Genius comfort harness

Genius: The ingenious comfort harness from Papillon Paragliders.

Papillon Paragliding’s flight instructors supervise over 100,000 student and pilot launches every year. The detailed analysis of this wealth of experience, which is probably unique in the world, flows decisively into the development of Papillon flight sports equipment.

Through our own many years of pilot experience and based on the knowledge of current harness development, the Genius is now available as the first harness from Papillon Paragliders.

In close cooperation with the Papillon flight instructor team, the developers Ernst Strobel and Jens Salomon have developed a comfort harness that ideally complements the Papillon Paragliders product line. Goal: Maximum possible safety combined with first-class flight behaviour.

Flight Stabilisation System

The Genius is the first harness to use the specially developed Flight Stabilisation System (FSS).

With the Flight Stabilisation System (FSS), the pilot can optimally adjust the agility of the harness to his skill level and according to the respective terrain requirements (for example, for thermal flying or dune soaring). With three colour-coded adjustment options on the lower cross-bracing, the Genius makes it easy to select the best position in each case.

– Jens Salomon, Papillon Paragliders

Genius: Ingenious features for relaxed and safe flying

When designing the leg loops, the developers made sure that pressure points in the leg and crotch area are prevented by appropriate padding, even during intensive ground handling sessions.

The Genius is already suitable for long distances thanks to its high seating comfort. XC pilots in particular will appreciate the fact that they can easily add a leg extension with integrated speed system to the harness:

This combination of leg extension and speed system offers the advantage that the leg extension is attached very close to the carabiner suspension. Thus, similar to a recumbent harness, the pilot can shift the legs to support the particularly advantageous body weight control.

The protector: very light and expandable if necessary

With its 284.5 grams, the newly developed foam protector is not only extremely light, but also part of one of the best protector systems currently available worldwide. It consists of a main protector and a lumbar protector; if desired, the back area can be additionally protected with one of two variants of the BPO from SAS-TEC.

EOS one: Optimised rescue container

In an emergency, it is important that the pilot can deploy his rescue system quickly and without obstacles. It is not for nothing that the compatibility of pilot and harness is ensured in the so-called “K-Probe”.

Thanks to the newly developed rescue container compartment EOS one (Easy Opening System) directly under the seat board, the rescue handle on the Genius can be easily reached in practically any situation.

The container handle is shaped in such a way that the rescue system can also be released quickly and easily with the left hand. Special markings on the container and the container compartment facilitate the installation of the inner container and provide an additional control option.

With the cutter knife in the right side pocket, the Genius offers a further safety feature: this allows the pilot to quickly separate from the glider in an emergency situation, if necessary.

Genius: Optimised for you

With this harness, the developers express their passion for flying. The result: a versatile yet clearly laid out comfort harness that you can adapt to your individual flight plans and behaviour thanks to the Flight Stabilisation System.

Whether you are just starting out in aviation, whether you are a hobby pilot or a frequent flyer, the Genius is designed and built to offer you maximum comfort and safety in every phase of flight.


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