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 Paraglider Marvel



 Designe Marvel


Marvel- New Age Soaring Performance with Agility

The Marvel is for experienced pilots who demand a top performing XC glider in the EN-C category. It has been designed to offer sporty agility, great climbing ability and outstanding performance never found in the EN-C category until now. The Marvel is a high performance serial class paraglider benefiting from the latest technologies inherited from the Magus XC2. It is the perfect glider for experienced pilots who want a boost of extra performance for their advanced cross country missions. Many will Marvel at how well you fly under this glider! The Marvel is gaining popularity as more and more pilots unleash its potential.


Peak Performance You will Love

Stability in flight gives you confidence to fly your best with a noticeable good climb rate. The extraordinary handling combined with sporty agility will satisfy the most demanding pilot. You will find its exceptional glide ratio just awesome. Flying the Marvel provides confidence inspiring adventures without the stress often found during long flights cross country flights. The Marvel features high stability throughout its speed range and is easily controlled in real mountain conditions.


Light weight and Easy to Launch Anywhere

Intensive testing resulted in a well-balanced glider with simple take-off characteristics and easy behaviour during extreme manoeuvres. It is easy to launch the Marvel both reverse or forward. It comes up smooth and predictable. This glider is light weighing just 5.48 kg for the medium size. This weight in the EN C category with 75 cells is exceptional.


Shaped to Perfection

The smooth shape of the airfoil nose is maintained by reinforced Mylar combined with plastic rods.  The result is a sporty silhouette with an elliptical form.  It features thin risers and has a high aspect ratio of 6.48. This makes the Marvel competitive with the EN D category but with EN C safety. A carefully selected airfoils gives to the wing not only excellent performance but helps to achieve neutral behaviour in turbulence. The top lines made from thin unsheathed Aramid competition lines to achieve best glide. Bottom lines are sheathed Edelrid Kevlar lines.   Of course the risers have split “A” straps to facilitate Big Ears. The positioning of the outermost “A” line makes progressive closure easy. Opening is smooth and predictable and can be assisted by brake input.


You will love its handling!

The unique bunching system on the trailing edge gives precise handling with outstanding climbing performance. It can turn flat without the tendency to lose too much altitude.  The moderate brake pressure allows pleasant turns and the pressure increases progressively toward the end of brake travel to you a safety margin before the stall point.  The Marvel is equipped with brake handles with a swivel and magnetic clips. Velcro closures on the wingtips make access easier to remove any sand, grass or small stones from the glider.


Made to Perform and Master the Skies

With the performance benefits of thin risers, reinforced leading edge, thin lines and a high aspect ratio, the Marvel appeals to both competent cross-country and serial class competition pilots. The wing requires active piloting in some conditions. The feedback from the brakes is reassuring and lets you be in tune with the Marvel. The exceptional glide ratio combined with the agile and sporty handling makes the Marvel a real joy to fly.


Different Certified Sizes

The wing is available in four certified sizes covering a weight range of 70kg to 130kg. An uncertified Marvel size 38 is also available with a weight range of 140kg to 185kg.


Mac Para Marvel Review

Marcus King loves the handling of this Sports Class wing

The Marvel offers sporty agility and amazing performance in the EN C category. It is the perfect glider for pilots who want performance and XC capability.

Mac Para are one of the long-time established brands in our sport. They have had a consistent range of wings over the last few years: from the Progress starter wing to the Magus XC Serial Class racer with the Magus as their Open Class flagship.
Their Sports Class wing has been the Envy series, currently in its second incarnation. We tested the Envy2 back in issue 127 and found a wing that, “was no more demanding than most 1-2 [EN B] wings,” but that had, “an extra dose of performance”.
When at this year’s Kossen Testival Mac Para’s designer Peter Recek told me that the proto we were watching coming into land was their new project that was being designed to fit in the EN C above the Envy, I was keen to get a chance to fly it.
Peter said: “When we were testing the Magus XC2 we realised with a few modifications we had the potential for a very good EN C wing.
“With the Marvel we are looking to achieve similar performance to the Magus XC2 combined with great climbing ability and lovely handling. ”

As so often seems the case with Mac Para wings the design of the wing is very clean and classical. The aspect ratio of 6.48 is nearly in EN D territory; Ozone’s M4 has an AR of 6.5. This high aspect ratio combined with a cell count of 75 and the familiar Mac Para colour scheme help create the impression of a sleek racy wing.
The sail itself is made from Porcher 45g/m2 on the leading edge with 40g/m2 used elsewhere. This along with other savings have helped Mac Para keep the overall weight down, which has to be good in this class of wing that will often be used by travelling adventure pilots.
It seems that these days you can’t have a wing without nylon rods in the leading edge and the Marvel follows this trend. The rods go back a good 20cm or so along the chord; not as much as some but more than others. The leading edge is entirely open except for the cells in the tip.
Going to the back of the wing one modern innovation is conspicuous by its absence: Peter and the team have opted to go for a classic trailing edge rather than use mini ribs.
The risers are made from suitably thin webbing, which add to the racy feel. The design is relatively simple with just three risers – from each of which the three main lines come. Only the A riser is split. Three sheathed main lines are attached to each riser with the stabilo also attached to the B riser. Although the wing has three lines on each side it isn’t a true three-liner as the C lines split to two tab positions in the centre of the wing. The upper lines are all unsheathed.
The speed system makes use of large Harken pulleys and also features a step-down ball making half-bar easy to find. The brake handles are standard webbing handles attached via magnets and have a swivel to prevent line twisting.
The wing is available in four certified sizes covering a weight range of 70kg to 130kg. There is also a Marvel 38 with a weight range of 140kg to 185kg but this is uncertified.

