AirDesign Ronin

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The Ronin is AirDesign's new ultra light single surface wing to run and fly. And run. And fly. Nothing can stop you. No gods, no masters. Light and fast! Starting from 1 kg and 5L packed.

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.


Model Status: Current model

EN Certification: EN C



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Technical data

Size 12 14 16 18
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 - 95 75 - 100 82 - 110 90 - 120
Area | Flat (m2) 12.18 13.80 16.06 18.53
Area | Projected (m2) 10.32 11.70 13.61 15.71
Span | Flat (m) 7.78 8.28 8.94 9.60
Span | Projected (m) 6.14 6.54 7.06 7.58
Aspect ratio | Flat 4.97 4.97 4.97 4.97
Aspect ratio | Projected 3.66 3.66 3.66 3.66
Cells 27 27 27 27
Weight* (kg) 1.03 1.16 1.3 1.45

*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.

Speed Chart (Trimspeed)


Standard colours: Mate

Custom colour: Choose your colours and email us the colour reference with your order. Include a screenshot if you can. Full payment required upfront to confirm your order after which it cannot be cancelled.


  • Glider
  • UFO Airpack
  • VacPack
  • Goodies
  • Repair Materials and AirDesign Stickers

Ronin – #bladerunnin

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.

Designer's notes

“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, designer


  • 3D-CUT


• 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


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.

  • 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.

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Condition New
Product Info
EN Certification EN C
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model