The Kubicek team were given the task of developing the perfect balloon for competition pilots and the answer was the XR (Xtreme Racer) Balloon. The XR series of balloons have been completely redesigned from the previous GP series. The balloon design has been streamlined to make the balloon extremely aerodynamic. The balloon can safely ascend or descent at a rate of 9m/s or 1800ft per minute which is matched by no other balloon and remain stable.
Further innovations in the design includes an innovative parachute design, extra horizontal load tapes and a tightened mouth of the envelope to stop the mouth collapsing.
The balloon is also perfect for advertising due to it’s smooth surface.
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Examples of XR Types
BB17XR - 60,000cu ft - Pilot plus one Passenger - See Design Chart
BB20XR - 70,000cu ft - Pilot plus one Passenger - See Design Chart
Super Sport Sizes
BB22XR - 77,000cu ft - Pilot plus two Passengers - See Design Chart
BB26XR - 90,000cu ft - Pilot Plus three Passengers - See Design Chart
BB30XR - 105,000cu ft - Pilot plus four Passengers - See Design Chart
Additional Panel of Nomex
See Safe Windows
Lightweight Fabric Options
See the Xtreme Racer Balloon in Action
The following Videos have been taken by various balloonists around the world. These show the XR in action in rapid ascents and descents.
The next video is taken by Kubicek’s German representative and if you would like more information in German please visit the Kubicek Deutschland website.