Twister from APCO

Twister from APCO

APCO Twister - this is a wing you certainly remember. It was one of the pioneers on the ACRO scene and definitely one of the most desirable wings. The Twister's unique profile offers excellent dynamics, handling and safety for an aerobatic wing. Expert coastal pilots are discovering the joy of soaring in high winds until now reserved only for hang-gliders.


Apco TWISTER MK2Paraglider Wings

Many ACRO pilots fell instantly in love with Twister. The world’s best pilots were flying Twisters – numerous new ACRO manuevers became possible due to the exceptional characteristics of Twister. It was a difficult challenge to make the new wing better than the original Twister.

Now we are proud to report our results – TWISTER 18 MKII is born, it is a refined, further improved version. Dressed in the same striking, eye-catching color design – TWISTER 18 MKII draws the attention of pilots and the crowd. We are certain it will catch your eye too!

Keeping all the virtues of Twister, it now also features:
Improved Infinity tumbling
More stable helico with less twist tendency
Smoother G forces
Higher energy wing
Latest evolution of Flexon ™ battens design
HIT valve® equipped on L/E for rock solid stability
Bridged solid LE
Flexon battens® and HIT Valves® are exclusive APCO innovations, often imitated, never matched!!

Design Features

  • Trim speed 43+km/h – fast and dynamic
  • Hi-tech super-lite, yet strong built canopy for long-lasting performance
  • Rock solid tips well loaded, making ACRO easier than ever
  • Tape reinforced L/E and ribs
  • Flexon™ battens system – insuring perfect launch for the life span of the glider
  • Cousin’s Technora lines – no stretch or shrinking, no friction burning
  • Perfect blend of surface materials
  • Butt hole on trailing edge (easy access to empty sand and dirt)
  • All metal parts – non-rust or Stainless Steel
  • Span wise tape tensioner on A and B hook-up points
  • Clean bottom surface

Technical Data

Size 18
Product Code
Area [m2]
Area (projected) [m2]
Span [m]
Span (projected) [m]
Aspect Ratio
Aspect Ratio (projected)
Pilot Weight (all up) [kg]
Canopy Weight [kg]
Root Chord [m]
Tip Chord [m]
Length of Lines on B [m]


Size Certification Type
16m and 18m The Twister is NON CERTIFIED and should only be flown by expert Acro pilots and in compliance with national aeronautical law. Read Disclaimer and Warning below.

>> Disclaimer & Warning <<
This paraglider is a non-certified, non-homologated paraglider –

Aerobatic flight (ACRO) may seem easy to the
untrained pilot, but carries potential danger.
Flying this glider requires SPECIFIC PILOT TRAINING and extensive flying experience. APCO Aviation and its representatives DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY for injuries or damages resulting from the use of this equipment.
Aerobatic flight by nature creates flight configurations that exceed the tested flight envelope and can lead to total loss of control resulting in damage to the glider and physical injury to the pilot. Under European Aeronautical Law, AEROBATIC FLIGHT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. The pilot flying this product must observe the national laws regarding licensing and flight rules. This paraglider MUST BE INSPECTED, EXAMINED and SERVICED REGULARLY. It is the pilot’s responsibility to insure that the paraglider is in a condition that will not compromise flight safety.
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Size 18
V-min [km/h] 25
V-trim [km/h] 43
V-max [km/h] 57
Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum loading 1.3

Colour Options

Apco TWISTER MK2 Paraglider Wings

Construction and Materials


The glider is made from tear resistant Ripstop Nylon cloth, which is P.U. coated to zero porosity and then siliconized to give the fabric high resistance to the elements. Different cloth is used for the top, bottom and ribs due to their different functions. The lines are made of superaramid covered with a polyester sheath for protection against UV, wear and abrasion. The bottom section of the brake lines is made of polyester because of its better mechanical properties. The karabiners that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

Sail cloth
L/E Top + Bottom “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Rear Top + Bottom “Zero Porosity” Ripstop Nylon
Ribs Ripstop Nylon
Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Dyneema 1.1 95
Superaramide 1.5 150
Superaramide 1.8 220
Bottom(A3 :: B3)
Superaramide 1.9 320
Brake Cascades
Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line
Polyester 2.0 85


What’s Included:

The Twister comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, spares kit, owner’s manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty – all as standard.

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