Skywalk Poison Paraglider

Some tables, some simple graphics and a great pic of the Skywalk Poison!

Canopy of the Skywalk Poison paraglider.
A nice view of the underside of the Poison. Photo used with permission from Skywalk.

Year of Manufacture 2005
Certification DHV 2-3
Size Designation M

Ever Flown This Wing?

If so, feel free to share anything you like about the experience here. What were your first impressions?

Please state your experience level, just to put your comments in perspective.

For example, you might be a low-time pilot flying a new wing for the first time and loving it!


Note: The international prices below are only a guide, being Oct 2006 currency conversions from the 2005 price in Euros!
Euros 3600 EUR
U.S. Dollars 4500 USD
United Kingdom Pounds 2400 GBP
Australian Dollars 6000 AUD
South African Rand 34000 ZAR
South Korean Won 4320000 KRW
Indian Rupees 204900 INR

Numerical Data

pilot take-off weight 90-110 kg (199-243 lbs)
wing weight 6.5 kg (14.4 lbs)
wing area (flat) 26.9 m² (289 ft²)
wing area (projected) 24.3 m² (261 ft²)
wing span (flat) 12.8 m (42 ft)
wing span (projected) 10.4 m (34 ft)
aspect ratio (flat) 6.1
aspect ratio (projected) 4.5
min sink 1.0 m/s (197 fpm, 3.6 kph, 1.9 knts)
best glide ratio 8.8:1
speed min 22 kph (14 mph, 12 knts)
speed trim 39 kph (24 mph, 21 knts)
speed max 55 kph (34 mph, 30 knts)

Non-Numerical Data, from DHV

take off handling easy
roll damping average
control travel average
agility average
spiral dive entry easy
spiral dive exit turn continues through 180 - 360 degrees
landing behavior average
B-line stall entry easy
B-line stall recovery spontaneous
big ears entry easy
big ears recovery not spontaneously
All the above were recorded when this Skywalk paraglider was flown at max weight.

Color Schemes

The simple graphics below represent the available color schemes for the Skywalk Poison. I hope this approach is useful for getting a good idea of the colors when quickly comparing wings. Most paragliders have a basic wing color plus something different adorning the leading edge. You might be able to get a detailed look at one of the color schemes from the manufacturer's picture at the top of this page.

white leading edge, 2 stripes, white trailing edge

white leading edge, 2 stripes, black trailing edge


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