Higher rigidity, better performance
Needle-eye ribs are a new interpretation of the method of constructing four and five piece ribs. Instead of sewing diagonal ribs to one side of a vertical profile rib and then sewing the continuation to the other side (the conventional way), our needle-eye rib technology uses slots to allow the diagonal ribs to traverse the vertical profile ribs. The consequence is improved manufacturing precision and wing rigidity which has a positive influence on the performance of the canopy.
Needle-eye ribs permit up to five cells to be spanned with only two suspension points. This leads to a reduction in the number of lines required and therefore there is less parasitic drag – which has another positive impact on performance. So needle-eye ribs have a double positive impact on the performance of the paraglider.