The Swing Miura RS is the perfect wing for aspiring pilots, with an A and B classification this wing will take you from finishing your training to cross country by the simple removal of the speed limiter. When in place the glider has an A classification when removed a B. One glider two classes, you choose where to take your flying.
The ideal paraglider is whichever one is best suited to the particular pilot. We developed the MIURA RS for ambitious pilots who are looking for a glider with excellent properties in thermal flight, which they can use to perfect their skills over a number of years.
The MIURA RS is in essence an elegant 48 cell glider in the low-end B category, but it transforms into an A category glider when needed in just a few simple steps. You decide which category glider you wish to fly, but at the same time keep your options open.
Speed limiter combines A and B categories into one paraglider
Balanced handling and excellent climb characteristics
RAST for greater control and comfort
The challenge we faced when developing the MIURA RS was to create a glider with enough performance for ambitious beginners to be able to get into thermalling and cross-country flying, but which still had the feeling of safety and comfort during flight found in a basic intermediate wing. As soon as we had tested the first prototypes, we knew that the MIURA RS was more than just an ordinary basic intermediate glider. Performance and handling reveal B category genes but, with moderate use of the speed system, its behaviour in terms of safety is consistent with that of a glider in the A category. For this reason we decided to have the MIURA RS certified twice: firstly as an A category glider suitable for training, and secondly as a basic intermediate with its benefits of the extended speed range. This is possible by adding or unmounting the speed limiter, which pilots can do themselves in just a few seconds. If you decide to buy the MIURA RS, you don’t have to choose one or the other!
Who should fly the MIURA RS?
Ambitious beginners wanting to use the performance and handling of an intermediate glider in their training, but who still want to keep the passive safety of the A category, will immediately feel at ease with the MIURA RS. The balanced damping and optimised RAST system will give you the confidence to climb higher than ever before, even in rough conditions. And on the subject of climbing, even its simple launch behaviour underlines its commitment to transport you with ease into the sky. This means the MIURA RS is ideal as your future-proof first paraglider. Pilots coming from a higher EN rating and those who don’t fly very often will also appreciate the glider’s accessible performance.
With 48 cells and its efficient speed system, it offers climb and glide performance that is outstanding in this class, and which will still put a smile on your face even after years. We have also refined its handling so that you will always be in full control of the situation even in turbulent thermals. And if conditions should ever become rougher than was expected, RAST will help you maintain pressure in the canopy.
Technology & Features
It takes just a few quick steps to limit speed system travel, turning the MIURARS into an A category glider that is suitable for learners. When training has been completed, it is just as easy to remove the limiter and enjoy the performance benefits of the B category. Ball-bearing pulleys make even the longest glide stages a breeze.
The well-proven RAST-System is of course part of the MIURARS inner structure. It gives the MIURARS the addition of stability and control and is responsible for its unique and comfortable RAST-feeling during takeoff and flight. The patented bulkhead partition with its valves helps to prevent big collapses and deformations, hence reducing the risk of uncontrolled flight patterns.
Mini ribs with 3D shaping and internal stitching
Ballooning on the trailing edge has a considerable influence on a paraglider’s control pressure and handling. That’s why, with the TWIN RS 2, ballooning in this area was reduced to a minimum using 3D shaping, in addition to the tried and tested mini ribs. The trick here is that the mini ribs have internal stitching on the top surface so that none of the threads can get caught up on the ground and pulled out, even when launching in difficult terrain.
Nitinol is a high-strength, temperature- and corrosion-resistant shape memory alloy. The name Nitinol is an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratory. This material is well-known in medical technology, and for a long time Swing has been using it as leading edge reinforcement in paraglider design, one of the first paraglider manufacturers to do so. For the MIURARS, the Nitinol reinforcements are inserted into nylon tubes. This meant that the cross-sectional area (and thus the contact area for the top surface material) could be increased without having to forego the positive features of the memory alloy (bend-resistance, length and dimensional stability).
Colored Riser Connections
To avoid any mistakes when clipping in, the attachment loops for the MIURARS have colour identification. This lets you see at a glance whether the risers are correctly attached to the harness.
What you get