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We are proud to introduce the LIFT EU, a reflex wing specifically designed for tandem trikes!
It has been a few years since we launched the Play 42 UL - our most successful wing for tandem trikes. Play 42 UL is a classic-profile based wing that keeps enjoying great success to this day.

The LIFT EU offers an additional option for tandem trike pilots who prefer a reflex-profile wing, with higher top speed and greater resistance to deflation.

The LIFT EU is based on the LIFT paramotor wing - our best-selling wing, and shares many similarities with it.

Finally now we are in position to offer a full range of tandem wings for European trikes as well as American PPC machines:

LIFT EU 400 for European light to medium trikes (with narrow hook-in points).
LIFT EU 450 for European medium to heavy trikes (with narrow hook-in points).
LIFT 400 for American PPC (Powered parachute) light to medium frame (wide hook in points).
LIFT 450 for American PPC medium to heavy trikes (wide hook-in points).

The American version of this wing specially designed for PPC machines was launched some time ago and is compatible with trikes based on wide spread between the hook-in points. For more information on LIFT 400/450 PPC, click here.

LIFT EU pilot review by Dimitry Kulikov



  • SRS® - APCO's exclusive Stall Recovery System for built-in passive safety more »
  • SRS® aided - extremely low speed on take-off and landing more »
  • HIT valve® equipped on leading edge, APCO unique feature for improved stability equipped for added safety in turbulent air - more »
  • Flexon® battens system for ultimate durability - pioneered by APCO more »
  • Replaceable trim webbing and camet buckle long-lasting trouble-free service more »
  • Front trimmers - has the same functionality as speed-bar, adapted to tandem trike flying.
  • Rear trimmers for good speed range.
  • Built-in A-assist connection for easier inflation.
  • Tip steering for high speed operation
  • Reinforced, heavy duty built, for extended life span of wing.
  • Advance diagonal rib structure.
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium.
  • Split A risers for safe and wide speed range.
  • APCO legendary double coated siliconised cloth - built to last.
  • Butt Holes.
  • Heavy-duty Superaramide® lines.
  • Swivels on brake handles.
  • Integral, built-in, Neodymium brake magnets.
  • Auto-stable reflex profile for unshakable stability.
  • Extremely easy inflation, launch and landing.


Flight Characteristics


  • Launch - as easy as it gets
  • Take-off run, straight-forward, no surprises
  • Landing - slower landing approach with a flawless, easy flare
  • Speed range - best in its class
  • Handling - easy and precise
  • Safety - solid as a rock at all speeds
  • Ground Handling - continuing the legacy of Lift
  • Flying - simply relaxing
  • Super light and responsive tip steering


  LIFT 400 EU LIFT 450 EU
Product Codes 11560 11460
Cells 40 42
Area [m2] 39 (420 sq. ft.) 42 (450 sq. ft.)
Area (projected) [m2] 34.5 37.2
Span (incl. Stabiliser) [m] 13.8 14.6
Span (projected) [m] 11.52 12.2
Aspect Ratio 4.86 5.08
Aspect Ratio (projected) 3.83 4.00

Pilot Weight
(All up + Trike paramotor) [kg]

160-300 230-400
Minimum Recommended
Engine thrust [kgf]
115 130
Canopy Weight [kg] 8.4 9.3
Root Chord [m] 3.4 3.4
Tip Chord [m] 0.6 0.6
Length of Lines on B [m] 7.94 8.73
Total length of line used [m] 330 365
Riser specification Click here for hook-up points spread distance
Warning: any different setup is outside this frame of certification for the wing


EN 926-1 / DGAC

Please Note: The LIFT EU is designed for European style trikes,
with narrow spread hook in points 50-65 cm. And hand held brakes.


V-min [km/h]   27km/h
V-trim (-) / V-trim (0)   41/46 km/h
V- rear trim off   55-60 km/h
V-max - front trim on, rear off   67+ km/h
Min Sink ( at optimum wing loading)   1.3 m/s


Option Number Color Design


Sail Cloth 42 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement FLEXON® batten system
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours (Subject to the stated conditions)

  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top ; st top Super Aramid 1.5 150
Mid Super Aramid 1.8 230
Bottom A;B Super Aramid 2.5 450
Bottom C;St Super Aramid 1.9 320
Brake Cascades;StBr Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Dyneema 2.3 230


50012: Custom Logo
Customise your glider by adding a personal or company logo.

57006: Tandem Spreader Bars
Redesigned Spreader bars to attach a second harness to your tandem paraglider incorporating An automatic B-stall mechanism integrated into the spreader bar

50011: Custom Colour
Would you like to personalize the look of your paraglider? All APCO gliders can be tailored to meet your color needs.

42477-42459: Glider Backpack or Light Clinch Bag
The wing is supplied in Paragliding bag as standard.
The Paragliding Bag can be replaced with Light Clinch bag for all wings on demand.

To get more information view our paragliding accessories page »

50024: Riser Sock
Riser sock supplied as standard with each wing.

The Lift EU comes in an ergonomic rucksack incl. an inner stuff bag, compression strap, riser sock, spares kit, owner's manual and an industry first 3 yr/250 hr warranty - all as standard.

The right to change prices, specifications or equipment at any time without notice is reserved