MacPara Paradox PPG Glider


The Paradox inflates very easily in all conditions even in a light, nil or cross wind. The wing offers sporty handling in all trim settings.  It features wing tip steering toggles for accelerated flying. Combination with serial brakes in according to pilot’s preferences can make bank angle of turn even tighter. The forces on main controls are light at the beginning and provide extraordinary maneuverability.  Dynamic maneuvers are easily possible.  In the next phase of braking, the pressure increases progressively providing you with good sufficient feedback. The Paradox is equipped with special 5 point comp risers system with trimmers. When operating the speed bar the speed increase is extremely progressive. It is really fast! The Paradox is not suitable for beginners and intermediate pilots.

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Product Description

Powered Racing in New Style

The Paradox is an all-time favorite among advanced ppg pilots. It is a classic powered competition wing with newly designed reflex-airfoils. C rod technology on leading edge combined with RFE – panel reinforcement technology provide extra speed, performance and stability. The Paradox is a specific reflex glider with extraordinary maneuverability, speed, fun potential and easy launching and landing characteristics.

High Performance Design

The canopy has 63 cells and has an elliptical form with an aspect ratio of 6.0. The canopy has perfect internal pressure distribution and is very resistant to collapse. The construction using diagonal ribs and a system of load-bearing tapes keep the canopy stable and clean for maximum efficiency through the air. Specially designed airfoils provide extraordinary glide ratio and stability. The smooth shape of the airfoil nose is maintained using Mylar reinforcement combined with plastic rods. Additionally the RFE system – C rods between the main ribs, and the matching mini-ribs along the trailing edge. The upper cascade is made from unsheathed lines. Thin main lines and newly designed thin risers with ball bearing Harken pulleys help to achieve high speed. The benefit of this new technology is increased glide and lower fuel consumption.

Standard Equipment

Auto cleaning slots on wing tips help to keep the canopy clean. Modified semi-stiff brakes toggles are equipped with swivels and additional thin loops to make control of the glider easier and less tiring during long flights. The glider is delivered with quick bag MacPack (optionally with backpack Bronco), inner sack, compression belt, T-shirt and set for repairs.
The Paradox is an outstanding paramotoring glider which is loaded with highest performance and maneuverability. It is fun to fly it.


Surface Top Leading Edge: Skytex 38 Classic, 38 g/m2
Surface Top Trailing Edge: Skytex 38 Classic, 38 g/m2
Surface Bottom: Skytex 38 Classic, 38 g/m2
Main ribs: Skytex 40 Hard, 40 g/m2
Diagonal ribs: Skytex 40 Hard, 40 g/m2
Minor ribs: Skytex 38 Classic, 38 g/m2
Upper lines: Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
8000-45kg,-65 kg, -80 kg, -130 kg
Main lines: PPSL -160 kg, -191 kg, -200 kg, -275 kg

The Paradox is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 38, from Porcher Sport (NCV). For the less stressed areas of the sail we use Skytex 38 with E25A coating. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 40 Hard with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.


Zoom flat [%] 87 92 96 100 106.5 112
Area flat [m2] 16.35 18.28 19.91 21.6 24.5 27.1
Area projected [m2] 14.39 16.09 17.52 19.01 21.56 23.85
Span flat [m] 9.9 10.47 10.92 11.38 12.12 12.75
Aspect ratio flat 6 6 6 6 6 6
Root cord [m] 2.06 2.18 2.28 2.37 2.52 2.65
Cells 63 63 63 63 63 63
Weight [kg] 4.9 5.15 5.3 5.65 6.1 6.2
Weight range powered [kg]* 85-120 90-130 95-137 105-145 115-160 130-180
Weight range powered [lbs] 187-265 198-287 209-302 231-320 254-353 287-397
Min. speed [km/h] 24-27 24-27 24-27 24-27 24-27 24-27
Trim speed [km/h] 40-43 40-43 40-43 40-43 40-43 40-43
Top speed (accelerator)[km/h] 65-67 65-67 65-67 65-67 65-67 65-67
Glide ratio 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
Min. Sink rate[m/s] 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1



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