From school to cloudbase EN/LTF-A

Safe and relaxed from school to cloud base. Pawn is developed for maximum safety and ease of flight. As such, this glider is ideal for beginner pilots just starting the game of paragliding adventures. It is designed to be your first glider and also pure fun flyer that you will use for many years, during your first XC steps or any other direction you might take in paragliding.

Designers thoughts

"My design goal with Pawn was to make good balanced school glider that will have nice takeoff, landing and easy flying characteristics. During design and development process we were cooperating with local school and instructors, to discuss and improve the glider. With Pawn we decide to introduce BPI (back positioned intake) technology in A class gliders to insure pilots comfort and safety. Pawn has a nice clean canopy shape with aspect ratio somewhere in the middle of its class. Internal constructions is featuring diagonal-ribs for line reduction and mini-ribs for clean trailing edge shape. Construction of the whole wing is optimized for maximum robustness and durability during the school training." Urban Valič 

Who is this glider for

Pawn is EN-A, LTF-A class glider designed for schools, beginners and intermediate pilots. This glider is developed for maximum safety. Our effort with this glider was also XC abilities and we believe, that pilots will have great fun during their first steps in paragliding and progression toward becoming the new XC masters.

Additionally Pawn passed paramotor certification class one. We believe Pawn is safe choice with good performance for paramotor pilots.

Technical data and sizes

Number of cells 40 40 40
Projected area (m2) 20.1 22.9 25.6
Flat area (m2) 23.8 27.1 30.2
Projected span (m) 8.6 9.2 9.7
Flat span (m) 10.9 11.6 12.3
Projected Aspect Ratio 3.7 3.7 3.7
Flat aspect ratio 5 5 5
Root Chord (m) 2.7 2.9 3.0
Glider weight (kg) 4.4 5.2 5.7
In-flight weight range (kg) 65-80 80-100 100-125
Test reports link, sticker link link
Latest manual all sizes EN FR GER EN FR GER EN FR GER
Paramotor FR FR FR
  S - class 1 M - class 1 L - class 1
Certification LTF/EN A A A



Upper surface NCV Skytex 38 Universal
Bottom surface  NCV Skytex 38 Universal
Profiles NCV 9017 - E29A
Diagonals NCV 9017 - E29A
Loops COUSIN 608 10mm
Reinforcement loops NCV F06391 - E45A, SR-Scrim X15
Internal construction 
D-Ribs, H-Straps, Mini ribs
NCV 9017 - E29A
Thread Serafil 40/2000, 60/2000
Upper cascades Cousin 0,95mm (Blue,Orange) Dyneema
Middle cascades Cousin 1,8mm (Blue Yellow,Orange) Technora
Main Cousin 2,1mm (Blue,Yellow) Technora
Brake lines Cousin 0,95mm (Orange) Dyneema
Main brake Cousin 260/2.1mm (Red)
Thread Serafil Amann 60/0415
Fabric Güth & Wolf  Black 80682/19mm
Fabric Güth & Wolf Black  70 404/12,5mm Dyneema
Color indicator Cordura 200/200PU
Thread Serafil Amann 20/4000, 20/1078
Brake Swivel  Fob ningbo - china 6mm
Maillons Rapid Peguet 20mm
Pulleys Speed: 4 x Finsterwalder Mini role metal 28mm, Brake: 2 x Riley plastic 35mm



Main features

  • Easy launch and landing characteristics
  • Progressive handling and easy control characteristics
  • Good balanced wing for maximum ease of piloting
  • Robustness and durability in mind
  • Canopy: Back position intake, reinforced leading edge, smooth trailing edge, low induced drag wingtip, line reduction
  • EN-A, LTF-A class
  • Paramotor certification class 1

Package includes:

  • Glider PAWN
  • Backpack
  • Inner bag
  • Glider strap
  • Triple Seven T-shirt
  • USB key with manual




Author Link
Pawn review by Skywings PDF
Pawn review by Cross Country PDF