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VIOLA is an extremely versatile lightweight paraglider: 8 sizes covering a weight range from 50 to 145 kg, from certified mini wing up to an easy hike and fly wing for heavy pilots.

Technical data

name (size)

XXXXS (12)

XXXS (14)

XXS (16)

XS (18)

S (20)

M (22)

L (24)

XL (26)

number of cells 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
projected span (m) 6.43 6.93 7.48 7.94 8.35 8.76 9.12 9.51
projected area (m²) 12.08 14.04 16.36 18.39 20.34 22.4 24.3 26.44
projected aspect ratio 3.42 3.42 3.42 3.42 3.42 3.42 3.42 3.42
flat span (m) 8.15 8.78 9.47 10.05 10.57 11.1 11.56 12.05
flat area (m²) 14.08 16.36 19.04 21.43 23.71 26.1 28.32 30.81
flat aspect ratio 4.72 4.72 4.72 4.72 4.72 4.72 4.72 4.72
line length (m) 4.97 5.35 5.78 6.13 6.45 6.77 7.05 7.35
total line length (m) 176.9 190.7 205.9 218.3 229.6 240.8 250.9 261.7
maximum chord (m) 2.15 2.32 2.5 2.65 2.79 2.93 3.05 3.18
minimum chord (m) 0.51 0.55 0.6 0.63 0.66 0.7 0.73 0.76
weight (kg) 2 2.2 2.5 2.78 2.99 3.25 3.5 3.75
standard weight range (kg) 50-90 50-90 50-75 50-90 65-100 75-110 90-120 105-145
certification (EN/LTF) D C A A A A A A
extended weight range (kg) 75-110 90-110 100-120
certification (EN/LTF) C B B
materials* Porcher Skytex 32 / 27
risers Semilight RZ4 (3+1) or Superlight RZ3 (3) 
riser length (mm) 500 500 500 500 500 540 540 540
speedway (mm) 150 150 150 150 150 150 175 175

*materials: top/bottom-sail, inside

Weight ranges

Phi VIOLA weight ranges


Standard colours: CC1 (White-Orange), CC2 (White-Blue), CC3 (Orange Blue)

Custom colours (extra cost, longer delivery)

This wing can be ordered in custom colours. Colours can be chosen from the available serial colours. There is an extra cost and longer delivery time for this; see product options. Full payment is required in advance for all custom colour orders, and one placed these orders cannot be cancelled for any reason. Quoted delivery times are estimates, and may take longer. Email us your desired custom colours with your order, ideally with both text and a screenshot.

Riser options

The risers are made from stable and robust TECHNORA. Choose from:

  • Semilight RZ4 risers with maillons, split As, standard brake handles with magnetic attachments, Brummel hooks for attaching the speed system, approx. 290g the pair including brake handles; or
  • Superlight RZ3 risers with softlinks, no split As, light brake handles with hook & loop attachments, balls for attaching the speed system, approx. 145g the pair including brake handles.

Weight difference approx. 145g.

With the ultralight version of the risers the small sizes of the VIOLA (incl. S 20) have no pure metal parts at all! The bigger sizes only have a brake reef system with small metal rings.

Scope of delivery

Glider, backpack, compression strap, inner bag.

Phi backpack and inner bag

The PHI rucksack is designed to be reduced and light, but still robust and convenient to carry. It can be packed very small, to minimize storage space in the harness.

Phi VIOLA soaring (custom colours)

VIOLA: the universal wing

The VIOLA XS (18) can be used as a family glider with a legal weight range from 55 up to 110kg. By using modern technology and new materials the weight per square meter was reduced even more.

Phi VIOLA full range of super light, safe and superb performing wings.

Designer's note

"The weight reduction of the VIOLA over the SONATA is offering even better recovering after deflations and even less dynamic reactions in extreme manoeuvres. So it was possible to rise the max take off weight by 15kg. This has to be seen as an extended weight range, for pilots who want to fly a high loaded, small, light and very agile wing, offering extreme fun.

The very small VIOLAs are targetting to experienced alpine pilots looking for a very light, fast and good performing wing, that does not overreact and is behaving very trustworthy in every situation.

Over the full range of VIOLAs the demand is rising with the wing loading. A VIOLA XS (18) is a very easy and safe school wing loaded with 55kg, but as well a high level sports equipment for experienced pilots at 110kg."

- Hannes Papesh

Phi VIOLA climbing

VIOLA miniwing

Phi also offer the VIOLA in sizes XXXXS (12), XXXS (14), XXS (16) and XS (18) with flight certification for use as a superb mini wing (see review) for smooth high wind coastal soaring and ground handling practice.

Phi VIOLA mini wing - sizes XXXXS (12) to XXS (16)


The secret to develop extraordinary wings is the passion to fly. We’re ourselves enthusiastic pilots, loving hike and fly adventures. I have to admit: I built the VIOLA 18 for myself and the VIOLA 14 for Mike.

- Hannes Papesh

Phi VIOLA reviews

Since the sizes of VIOLA--from XXXXS (12) to XL (26)--cover such a wide range of weights and uses, we've divided this VIOLA reviews section in two: paraglider reviews and mini wing reviews.

"I’ve tested and flown the VIOLA in sizes XXXXS-XL and been hugely impressed by the great general ease of use, very sorted launch and kiting characteristics, sweet handling and excellent performance for its class - traits common to all PHI wings I've tested so far!

- Carlo Borsattino, Flybubble

Phi VIOLA paraglider reviews

The VIOLA is based on--the lightweight version of--the SONATA, links to reviews of this below.

Read our full written review of the Phi SONATA and watch the accompanying review videos.

In the video below Greg from Flybubble chats with design wizard Hannes Papesh about the Phi SONATA, and how he goes about designing a paraglider which sets new standards in safety.

Phi VIOLA miniwing reviews

I’ve flown, tested and sold most miniwings in the search for the best, and once a new best is found, that’s all I fly until it’s superseded.

Surprisingly it’s not even a close contest – I’m more than happy to declare a new King Of Miniwings: the new Phi SONATA and its lightweight version, the VIOLA.

Call me biased if you like, but please try it yourself – it will surprise you!

- Alan Hills (SkyWings Paragliding, NZ) (full review)

Additional Information

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

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