During the test period – a three-week trip to Nepal – I launched in a wide range of conditions. The wing proved to be easy to launch whether reversing in windy or thermic conditions, or forward launching during the day’s last gasps. All my launches saw the wing rise smoothly and it took little controlling once overhead.

As soon as you are in the air you get a true feel for the lineage of this wing. If you have flown any of the new breed of EN D wings it will feel very familiar. You will have the same taught feel of a single wing cutting through the air. However, it all just feels that little bit more relaxed – but without feeling dumbed-down.
The wing is engaging to fly and there is a good level of information on hand to help you find the best lift. But all the information is passed on smoothly and there are no sudden surges or jumps to unsettle you. Undoubtedly this wing needs a little more piloting than a lower-end EN C wing, but the information fed to you means you will naturally fly the wing actively.
The Marvel uses bunching in the brake system where the brake lines go through loops on the trailing edge that are pulled together with the initial application of the brakes. This helps the wing turn quickly but flat. Indeed this wing doesn’t exhibit large amount of roll – that isn’t to say you can’t get it up on a wingtip by applying a measure of weightshift as well as increasing the amount of brake.
The lack of roll may mean it is less ‘exciting’ to fly, but it makes for efficient climbing. The brake pressure itself isn’t high but starts to ramp up as you get towards the stall point, giving plenty of warning of an incipient spin.

I took the wing to Nepal during the test period. In the stable conditions of Pokhara the wing climbed effortlessly through the crowds. Once into the bigger hills and stronger thermals a bit more brake and weightshift got it easily centred. In thermals the wing was easy to keep locked in, and the smooth transition between flat and banked made it easy to stay with the lift as you climbed through the various layers of air. I found the handling so natural that I could leave the thermalling to my subconscious, allowing me to plan the next move or simply to enjoy the view opening up around me.
When it’s time to head off on glide the wing shows its top-notch performance for the class. Gliding at trim the wing feels fast and efficient, as you would expect. With the large pulleys the speedbar is smooth and doesn’t require much force to apply. Going to half-bar gives a good increase in speed with no real noticeable increase in sink rate – indeed there is no steep drop off going pulley to pulley. The wing feels reassuringly solid on bar and cuts through the air nicely. It’s possible to keep in touch with the wing through the C risers but I found very little need to correct the wing on glides. Glide performance is always hard to put meaningful figures on, but from the glides I made on this wing I’m confident that it will put a smile on your face.


In a year of confusion in the world of Open and Serial Class racing we may well see a lot of pilots turning to the Sports Class to get their racing kicks. I’d be very surprised if we don’t see the Marvel amongst the wings at the front of the pack. When not racing, take it to the hills for big days out or even further afield for some adventure.
I’ve long loved the Sports Class and this is a fine example. It combines really well-crafted handling and overall performance that you expect from higher class wings, with an extra level of safety that gives you that bit more confidence.

Climbing efficiency and smooth handling

XC and Adventure pilots plus Sports Class racers



Surface Top Leading Edge:Skytex 9092, Coating E85A 45 g/m2
Surface Top Trailing Edge:Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2
Surface Bottom:Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2
Main ribs:Skytex 9017, Coating E29A 40 g/m2
Diagonal ribs:Skytex 9017, Coating E29A 40 g/m2
Minor ribs: Skytex 9017, Coating E38A 40 g/m2
Upper lines:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar 6843 -60, -80 kg
Main lines:Edelrid Aramid/Kevlar
7343 -280 kg, -230 kg, -190 kg


The Marvel is manufactured using the paragliding industries well established lightweight material with excellent durability; Skytex 40, from Porcher Sport (NCV). Because for any glider, the part that always wears out first is the leading edge, we use Skytex 45 with evolution coating E85A for this. For the less stressed areas of the sail we use Skytex 40 with E38A coating. For the supporting and diagonal ribs we use Skytex 40 with “hard finish” coating E29A. This gives the advantage of a sail that is both lightweight and very durable.


Zoom flat [%]92.596.5100104119
Area flat [m2]23.125.142729.238.23
Area projected [m2]20.3322.1323.7625.733.65
Span flat [m]12.2412.7713.2313.7615.74
Aspect ratio flat6.486.486.486.486.48
Root cord [m]2.382.482.572.673.06
Weight [kg]
Weight range [kg]*70-8780-9890-110105-130140-185
Weight range [lbs]*154-192176-216198-243231-287309-408
Min. speed [km/h]23-2523-2523-2523-2523-25
Trim speed [km/h]37-3937-3937-3937-3937-39
Top speed (accelerator)[km/h]55-5855-5855-5855-5855-58
Glide ratio1010101010
Min. Sink rate[m/s]

 * pilot equipped = weight naked + cca. 20 Kg


Certificate reports


Link to videos of certification test


 Design Marvel


Skytex range
Value 8/8 is most resistant to UV

 Skytex Blue  Skytex Red  Skytex Yellow  Skytex Lime
 Skytex Orange  Skytex Violet  Skytex Gold  Skytex Bordeaux
 Skytex Black  Skytex White  Skytex Grey  Skytex Bronze