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Verve

LTF/EN-C
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A synonym for relaxed-feel? Verve. New MAC PARA two-liner.

The Verve provides excellent performance and speed potential while maintaining unprecedented stability, pilot comfort and flying easiness. Intensive development together with the testing of many prototypes resulted in the creation of an extraordinary glider. Precise handling guarantees effective climbing in thermals. Gliding throughout the speed range is exceptional and among the best in its category.

Innovative design, advanced technology

Verve is based on Elan 3 and Magus. The glider with 67 cells uses the technology of fully reinforced profiles using nitinol rods. Thanks to the combination of light fabrics and nitinol reinforcement, we achieved a very low weight of the canopy. Details play a key role and that is why the nitinol rods are featured with firmly fused end caps. The Verve is the first MAC PARA serial produced glider to be equipped with winglets. This choice brought high lateral stability when flying at high speeds, which contributed to improving glider’s performance. The result is a very stable, balanced and comfortable two-liner, easy to pilot.

Glider character and performance

Due to its light construction, the Verve excels with its take-offs, which is unique in the EN C two-liner category. In thermals and turbulence, the canopy is reasonably compact and provides precise feedback on airborne conditions. The glider convinces with a high level of stability in the entire speed range and its glide is comparable to that of the Magus glider. In accelerated mode, the Verve remains stable and intelligible. Winglets reduce the need for directional corrections in turbulent air and thus increase the glider's stability and performance during accelerated flight.
Evaluations from certification confirm the character and safety of the Verve. The glider is an ideal choice even for pilots who want to upgrade from the Hi-End B segment.

Low weight and easy take-off

As a light performance glider, the Verve is suitable for Hike&Fly flying. Thanks to the well-thought-out structure of the canopy and lightweight materials is taking-off with the Verve easy. The size of the air intakes was purposefully designed for easy launches. Even by zero wind conditions the filling of the canopy is smooth over the entire span and the canopy rises easily over the head. In stronger winds, the pitching is easily controllable. This is where the Verve clearly stands out from its competitors. The behavior of the canopy during extreme maneuvers is clear and predictable.

Tuned to perfection

The Verve is consistently tuned to perfection with careful 3D shaping of the panels, which increases aerodynamic cleanliness and, together with the new shape of the stabilizers, contribute to reducing drag and increasing performance. The number of cells and their shaping, the diagonal system, the geometry of lines - everything has been optimized for the correct rigidity of the canopy, providing stability and pleasant flight comfort in active air.

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Effective control

The handling is pleasant with an immediate response to the movement of the toggle, without the need to support the outer side of the canopy. The angle of the turn can be pleasantly "adjusted", using a small correction of the toggle's position. Of course, in strong or broken thermals, active piloting is a required. The pitching is easy to read without the need for major interventions in the steering lines and enables very good climbing in the thermals. Verve handles both weaker, stronger or demanding thermal conditions easily and efficiently. The range of required inputs for normal thermal flying is quite short and the forces in the control lines are low to moderate. The steering forces increase progressively during the next pull and offer a sufficient safety margin. Controlling the angle of attack using the B straps allows the experienced pilot to achieve a higher average speed when flying in turbulent air. The control via the B-straps is intuitive and quickly earns the pilot's confidence. Surprisingly for a two-liner, big ears are easy to perform.

Who is the Verve for?

The Verve is suitable for frequent flyers with XC ambitions who possess a high level of glider control skills. Suitable for the pilot who wants dynamic, precision and agility in control from his glider, while offering high safety margins.

For many of us, the best at the end...

The glider can be easily packed in a Certina bag or in a transport bag. And it doesn't really matter what. The glider can be folded like in the old days. You can leave the cell by cell packing to others. If you don't treat the nitinol strings too harshly, the next time you take off the glider will look just as off as new. That's what nitinol is all about.

Be yourself…

How to choose the right size and design? Regarding the color, you have to decide according to your own ideas, but the seller or directly MAC PARA can advise you on choosing the size.

Package contents

The canopy is delivered with the new Certina bag including riser bag, repair set and user manual. Backpack can be ordered optionaly. Folding lines for performing SIV courses can be ordered optionaly.

Technical Specifications

Verve 21 (S) 23 (M) 25 (L) 27 (XL) 30 (XXL)
Zoom flat [%] 90,5 95,5 100 104 110
Area flat [m2] 20,73 22,84 25,31 27,38 30,63
Area projected [m2] 17,72 19,53 21,64 23,41 26,18
Span flat [m] 11,71 12,29 12,94 13,46 14,23
Aspect ratio flat 6,6 6,6 6,6 6,6 6,6
Root cord [m] 2,24 2,35 2,47 2,57 2,72
Cells 67 67 67 67 67
Weight [kg] 3,65 3,85 4,15 4,45 4,65
Weight range *[kg] 73 - 86 84 - 97 92 - 107 100 - 117 115 - 129
Weight range *[lbs] 161 - 190 185 - 214 203 - 236 220 - 258 253 - 284
Optimal weight range *[kg] 77 - 82 88 - 94 95 - 102 106 - 113 119 - 127
Optimal weight range *[lbs] 170 - 181 194 - 207 209 - 225 234 - 249 262 - 280
Min. speed [km/h] 24 - 26 24 - 26 24 - 26 24 - 26 24 - 26
Trim speed [km/h] 37 - 39 37 - 39 37 - 39 37 - 39 37 - 39
Top speed (accelerator)[km/h] 54 - 56 54 - 56 54 - 56 54 - 56 54 - 56
Certificate LTF/EN-C LTF/EN-C LTF/EN-C LTF/EN-C LTF/EN-C

* pilot equipped = weight naked + approx. 12-20 kg (26-44 lbs)

Recommended weight range

Used Materials

Item Material
Surface Top/Bottom Leading Edge SKYTEX 32 Universal
Surface Top Trailing Edge: SKYTEX 27 Classic II
Surface Bottom Trailing Edge: SKYTEX 27 Classic II
Main ribs: SKYTEX 32 HARD
Diagonal ribs: SKYTEX 32 HARD
Minor ribs: SKYTEX 27 HARD
Upper lines: Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 8000U
50 kg; 70 kg; 90 kg; 130 kg; 135 kg; 190 kg
Main lines: Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
8000U -230 kg; -280 kg; -360 kg;

The Verve is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight materials with excellent durability Skytex 32 and Skytex 27 from Porcher Sport. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 27,32 Hard. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.

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Reviews

Review from Thomas Grüner

Review from Thomas Grüner

Für Aufsteiger aus der High-B-Klasse, die ihren Schirm beherrschen und bereits gewollt sind, sich mit der Zweiliner-Technik auseinanderzusetzen, ist der Verve aus meiner Sicht als erster C-Schirm sehr gut geeignet. Aufgrund seines guten Steig- und Leistungspotentials in Verbindung mit einer gut ausnutzbaren Geschwindigkeit im beschleunigten Flug sollten ambitionierte Streckenjäger und Genuss-Cruiser – egal ob Alpen oder Flachland – den Verve unbedingt mal fliegen und sich ihr eigenes Urteil bilden. Um es kurz zu fassen, das Fliegen mit dem Verve macht einfach nur Spaß.

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Included with the glider

Certina Bag
Repair kit
T-shirt

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