BIRDMAN WINGSUITS 2013 - PRESS RELEASE

BIRDMAN® KATANA

BIRDMAN®, the worlds first wingsuit manufacturer, introduces their highest performing wingsuit to date.

Professional skydivers and wingsuit designers Jari Kuosma and Shin Ito have taken BIRDMAN® Wingsuits to new heights with their latest creation, BIRDMAN® KATANA.

KATANA is the third wingsuit in the new 2013 lineup. Following the NINJA, all-around acrobatic wingsuit and the BLADE III, all-around flocking wing suit, the KATANA is designed to fly the maximum distance at the maximum speeds without loosing any agility and responsiveness.

KatanaThe KATANA wingsuit has large wings and special a quatro-wing design with new DRS (Drag Reduction System) system that channels the air on the top wing reducing drag and consequently allowing longer (distance) and faster (speed) flights, quicker and flatter turns without a need to maximize the surface area of the wingsuit. The KATANA layout and profile, although large, have been specially designed for high-speed flight characteristics without compromising pilot input and access to the pilot chute.

Technical info: Aerodynamically shaped, transparent reinforced sail material with BIRDMAN DRS. Emergency cut-away for arms. 10 mm YKK zippers. Reinforced 3D air-intakes with air-locks. Hook knife pocket outside. Two inner pockets. Reinforced 2 mm thick leather bootie. High collar. 210D double coated extra sturdy nylon. Semi- rigid long- and short ribs made from BoPET material. Fully breathable inner lining for comfort. Thick protective knee & bootie area. Leading edge: Aerodynamically shaped, transparent reinforced sail material. Thick, moisture absorbing back pad made from Spandex. Large size erected air-inlets with airlocks. Back deflector and leg wing DRS. Semi-rigid and shaped leading edge. 10 mm wide YKK zipper.

The BIRDMAN® KATANA sales start in November 2013. Dealers wanted worldwide.

BIRDMAN is an original, pioneering company in the skydiving field and was the first to introduce wingsuits for skydiversin1999. Wingsuit-flying is the sport of flying the human body through air using a special winged suit.Despite the high levels of risk involved, the sport is growing in popularity, not least because it offers the purest form of flying humans can ever experience, and because it can be seen as the living definition of freedom

BIRDMAN® WINGSUITS are manufactured and sold under license by Risk Control Corp. Inc. Japan.

For further press information, images or to arrange interviews please contact Jari Kuosma, jari@bird-man.com, tel: +46709630069, or Shin Ito, shin@bird-man.com, +81 90 2649 3828, www.bird-man.com

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