HA XC-Griff brake handles with swivel (pair)
High Adventure XC-Griff Everything to the hand.
Normal paraglider brake handles are a compromise: At full accelerate they sit right up at the brake pulleys. At trim speed, they have 10-20 cm free play before taking effect. Urs Haari has extensively investigated this problem during many cross-country flights and now presents an impressive solution, which does not require handling compromises.
How to select the size?
- S - Smaller, tighter fit than your current brake handles
- M - Similar size to the standard brake handles
- L - Slightly larger and more loose fit than your current brake handles
The High Adventure XC-Griff has a large padded brake loop with an ergonomically shaped plastic bar directly under the brake line knot. The advantage: you can adopt the perfect arm position in flight – without having to take a wrap. The plastic ‘xc bar’ makes long-term, comfortable, energy-saving flying possible. For good glider control, and especially when thermaling, the lower arm should not be too bent, and so held in a mechanically inefficient and tiring position. The brake loop remains around the wrist. When flying accelerated the hands slip into the loops and encourage a clean-gliding, no-brake arm position while ensuring that immediate active flying is available if necessary. Even with thick gloves, you can always easily let go of the brakes – in the worst case to throw your reserve! The shape of the XC-Griff is arranged so that this brake handle replacement does not get caught in the lines when flying hands-off or ground handling.
XC-Griff brake handles can be retro-fitted to any wing and are available in three sizes and two versions: XC-Griff Magnet and XC-Griff Popper.
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