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564 km: New paragliding world record of distance x 3!

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On Thursday 13 of October 2016, Brazilian pilots Donizete Lemos "Bigote", Rafael Saladini and Samuel Nascimento, managed to push the bar of paragliding distance a little further and up to 564 km, in the northeast of their country, after...

Paraglider review: Advance Iota 2

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At the end of the autumn 2017, we were invited by Advance to be among the first to meet their new high EN B paraglider, and to do a couple of winter flights with it in the Grindelwald and...

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...

UP Meru: A new Star for the Serial Class

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UP’s first 2-line Serial class glider, the Meru, has aspect ratio of 6.9 points (5.3 projected) and 84 cells; it is aimed at ambitious XC flights and competition in its category. This new model wants to find its niche...

564,3 km: Donizete Lemos tells the story of longest paraglider flight

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On October 13, 2016, three Brazilian pilots amazed the flying world (again) by smashing the paragliding world distance record with a 564,3 km flight in the northeast of their country: 50 km more than the previous record achieved in...

Coupe Icare News: Gin Genie Lite 3 harness and reserve Yeti UL

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Gin gave us an insight into their new cocoon harness, which will be for sale at the end of October. It includes new materials for an improved design and lighter weight. And their new reserve weighing less than 1 kg, the Yeti UL.
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Coupe Icare News: Flymaster Live 3DS instrument

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The new competition variometer by the Portuguese manufacturer shows interesting new features, such as a double screen, more power and a weight of less than 300 grams. It will be available soon.

UP Summit XC4: first test flight

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What a ship this Summit XC4! During all the flight I had a feeling of total performance, glide, speed and stability. The turn is immediate, with a short, direct handling with very sporty touch. It is very clear that...

New Advance Bibeta 6, a dream tandem wing

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We just received the Advance Bibeta 6 and, so far, we have done a couple of flights with it, a first contact that left us open-mouthed. Regarding details and finishes we can say that, today, Advance seems to be...

BGD introduces the Magic, a high EN A glider to learn and progress on

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Bruce Goldsmith has designed a safe and easy to handle wing, which will allow new pilots to enjoy and improve, safely and with confidence, beyond school flights. It is introduced as a One Glider, to learn and progress.

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