Paramotor wings come in all sorts of colors, brands, and styles. Quality and dependability are the first things to consider when choosing which to purchase.
Here are a few wings that are universally accepted as some of the best. A beginner pilot can’t go wrong choosing them:
- Ozone Mojo PWR
- Dudek Universal 1.1
- Ozone Roadster 3
- Ozone Spark
- Ginglider’s Pegasus 2
- Paramania Revo 3
These wings have various key features such as easy inflation, launch, and turbulence resistance which ensure flight safety for beginners.
Beginner Wings and What Makes Them a Good Choice
The wing options below are the best choices for a beginner paramotor pilot. Most of these inflate easily and resist turbulence efficiently.
Hopefully, this will not only give you some wing ideas and options, but you will have a good grasp on how to choose the best paramotor wing now and in the future.
*All of the wings from Ozone come with some standard accessories along with the wing:
- Easy bag
- Inner bag
- Glider strap
- Speed bar
- Ozone stickers
- Repair cloth
- Ozone key-ring
Ozone Mojo PWR
This wing is used for free flying as well as powered flight. It is Certified EN-A. It is great for a pilot’s first 100 hours of flight while they are still getting used to flying.
- A lot of hang time.
- Has a 3 riser system. (D risers reduce drag)
- Has an extremely unique cell-opening shape
- Pretty smooth and effortless
- Easy Launch
- Good versatility
- super easy to inflate
- Handles wing collapse swimmingly
“All of the fabric that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype color phase to ensure colorfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. ”FlyOzone
This wing is a good beginner wing according to all the pilots I’ve come in contact with. There are a lot of wings out there, but this one is one of the most trusted and tried of all of them.
|Surface area flat (m2)||22||23.9||26||28.3||30.7|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10.39||10.83||11.29||11.77||12.27|
|Weight range DGAC (kg)||55-90||65-110||80-130||95-150||110-180|
|Weight range EN (kg)||55-70||65-85||80-100||95-115||110-130|
|Lines||Liros DSL serie|
Edelrid 6843 Serie
|Cloth||Dominico 30D MF, 30D FM |
*The information for this table was taken from FlyOzone.com
The Ozone Mojo PWR is forgiving and cuts through turbulence effectively. It is resistant to deflation and wing collapse. Many people have purposely collapsed the wing to test how easy it is to recover, and it passed the test with flying colors.
Note: This does not mean that you should collapse the wing to test it; that’s very dangerous and you should not do that.
Here is a quick video of a liftoff:
Dudek Universal 1.1
The Dudek Universal 1.1 is a wing designed for beginners and recreational pilots. It has reflex traits which beginner wings don’t usually have.
- Fully certified and full reflex wing.
- Easy wing to launch and to fly.
- Very dynamic.
- Good for beginners and more advanced.
- Dudek wing is a very impressive design and inflates faster and easier than most other wings.
- Uses some of the most advanced fabrics on the market.
What is a reflex wing? Reflex wings are specifically made to adjust to turbulence. It is one of the safest wings and will put beginners at ease in rough weather.
Here is a bit of the technical information:
|Surface area flat (m2)||23.00||25.50||28.00||31.00||34.00|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10.83||11.40||11.95||12.57||13.17|
|Weight range DGAC (kg)||60-95||70-115||90-140||110-170||135-215|
|Weight range EN (kg)||60-75||70-95||90-115||110-140||(135-170)|
|Cloth||Porcher Classic 38 g/m2 |
Dominico 34 g/m2,
Porcher Hard 40 g/m2, SR Scrim, SR
Laminate 180 g/m2
|Risers||Pasamon- Bydgoszcz, Polska|
|Available Colors||Earth, Fire, Air, Water|
*Information for this table came from Glider Sports website.
