The Swift Max is a world record holding, high performance tandem, designed for XC and soaring flights. Based on a similar design philosophy to the Swift4, the SwiftMAX offers the glide performance, sink rate, handling, and speed normally associated with solo wings.
The SwiftMAX’s moderate aspect ratio, combined with the compact and predictable handling made possible by the SharkNose, offers an impressive blend of ease of use, lightness, and performance. Thanks in part to its light construction, the Swift Max’s launch characteristics are excellent with an easy-up inflation.
The use of lightweight materials and construction techniques keeps the overall weight down to a minimum (7kgs). This gives the wing an agile, responsive feel in the air whilst aiding safe recoveries from collapses and other departures from normal flight.
The SharkNose profile offers a level of performance and solidity unique amongst tandems. The wing cuts through turbulence in a solid, predictable manner, and is very resistant to collapse throughout the speed range. The trimmers have a wide useable range; top speed is relatively fast for a tandem, yet the wing remains solid and efficient, ideal for long transitions between thermals or pushing forward into wind. Also, thanks to the SharkNose, it is particularly resistant to stall or spin.