Nevada is the newest Gradient glider in the EN B class. Its place in the Gradient glider range is between the Golden3 and the Aspen4. Our aim was to create a glider from the ground up. A glider which would follow the tumultuous development of paragliding technology of the last few years and at the same time use the latest know-how in the development of materials. A glider which would bring a massive, distinct improvement in performance and still keep the pilot comfort, dynamics, handling and safety typical of Gradient’s gliders. The well proven Gradient DDsystem allows us to reduce all unnecessary drag to the minimum, while three and- a-half rows of lines guarantee a high level of passive safety. Outstanding glide performance, precise handling, predictable behaviour and stable accelerated flight make the Nevada a very attractive paraglider for a really wide group of XC pilots. The Nevada is designed as a high-end EN-B category glider and thus is intended for practiced pilots, who are capable of active flying.
The Nevada’s ground plan has a slender, elliptical shape with a slight positive contortion of the leading edge. This means that the “ears” (stabilo) of the canopy are slightly swept back in flight. This modern design has a number of advantages. The glider’s profile has been specially developed to deliver maximum stability over as wide a speed range as possible. The position and size of the cell openings help support this objective.
Gradient has paid attention to small details too, including new low-drag micro attachment points on the wing tips, small karabiners with special Gradient plastic locks for lines, new rucksack, inner bag and riser bag, etc.
|Number of cells||56||56||56||56||56|
|Weight of the glider||kg||4.4||5||5.3||5.7||6.1|
|Min. take-off weight||kg||62||75||85||95||110|
|Max. take-off weight||kg||77||90||100||115||130|
|Certification EN / LTF||(B)||B||B||B||B|
|Min. sink rate*||m/s||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0|