The name Arcus generates high expectations. It is linked inseparably with Swing and stands for a revolutionary paraglider design, which has given many thousands of paraglider pilots a safe and easy introduction into our captivating sport over a period of nearly 20 years.
The original Arcus from Swing broke the mold of DHV 1-2 gliders and was one of the pivotal gliders of its time. With the ARCUS RS, Swing have once again revolutionised the low end B market. The ARCUS RS takes passive safety to heights that haven't been seen before with performance and safety breakthroughs. Traditionally, you would expect this kind of safety level to compromise the performance but in fact, the opposite is true.
This intermediate wing is aimed at the pilot who has progressed well and is wanting to expand their horizons into XC flying, or for the pilot who has flown for a while and would appreciate a wing with high safety characteristics but with the ability to explore.
There is a mass of new technologies that come with the ARCUS RS; it has new internal structures, 3D architecture for both the upper and lower surface for precise tension and profile, new cloth, new strapping, internal ribs, cross ports and obviously the RAST system.
It launches ridiculously easily, be it a forward or reverse, and is particularily adept at higher wind speed launches, again due to the RAST system. In flight the feeling is one of control, with good feedback through the brakes as well as agile turning. It delivers a stress free flight, even in thermic air with a feeling of control at all times.