Favourite paragliders

Of the approximately 1,500 readers of the previous post, 217 completed a survey about the most liked wings. The results are quite poor because it’s a small sample. Here is what I was able to extract from the gathered data

And the data is: 897 votes for 557 different models of 67 different brands. One guy rated 41 different models (he liked the UP Trango X-Race the most [9/10] and the Sky Atis the least [2/10]), but an average was 4.2 rated wings per person.

Only 24 models got at least 5 votes each, so that it makes sense (although questionable) to average the score:

# Wing Votes Average rank
1 Ozone Enzo 3 14
9,36
2 Ozone Rush 6 6
9,20
3 Ozone Delta 4 7
9,14
4 Ozone Zeno 2 13
9,00
5 Advance Sigma 6 5
9,00
6 Ozone Zeolite GT 5
8,60
7 Ozone Delta 2 11
8,55
8 Niviuk Artik 6 6
8,50
9 Gin Explorer 5
8,40
10 Nova Mentor 4 5
8,20
11 TripleSeven Queen 2 12
8,08
12 Dudek Nemo 4 5
8,00
13 Ozone Zeno 13
7,92
14 Niviuk Hook 3 5
7,80
15 TripleSeven Rook 2 5
7,80
16 Advance Sigma 10 9
7,67
17 Ozone Rush 4 7
7,57
18 Phi Maestro 6
7,50
19 Advance Sigma 7 5
7,00
20 Axis Vega 2 5
6,80
21 Ozone Rush 3 5
6,80
22 Dudek Optic 5
6,60
23 Ozone Mantra M6 5
6,60
24 Dudek Vox 6
5,00

A dozen brands collected more than 25 ratings each:

# Brand Votes Average rank
1 Phi 26
8,19
2 Ozone 167
8,16
3 Niviuk 47
8,13
4 Advance 53
7,92
5 Nova 56
7,77
6 TripleSeven 30
7,67
7 Gin 45
7,53
8 Gradient 33
7,24
9 Dudek 50
6,94
10 Skywalk 38
6,87
11 UP 34
6,85
12 Swing 35
6,63

Bonus trivia

To date, around 3,400 paraglider models of 243 different brands have been produced. Around 70 brands are still active on the market.

Kuba Sto

Enthusiastic cross country pilot and competitor. Stubborn sports class worshipper. Past and future member of the national team. Polish champion.

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