Safety Notice: Ozone Ozium 2

Concerning all Ozium 2 harnesses manufactured during 2017 and early 2018 (for harnesses delivered after March 2018, no further action is required). There’s a potential problem with the reserve deployment system. The reserve bridles connect the parachute to the shoulder attachment points and are routed within a self-opening zip compartment on the right hand side of the harness. 

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Kortel KANIBAL RACE 2 review

The Kortel KANIBAL RACE 2 has all the features you’d expect from a modern competition harness. Two reserve containers (one on each side) that are very neatly integrated. Removable full-size flight deck. Drogue chute pocket (ambidextrous). Ratchet pulleys. Aerodynamic tail fin, ballast storage. But most of all: supreme comfort and control.

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How to use small broken thermals

Sometimes conditions can be very punchy. This might be because the wind is not really blowing directly onto the hill, causing turbulence, or perhaps it’s early in the day and the thermals are small and narrow. Making the most of these conditions can be tricky, so in this article we examine the techniques you can apply to climb to the top using these small broken thermals.

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Syride SYS’Evolution review

The instrument has three main functions: it's a vario/altimeter; a moving map display/navigational tool; and complete flight computer for competitions. The Syride SYS'Evolution, with a large e-ink display, offers a clear screen with excellent sunlight readability. If you looked at this instrument more than 3 months ago then you'll need to look again as there have been big changes, including a world first: a combined 3D airspace and terrain map. Steve Uzochukwu reports.

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The Flybubble CONCEPT (Reversible limpid aerofoil)

The Flybubble CONCEPT will transform your time on the hill, it offers unrivalled fun, performance you just cannot compare with any known wing, safety that starts from the ground up, exceptional packing volume, light weight, and a unique cool factor. Your friends will be completely mystified. Get ahead of the pack.

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Nova ION 5 Review

The Nova ION 5 replaces the very successful ION 4 in a very popular position in the marketplace – a wing that appeals to pilots in the cross-over between school and solo flying. As such it can’t have any ‘hot’ characteristics that would frighten students, but it must offer enough control freedom to satisfy more experienced pilots and have enough performance to begin XC adventures. The ideal compromise is hard to achieve. I tested the wing in sporty spring conditions in the UK, and added Carlo’s experience from XC flying in the mellow thermals in Colombia.

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How to review a paraglider

I thought it would be interesting to you to go behind the scenes during a Flybubble wing review, and see what I do to define the character of a new paraglider. This way you can learn some tips and tricks to apply to your own flying, and you’ll understand more about the challenges and limitations of wing reviewing.

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Advance OMEGA XALPS 2 Review

The Advance Omega XALPS 2 is made for adventure and racing, and builds on the success of the winning XALPS 1 design (1st and 2nd place, Red Bull Xalps 2015). Light, fast, and with balanced handling, the original XALPS was hard to beat. Has it been improved upon?

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Landing Setup For XC Flying

Being able to land softly, every time, is a great skill to have. It’s essential for cross country flying, when you don’t know what you’re going to be landing on. I’ve landed on everything from rocky mountain-sides and vineyards to carparks and golf courses. The setup remains the same regardless of the obstacles you encounter: it’s essential that you land pointed into wind, with enough speed to get a swoop out of your flare. By timing your touchdown correctly, it becomes more a matter of stepping onto something rather than swinging into it.

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Supair PILOT Helmet Review

The Supair PILOT is a modern helmet designed for paraglider pilots and schools. Everyone's head is different, so we stock a wide range of helmets in our fitting room. We appreciate that getting the right helmet can be difficult for the internet shopper. This is where an adjustable system makes sense. The Supair PILOT helmet is officially certified for head sizes from 54 to 59 cm, but our experience is that it fits head sizes from around 53 to 61 cm (XS to L).

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