Game 42

Tandem Paraglider – The Game is On

Certification: En B Tandem

The Game 42 is the kind of wing that will be talked about for years to come, truly remarkable. An all new design incorporating smart internal structure and our Automatic Pressurising Profile, producing wing characteristics that will surprise even the most experienced pilots.

Tandem flying is always a thrill for a first time passenger, but with this wing the real game is for the pilot! The Game 42 feels much more like a single wing than a tandem.
When flying you will soon forget it is a tandem over your head as this thermalling machine spirals you up to the top of the stack – and all of this with a friend on board.

Longevity of tandem wing is one of the main parameters considered by tandem pilots. Apco’s well known Gelvenor cloth has been proven over many years as the best there is for durability and longevity.

Revised, careful blend of Gelvenor and other lighter types of cloth and materials will guarantee many more hours of service for the Game 42 .

We at APCO believe that on Game 42 commercial pilots will be able to put in significantly more hours before trashing, compared to market standard – making each hour of flight significantly less costly (APCO wings are known for their sturdy, durable construction and this wing will continue the legacy)

Game 42 is equally great for both free flying and for paramotor tandem flying.
It especially excels when flying under power. Its outstanding performance and short take-off run allow its tandem use even with the smallest and weakest engines, making it the #1 choice for many light tandem trike pilots.

Game 42 is certified in EN-B, LTF B Class
APCO also performed thorough in-house intensive test flight sequence to verify that the wing is in-line with expectations on every parameter.


More Information

Product Code2723927120
Area [m2]39.642.5
Area (projected) [m2]34.937.1
Span(incl. Stabiliser) [m]14.415.1
Span (projected) [m]11.3511.9
Aspect Ratio5.15.4
Aspect Ratio (projected)3.713.93
Take off Weight (all up) [kg]
*Tested in-house
Pilot Weight (all up + paramotor unit) [kg]Up to 286Up to 326
Canopy Weight [kg]7.457.95
Root Cord m3.423.42
Tip Chord [m]0.780.78
Length of Lines on B [m]8.49.1
Total Length of Lines [m]433 457
V-min [km/h] @ optimum wing load23
V-trim [km/h] @ optimum wing load38 - 39
V-max [km/h] @ optimum wing loadEN.B 46+
Extended speed range 50+
Min Sink [m/s] @ optimum wing load1.1

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/rectangular loops that attach the lines to the risers are made of stainless steel.

MaterialDiameter [mm]Strength [kg]
Top Floor, St TopDyneema1.195
Lower A1;B1Superaramide2.5450
Lower A3,5; B3,5; C; D; StSuperaramide1.9320
Upper Brake CascadesDyneema1.195
Lower Brake CascadesDyneema2.0230
Sail Cloth42 gr/m2 "Zero Porosity" Ripstop Nylon
Rib ReinforcementFLEXON® batten system
Warranty3 years / 250 Hours

Read and download our 3 Year / 250 Hour warranty certificate.

Learn more about our outstanding factory service.

Order replacement lines from our Line Shop.


Wing Suitability



    Pops overhead and stays there without plucking you off the ground, ideal for the working pilot.


    Exceptionally good flare – top of the class.


    Leaves even the best solo gliders behind – climb rate is unmatched.


    Top of class glide ratio, sink rate and speed range.


    Workhorse for the discerning tandem professional, who wants a wing that lasts longer, and keeps a high resale value


    According to Apco’s legendary tradition for durability – the construction of the wing is bomb proof! Extremely durable cloth combined with proven construction designed to last in the working environment.

  • Game 42

    Feels and behaves like a good XC single gliders. Makes work more fun than ever before.


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    DSC – Double Siliconized Cloth

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    L/E FLEXON battens®

    A system for improved launch, lighter weight, prolonged lifespan

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    Shark Nose

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    Integral built-in neodymium brake magnets

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    Laser Cut Technology


SizeCertification Type
42EN. B / LTF B
DGAC Registration

In addition the wing was thoroughly tested in-house for weight of 110[Kg]. When trimmers are between natural (red marking, all risers level) to open, the Game 42 is with-in the frame of EN.B certification! These tests were made following requests by customers who wanted authorization to fly Game 42 below minimum weight range


Frequently Asked Questions

Can all Apco tandem wings be flown with a paramotor

All tandem wings can be flown with a paramotor – however we suggest as follows:

Short take-off – Game 42 best perfomance wing in terms of glide and fuel consumption
Play 42 – a faster tandem wing, great for light trikes
For use with heavier trikes – Play 42 UL which is the reinforced version of Play 42.

Is the game 42 a lot of better than the fun 42 of play42 mkII??

Game 42 replaces Fun 42 in our line.

It is a sharknose tandem with very good handling and glide efficiency, certified EN B.

With motor use, we recommend this wing for people with weak engine or using foot launch – will enjoy slower take-off speed.

For use with trikes we recommend Play 42 or Play 42 UL.

UL stands for Ultralight – it is the same wing, only reinforced for heavier loads.

The Play will give higher speed but will be less efficient, requires an engine which will be a bit stronger.

For anything with less than 90 kg. force – I would recommend Game 42.


Options and Accessories

42459: Light Clinch Bag


Durable, Comfortable.Made from LightRipstop material. Large Carry Bag for Quick packing of all your equipment. Holds unfolded glider, Harness, Helmet, etc. easily and quickly.
Weight – 500gr.

Open dimensions (Spread Flat): 1.2m x 1.2m

50011: Custom Colour

Apco Gliders can also be ordered with custom colors to suit your needs, be it a personal preference or for advertising purposes.

57007: 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

57010: Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar Set


Sold as a set of 2.
Paramotor Tandem Spreader Bar with wide spread to accommodate use with motor.
It has multiple attachment points for easy balancing of the passenger in relation to the pilot. 5 main hook-in points for any pilot, paramotor and passenger weight combinations.
Additionally 2 different height passenger connection points.