Niviuk Hook 4 Review

Niviuk says “The docile and intuitive character of this new model brings full awareness in flight, handling ease and provides the means to progress in all phases of flight with peace of mind.”

What does this mean, in the real world?

The Progression Class is full of exceptional modern wings designed to appeal to low airtime pilots.

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Advance Pi 2 Reviews

The Pi was an astounding design but some aspects kept it limited to being mainly a mountain wing. Advance have learned from the first project. Have they perfected the concept in the Pi 2?

It has some impressive characteristics and surprising performance. Instead of a bomb-proof wing for quick descents, our reviewers found a fully developed paraglider, capable of XC flying.

Greg Hamerton: "I kept looking up and thinking, how is it doing that?" 

Phil Clark: "You get the feeling it's put together with precision and finesse."

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Nova ION 4 (Progression Class)

According to Nova, the ION 4 has a better glide than the MENTOR 3. From 3.95 kg (XXS) it is feather light and offers impressive handling and climb performance.

The ION 4 offers a high degree of passive safety and is suitable for a wide spectrum of pilots but is aimed at gifted beginners and pilots with developing cross-country ambitions.

A refined canopy shape and tapered wing tips underpin the design optimisation. The light weight makes the ION 4 simple to launch and improves its extreme flight behaviour. 

Flybubble review coming soon.

Discover the new milestone in the ION series!

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Advance Epsilon 8 (Progression Class)

A compact and stable canopy makes a pilot feel happy, even in demanding conditions.

Numerous performance-enhancing tweaks have found their way into the wing. It was designed as a hybrid 3-liner and has only one line junction level.

The Epsilon 8 is a Progression class wing with good direct handling and performance, very stable, with thin risers, very few lines and light weight.

Test pilot Greg Blondeau commented: "I had lots of fun to test it, I think it's a good evolution for the sport to have an easy glider like this."

Flybubble demo arriving soon, review to follow!
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Advance Easiness 2

Very straightforward, double the comfort - and light.

This EASINESS 2 light reversible harness with no seatboard literally sparkles with many new features.

A range of two sizes will suit every individual, wider shoulder straps and longer legpads ensure even more comfort, and a removable airbag with built-in reserve compartment guarantee maximal safety.

The rucksack mode is not just ultra-comfortable to carry, but serves as a genuine mountain backpack, fitted with removable waist strap, helmet net, pole and ice axe holders.

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British Paragliding Racing Academy

Something very new and exciting is about to happen in the UK competition scene: the British Paragliding Racing Academy!

It is supported by the BHPA and aims to enlist and train future world class paraglider pilots whilst helping the existing team pilots.

The BPRA are creating a program of learning and experiences in and around Europe to develop the skills necessary to win paragliding competitions.

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Advance International Dealers’ Meeting

Nancy and Carlo from Flybubble were invited to attend the Advance dealer meeting held on 27 and 28 January 2016 in the small, snow covered village of Murren.

60 dealers and importers from around the world attended. A lot was crammed into the two days, including several workshops and some flying time to try out the new Advance wings.

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Syride instruments now all V3

First the SYS'One, then the SYS'Nav were upgraded to V3 some time ago; now the SYS'Alti and SYS'GPS have been too.

Each V3 instrument comes with a longer battery life than the previous versions, and different colour sides to distinguish them easily. The battery life of the SYS'Alti V3 has increased from 100 to more than 200 hours. The battery life of the SYS'GPS V3 has increased from 20 to 40 hours.

See the whole Syride range > 

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Companion SQR hybrid reserve

The hybrid SQR is the first product from Companion. It merges the advantages of the classic round canopy and the modern square. The extensive development process included computer simulations and practical tests resulting in a reserve with improved opening behaviour and enhanced pendulum stability. Unlike most square designs, the Companion SQR is not trimmed to glide in flight. The standard Companion SQR is one of the lightest reserve parachutes on the market. An ultra-light version is under development.

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