The XCertina ‘quick pack’ bag is the quickest and best way to pack and store your wing.
The latest version includes:
- A new mesh and Velcro sleeve now holds the Mylar sections of your leading edge together to give a snugger more secure packing system.
- The upper surface is now entirely mesh to allow the wing to breath more easily and a special clip for your risers keeps the whole package neat and tidy. A two way zip gives you the choice of which way to close the bag.
Concertina packing a paraglider is widely accepted as the best way to pack a paraglider. It increases the lifespan of a paraglider and helps it retain its original performance.
WHY CONCERTINA PACKING WORKS
Your paraglider has sections of Mylar at the front of its internal cell walls. These Mylar sections help a paraglider form the clean leading edge profile that it needs to get the maximum performance out of its design.
Unless you pack your paraglider so that each piece of Mylar is flat, you will put creases in it and damage it. The damage affects the performance and longevity of a paraglider. The longer you leave your paraglider badly folded, the more damage will be done.
The XCertina bag gathers all the Mylar sections of your paraglider’s leading edge together and holds them snugly and securely so they won’t get damaged in a new mesh and Velcro sleeve. The upper surface of the XCertina is now entirely mesh to allow your paraglider to breathe more easily, and there’s a special clip for your risers to keep the whole package neat and tidy.
FASTER AND EASIER TOO
Concertina packing a paraglider is not only the surest way to protect the integrity of its leading edge; it’s also the fastest and easiest way to pack, especially in a strong wind.
Just bundle up your paraglider when you land, then drop it on the open XCertina bag and start packing the Mylar together. There’s no need to open up your paraglider on the ground, making packing in a strong wind simple.
When it’s time to fly again, just unzip the XCertina bag and your paraglider will come out ready to be pulled into the airflow and launched. There’s no need to unroll your paraglider ,as it was never rolled up in the first place.
IT’S AS SIMPLE AS:
Bunch your paraglider as usual and drop it on top of the open XCertina bag
Gather all the Mylar together and fasten the strap below it
Carefully wrap the mesh and velcro sock around the Mylar
Stuff the rest of the wing in to the bag any way you like
Zip up the bagRoll it up and put it away
Laugh at your mates who are still struggling with their wings in the wind
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"Concertinaing your wing keeps the Mylar reinforcing from getting creased and gives better inflation and high speed stability. Plus you’ll maintain a better second hand value on your wing.”
Bruce Goldsmith, 2007 World Champion
"If the leading edge reinforcements are wrinkled or broken the glider’s inflation will be worse, and you could lose some performance too. We strongly advice this packing method if the glider has Gin’s Rigifoil or Rigifoil Max system. Once you’re good at packing this way your glider will pack away more compact and smaller!”
Eric Roussel, General Manager, Gin Gliders
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The XCertina Bag comes in two sizes:
S (2.3 m): for competition, Acro and EN D wings
L (3 m): for EN A, B and C wings
Measure the chord at the centre of the wing to work out the right size for you.