Concerning the first production Forza harnesses manufactured in 2015 with the serial numbers: Forza-(size)-Q-31A-(???) to Forza-(size)-Q-49E-(???). There have been several cases of a reserve loop failure on the Forza harness. In all cases, one of the loops holding the reserve pin failed completely. There have also been some reported failures of loops that had previously passed the safety notice checks at 15kgs.Read more
Last year, Dale Lippstreu flew 268km in South Africa on his ATOS (Class 5 rigid wing hang glider).
Although longer flights are often achieved across the South African interior, this is an exceptional flight for the mountainous region of the Western Cape, where the technical challenges usually end flights well before 200km.
Dale shares some insight into achieving this flight.
Not sure what Flybubble does differently? Join us as we follow a customer through his recent experience with us while searching for new flying gear.Read more
Dr Matt Wilkes told us about a very interesting research project he's leading.
The Free Flight Physiology Project aims to understand what happens to our bodies when we fly.
The first phase of the research was completed in Pakistan, with Tom de Dorlodot reaching heights of 7450m.
In this edition: we get the goods on Coupe Icare, consider light wind freedom, chill out in a cloud (brr), consider landing area conflicts and hang out in a harness that almost isn't there.Read more
News from the freeflight equipment show: the Coupe Icare is the biggest festival of the international paragliding community.
The exhibition is held in St. Hilaire du Touvet in France.
Carlo Borsattino found out what is new in the world of freeflight manufacturing.
'I thought I should speak on the radio, telling the guys "I'm in the cloud, I can't get out, I'm scared..."
But then what? Which cloud? And anyway, no-one could help me.
I felt really alone and very small.'Read more
Do you have the right of way when you land? Will it save you from a collision?
Angus Pinkerton (Chairman, BHPA's Flying & Safety Committee) takes a look at landing area conflicts and ways to manage them sensibly.
The STRAPLESS is an minimalist mountaineering harness for alpine purists.
Greg Hamerton inspects the latest creation from Advance.