Gear Guides

  1. Flymaster LIVE DS first impressions review

    Flymaster LIVE DS first impressions review

    Flymaster’s long-anticipated double-screen Live DS has finally arrived in eager pilots’ hands. Flybubble’s Phil Clark has put one on his flight deck, and gives us his first impressions of this high-spec new instrument.

  2. Phi SCALA light review by ​Kinga Masztalerz

    Phi SCALA light review by ​Kinga Masztalerz

    Kinga Masztalerz has flown Phi's "radical 2×2 liner" for a full season in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. She tackled full-on midsummer conditions, including rough lee sides and windy valleys, launching with tail winds and landing backwards numerous times. She also took the Scala Light on solo vol-biv trips and SIV training. ​Kinga Masztalerz reviews the Scala Light, and compares it to the Advance Omega XAlps 3 and the Ozone Zeolite.

  3. Free Flight Equipment Availability

    Free Flight Equipment Availability

    Since spring 2020 manufacturers have found themselves in an extraordinary situation created by COVID-19. Find out what's going on behind the scenes and what this means for you, and what should you do to get the gear that you want as soon as possible.

  4. Old gear in storage? Get credit for it, or upcycle it!

    Old gear in storage? Get credit for it, or upcycle it!

    Do you have old paragliding, speed flying or paramotoring gear in storage that you're not using? You may be able to trade it in with us for new gear, or have it upcycled. Save money, and help save the environment!

  5. The Beginner's Guide to Hike & Fly paragliding book review

    The Beginner's Guide to Hike & Fly paragliding book review

    Global mountain paragliding pilot and adventurer specialising in vol-bivouac and multi-day hike & fly, X-Alps athlete and New Zealand champion Kinga Masztalerz reviews 'The Beginner's Guide to Hike & Fly' by Greek paraglider pilot Aimilios Apostolopoulos.

  6. How we do what we do (Flybubble MATCH service)

    How we do what we do (Flybubble MATCH service)

    Are you buying new gear? Why not just find the cheapest price online, or go for kit that a friend recommended or that caught your eye in the latest ad? Because you'd be missing out on our years of free flight equipment experience, when you could be using it to guide and inform your choices, so you buy the best gear for you and get the best support going.

  7. UK CAA EC rebate scheme (save up to £250 if AOK)

    UK CAA EC rebate scheme (save up to £250 if AOK)

    The UK CAA is granting rebates of up to £250 of the purchase cost of 'EC devices' (certain flight instruments) to those who meet the requirements of their EC rebate scheme—until the funding is used up, the maximum number of rebates granted, or the closing date is reached, whichever comes first.

  8. Safety Notice: Woody Valley GTO light XL

    Safety Notice: Woody Valley GTO light XL

    A Woody Valley GTO light size XL harness was found to have an emergency parachute retaining cable ‘pin’ that was too short. All GTO light XL owners should read this safety notice to find out if it affects them and any action to take. This does not affect the GTO light 2, which has a different design.

  9. Choose The Right Connectors

    Choose The Right Connectors

    With so many different connectors to attach your wing, reserve or speed system, it's important to choose the right one for both your particular flying and the usage. In this series of articles we'll examine connection methods, talk about their advantages and disadvantages, and help you choose the right connectors.

  10. Connecting the speed system

    Connecting the speed system

    When choosing a connector for the speed system to the wing via the harness, you’ll need to think about convenience, simplicity and security. 

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