Dudek Snake 1.2 Paraglider


The Dudek Snake 1.2 is an upgraded version or the original snake. The Snake 1.2 features everything a competition-style Pilot wants, without sacrificing many of the passive safety features the Snake is known for. A fantastic glider for Paramotor Pilots.

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Dudek Snake 1.2 Paraglider For Paramotor & Powered Paragliding

The Snake 1.2 by Dudek Paragliders:

FROM THE MANUFACTURER: “The Snake 1.2 is a refreshed version of the original Snake, basing on its huge potential (combined with a large – for a competition wing – margin of safety), additionally featuring some of the Snake XX solutions. Most of all that means very effective riser mechanisms and efficient methods of the canopy stress distribution, related to newest sewing technologies.

Refreshment includes a new color scheme in the Four Elements palette (inspired by the predecessor). The Dominico cloth has been exchanged for Porcher and the line colors have been altered to accommodate PMA standards. Aside of that, basic parameters of the wing did not change.

The idea of a lifting for the Snake emerged from the needs and opinions of pilots, who – while regarding the Snake XX as an uncompromising wing for the slalom winners – noticed its need for constant piloting attention and smaller margin of safety. Thus, for the less ambitious purposes, dynamic play and fast routes they would prefer to have the previous Snake, if only… and here came a wish list, that hopefully has been realized in the Snake 1.2.

The Snake 1.2 is a safe wing for experienced pilots who want to fly actively for the sake of pleasure, love dynamic figures and abrupt speed changes. Nevertheless, pilots only starting their slalom experience will need this wing too, since it nicely fits in place of a transition wing, necessary on their way to the Snake XX.

For its 5,8 aspect ratio the canopy has relatively modest number of 58 cells, so that it fills up easily at launch, with good pressure distribution. The leading edge is stabilized with nylon rods (Flexi Edge Technology), that distinctly improve the launch quality and keep guard against deformations at high speeds.

The wing has an SL-type rigging (most of the lines sheathed, just some by the canopy are unsheathed).

The Snake 1.2 comes as standard with 2D and PA steering (Power Attack system, called also the Paap Kolar’s system). The 2D scheme is very well known to the sport pilots, who have already used it in our previous paramotor designs. It consists of two main steering lines per handle, that is inner line running through a pulley and affecting 2/3 of the central trailing edge, and an outer line, fixed to the outer 1/3 of the wing and running free of pulley.

Although the Snake was designed to retain classic paraglider features, the reflex profile on board adds some new traits to it. First of all, reflex profile means that the wing’s stability is no longer watched by the pilot only. Paraglider keeps a constant pitch, so that be it lift, sink or turbulence it doesn’t shift position over pilot’s head and does not require any intervention.

Beside change of the angle of attack, the trimmers and speed system allow for rising the rear part of the profile as well, thus decreasing its projected surface and chord by ca. 15%. This increases the wing load and airspeed of the paraglider. Additionally, the center of pressure is shifted forward, enhancing overall longitudinal stability. Such a change of loading gives the Snake 1.2 better resistance to collapses and increases its projected aspect ratio, so that pilot has much better performance at his disposal (especially at high speeds).

When trimmers are closed those reflex traits are much diminished. This is partly compensated for by its smaller size in relation to take-off weight, so that wing loading is greater.

Snake 1.2 is manufactured entirely in Europe at our Polish plant, so that we are able to exercise total control over its complicated production process (Laser technology).”


  • MotoBag (backpack for tight canopy packing, without harness)
  • DewBag (quickpack)

SPECS (from Dudek’s website):

Dudek Snake 1.2 Sizes:
16 18 20 22 24
Approval – ULM Identification yes yes yes yes yes
Number of cells 58 58 58 58 58
Wing area flat [m2] 16.00 18,00 20,00 22,00 24,00
Wing area projected [m2] 13.93 15.67 17.41 19.16 20.90
Wingspan flat [m] 9.63 10.22 10.77 11.30 11.80
Wingspan projected [m] 7.88 8.36 8.81 9.24 9.65
Aspect ratio flat 5,80
Aspect ratio projected 4,46
Sink rate [m/s] min = 1.2 +/- 0.2
Speed [km/h] min = 25 ; trim = 39-52 ; max = 65
Lines + risers length [m] 5.97 6.33 6.68 7.00 7.31
Total lines length [m] 275.56 292.88 309.27 324.86 339.75
Total take-off weight [kg] 65-90 70-100 80-110 85-120 95-130
Max take-off weight – competition [kg] 105 120 130 145 160
Distance between risers [cm] 45 45 45 45 45
Canopy weight [kg] 4.43 4.74  5.08 5.46 7.78
Lines Technora: A-8000U: 050; Technora: 90  & 140 & 190 & 280 & 340
Cloth Porcher & Dominico


Dudek Snake 1.2 Paraglider For Paramotor & Powered Paragliding

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