Syride SYS’NAV V3 Review (Dickon Walker)

The SYS’Nav V3 is a mid-range flight instrument aimed at competition and cross country pilots, sitting in the Syride range under the full graphical display SYS’Evolution, and above the SYS’GPS. I’m coming to review the SYS’Nav having used the SYS’GPS instrument for the last couple of years and finding it to be excellent at what it does.

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Boris and the Dust Devil

Flybubble crew member Boris Tyszko was attacked by a vicious dust devil this summer. He made a miraculous recovery and flew away. To understand what happened and how to avoid it, let’s investigate dust devils and this incident in more detail.

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Flying in Tasmania

Tasmania? Why on earth would you want to go there? In the words of local pilot Pete Steane: "make sure you tell them the flying is shite, the weather is shite, the state is expensive to visit and the locals are grumpy and unhelpful.  Basically just make sure they all stay away." Are they perhaps hiding something really special in their secretive island hideaway…

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Advance LIGHTBAG review

The Advance Lightbag is a small rucksack made of wing material which weighs just 52 grams. There are a few pieces of paragliding equipment that I wouldn’t leave home without and this is one of them.

If you plan on going cross country, you’re going to be walking sooner or later (unless you have a very reliable retrieve driver in your life) and the more comfortable the walk is, the less ground-suck you will feel when passing over that convenient train station.

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Advance OMEGA XALPS 2 in stock

We now have the OMEGA XALPS 2 in stock, all sizes! According to Advance, it is particularly robust despite being optimised for the RedBull X-Alps 2017 race, where every gram counts.

Carlo’s first impressions: very sorted, on ground and in the air. A real pleasure to launch and fly. 

He enjoyed a fairly easy 35 km flight out in often blue conditions, then some of the way back into the increasingly stable sea breeze air with a moderate headwind.

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Woody Valley Wani2 in stock at Flybubble!

The new Wani2 reversible paragliding harness is now available from Flybubble, with all the key features that made the original Wani Woody Valley’s best-selling harness ever! Woody Valley have improved every single characteristic of the second version, while maintaining its popular design. Complete, light, with incredible safety features and excellent back protection, the Wani2 will amaze you!

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How To Deploy Your Reserve Parachute

When your paraglider collapses and you can't fix it, will you do the right thing? Get your thoughts in order with our quick guide to reserve parachute deployment: when to throw, an action plan, and case studies.

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