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Drift Hawk High B – mit starker Leistung- Unser Test auf Paraglding.EU

Seit drei Jahren  ist Drift, ein tschechischer Gleitschirmhersteller auf dem Markt!
Paragliding.EU hat Drift´s ersten High B Schirm, den “DRIFT HAWK” ausgiebig in starker Thermik und mehreren XC Flügen getestet.

Paragliding.EU hat mit dem Drift Hawk den zweiten Schirm der Drift Serie getestet. 
Unser weiterer Testschirm war der Mid C – Zweileiner Schirm Drift Merlin!
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Drift Hawk , High B – Perfect blend of comfort and performance

Drift Hawk , High B – Perfect blend of comfort and performance


Perfect blend of comfort and performance

Our passion for the development of XC gliders has moved us one step closer to the world of high EN-B wings. A big leap forward towards the creation of another Drift glider Hawk. After thorough testing of the glider’s stability, fine tuning in terms of handling and comparison of peak performance made us certain about the Hawk’s qualities.


Who is this glider for

Hawk is a great match for a wide range of pilots. It is ideal for pilots who want to perform well without compromising the passive safety. If you are interested in flying long distances, Hawk will be a choice you will not regret. It will allow you to have a long pleasant flight in any conditions thanks to its optimised construction and forgiving nature.

Although this wing is not exactly suitable for beginners, one season of active flying should be enough for you to be able to fly Hawk comfortably. But don’t be fooled! This does not mean that more experienced pilots will be bored with it, because the glider is immensely communicative, responsive and fun to fly.

Main features and qualities

Hawk features three 3D spatial seams on the canopy, which prevent unwanted wrinkles on the leading edge, and is equipped with mini-ribs on the back of the trailing edge, which ensure better handling.

The leading edge of Hawk is reinforced with strategically placed inlet openings to increase internal pressure and extend the range of the brakes. This Beak, as we call it, tremendously helps the pilot to perform well and feel safe and stable.

Drift puts a lot of effort into minimizing aerodynamic drag. Thanks to the optimized lines layout system Hawk has only 243 meters of lines (size M), which were cleverly chosen in order to improve durability and gliding performance.

Hawk is equipped with a cutting edge Rear Riser Control technology, which offers precise control over your wing. This system allows a 2-liner style control without losing the passive safety of a 3-liner glider.

Drift uses durable and lightweight materials on all of its gliders and Hawk is no exception. Hawk with ultra light risers weights only 3,95 kg (size M), which makes it an ideal glider for Hike & Fly adventures. Standard risers are 230 g heavier.

What makes Hawk better than other wings? A superb climbing ability. We are more than excited how the wing behaves in thermals and outperforms its competition. Effortlessness, efficiency and immediate feedback from the glider will be the main feelings you will have during the flights. You will feel secure and confident as well. Hawk’s responsiveness will make you fall in love with being synchronized with your wing all the time.


Rear Riser Control

Rear Riser Control

Rear riser control technology allows you to be fully in control of your glider, especially when you push the speedbar. Pulling the handles placed on the C risers engages the two-pulley system, which pulls down the B riser at the same time. This increases the angle of attack without deforming the profile, unlike using the brakes.

Technical Data

* Measured with ultra light risers. Standard risers add 230 g.
Flat surface (m²) 19,10 21,68 23,75 25,80 27,90 30,40
Projected surface (m²) 16,27 18,42 20,27 22,00 23,80 25,89
Span (m) 10,08 11,23 11,78 12,27 12,76 13,31
Projected span (m) 8,38 8,92 9,36 9,75 10,14 10,57
Aspect ratio 5,8 5,8 5,8 5,8 5,8 5,8
Projected aspect ratio 4,32 4,32 4,32 4,32 4,32 4,32
Number of cells 57 57 57 57 57 57
Bridle length (m) 208 222 233 243 253 264
Glider weight* (kg) 3,05 3,35 3,65 3,95 4,25 4,65
Ideal weight range (kg) 50-64 63-78 77-92 91-105 104-119 118-133
Weight range (kg) 50-65 57-78 70-92 82-105 95-119 108-133
Certification EN-B EN-B EN-B


More data can be found in the glider manual.
Upper sail Skytex 32 Everlast
Skytex 27 Double Coated
Lower sail Skytex 27 Double Coated
Ribs Skytex 27 Hard Finish
Reinforcement Skytex-patch, Skyforce 160, Nylon rods,
Lines Liros (Sheathed Dyneema) PPSL 191, 200
Edelrid (Unsheathed Aramid+Technora) 8000U 50, 70, 90, 130



Included with glider



Line plan

Certification protocols

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