- Born to perform -

Diva 2


Racy, bold and dressed to impress, the Diva 2 is a high-performance two-liner for XC and competitions.


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  S M ML L
Linear scaling factor 1 1.04 1.06 1.1
Projected area (m²) 17.6 18.9 19.7 21.4
Flat area (m²) 21 22.5 23.5 25.5
Glider weight (kg) 5.2 5.39 5.52 5.84
Number of main lines (A/B/C) 3/3
Cells 86
Flat aspect ratio 7
Root chord (m) 2.16 2.23 2.28 2.38
Flat span (m) 12.1 12.6 12.8 13.4
Ideal weight range (kg) 80-90 90-100 100-108 108-120
Weight range (kg) 75-90 80-100 88-108 100-120
Certification (EN/LTF) EN D


The Diva 2 is out to get what she wants, and she wants to win! We unashamedly admit we designed her to beat the best of the competition. That bar is way high and ever moving, and the Diva 2 has been a few years in development. She’s a product of the BGD Performance Quest project, which has involved huge amounts of numerical analysis and exploration of new ideas from our young R&D team. The computers have been smoking! Though the project and the quest for more performance will never end, we are confident the Diva 2 is ready to stand up against the competition and set a benchmark in her class.

We have worked very hard to maximise the performance of the small size Diva 2. Through a dedicated load test and months of fine-tuning and trimming, with our R&D team and also in numerous competitions, we made sure that our test pilot Tyr Goldsmith, who is only 60kg, would fly a very competitive glider, therefore reducing the differences between light and heavy pilots.

The Diva 2 has fast, responsive handling, a high top speed, excellent glide and stability at all speeds. On bar, the B riser pressure is very light, a testament to the high stability and giving it its unique feeling – after a few hours, you will not want to go back! This effect has been achieved by maximising the amount of ‘reflex’ in the shape of the aerofoil. It means you can be really confident to push full bar even in difficult situations.

While the Diva 2 remains relatively easy to fly, she is designed for experienced pilots with the glider-handling skills to match a fast and high-performance wing.

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BGD Feedback

Gliders that talk are safer. Safer gliders make pilots perform better. Better performing pilots fly further. Further flying pilots are happier pilots. BGD Feedback produces happier pilots!

Carbon handles

Carbon handles for the rear-riser steering are comfortable, easy to use and facilitate flying fast

Chord Cut Billow (CCB)

Chord Cut Billow technology has been developed to improve the form friction, glider stability and overall performance of our paragliders. Two seams run chord-wise across the top panels of the leading edge. They accommodate the panel ballooning that happens when the wing is inflated. Without CCB, up to five centimetres of excess material is created on the sides of an inflated flat panel when it bends over a wing profile. This results in wrinkles. Chord Cut Billow technology removes this excess material and the 3D panel has fewer ripples and improved rib profile shape and stability.


High-fidelity aerodynamic simulations (CFD) were used to predict flow characteristics around the wing. This allowed us to optimise the shape of the wing in order to maximise performance.

Maximised unsupported cells

Optimised unsupported cell groups are designed to match the span-wise load distribution influenced by the line layout. Coupled with a strong internal structure, the line layouts that create more span-wise tension can support more unsupported cells. While maintaining a homogenous wing, this helps to minimise line consumption reducing drag thus improving performance.

Progressive Stability

Using ALULA, BGD gliders are designed to have a stable and solid centre with progressively softer tips. This teaches pilots to predict and avoid deflations and stay aware of the air.

Snap Locks

Snap Locks are lightweight, compact attachments that connect the brakes to the risers. A small focused magnet inside the catch and an internal locking system hold the handle in place, releasing only if the handles are pulled down towards the pilot. This unique design feature means the handles don’t fall off while kiting, packing, or performing manoeuvres. The Snap Lock system solves many of the problems associated with press-studs and magnets.

Highly pitch-stable 'reflex' profile

The highly pitch-stable profile means the glider is more resistant to collapses, especially when accelerated. It is less work for the pilot and more relaxing to fly.

Raked wingtips

The wingtip shape is key for performance. It has been optimised during countless numerical simulations.

High arc

The high arc is optimised for sharp handling and high stability

Short lines

Short lines in combination with a high arc, give the pilot a unique, intuitive and very connected feel to the glider

Dedicated line design for size S

A separate load test was carried out for the S size, allowing us to use thinner lines and benefit from reduced drag, so increasing the performance


An all-out 2-liner performance machine, the Diva 2 has winning DNA and EN-D safety. Made for competition pilots and big distance hunters, she’s very fast and stable, with exceptional glide performance.

Designer's notes

The Diva 2 likes to be noticed in a crowd. Her fashion choice is bright and bold, and her silhouette stands out with her high arc and short lines. Short lines not only reduce parasitic drag, but give the pilot a really close, connected feel to the wing.

She’s fast and racy, with a full 20cm range on the accelerator. This incredible speed range has been made possible thanks to the unprecedented level of pitch stability as a result of the short-line design and reflex aerofoils.

You can rely on the Diva 2 to remain calm in a crisis. Her behaviour when taken outside of the normal flight envelope is exemplary. After asymmetric collapses, even accelerated, she only turns gently. Stalls are easily controllable and cravats rare. We’ve flown lots of spiral dives, and the Diva 2 recovers without input from even the deepest dives.

Flying Level / Style

Package includes

Paraglider / Riser bag / Concertina bag / Rucksack / Repair cloth / BGD gift


Top surface Porcher Skytex, Classic II 27g/m², 32g/m²
Bottom surface Porcher Skytex 27g/m² and 32g/m²
Internal structure Porcher Skytex hard finish 32g/m²
Nose reinforcing 2mm black Perlon / 1.5mm white nylon line
Pulleys Harken / Sprenger
Risers 12mm nylon black
Top lines Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U
Middle lines Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U
Lower lines Edelrid Magix Pro Dry 8001U

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DIVA 2: Born to Perform!


Racy, bold and dressed to impress, the Diva 2 is a high-performance EN-D two-liner paraglider for cross-country flying and competitions. The R&D team walk us through some of the features. More