The SIGMA 10 continues the story of the legendary SIGMA Series. With an aspect ratio of 6.16 and 66 cells the ADVANCE XC flagship is positioned at the centre of the EN/LTF C class. The high-tech sportster combines outstanding performance with sporty dynamic and distinguished colors. The best starting point for epic cross country experiences.
Performance Benchmark for Sport Class
The profile of the SIGMA 10 is based on a new technological platform, which completely frees it from its predecessor. One result is an immense leap in performance. The XC Sportster is not only fast; it can also make the most of en-route climbs. Its balanced pitch behavior, directional stability and good absorption of turbulence even improve its performance in bumpy air.
The New Sportiness
The SIGMA 10 delights with its pleasantly spirited handling which allows the pilot to feel the sportiness of the wing. The canopy eagerly grasps a thermal, and the smallest steering input is answered directly and precisely. This playful but effective handling not only allows long distances to be flown without tiredness, but is also your guarantee of much flying fun.
“One of the most interesting paragliders for the current XC season because of its performance, its handling and comfort in flight; and that element of exclusivity found in this Swiss manufacturer’s paragliders.” ~ Daniel Crespo, Ojovolador
The Most Modern Features
The SIGMA 10 includes the very latest performance-enhancing state-of-the-art technologies. Tension and weight optimized Sliced Diagonals ensure perfect load distribution inside the wing, the Advanced Air Scoop for well-mannered stall behavior, C-Wires for maximal profile shape stability and Miniribs for a clean trailing edge.
A diagonal term included in the 3D-Shaping number crunching allows for the bunching of wing fabric at sewn seams to be allowed for and minimized – not only for horizontal aerodynamic forces, as before, but now taking vertical profile loads into account as well. This results in a smoother surface at the important leading edge, and, yet again, even better performance.
A two gear speed system allows the SIGMA 10 speedbar loading and travel to be adjusted to suit the individual pilot’s leg length. This is achieved by changing the position at which one pulley’s action is blocked. The Speed Performance Indicator (SPI) provides a visual indication of the current accelerated situation on the polar curve, and C-Handles offer a comfortable means of active flying while accelerated.
More cells, fewer lines, more performance: even with seven more cells, compared with the SIGMA 9, the SIGMA 10 has 15 % fewer support points and therefore 11 % less line meters, thanks to the extensive tension and weight optimized Sliced Diagonals. The resulting performance increase is noticeable.
State of the Art:
The most modern, performance-enhancing state-of-the-art technologies were incorporated in the SIGMA 10. Advanced Air Scoop Technology provides good-natured stall behavior with clearly increasing brake loading as the stall is approached. C-Wires keep the profile in perfect shape, and Miniribs ensure a smooth trailing edge.
Perfect weight range choice and optimally tuned for weight with a proper small size
The SIGMA 10 size selection was thought of as having Seamless Weight Ranges between 10 and 15 kg steps. Every pilot’s flying weight will find itself within only one ideal takeoff weight range, because these ranges extend seamlessly through the glider sizes, but do not overlap. These SIGMA 10 ideal takeoff weight areas provide the optimal relationship between gliding speed and climb performance for each size in all normal flying conditions, and also take into account the different paraglider size characteristics.
For the first time a Sigma comes out in five sizes, with a proper small size. What we mean is that the SIGMA 10/21 size, 60 - 77 kg takeoff weight range, is not just a scaled down version, but has materials and design features adapted for a small paraglider.
|Ideal weight range||kg||65 - 75||75 - 85||85 - 97||97 - 110||110 - 125|
|Certified takeoff weight||kg||60 - 77||70 - 88||80 - 100||92 - 114||105 - 128|
|Projected aspect ratio||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6||4.6|
|Number of cells||66||66||66||66||66|
|Number of risers||3||3||3||3||3|
|Accelerator travel max.||cm||11||12||16||17||18|
|Certification||EN D||EN C||EN C||EN C||EN C|