Ozone OZIUM 2 (Ultralight pod harness review)

The Ozone Ozium 2 is an ultralight pod, meaning it comes in a class of sub 3kg pods, so weight is a key selling point. The design is more of a refinement of the Ozium 1. The Ozium 2 is a completely reclined style of pod harness. This flying position takes more getting used to, so is not recommended as a first pod harness.

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Flight Safety: The Essential 60 Seconds

Dr Matt Wilkes and Dr Lucy Hawkes led a research group investigating the effects of altitude on paraglider pilots, under the banner of the Free Flight Physiology Project. Although the high altitude research has produced many useful results, what I’ve chosen to focus on is the discovery that relates to every freeflight pilot. Something that could make a big impact on your flying safety.

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Ozone DELTA 3 (First Flights Review)

The Ozone DELTA 2 was a very popular wing in the Sports Class (EN C). I thought it was a joy to fly, ideal for exploring, adventuring, and having an absolute blast in the sky. Sensitive, sleek, stable and smooth, it was as Ozone promised – a truly superb wing. Could it be improved upon?

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Volirium P1 Smart Vario

Volirium say: ‘Pilots should enjoy their flights and not have to worry about technology.’ Enter the new Volirium P1 Smart Vario. It's a flight computer with in-depth navigation functions which offers a moving map presentation and route planning in Race and XC modes. Its ability to handle numerous Waypoint formats is nice too.

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Improve Your Ground Handling

Improving your ground handling skills is very important for paraglider pilots, both for your safety on the launch site, and for building your confidence before you fly. But where should you practice it, and what should you be trying to do? We offer some tips and a structured set of exercises to get you started on mastering your wing control.

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Nova SECTOR Released

2017 was a busy year in the C class paraglider market with the release of the Delta 3, Elan 2, Aspen 6 and Sigma 10 amongst others. The choice is not going to get any easier for the sport class XC pilot in 2018, as Austrian Manufacturer Nova also promise to present another interesting option in their new C class wing, the Sector. We met Philipp Medicus, chief designer at Nova for the last 5 years, at the Coupe Icare where he gave us a quick preview of Nova’s new offering.

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Kortel Kanibal Race 2 competition harness released

It’s been a long time coming, but given the great contributions Denis has made to paragliding harness design over the years we were confident the KANIBAL RACE 2 would be worth the wait.

With a tag line of 'Killer Instinct' it is clear who the Race 2 is aimed at. Features including an anti-G drag chute pocket, 8l ballast container and a weight of around 7.5kg also make its  intent very clear: competition flying. We saw prototypes at the Coupe Icare and Denis Cortella, namesake and founder of Kortel Design, had much to say about his newly released competition harness, talking us through some of it's innovative features.

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Advance SIGMA 10 Review

ADVANCE's strapline for the SIGMA 10 is "Epic XC". In terms of pilot demands its predecessor, the SIGMA 9, was a low end 'easy C'. Since then ADVANCE have added a new 'high B' wing to their range, the IOTA. Consequently the SIGMA 10 has moved up to the middle of the C class, with a higher aspect ratio and more cells, sitting nicely between the IOTA 2 and OMEGA XALPS 2. ADVANCE claim that the performance increase is noticeable. But is it really, and what's it like on the ground and to fly?

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Supair DELIGHT 2 (Paraglider harness review)

The Supair DELIGHT 2 is one of the most popular pod harnesses, offering lightweight comfort with good protection at a reasonable price. It includes all the essential features of a modern harness, but what is it like to use? To find out, I conducted our lowest flight test ever: about 10ft above a frosted British hill.

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