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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Advance Sigma 10: Quick review

By the end of January 2017, we found the Advance team in Tenerife who came to complete the development of the tenth edition of the Sigma series, one of the most emblematic models from the Swiss manufacturer – designed...

Bstoked: new platform for paragliding experiences worldwide

The new site www.paragliding.bstoked.net wants to become a meeting place for travelling paraglider pilots looking to experience flying with local experts around the globe and pilots willing to host them, “somewhere between Aribnb and TripAdvisor for sports experiences”, say...

New Advance Bibeta 6, a dream tandem wing

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...

UP Summit XC4: first test flight

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 Tandem Reserve from Companion, SQR 220

With a total weight of only 2.37 kg, the new square-round emergency parachute SQR 220 supports up to 220 kg, offering fast deployment and high pendulum stability thanks to the combined technology of square and round parachutes. https://youtu.be/SYxCuoxBtcg The SQR 220...

UP launched EN C paraglider Trango X-Race

The new performance Hike&Fly, XC- and Sports Class wing is based on UP’s popular Trango XC3, with a number of significant improvements, including a completely redesigned riser system with toggles for rear-riser pitch control. https://vimeo.com/196696547 At UP explain that the new...

New Niviuk BI SKIN 2 P, the lightest tandem wing in the world

With aspect ratio of 5.5 and certified EN B, the Bi Skin 2 P offers weight and volume reduced to the maximum thanks to a combination of materials that include Porcher 32g tissue for the top surface (there is...

New tandem paraglider Advance Bibeta 6

The sixth generation of the tandem glider “for professionals” is now available, offering simple handling, “outstanding takeoff and landing qualities” and precise handling. The BiBeta 6 was developed in collaboration with tandem pilots from the Interlaken region (Switzerland), one...

Mac Para launched new tandem glider Pasha 6

The new Pasha 6 has aspect ratio of 5.25 and 58 cells, and offers glide ratio of 9.7 for a range of speeds of around 24 to 47 km/h. The design process kept some of the best features of its...

Photo album: U-Turn Passenger 2

We did some test flights with the U-turn Passenger 2 paraglider, a very sporty and efficient tandem wing of the famed manufacturer specialised in acro and freestyle. After a thorough inspection on the ground, we took to the skies...