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Monday, September 20, 2021

UP Kangri (EN B), King of the mountain

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We tested in-depth the new lightweight high EN B paraglider from the German manufacturer, which offers surprising performance along with high passive safety. Among its greatest qualities, we found very easy take-off, direct and effective handling, and great turning behavior to center any core, topped with stability and comfort in flight. Check out the details in this review.

UP Kibo 2, a safe paraglider of surprising performance

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UP's new progression paraglider Kibo 2 is an accessible, safe, easy-to-fly, fun EN B paraglider with amazing performance.https://youtu.be/SVer8G7Wy10This model from UP has flat aspect ratio of 5.3, and 4.3 projected. It has 53 cells and it is available in...

The Thermal 1, Theo de Blic: Top acro paragliding & glider development

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After 13 successful episodes of our live-streaming talk show on Facebook (“La Térmica”) and due to our follower’s requests, we started it in English as well under the name "The Thermal". Our good friend and reporter Paolo Belleze (Paragliding...
Lhotse 2

UP introduced light EN B glider Lhotse 2 and Vesuv gloves

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Based on the Kibo 2, the new addition to UP’s range offers a reduced weight of only 2.7 kg, and performance abilities for long XC flights making it a “perfect” companion for vol-bivouac adventures.
Horacio Llorens

The Thermal 2 – Horacio Llorens: Flying on “higher ground”

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The Spanish acro ace is also a keen adventure seeker who has travelled the world in pursue of new landscapes to be seen from the sky. Horacio joined us in our second Thermal live show to talk about his...

Soar, the new superlight EN B+ paraglider by AirDesign

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The new light cross-country glider from AirDesign Soar that starts with a weight of only 2.83kg for size XXS is currently available in 5 EN B certified sizes. The Soar is the super compact light version of the Rise 4 and was developed for Hike and Fly, bivy projects and travelers.

Safety note: Harness Woody Valley XR7

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Woody Valley has issued this notice so that all the pilots who own their X-Rated 7 harness, with serial numbers from 1 to 1134, check them and make all the necessary changes before flying.

21st edition of the FIA El Yelmo Festival postponed until September

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We are including here the communicate sent by FIA organizers about it being postponed, as well as the VI XC Paragliding Open. Both events were going to take lace at the beginning of June, but they will be put off, probably until September.
Dena EN A+ & Lhotse mid EN B Portrait

Dena, the new A+ paraglider by UP

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With a flat aspect ratio of 5.2, UP's new A+ wing is aimed at talented beginners immediately after completing school or for experienced, safety-conscious pilots looking for top performance. UP also announced an upgrade "2020 edition" for their models Summit XC4, Trango X-Race, Meru and Guru.

4th FAI Pan American Championships, Final Day, Task 5: Rafa Saladini is the Champ! 

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Last Saturday took place this EPIC, I mean EPIC, last task of the Pan-American championship in the ‘feel good’ Capital of Paragliding, Baixo Guandu, Espiritu Santo, Brazil.For one last time, we were greeted as usual by the Prefeito’s health...

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