Gear Guides

  1. Ozone Mantra M7 Review

    Ozone Mantra M7 Review

    The Mantra M7 fits well in Ozone's paraglider range midway between the Delta 3 (EN C) and the Zeno (two-liner EN D). What's it like to fly, and who should buy one?

  2. Skywalk Paragliders service info & FAQ

    Skywalk Paragliders service info & FAQ

    Service information and answers to some frequently asked questions about Skywalk Paragliders.

  3. Safety Notice: Gin Gingo Airlite 4 + Verso 3

    Safety Notice: Gin Gingo Airlite 4 + Verso 3

    Early production models of the Gin Gingo Airlite 4 and Gin Verso 3 harnesses have been noted to have issues with the rescue handle being too short. This may cause the handle to work loose after prolonged agitation of the...
  4. Safety Notice: Supair ACRO 4

    Safety Notice: Supair ACRO 4

    Supair have identified an ACRO 4 harness with missing safety stitching. One of the shoulder webbings was not correctly sewn with the ventral cross strap, but only pre-glued before the automatic manufacturing phase. Although Supair perform two inspections of their...
  5. Safety Notice: Supair SORA 2 42

    Safety Notice: Supair SORA 2 42

    In two seperate incidents, A lines have separated in flight on the Supair SORA 42 tandem glider. While investigations are underway, Supair advises all pilots to stop flying this wing.

  6. Advance EASINESS 3 harness review (1)

    Advance EASINESS 3 harness review (1)

    The Advance EASINESS 3 is a lightweight reversible mountain paragliding harness/rucksack with split-legs design, and a removable EN/LTF-certified airbag with integrated reserve container under the seat. Amongst its competitors, the EASINESS 3 is surprisingly not the most expensive and one of the lightest, which is remarkable given the robust construction and refined appearance. It's only 2.3 kg in the M size: rucksack and harness. On your back it will make your paragliding kit appear to be as compact as a hiker's bag. But what's it like to use, down on the ground and up in the air? We put it to the test to find out...

  7. Triple Seven KNIGHT review

    Triple Seven KNIGHT review

    The Triple Seven KNIGHT is made “to make the entry into the world of thermal- and XC flying as easy, intuitive and safe as possible” which is a noble goal and matches the aspirations of the largest group of paraglider pilots: the ‘weekend warriors’. Low airtime pilots need a wing that will help them with their progression, and that’s where the KNIGHT fits into the Triple Seven range, between the ‘high A’ Pawn and the ‘high B’ Rook 2. Does it offer the right balance of passive safety and agility for the average EN-B pilot?

  8. Skywalk X-ALPS4 paraglider review (first impressions)

    Skywalk X-ALPS4 paraglider review (first impressions)

    Carlo had the opportunity to try out the X-ALPS4. Like its predecessor, X-ALPS4 is an ultralight 3-liner with 6.99 aspect ratio, nylon wires, complex internal design, and certified EN/LTF D. Skywalk explain that they deliberately chose a 3-line concept for the X-ALPS4 because they feel this is currently the best symbiosis of high performance, low weight and ease of use. "The X-ALPS4 is not only for the athletes of the 2019 Red Bull-X-Alps... but also for all XC pilots looking for a performant and extremely well-balanced racing wing."

  9. Gin BONANZA 2 vs Niviuk ARTIK 4 paraglider comparison

    Gin BONANZA 2 vs Niviuk ARTIK 4 paraglider comparison

    I have enjoyed testing the Gin BONANZA 2, which is a modern reinforced Sports Class wing. For the last couple of years I have been flying my Niviuk Artik 4, which I know very well, so this is mainly a comparison between the two, to give a flavour of these two sports class gliders and an idea of how new wings have progressed in the past few years. Over the few weeks I had the Bonanza 2 I managed 25 flights ranging from 2-90 minutes and a total of 10 hours airtime over three different sites. These were in conditions varying from light to strong and thermic to soaring with a couple of short (17km) XCs.

  10. Supair LEAF 2 paraglider review

    Supair LEAF 2 paraglider review

    I first flew the LEAF 2 on an inverted and gusty ‘low down’ day that required fast reactions and high agility. Paired with the very stable ALTIRANDO LITE harness, I found the LEAF 2 unresponsive. It felt entirely ‘average’ and I was worried I couldn’t find anything unique or outstanding to comment on. It just kind of flew around.

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