The Griffin is our lightweight mini-paraglider. It offers 16m2 of fast, dynamic fun in a package of just 2.1kg. It’s perfect for ridge and coastal soaring, classic hike ‚n fly or para-alpinism. If you’re an experienced pilot, you’ll appreciate the Griffin’s combination of speedwing thrills and paraglider energy retention.
|Flat area (m2)||14||16||18|
|Flat span (m)||8.2||8.76||9.3|
|Flat aspect ratio||4.8||4.8||4.8|
|Projected area (m2)||12.15||13.89||15.62|
|Projected span (m)||6.61||7.07||7.49|
|Projected aspect ratio||3.59||3.59||3.59|
|Number of cells||36||36||36|
|Glider weight (kg)||1.8||2.1||2.3|
|Weight range (kg)||–||55-105||–|
* Quoted weight with optional light Dyneema risers (200g)
A versatile machine
The Griffin has an exceptionally wide certified weight range. Flown in the higher end of the weight range, the wing is truely fast and dynamic and is suitable only for experienced pilots. But flown in the low-end of the weight range, the dynamics are somewhat reduced and the wing is more accessible.
Light but not extreme
The Griffin is one of the lightest wings in its category, and at only 2.1kg easily fits in a 30 litre daysack! Despite the light weight, the main and mid- lines are sheathed for ease of use and durability. Easy-to-handle 12mm Kevlar risers are standard, and lightweight Dyneema riser and soft shackles are available as an option.
Thanks to its compact size and short lines, the Griffin is easy to launch in tricky places and demanding conditions. It has the performance to glide out of tight spots and a good enough sink rate to thermal up when flown at reasonable wing-loadings. Wherever you fly, you will love the precision and general feel of its handling. The Griffin is a real toy, take it out to play!
Also available in standard weight fabric
The Griffin can also be ordered in standard weight fabric for pilots flying in tougher terrain, in coastal areas or who can afford to carry a few extra grammes.
The canopy fabric is Dominico 30D fabric, which offers excellent durability and value. Please note that the Griffin certification is not applicable to this version of the Griffin due to the change of fabric. Pilots who require a certified wing should choose the standard Griffin 16.
- Equalized Pressure Technology (EPT)
- 3 risers / 3 lines spanwise
- Colour-coded lines for easy identification
- Lightweight yet durable materials
- Kick down speed system