photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight Photo of the Supair STEP X wing in cross country

STEP X (Cross)

at the crossroads of light and performance
Both light and robust, the STEP X renews the EN-B+ range and optimizes the STEP lineage to keep only the best of its predecessors in a new generation of higher performance wings with excellent durability.

The wing is positioned at the perfect balance between lightness, durability and performance to delight pilots looking for a wing that is both cross-country and comfortable for Use and flight.

Weight : from 3.8 kg
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4 750,00

Recommended retail price in France
Practice
  • On-site flight
  • Cross Country
  • Hike and fly
  • Tandem
Frequency
  • Occasional
  • Regular
  • Professional
Level
  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Seasoned
Accessories included

Compact Case

Rear steering bar

Repair kit

About STEP X

All the DNA of the glider resides in its name "STEP X". The letter X, pronounced "cross", illustrates the intersection of the two disciplines ofCross Country and Hike & Fly. This is exactly where this new generation EN-B+ is positioned: at the crossroads of lightness and durability without compromising on performance. The STEP X is therefore aimed at leisure pilots who wish to equip themselves with an EN-B sport to go further in cross country while continuing to enjoy the pleasures of walking & flight. 

The development team used a wide range of materials to create a wing that is both light and strong. To achieve this, the most exposed areas are equipped with strong and durable materials, while the less stressed areas benefit from light materials for a significant weight saving without impacting on the Life span of the wing. The STEP X allows you to unleash your full potential both on and off the ground flight.

The performance of the STEP X is due to several elements of its design that have been extensively reworked and optimized compared to its predecessors, starting with the addition of a tension band located between the B and C lines. This strip improves the surface finish while extending the speed range of the wing, giving you a precise, agile and reassuring ride.

Secondly, the new layout of its diagonals allows an optimization of the distribution of the forces on the Airfoil, thus guaranteeing a better holding of the wing in time, and thus, a greater durability of your glider. 

Finally, the new line branching reduces the overall length of the Line set. This feature improves the performance of the STEP X by reducing drag.

The behavior of the STEP X is reassuring. Its smooth and intuitive piloting allows you to maximize the rate of climb in thermals to go further without tiring you with an unnecessarily complex piloting. Indeed, it is by leaving room for pleasure and safety that the STEP X stands out from some EN-B+ that can sometimes be very demanding to fly. The wing does not try to compete with an EN-C but gives you the means to continue your progression towards performance with confidence.

The STEP X is the logical continuation of an entry-level EN-B such as the LEAF3 or LEAF3 Light and gives you everything you need to prepare for a switch to EN-C.

Performance, lightness and durability are the promises of this wing at the crossroads.

photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight

Features

Steering
  • Cross country
  • Hike & Fly
  • Experienced recreational pilot
Equipment
  • Airfoil sharknose
  • Lightweight ergonomic elevators
  • Anti-friction rings
  • Smart mini ribs
  • Ears kit
  • Wingtip dumping system
  • Pulley low friction Ronstan
Materials
  • Extrados: Dominico N20 DMF
  • Intrados: Dominico 10D White
  • Internal structure: MJ Tex MJ32 HF / Porcher Skytex 27 HF 70000E91
  • Reinforcements from Rush: MJ Tex 32 HF
  • lines: Edelrid, Liros 
  • Links: Soft Link Dyneema
Homologation
  • EN Standard
  • LTF Standard
  • Class B

3D model

Presentation of the WWTP X

Clickable thumbnail to launch the STEP X presentation video

STEP X - technical details

3D models of the colors of the STEP X

Read Dust of the Universe's full review of STEP X here!