Ozone Roadster 3
This wing is a great beginner wing, but it’s also very diverse. It can be used as a sport’s wing as well as a beginner wing. Some of the awesome features for this wing are:
- Easy nil wind inflation
- Fun, precise, yet forgiving handling
- TST (tip steering system)
- SharkNose technology
- low drag, high efficiency
The Roadster 3 has a full reflex profile. It’s also designed to increase the strength and longevity of the wing. This wing is extremely stable in the air and is versatile.
|Surface area flat (m2)||22||24||26||28||30|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10.59||11.06||11.52||11.95||12.37|
|Weight range DGAC (kg)||55-105||65-120||80-140||95-160||110-190|
|Weight range EN (kg)||55-80||65-85||80-100||95-120||110-140|
|Lines||Liros DSL70, DSL70/140 serie|
Edelrid 6843-200/160 Serie
|Cloth||Dominico 30D MF|
*This information was taken from the Ozone website.
The nice thing about this wing is that you won’t have to change it after you’ve clocked a lot of flight hours. It’s a great wing for beginners and those pilots who are more advanced.
If you don’t want to change wings later, this wing will last a while. It’s made to last, so you can’t go wrong here.
Ozone Spark 2
When training, this wing is a good choice. It has excellent inflation and is simple to fly. Brakes have a slow stall speed which is great when students are inexperienced; that way they won’t accidentally stall or spin the wing.
- Designed specifically for schools
- Incredibly easy and forgiving
- Ideal for all levels of student training
- Designed for longevity & cost effectiveness
- DGAC approved / EN A
- For all types of paramotor hang points.
Instructors would also love this wing for their students because the risers are simple and uncluttered. Their students won’t have and overly complicated time trying to figure out how to fly; they can focus on the simple basics.
|Surface area flat (m2)||24.3||26.3||29.9|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10.5||10.93||11.64|
|Weight range DGAC (kg)||65-100||75-125||95-140|
|Weight range EN (kg)||65-90||75-105||95-125|
|Lines||Liros DSL serie|
Edelrid 6843 Serie
|Cloth||Dominico 30D MF, 30D FM |
*This information was taken from the Ozone website.
After purchasing this wing and using it for training, eventually you’ll want to get a new one depending on what type of flying you are planning on doing.
“The Spark is the easiest and most reassuring PPG wing that we have ever flown, and we think it is the perfect choice for any aspiring PPG pilot’s entry to the sport.”PeaktoPeakParagliding
The Spark 2 is a good choice for a beginner, but eventually, you’ll have to switch it out as you clock in more and more flight hours as you become more experienced and comfortable with flying.
Gin Glider’s Pegasus 2
While not my first choice of a beginner wing, the Pegasus is still a great option. The materials are strong and durable and several different color choice options.
- Simple and Clean 3 riser layout
- Adjustable position of upper brake pulley to suit individual pilot needs
- Take off speed fairly low
- Inflation is fairly smooth
- Does well in midday thermals
- Good for at least the first 100 flight hours (or much longer if you want)
Much like the previously mentioned wings, this one inflates well. One feature which is particularly special and worth noting is how well this wing fairs in mid-day thermals.
Thermals can get quite dangerous, so a good sturdy wing to rely on is important, especially for a beginner. A key component for a good beginner wing is its ability to resist being jerked around too much. It can be frightening and nerve-racking for a beginner to fly in an unforgiving wing. (not to mention it’s dangerous)
In the Gin Pegasus, beginner areas of concern are all covered as they should be, and the flight is likely just as pleasant and enjoyable as the more popular wing choices. Though I’ve never compared them, I do know their track records are very similar, so that’s a great first-indicator this wing’s reliability can likely be assured.
*The Gin Pegasus 2 comes with a repair kit, inner bag, brand stickers, and Velcro straps.
“Your first wing is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. One of the biggest problems we see is beginners choosing to start with wings ‘to grow into’. Such wings are often too hot and the result can be broken props, scraped knees and worse.”GinGliders.com
|Surface area flat (m2)||24.22||26.36||28.6||30.93|
|Wingspan flat (m)||10.78||11.25||11.72||12.19|
|Weight Range DGAC (kg)||65-120||75-130||85-140||95-160|
|Weight range EN (kg)||65-90||75-100||85-110||95-120|
|Available Colors||Chili, Jungle, Ice|
This wing isn’t as high quality as the previous wings I’ve mentioned, but it’s still a popular beginner wing on the market, and it flies well.
Even if this wing doesn’t suit your fancy, it’s still one to consider because it is reliable and has a pretty good track record for getting pilots in the air and keeping them there; while also giving them a good flight experience.
