hike & fly

  1. X-Lakes 2021 report (& Supair Savage feedback)

    X-Lakes 2021 report (& Supair Savage feedback)

    Long time Flybubble friend and customer Lewis John took part in the X-Lakes 2021, a hike and fly volbiv challenge run over the weekend of 26-27 June 2021, taking in the softer 'Day Tripper' event running in parallel to the 'Hardcore' two-day event.

  2. Flybubble Walk Climb Fly vlogs with Rob Johnson

    Flybubble Walk Climb Fly vlogs with Rob Johnson

    We're excited to present our new miniseries of mini-adventure vlogs—Flybubble Walk Climb Fly—with mountaineering instructor, paraglider pilot and guest filmmaker Rob Johnson of Filmuphigh.

  3. The Flybubble Challenge 2019

    The Flybubble Challenge 2019

    The concept was to fly or hike around most of the Southern sites in a day, a 65km course that would be challenging for everyone. The forecast was for moderate northerly winds and good thermals. Carlo shares his insights from his winning route.

  4. Getting into paragliding Hike & Fly

    Getting into paragliding Hike & Fly

    There is a growing Hike & Fly ‘scene’ in the UK, with the X-Lakes event (Northern England) and the Dragon Race (Wales). On the Continent there are many events to choose from. Longer ‘volbiv’ trips can be achieved anywhere there are mountains. It takes the focus off the numbers (XC league scores) and is more about adventuring through a landscape, on foot or in the air.

  5. Bornes To Fly 2016 tactical review

    Bornes To Fly 2016 tactical review

    A tactical review from the midfield by Greg Hamerton: I don't like jogging. My normal day involves 10 hours or so of sitting at a PC, interrupted by exciting moments of coffee and chocolate. Occasionally, if the weather's good, I'll go flying instead. So to even consider something like the Bornes To Fly, I knew I needed some body-conditioning. Then there was the unavoidable fact that my name appears on the XPYR entry list for July, along with Maurer, Durogati and Coconea.

  6. Skywalk RANGE X-ALPS vs Kortel Kolibri

    Skywalk RANGE X-ALPS vs Kortel Kolibri

    The RANGE X-ALPS is an ultralight competition harness designed for the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. It has an eye-catching aerodynamic rear fin and a narrow fit, offering maximum performance through reduced drag. Pilots competing in hike-and-fly races will be excited by the news, but is it suitable for the wider adventure-flying market, or even as a regular harness for experienced XC pilots wanting to minimise? As such it competes with our current favourite for bivi pilots, the Kortel Kolibri. In this review we compare the two and highlight advantages to help you decide which one is right for you.

  7. Bivi kit: what worked (and didn't) What worked Advance Iota: simple, and lightweight for a standard production glider. Performed well in a wide range of conditions. Next time I'll get an even lighter wing, it's really worth it for bivi...
  8. Race reports from FOOT or FLYBUBBLE 2013 hike and fly race.

  9. Pilot articles from the Foot or Flybubble 2013 event. A selection of write-ups by pilots who took part in FoF 2013. For your enjoyment, learning and inspiration.

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