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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Video: Accidental deployment, by BruceTube

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Former World Champion and designer Bruce Goldsmith runs his own paraglider brand, "Bruce Goldsmith Design" or BGD, and also shares paragliding tips on his video channel "Brucetube", oriented to help pilots fly better and safer. In the fifth episode...

BGD PUNK, EN B paraglider review

With a remarkably agile and precise command, Bruce Goldsmith's new high EN B design is a wing with a great personality, ideal for freestyle and thermalling, as we confirmed in our test flights.

Awesome Monumental Acro at FIA El Yelmo in Spain!

The fifth edition of this unique acrobatic show enjoyed unbeatable conditions for flying yesterday, Friday June 3rd, at the medieval castle of Segura de la Sierra, in Jaen (Andalusia). More than 15 top pilots took advantage of them to...
Paracaídas de reserva

TIPS: How your Rescue Parachute can be of True Help

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The emergency parachute or reserve is a fundamental part of our flying equipment, it's a "second chance" when things get weird up there, and that's why we should pay special attention to both its correct maintenance and use. The parachute...

Antoine Girard breaks paragliding altitude record: 8157m!

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French adventurer Antoine Girard is just back from a 1260km fly bivouac solo in Pakistan in 19 days, from which he brought a world record, the first paraglider flight to the top of an 8,000m peak, and the country’s...

Safety warning: Quick-Out carabiners.

Finsterwalder-Charly publishes a warning about their quick release Quick-Out carabiners. Some units have have been produced with faults.

UP presents new EN B glider Kibo 2

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UP presents the Kibo 2 as a calmer and easier to fly paraglider than its predecessor thanks to a set of improvements for increased passive safety and feedback. Their new B hybrid three liner promises a high level of comfort and reliability combined with a decent performance and a more agile handling.

UP Kibo 2, a safe paraglider of surprising performance

UP's new progression paraglider Kibo 2 is an accessible, safe, easy-to-fly, fun EN B paraglider with amazing performance. https://youtu.be/SVer8G7Wy10 This model from UP has flat aspect ratio of 5.3, and 4.3 projected. It has 53 cells and it is available in...

Paragliding from Aconcagua, 7000m: “Our objective was to have fun in the descent!”

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On the 15th of February 2019, two paragliders were soaring above the Horcones Valley that leads to Aconcagua. The Czech Gabriel Mazur and his French buddy Jean-Baptiste Chandesris completed the ascent of the highest summit of Americas and paraglided down from it. This expedition for them was a preparation for higher objectives in the Himalayas. I was lucky to meet with Gabriel in Mendoza, Argentina, where he told me about his flight from one of the seven summits

Magic and color filled a brilliant 45th Coupe Icare

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With high temperatures and the sun shining during the 4 days -with only a few moments of clouds and rain on Friday- the largest event dedicated to our sports in the world, the Coupe Icare, deployed all its splendor...

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