Boomerang 8

  • Competition
  • 5 sizes
  • 2 colours
  • EN 926-1
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Game on!


The star qualities of the Boomerang 8: stability at speed, climbing ability and all-round comfort.

The Boomerang 8 has a speed range on the bar in excess of 30km/h, stable across the whole range. Gin has applied his many years of experience of making wings stable at speed to this new generation of 2 liners. You can stay on the bar for longer and the wing gives feedback that makes it easy to follow lifty lines.

The Boomerang 8 climbs like nothing else. It auto-centres in thermals, leaving your mind free to concentrate on the task at hand. If you get low, its ability to crank into rough or broken thermals might save your day. Gin has worked hard on co-ordinating the roll and yaw response of the wing. It can be made to roll easily for the initial thermal entry, and then turn flatter with more yaw once established. The leading edge panel design also helps the glider spring upwards when you hit surges of lift.

In general flight, the Boomerang 8 has an easy, shock-absorbing character for the level of performance it offers. It expresses the original philosophy of the Boomerang line—that to fly fast, and to win, you must, above all, feel comfortable.

Details

  • 2 liner with a wide, usable speed range in excess of 30km/h
  • New leading edge panel design produces more lift at lower speeds. The wing inflates easily and climbs better in thermals. 
  • New generation internal construction: lighter internal structure, lighter leading edge with extended reinforcements, half-ribs on the trailing edge, Rigifoil-T inside the trailing edge (prevents buckling of the profile when the brakes are applied)
  • Kevlar race risers (12mm) and Kevlar Lines 
  • Fully compliant with the latest CIVL rules on 23G line strengths 
  • Load tested: EN926-1 
  • Built to last, from reassuringly strong and durable materials

Technical Specifications

 SIZE

XS S M L XL
 GLIDER WEIGHT 5.6kg 5.9kg 6.2kg 6.6kg 6.9kg
 WEIGHT IN FLIGHT 80-90kg 90-100kg 100-110kg 110-120kg 120-130kg
 CERTIFICATION EN 926-1 EN 926-1 EN 926-1 EN 926-1> EN 926-1

Colours

Boomerang 8 colours

Important

To prevent any possible damage to the leading edge reinforcements, we highly recommend packing the Boomerang 8 using the supplied concertina packing bag.

Tips and techniques

B3 Descent video

The conventional "Big Ears" fast descent technique cannot be used on the Boomerang 8. For this glider, we recommend using the outer lines on the B risers (B3), as shown in this video (In Japanese, with pictures!).