Paramania Revo 3
This is known as a pretty classic wing. It is the upgraded version of its predecessor the Revo3. Yes, they are pretty much named the same thing, but that’s okay, we’re just going to ignore that fact.
- Easy Launch
- Fun handling
- leading-edge technology
- Large speed range
- Highly effective wing tip steering system
- Roll stability & inflight comfort in turbulence
- Directionally stable
- Brakes are softer than its predecessor
This wing will guide you through your first entire year of training and flying. It could take you through more time because it is not only a beginner wing, but it can be used as an advanced. It all depends on how you treat the wing and how much you fly it.
No matter which wing you purchase, all wings will need to be replaced because the fabric wears out; the porosity levels change. (later in the post I’ll explain what I mean by that.)
|Max Speed (km/hr)||65||65||65||65|
|Weight range DGAC (kg)||60-120/td>||70-160||80-185||90-220|
|Weight range EN (kg)||60-80||70-100||80-120||90-140|
|Risers||NEW Simplicity Risers|
|Available Colors||Nightshade, Fresh, Dune|
Below is a video of a trike taking off with a Revo 3 wing. The take-off is smooth and almost effortless.
Buying Used Wings
I’m all for buying used wings, especially if that means you’ll save a couple of thousand dollars. However, you have to be careful when purchasing in the “used market” because it’s easy to be taken advantage of.
I believe that people are genuinely and ultimately good, but I also believe that they want and need the money and that they will use other people’s ignorance to slip a little more in their own pocket.
Don’t be that person…you know, that person who comes home and says they got a great deal and then their friend walks in with the same item…and they got it for ten times less the amount you did. Don’t be that person.
Educate yourself before you buy! All you beginners out there are particularly susceptible to this because of your wonderful enthusiasm for the sport, and the fact that you don’t know anything about it.
I’m guilty of doing the same thing. Who wants to spend forever searching and comparing when there’s someone who already knows what they’re talking about? It’s so tempting to trust when you’re a good-hearted and enthusiastic person, but it’s better to be trusting and cautious.
If you don’t know where to start, I’ve narrowed down a few tips that will make easier for you to shop around and compare your many options. These tips will make it easier to weigh your options. Plus, they’ll also help you to feel more confident when you do finally make a purchase.
If you’re going to buy used wings, there are a few things to consider:
- Number of flight hours
- Test report- the general condition of the wing, the results of porosity tests, line strength check, and any repairs made or needed
Wings have a good 300-600 hours of potential flight time. Even so, it’s necessary to not only account for wing flight hours but also points of strain which can be inflicted on your flight mechanism.
If someone is trying to sell you a wing and tries to tell you that the wing only has “such and such” amount of flight time-something which sounds absolutely ridiculous, don’t trust them. You know how much flight time a wing can handle so trust you first, not them.
You don’t want to get up in the air with that wing, enjoy it for a month, and then have to get a new one because it’s on its last leg. (or, you know, it would suck to have to sue if you were to be seriously injured.)
Buying a used wing isn’t a walk in the park. A bad wing could literally take your life, so take the time to look into its history, it’ll be worth it.
Even if the wing isn’t very old, flight hours are still going to affect it. Some pilots fly more than others. If you talk to the seller and they say something like, “Oh, I’ve had this for maybe a couple years, it’s basically new.” that doesn’t mean anything to you.
Yeah, maybe it’s new, but he could have a ton of flight hours on it, so that’s no good for you. Be aware and smart when purchasing used wings.
Over time a wing will be affected by several things:
- UV light: the sun will degrade your wing; the more your wing is exposed, the more degradation will be incurred.
- Salt: Believe it or not, falling in salt water or even being near salt water will increase wing porosity. It attracts water and also creates salt crystals which wear down on the overall material of your wing.
- Mechanical stress: Inflation, deflation, and flying wears out the material over time. (more mechanical stress is placed on wings used for more extreme methods of paramotor flying – such as acro or pylon racing, etc.)
Knowing how old a wing is, helps to determine the value of purchasing it.
