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  1. Paraglider Control: Grab that BRAKE!

    Paraglider Control: Grab that BRAKE!

    The brakes offer a direct link to the paraglider. How you hold them affects your power, control and safety. In this article we discuss some options for your brake grab and demonstrate the best technique.

  2. Advance LIGHTNESS 3 paragliding pod harness review

    Advance LIGHTNESS 3 paragliding pod harness review

    The Lightness 3 is a lightweight pod harness for everyday XC. It builds on the success of the Lightness 2, with improved roll stability and back protection. The characteristic sleek shape with a taut speedbag has been retained and small elements have been refined to produce an outstanding package for regular pilots. Carlo and Nancy share their experience of the Lightness 3.

  3. KEEP UP: Paragliding in light lift

    KEEP UP: Paragliding in light lift

    Flying in light lift takes a lot of skill. It can take a long time to learn because every time you get it wrong you land, and the lesson is over. Here are some tips to help you soar for longer.

  4. Skywalk ARAK paraglider review

    Skywalk ARAK paraglider review

    The Skywalk ARAK is aimed at the centre of the large EN B pilot target market, mid-way between the ‘low B’ Tequila 5 and the ‘high B’ Chili 4. Nancy Elliott flew the ARAK M in the winter (UK) and in varied conditions in Tenerife, and shares her experience. Light but durable, agile but calm, simple but efficient. Did they get the balance right?

  5. Supair SKYPPER 2 paragliding pod harness reviews

    Supair SKYPPER 2 paragliding pod harness reviews

    The Supair SKYPPER 2 has everything else you’d expect from a top of the range harness: two reserve containers, thick 18cm back protection, generous storage pockets, a wide instrument cockpit and removable panel, and drogue chute pockets on both sides. It is a slightly different take on the competition harness that makes it more appealing to a broad range of experienced XC pilots.

  6. Paragliding: Himalayan Dreams

    Paragliding: Himalayan Dreams

    From the moment you arrive in Delhi or Amritsar the smells, sights, sounds and vibrations of India explode onto the senses. Far more than just another trip to a paragliding destination, a visit to the Himalayas takes you into a different world, one which will change you in unexpected ways. India is a vast sub-continent, an incredible fusion of culture, chaos and magic that cannot be described. It has to be experienced.

  7. Strong Wind Landings: Killing Your Paraglider

    Strong Wind Landings: Killing Your Paraglider

    Landing in strong winds can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be dangerous. In this article we’ll get you prepared. We’ll share techniques for a safe landing setup and provide the best methods to kill the power and disable the wing.

  8. Gin Bonanza 2 sports paraglider review

    Gin Bonanza 2 sports paraglider review

    The Gin BONANZA 2 makes it clear, it’s aiming for Sports Class, and the EN C rating leaves no room for misunderstanding: it’s only suitable for experienced pilots. It looks especially clean, high aspect and racy. Is it too hot? Carlo Borsattino tests the wing in a range of conditions in Tenerife and the UK to analyse the handling and features.

  9. Safety Notice: Advance LIGHTNESS 3

    Safety Notice: Advance LIGHTNESS 3

    This safety notice only applies to the first LIGHTNESS 3s which were delivered in 2018. If your LIGHTNESS 3 has a white label which says "LIGHTNESS 3" on the base of the reserve handle your harness is not affected by...
  10. Cross country skills: thermal search

    Cross country skills: thermal search

    Leaving the hill is the foundation of cross country flying, and the hardest part to learn. Join Flybubble Paragliding for a narrated tutorial guiding you through the slow process of leaving the hill. Search. Circle. Fly away.

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