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. How to Win at Hike & Fly

    How to Win at Hike & Fly

    Join us for an enlightening discussion with a very special pilot. Christian 'Chrigel' Maurer is #1 in the world: multiple European champion, PWC champion, Acro champion, and 6 x Red Bull X-Alps winner. This guy knows his flying, especially hike and fly! We talk about how to win, taking risks, balancing flying, work and family, the best gear for racing ... and much more.

  4. 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.

  5. Sailing in the Sky (X-LAKES 2019)

    Sailing in the Sky (X-LAKES 2019)

    The forecast was normal for the Lake District – in other words, dire warnings of rain and wind. But I’d arranged time off for the weekend and Team South partner Andy was up for a long drive, so we set off for The Flight Park in Keswick.

  6. Skywalk BREEZE paragliding harness review

    Skywalk BREEZE paragliding harness review

    This modern semi-reclined harness features an inflatable crash protection, which helps to reduce the weight and makes the packing size tiny. It has an integrated reserve pocket, split leg support (without a seatplate) and a lot of storage space in the rear pocket. What makes it really unique is the modular approach that allows you to zip off the protector and reserve and reveal an ultralight mountain harness.

  7. Lightweight Tandem HIKE & FLY setups

    Lightweight Tandem HIKE & FLY setups

    Hike & Fly is a great way to explore: spend the morning ascending a new peak, spend the afternoon flying around, and finally, back down. But what if you want to take a friend, to enjoy the experience? Go easy on your pack-mule with these lightweight tandem Hike & Fly kit lists.

  8. How to Volbiv with a Paraglider

    How to Volbiv with a Paraglider

    Where to go? What to take? How to plan your first solo adventure? It’s all here in our beginner’s guide to Volbiv, aimed at pilots who want to try fly-camping for the first time.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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