thing for lines to get snagged when setting up but the additional attention is a small cost to pay. On bar against a Queen Light, racing to a climb ahead, the A-XAlps pulled away quite distinctly but without comms with the other pilot I don't know how much bar he was using. Like all light Phi wings, the A-XAlps is dead simple to launch. It levitates in the air while inflating, needing a bit more work than the Maestro XAlps to keep it floating while in the air (seems to wind-vane a bit more) but it's easy to keep under control and will make you look like a pro when everyone else is messing up their launches Overall very happy with the A-XAlps. A proper XC machine that is also a LOT of fun when ridge soaring and swooping launches. (Hammed Malik)
PHI Allegro X-alps Technical Data
PHI Allegro X-alps Weight Ranges
PHI Allegro X-alps Colours
PHI R07 Risers
The brand new semi-light riser R07 is offering an ergonomically optimized C handle position.
It is a straight forward and very clean design with the target to reach easy handling and good length stability.
Scope of Delivery
- PHI Rucksack
- PHI Stuff Sack
- PHI Riser Bag
- Compression Strap
- Repair Kit
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