RONIN – #bladerunnin

In feudal Japan (1185-1868), a rōnin (Japanese: 浪人, ‘drifter’ or ‘wanderer’, lit. ’a person of the waves’) was a samurai who had no lord or master.

Light and fast! Starting from 1 kg and 5L packed, the RONIN is our ultimate single surface to run and fly. And run. And fly. Nothing can stop you.
No gods, no masters

  • Beginner 40% 40%
  • Intermediate 60% 60%
  • Advanced 100% 100%
  • Expert 100% 100%
  • Cross Country 20% 20%
  • Hike & Fly 100% 100%
  • Expedition 100% 100%
  • Hike & Fly Competition 20% 20%
  • Run & Fly Competition 100% 100%

Designer’s words…

The RONIN was a wandering samurai who had no lord or master. Our glider follows the same path. It is intended for pilots looking for a single surface but with a more radical flying style. Combining the lowest weight and packing volume with the highest durability, the RONIN is made for running and flying – boundless, fast, with no order or restrictions: free in what you do! Break your own rules!

Stephan Stiegler

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Did you know?

Compared to The New UFO, the RONIN offers reduced weight & packing by decreasing lines, ribs and nose section but also by using the double-coated Dominico DOKDO 10D fabric. The glider is smaller and it flies at higher load, making it faster and more dynamic. While the RONIN has no speed system thanks to its built-in high speed, the glide and the flair have been improved in comparison to the UFO. The RONIN is ideal for ambitious pilots, trail running, practicing extreme mountaineering and searching for the most remote challenges in the world.

Construction & Features


Double coated Dominico DOKDO 10D, doubled seams and etching tape on edges: robustness is the key.


The lines are unsheathed Aramid 8001 Magix Pro Dry, hydrophobic and color-coded. Solidity has never been so easy to untangle.


The use of Nitinol rods not only saves weight and increases robustness, it also allows a super compact folding… To always slip it into your rucksack.


Leading edge and trailing edge are with mylar-border bands for structural strength. As well, this ensures the wing’s flying behavior.


On the leading edge, ground attachment loops can be used to prevent the paraglider from slipping on a steep and/or slippery slope (snow).


Inspired by aerodynamics design in cycling, the RONIN introduced a new profile named Kammtail

Did you know?

Since the certification of the first UFO in 2015, Stephan has developed a certain expertise to make single surface gliders as light as possible without compromising their solidity nor the durability. Making the lightest single surface is one thing but we want our pilots to feel confident with their gear, in terms of behavior, performance and robustness. Especially in a wild environment and sketchy take-offs. The RONIN will be your best companion in all your adventures, from the simple trail-and-fly to the epic first ascent.

Technical Specifications

Light and fast! The RONIN is a versatile single surface glider depending on its weight loading. Choose the size that fits best to your favorite flying style, abilities or demands: from intermediate pilot to speed-flyer. Grab your RONIN and go runnin!

Area | Flat (m2)12,1813,8016,0618,53
Area | Projected (m2)10,3211,7013,6115,71
Span | Flat (m)7,788,288,949,60
Span | Projected (m)6,146,547,067,58
Aspect ratio | Flat4,974,974,974,97
Aspect ratio | Projected3,663,663,663,66
Weight (kg)1,031,161,31,45
Takeoff weight (kg) EN 926-2
EN/LTF Certification
55 - 68
60 - 75
65 - 82
70 - 90
Extended takeoff weight (kg)
EN 926-1
68 - 9575 - 10082 - 11090 - 120
Take Off Weight is considered as the flight-mass (including Pilot, Glider, Harness, Reserve, Gear…)
EN 926-2 = flight test
EN 926-1 = load and shock test

The RONIN has a certified standard weight range (EN 926-2, e.g. EN-B) and an extended weight range which is covered by the EN 926-1 (load-test). In the first one, the glider flies in intermediate style and is already pretty fast. In the latter, the glider is more loaded and therefore the speed is much higher, it thus requires good skills for take-off and landing.

• Dominico DOKDO-10DSF double coated 25 g/m2

• Top lines: Edelrid 8001/U
• Middle Lines: Edelrid 8001/U
• Main Lines: Edelrid 8001/U

Risers: EDELRID Taurus – ~3,7mm Dyneema Rope

Maillons: AirDesign Soft-Links


Technologie details


Please contact your dealer if you wish to have your glider delivered with a suitable Rucksack for your equipment. Rucksack is not included in your pack.

AirDesign has a small one

We work hard on every model to be able to maintain the behavior of the glider in terms of flying, and also outside the flight envelope, for all the certified weights, starting by the smallest ones. The certification of most of our wings starts at 50 kg because we chose to announce only what we have actually tested. And above all, because we make sure that the glider is efficient, secure and fun at this load and this is as important as the certification itself! Our aim is to have light pilots find the same pleasure to fly as heavier ones. More info

Speed Chart (Trimspeed)

How to choose your size – using the speed-chart

Simply, put in your Takeoff-weight – then the chart shows you at which speed each size is flying!
If you are looking for a kind of intermediate style – like having best combination of speed and take-off simplicity – then choose your size within the light-green indicated fields.
Dark-green indication shows already advanced trim-speeds which are giving more agility, dynamic and speed in a controlled manner.
NOTE: a trim-speed of around 37 km/h is said to be a standard speed for any paraglider – this speed balances all glider behaviours and pilot demands best.
Loading the wing up in the extended range (in pink) the gliders trim-speed will get faster – at the max-top loading even like a speed flyer! This demands high pilots’ skills for launching and landing due to the higher speed.

All green highlighted fields and values indicate the full EN-certification (like EN-C or EN-B). Red coloured values/fields as well black values are covered by the EN-926-1 which is the shock- and loadtest.


Special Colours desired?

Of Course, you can also customize this glider with the help of our configurator and order it in special colors!

The color combinations made on this simulator do not take into account the effects of transparency.
They are only indicative and allow you to give the information of choice of color to your dealer.
To better visualize the effects of transparency, do not hesitate to visit the various product pages of the site.

Brochure – Certification – Lineplan
Manual – Testreport FTR

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