The GIN Atlas X-Alps—the light version of the Atlas—is here. Aimed at intermediate pilots looking for a light and compact wing, the Atlas X-Alps is around 1kg lighter than the Atlas with improved flying characteristics all-round. S, M and L sizes are in production and available now.
The Fuse is Gin Gliders' new tandem wing for pro tandem pilots—available now.
The Fuse contains the same EPT (Equalized Pressure Technology) that’s at the heart of their XC wing, the Carrera. EPT means a better launch, a better landing and a better flight all-round! The Fuse is both reliable and efficient for commercial use, yet makes no compromises when flown for pure pleasure.
The Flytec 7030 will not be produced as announced previously. Flytec's new manager, Jorg Ewald has said: "I will inform you over the next few weeks in detail about the future Flytec devices." See the full official announcement from Flytec >
Nova says that their new TRITON 2 (EN C) is “the highest performing wing we have ever produced. Our goal wasn't just excellent performance in still air – the wing had to set a benchmark with regard to handling, safety and usable performance (gliding in turbulent air). We wanted to produce the ultimate cross-country machine.”
In terms of pilot skill requirement, the TRITON 2 is comparable to its predecessor, the TRITON 1. During certification testing Nova did not use folding lines. Rods are only used in the leading edge. With a flat aspect ratio of 6.4, the TRITON 2 is clearly a high performance wing and is suitable only for very experienced pilots.
Flybubble team pilot Emile Van-Wyk won the 2014 British Open paragliding competition in Italy, flying an Ozone Enzo (yes, the original one).
1 Emile Van-Wyk GBR Ozone Enzo
2 Damien LACAZE FRA Ozone Enzo
3 Kirsty Cameron GBR Ozone Enzo 2
This was also the first round of the British Championships. Well done to top female pilots Kirsty Cameron (3rd place overall) and Nicole Fedele (7th overall). Congrats also to Flybubble team pilot Malin Lobb for doing well in his first ever international competition on brand new Niviuk Peak 3.
Flymaster is proud to present the new series of flight instruments. The new series comprises of:
VARIO SD: no GPS module
GPS SD: for XC pilots
GPS SD+: includes a GSM module for Live Tracking and other safety functions
NAV SD: for competition pilots
LIVE SD: top of the range flight instrument
Compared with the previous series, the new series has a new look, more robust (new shock absorbing system which makes the display almost unbreakable), includes 6-degrees of freedom Tilt-compensated Compass and SD Card which provides extended memory.
Andrew Craig reports on a new departure in ï¬‚ight instruments
As the number, size and complexity of free-flight instruments increases, it's refreshing to ï¬nd one that goes the other way. Syride's SYS'GPS is much smaller than my old basic vario, but does a lot more.
It ï¬ts comfortably in the palm of your hand; more relevantly, hook and loop fastener straps on the back allow you to attach it to your risers, a ï¬‚ight deck, or almost anywhere else. I found that it stayed ï¬rmly ï¬xed to the bottom of my risers (it has, of course, a string loop in case the hook and loop fastener comes adrift). It was easy
to read in ï¬‚ight, and didn't interfere with speed bar use.
Sup'Air have released three new bags:
The Sup'Air XA 13 Backpack is a light, functional hike-and-fly race backpack, developed for the X-Alps 2013.
The Sup'Air Bird 150 Backpack is a large (150L) backpack for a tandem or bulky solo kit
The Sup'Air Tandem Stuff-Bag provides tandem pilots with a quick pack that can be carried like a backpack.
Flybubble is the Sup'Air distributor and main dealer for the UK South. We hold stock and provide fast reliable supply.