Woody Valley GTO LIGHT (harness review)

The Woody Valley GTO LIGHT is a sleek pod harness with an aerodynamic tail fin, designed to be a comfortable ride for cross country pilots despite being lightweight. It takes a whopping 2kg off the weight of its predecessor, the X-ALPS GTO (5kg). We test the stability, agility and piloting features and analyze the strengths and weaknesses to help you make an informed decision. Is this the right paragliding harness for you?

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Where does the wind come from?

A good pilot knows where the wind comes from. Always! The wind direction determines your flight path, it dictates where the turbulence areas are, and it reduces your landing speed to survivable levels (if you’re smart enough to line up your landing into wind). Let’s explore air speed, wind speed and ground speed to clear up one of the hardest concepts in freeflight.

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How to fix a cravatte on your paraglider!

A cravatte is a nasty kind of collapse, where the fabric of the wingtip becomes trapped in the lines. This can cause a significant turn towards the cravatted side, which if left unchecked will become a rather radical spiral dive. Let's look at how they are caused, how to prevent them, and what to do when you've got one.

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Advance AXESS 4 harness review

The Advance AXESS 4 is an all-rounder designed for beginners but equally suited to recreational pilots who want a straightforward harness with trouble-free handling. With a low packed volume and simple features, it offers good protection and reassuring feeling of balanced control through the seatboard.

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How to Volbiv with a Paraglider

Where to go? What to take? How to plan your first solo adventure? It’s all here in our beginner’s guide to Volbiv, aimed at pilots who want to try fly-camping for the first time.

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The catcher in the sky

Ever wondered what a cloud looks like up close? What if you could put it in a bag and take it home with you? Join us on a quest to capture the elusive cumulus cloud.

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Introducing the SUPAIR EONA 2 (EN A)

The EONA 2 is designed to help you when learning to paraglide, either as a school wing or your first wing purchase. Certified as EN-A, it offers five sizes covering a range from 50kg to 130kg.

According to Supair, it offers an easy inflation without a hard point or overshoot, which gives the student confidence.

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Find More Flying Weather With Flybubble!

We’re delighted to launch Flybubble Weather, the innovative freeflight forecast tool developed by Caedmon Mullin and the Flybubble Crew. It’s designed to get you more airtime by making the flying decision simple. The unique aspect of our system is that it knows the range of flyable conditions at each flying site (and it can be updated, so it will improve over time to provide a reliable match between the forecast model and what really happens on the sites). Get more airtime!

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What does flying feel like?

All you need is a gentle puff of wind, a wing, and not much else... join Greg Hamerton as takes minimalism to the next level to explore the sensations of flying light.

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