 

Photo of the STEP X color Lilac

Technical Data

XS S M ML L
Range Flying weight range (Total Flying Weight) (kg) 55-75 70-90 80-100 90-110 105-125
Number of cells 61 61 61 61 61
Flat area (m²) 21 24 26 28 30
Wingspan (m) 10.85 11.60 12.07 12.53 12.97
Chord (m) 2.39 2.56 2.66 2.76 2.86
Flat aspect ratio 5.65 5.65 5.65 5.65 5.65
Projected area (m²) 17.54 20.04 21.71 23.38 25.05
Projected span (m²) 8.41 8.99 9.36 9.71 10.06
Projected aspect ratio 4.04 4.04 4.04 4.04 4.04
Weight of the wing (kg) 3.8 4.0 4.3 4.6 4.8
Homologation EN-B+ EN-B+ EN-B+ EN-B+ EN-B+
Number of elevators 3/4/3 3/4/3 3/4/3 3/4/3 3/4/3
ACRO No No No No No
Speed bar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trim No No No No No
Other system of Adjustment No No No No No

Performance at the end of the lines

With its EN-B+ certification, the STEP X is a "Sport" wing. Its design and its entire process of design are designed for cross country flying.

Performance is at the heart of STEP X's flight program.

Therefore, it is suitable for pilots who already have some experience, especially in flight distance, to accompany them further in the discipline.

Making performance accessible is the goal of the STEP X. Thanks to its great handling and a reassuring level of passive safety, this glider gives you the confidence to progress in flight distance and acquire solid skills in cross country. What to consider a passage under EN-C serenely.

STEP X can be summed up in three words: powerful, agile, safe.

photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight

STEP X, a wing at the crossroads

Available from 3.8kg, the "X" designation embodies the notion of compromise between lightness and durability. Designed for pilots looking for a lightweight wing without compromising durability, the STEP X benefits from a wide range of materials to offer great performance at flight and comfort on the ground.

Constructed with a combination of strong and lightweight materials, the STEP X offers a durable structure without sacrificing the lightness of the wing. The most heavily used areas of the wing are reinforced with strong Fabrics for added durability, while the lesser used areas benefit from lighter materials to reduce the overall weight of the wing.

With its well-balanced design , the STEP X is an ideal choice above all for cross-country riders, but also for enthusiasts of flight hike .

Its performance is pleasing at flight while it offers a comfortable lightness and compactness on the ground, allowing a versatile Use in a variety of terrains.

STEP X is the all-terrain wing for distance flying.

Technology for distance and sustainability

The design of the STEP X prevents deformation of the Airfoil over time to ensure maximum performance at flight for the life of the wing.

Indeed, the internal structure is designed to ensure an optimal axis of tension on all Fabrics Component .

The division of a diagonal into several independent bands not only makes the wing lighter, but also ensures excellent support of the Airfoil by distributing the tension evenly and respecting the mesh structure of the fabric to avoid deformation and promote excellent durability of the wing.

Secondly, the sleeker Line set of the STEP X contributes to the overall lightness of the wing while reducing drag for better performance at flight.

Whether it is in the choice of materials, in the design structure or in the Line set scheme, everything is thought out so that the STEP X combines performance and lightness.

finger diagonal technology illustrated in 3D

A sharp pilot

Its lightweight construction, without being ultralight, gives the wing an intuitive and playful behavior. The STEP X communicates air mass information while filtering out unnecessary turbulence, allowing you to be precise in your piloting to optimize all types of air mass.

When it comes to thermal efficiency and cornering enjoyment, the STEP X is right up there with the best in its class.

Delivered with its steering bars at the back, you have all the cards in hand for precision piloting, whether in thermals, transitions or even in tracking.

The new lines distribution scheme on the Airfoil gives the wing more consistency over its entire span. The transverse band positioned between the B and C line is widened to improve the handling of the wing at high angles of incidence and to facilitate its inflation.

Its 5.7 aspect ratio and the geometry of its Airfoil offer a performance and a pleasant gliding sensation and will delight the cross-country rider who can then set off towards his first 100 km.

photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight

They talk about it

"I was very surprised by the performance of the Step X. The handling is agile and precise. Controlling the C level is smooth. Even after several hours of flying you are not exhausted. In accelerated flight, the wing literally cuts through the air."
Nico Lutz - Family Pilot

Gallery

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Gallery

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Photo of the Supair STEP X wing at flight
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photo of the glider Supair Step X ocean color at Dune du Pyla
paraglider Supair Step X in Jordan
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
Photo of the Supair STEP X wing in flight cross country
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
Photo of the Supair STEP X wing at flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
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Photo of the STEP X color Lilac
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the supair step x color lilac
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight
photo of the SUPAIR STEP X wing in flight