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Flying is a privilege.

It creates moments of presence and of bliss. U-Turn is committed to the excitement of flying and is living this not just every day itself but also wants to make it accessible to as many people as possible. U-Turn develops innovative products for the sport of paragliding and is offering a full-service-product line.
 

“SAFE FUN” is an acknowledgment for safety.

U-Turn is pursuing the absolute upper limit of passive safety because the products should bring delight and joy. Part of that is also that the products support the pilot even when the conditions get more difficult. Because the fun factor considerably rises when the risk factor sinks. For U-Turn not only the double counts but the maximum of safety. Products with high technological aspirations, innovation and design with a quality, that shows durability over time.
 

U-Turn has a clear goal: “to make the best, even better”

U-TURN works tirelessly on improvements and progress and pushes itself to get better every day. To develop more ideas for more safety and constantly think things over and find intelligent solutions. Thereby is proud of its work, appreciates uncompromising quality and loves its sport. The products are produced with the utmost care because they should generate long-ranging quality.
 

In the center of U-TURN's acting is the individual.

Acting responsibly towards its staff and nature is a given, just as it is towards every single pilot. U-Turn is maintaining an authentic and transparent style. Slim structures enable dynamic operating. 
 

That does not sound like mass manufacturer, although U-TURN is convinced, that the market for quality to fair prices will grow steadily. U-Turn products are distributed through a selected global network of distributors, the partners are characterized by outraging competence, service quality and customer friendliness. Also, U-Turn is providing a value-creating growth and preservation of price stability of the products worldwide.


Have lots of great moments in the air,
Fly safe & have fun!

Paragliding Wings

Paragliding Harnesses

Rescue Parachutes

 

INNOVATIVE WITH A FINE TRADITION

U-Turn is cultivating a passion for progress. The constant search for innovative technical and throughout high-performance solutions always serves a higher safety standard in paragliding. Here is an overview of our most important innovations.

 

AIRLAB: INNOVATIONS NEED DRIVE

U-Turn has always shown courage to go its own ways and expedite the safety in the paragliding sport with innovative solutions. The AirLab is the experimental laboratory and the core of U-Turn‘s chief designer Ernst Strobl. The efficiency of new ideas and constructions is constantly being put to the test. Countless innovations from the house of U-Turn were already developed in the AirLab and led to series maturity. For example also the worldwide first Acro tandem wing TwinForce, the revolutionary AFS, as well as the additional aeration through the PBV, which also revolutionized the safety standards in the A-class. On the following lines, you will find a small overview of the most important innovations.

 

ASPECT RATIO

 

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BALLOONING

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AUTOMATIC FLIGHT STABILISATION

The innovative system by U-Turn steps in if the air gets turbulent. This technique is possible through a precise calculation of the pre-tensioning at the end of the wing.

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BREAK GATHERING SYSTEM

Through this system, the range of the trailing edge is shortened, which positively influences the brake characteristics.

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B-FLIGHT SYSTEM

Two color-coded control loops on the B-risers are enabling steerable aids of descending – the B-flight.

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EXTENDED AERATION SYSTEM

During normal inflow, the additional openings in the upper sail are closed. This is caused by the internal pressure and the air swirl, which occurs because of the inflowing air in the leading part of the wing profile.

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HIGH DEFINITION PROFILE

Plastic-rods are worked into the upper side of the profile of the wing and cover between 45 and 80 percent cord.

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HIGH-PRESSURE CROSSPORT DESIGN

It provides ideal cross aeration of the cross ports, which helps to balance the pressure differences on the inside of the wing efficiently and therefore ensures a balanced internal pressure in the whole wing.

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LINE LOOP PROTECTION

A spliced-in Kevlar-core in the connection flap is protecting the loop and reducing the surface pressure at the line conjunctions.

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MINI RIBS

Mini-ribs are optimizing the wing profile alongside the trailing edge and are thereby providing a better braking characteristic.

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MULTIPLE SPEED SYSTEM

An additional flap on the riser is enabling a variable hook-on height of the speed bar pulley and therefore provides a bigger acceleration distance.

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PILOT ASSISTANT

Color-coding, as well as icons, are providing a fast overview – to have better orientation on the risers.

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PRESSURE BALANCE VALVES

The established valves in the bottom sail are providing additional aeration in extreme angles of attack.

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PRECISION PROFILE NOSE

The established valves in the bottom sail are providing additional aeration in extreme angles of attack.

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STABILO SECURITY FUNCTION

With a rubber line, positioned on the riser, the Stabilo line, which is led on a pulley, is easily graspable and you can react faster when making a swaying movement.

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ZIPPER FLEXIBLE SYSTEM

Through the built-in zipper, the wing can be made smaller, which enables an extended weight range and flexible handling in usage – the cells can be stored in the glider.

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3D SHAPE

The 3D shaping is providing specific tension control of the wing and therefore optimized ballooning and wrinkle-free outline guidance.

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ALL OTHER U-TURN PRODUCTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST