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The time for SALSA has arrived and APCO is launching the long awaited new DHV 1-2 class glider. It has been designed to be the backbone of our 2005 range of gliders.

Carefully crafted to insure success and justify the hopes and promise its name carries.

Performance boundaries are pushed further, handling is even sweeter and safety more reassuring.

Ground handling and launch are easier than ever.

The glider weight has been sharply reduced. A new planform and profile help for top performance in its’ class. Safety, feel and handling will remind you of APCO classics, but turn coordination is more precise and brake response is immediate and direct.

SALSA is equipped with HIT valves – standard on all latest APCO gliders. They guarantee the widest speed range on accelerator, and safe excellent glide across the speed range. Sophisticated riser with split A is also a major contributor to SALSA'S advantage over the competition, on glide at speed.

Color design – following the new APCO spirit – unique, outstanding and bright.

Salsa - Designed for Desire


  • Diagonal rib structure - Exclusive to APCO
  • Split A riser
  • Butt Holes
  • All metal parts Stainless Steel or Aluminium
  • Eliptical planform
  • Heavy duty Technora lines
  • Double coated siliconised cloth
  • HIT valve equipped on L/E ... find out more »
  • Top surface color design – fresh and attractive


  X-Small Small Medium Large
Product Code 12100 12200 12300 12400
Cells (32x3)+(2x2)+4 (33x3)+(2x2)+4 (35x3)+(2x2)+4 (37x3)+(2x2)+4
Area [m2] 25.7 26.7 28.6 30.5
Area (projected) [m2] 23.1 24.1 25.4 27.1
Span [m] 11.65 11.98 12.65 13.32
Span (projected) [m] 9.8 10 10.5 11.0
Aspect Ratio 5.3 5.4 5.6 6.8
Aspect Ratio (projected) 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.5
Pilot Weight (all up) [kg] 60-75 70-90 80-105 100-130
Canopy Weight [kg] 6.4 6.7 7.0 7.3
Root Chord [m] 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9
Tip Chord [m] 0.23 0.23 0.23 0.23
Length of Lines on B [m] 7.19 7.19 7.59 7.61
Total Length of Lines [m] 387 388 406 430


Size Certification Type
Extra-Small CEN/AFNOR Standard Class
Small DHV 1-2 Trim & Accel and CEN/AFNOR Standard Class
Medium DHV 1-2 Trim & Accel and CEN/AFNOR Standard Class
Large CEN/AFNOR Standard Class


V-min [km/h]   21
V-trim [km/h]   35
V-max [km/h]   48
Min Sink [m/s]   1.0


Option Number Color Design
1. Blue / White
2. Turquoise / Yellow
3. Red / Royal Blue
4. Violet / Yellow
5. Yellow / Blue
6. Royal Blue / White / Red
7. Red / White / Royal Blue
8. White / Royal Blue / Red
9. Yellow / Red / Royal Blue
10. Royal Blue / Red / Yellow
11. Red / Royal Blue / White


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 46 g/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib Reinforcement 180 g/m2 Mylar (trilam)
Warranty 3 years / 250 Hours

  Material Diameter [mm] Strength [kg]
Top Dyneema 0.8 90
Mid & ST Super Aramid 1.2 110
Bottom (A3,A5,B3,B5) Super Aramid 1.8 220
Bottom (A1,B1,C1,C3,C5) Super Aramid 1.9 320
Brake Cascades Dyneema 1.1 95
Steering Line Polyester 2 85


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

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

50013: Competition Lines
Some of our gliders are available with unsheathed competition lines. If you order a new glider, it is possible to ask for it to be factory rigged with comp lines instead of standard.

____D: Certification Stamp
Most APCO gliders are DHV certified yet delivered with AFNOR certification sticker by default. Add this option if you need a DHV certification sticker [Gütsiegel] in order to meet insurance requirements in your area. DHV Certified Gliders are supplied only upon request.

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

The Salsa 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