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So much fun, so much freedom. Discover mini-wing flying with RAST

Price: £2700.00

Product Details

The APUS RS is an all-terrain miniwing for guaranteed fun for practically any occasion.

Depending on the version (APUS RS or APUS RS Hike), it has a number of uses ranging from soaring in strong winds to dynamic flying at your local site, right through to Hike & Fly tours. What’s more, it will fit perfectly in your luggage thanks to its packed size and light weight. This means the APUS RS is intended for all paraglider pilots and keen miniwing pilots, for whom the desire for adventure and a passion for flying have top priority.

The APUS RS is available in standard and hike versions. The design of the hike version has been weight-optimised even further. The APUS RS Hike uses a 27g material throughout for the top and bottom surfaces, instead of the combination of 41 and 34g paraglider fabric. Furthermore, extremely lightweight Dyneema risers with soft links are used rather than conventional risers. The 27g fabric has limited availability, so the APUS RS Hike is available only in the red/blue colour combination. Special colours can be ordered only for the standard version.

Flight behaviour

Depending on the wing loading, its flight behaviour ranges from standard to dynamically direct (refer to the Versatility chart). At the same time, the balanced handling and pleasant roll damping impart a pleasant and familiar feeling during flight with exceptional performance.

Special features

The innovative RAST concept has also proved itself in this category of glider. The delayed filling behaviour ensures that the inflation phase is easy to control and it minimises any tendency to launch the pilot unintentionally, particularly in very steep terrain or in strong winds Once in the air, RAST ensures less canopy movement in turbulent air as well as an above-average resistance to collapse, which has a positive effect on performance.


Available in 14, 16, 18, 20 and 23m sizes. Prices vary on size and whether the super lightweight Hike version is chosen. 


For full technical details, sizes, and colour chart please click here



The versatility table shows how the certification and recommended use changes with wing loading. The chart below gives the 14, 16 and 18m Apus RS as examples, for pilots weighing from 50 to 130 kg.


Read Dougie Swanson-Low's review



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