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Phi Symphonia
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The SYMPHONIA is a super-high A paraglider, with a technical complexity unparalleled in this class: 50 cells, miniribs sewn on the inside, double 3D-shaping, brake raffing system over the entire trailing edge, 32g Porcher cloth, diagonal finger-bands, a minimalist line lay-out with unsheathed lines and wrinkle-reducing reinforcements.


Our PHI SYMPHONIA is opening the door to a new era: high performance wings have reached A class safety. A pilot can develop himself and choose to fly a simple training hill wing, a classical beginner wing or finally a high performance wing without taking more risks by leaving the A class.

The idea to expand the usual one dimensional relation between gliders classification and complexity, however, is not new. Traditionally, A-wings are technically very simple, as D wings are very complex. Building technically complex wings in the A-class is extruding the scale to a two dimensional field: the relationship between classification and complexity is not linear any more.

Some years ago, I was able to push the limits by a revolution in the B class with the Mentor 2 and 3. These low aspect ratio wings were found on the top of the XC rankings and impressed many classical high performance pilots which normally flew more demanding wings.

Through progress in technology and knowledge it is now possible to repeat the same in the A class. The SYMPHONIA is resuming the revolution of safe, low aspect ratio wings!

As the B-class got wider and wider in the last years, it was the next logical step to rise a new standard by presenting a high performance wing in the A-class. Enjoy!

Hannes Papesh

Technical Specs
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Brand PHI
name XS S M L XL
size 18 20 22 24 26
number of cells 50 50 50 50 50
projected span m 8,18 8,59 8,99 9,4 9,76
projected area 18,24 20,08 22,02 24,05 25,93
projected aspect ratio 3,67 3,67 3,67 3,67 3,67
flat span m 10,52 11,04 11,56 12,08 12,54
flat area 21,54 23,72 26 28,4 30,62
flat aspect ratio 5,14 5,14 5,14 5,14 5,14
line length m 6,27 6,58 6,89 7,2 7,48
total line length m 218,3 229,1 239,9 250,7 260,3
maximum chord m 2,55 2,67 2,8 2,93 3,04
minimum chord m 0,6 0,63 0,66 0,69 0,72
weight kg 4,1 4,3 4,5 4,7 4,95
certified weight range kg 55-75 65-85 75-95 90-110 105-130
certification (EN/LTF) A A A A A
ext. weight range motor kg 75-130 85-130 95-170 110-170 130-170
certification DGAC yes yes yes yes yes
material Porcher 32, Porcher 32, Porcher 38
risers RZ1 (3+1)
riser length mm 500 500 540 540 540
speedway mm 150 150 150 175 175


Package Includes

Glider, compression belt, innerbag, backpack.

The PHI rucksack is designed to be reduced and light, but still robust and convenient to carry. It can be packed very small, to minimize storage space in the harness.


2-6 weeks