In the tradition of the original Octane, which redefined handling in the paragliding world, The Octane 2 is dedicated to freestyle play and acro flying. For 2013, the Octane FLX model has been upgraded to the Octane 2, which features a new material spec and colour schemes. The Octane 2 is a Freestyle Class wing, certified EN C in two sizes.
The Octane 2 is our answer to pilots who need a wing that performs well in the entire range of acro manoeuvres, but with a good enough sink rate to thermal and fly comfortably… and of course with EN C Certification in the 22m and 25m sizes. It is a compact and easy to use acro wing, with energy enough for big tumbles and lofty wingovers, and the pitch stability needed for gentle recoveries and the smoothest, easiest helicopters imaginable.
If you are an aspiring acro pilot, or if handling and fun are an absolute priority for you, then the Octane 2 is for you.
For pilots who are looking for a more dynamic and powerful wing, the Octane 2 is available in a 20m size. This wing has a valid load test only, and no flight test certification. The 20m size remains a relatively fun and accessible wing, but is certainly more advanced than the certified 22m and 25m sizes. For pilots looking to make the transition from the Octane 2 to the Trickster, this size could be an excellent choice.
The Octane 2 represents our best efforts to create a wing that is, above all else, fun to fly. It features a totally uncompromised freestyle handling, and modern freestyle/acro pilots will love its predictable recovery characteristics, dynamic character, and ease of use. We look forward to hearing what you think, and seeing your videos! Cheers from all the Team.