Find out what kind of flying has been done and where. How much was it used? Where was it stored? How is it folded? Knowing how it’s folded sounds silly, but if they crumpled it up and stuffed it away, it’s going to ruin the wing.
Plus, it’s annoying when people don’t properly care for such expensive equipment. I mean, you paid so much for it, why the heck are you treating it so poorly? Am I right? Yes, I am right.
Knowing where the wing has been and even who was using it is important information. If the previous owner was a heavier pilot, that would have worn out the wing faster. If the paramotor being carried was extremely heavy that also wears out the wing faster.
If you are worried about being swindled, you need to know your wings, and you need to know how they were treated in their past.
If the seller says they want to sell you a Roadster 3 for instance, look up what a Roadster 3 looks like new and how old it is.
When you do that you’re bringing yourself peace of mind. Not only will you walk away without that horrible buyer’s remorse feeling, but you will even feel confident in your decision.
The test reports it a great way of ensuring the wing is being sold honestly. A wing has to be checked periodically for the very fact that it wears over time. The test report will show you some very important information:
Over time, wing “porosity” increases in an older wing. “Hang time” in older wings is going to be shorter than in a newer wing because of porosity. (It can stay up in the air longer)
- Porosity test
- Line Check
- Full Visual Check
- Riser Check
Wing Material to Look out For
Wings today are made with ripstop fabric. The fabric is layered and knit tightly to increase it’s rip-resistance. Not only is it layered, but the fabric is also lightweight nylon. They call this fabric “ripstop fabric” because of its durability.
You can know if your wing is high quality just by feeling it. There are two wing types which are of the highest quality. If you see that your wing is made of these, it’s an assurance that it will have longevity.
Here are the two high-quality fibers:
Kevlar: a super strong plastic called synthetic aromatic polyamides (or aramids for short). It is a proprietary material made only by the DuPont chemical company. Kevlar is best known for being used as body armor.
If a wing is made out of Kevlar, it’s going to last a really long time. Kevlar has very high pulling strength (or tensile strength), that means it can handle long durations of wing inflation (and the initial inflation).
Keep in mind, Kevlar has poor compression strength; this means it can’t resist as well against being squashed or squeezed. Now that you know, fold it right and it’ll last!
Dyneema: Unlike Kevlar, Dyneema is not as well known by those who are familiar with sports equipment materials. I didn’t even know it existed until I started learning more about wing fabric and materials.
Dyneema is a really impressive material, and it’s smart to familiarize yourself with both Kevlar and Dyneema.
- Up to 15 times stronger than steel (weight for weight basis)
- Up to 40% stronger than aramids (See Kevlar description above)
- Floats on water and resistant to moisture, UV, chemicals
It isn’t crucial that your wing is made from these materials, but it’s good to know that you don’t have to settle for something less than the best. We want you to know what’s out there so you aren’t swindled into thinking you’ve got the best option when you really don’t.
If you can, search for the highest quality and most recent technology. The world of paramotoring is constantly being upgraded, and advancements are being made to improve flight experience and safety.
Average Wing Pricing for Beginner Wings
Beginner wing prices sit around $3100 to about $4000. It all depends on who you buy from. There’s the manufacturer and then there are the dealers. It’s really a matter of preference and being a good searcher for good deals.
It would take forever to provide you with an extensive list of all the wings that are out there. However, I’ve picked out a few good ones. With this list, I feel like you can get a good idea of what the cost would be to get yourself a wing.
All the wings have a link to them so you can easily access the website they are being sold on. This is just for convenience so that you have a lot of variety in one place. The links will also lead you to sites which have other wing options if you don’t like what you see here.
|Dudek Universal 1.1||$3500||EN/LTF B|
|Ozone Mojo PWR||$3299||EN-A|
|Ozone Spark||Click Here||EN-A|
All of these wings are built with beginner’s in mind and are extremely safe. You probably won’t be able to go really crazy with these wings, but at the beginning, you won’t need to.
Beginner wings (or any wings for that matter) should be EN-A certified. This just means that the wing has gone through the necessary flight tests to ensure it will bring you a safe journey in the sky.
Not all wings are EN-A certified. It’s not that the uncertified wings are all unsafe, it’s just that they have a higher chance of being so because proper testing hasn’t been done.