The Paragliding World Cup will take place in Baixo Guandu, Brazil, from March 19 to 30, 2019. For the first time in a long time we'll see the wings of five different manufacturers, all CCC certified, fly together! This World Cup will be a...
Antoine GIRARD returns from the Cordillera des Andes with a beautiful harvest of raw! Antoine is always equipped with his harness Kolibri, the same that accompanies him from the beginning! 2 X-Alps training flights (2015-2017) round trip (1600...
The Paragliding World Cup will take place in Baixo Guandu in Brazil , from March 19 to 30, 2019 . for the first time in a long time we'll see the wings of five different manufacturers , all CCC certified , fly together ! this cup of World will be a very high level competition Encor . . .
Kanibal race II , for all to eat ! Kanibal race II , for all to eat ! the Kanibal race II was conceived with only one idea in mind , performance . pure performance by optimising the aerodynamic drag Driver's energy saving with exceptional comfort Optimisa . . .
First outing + flight to Eliott . This is not the first time I take him flying but the first time we go there by the strength of our ( small ) calves . for some years the exits race + flight have Completely replaced my practice trail , It's much more exciting and the cartilage of knees thanks me for preserving it ; ) since the time he sees me lugging my sail and folding it in the hallway of the apartment ' , it is often Applicant to fly .
so it is with pleasure ( and pride ) that I was able to take Dudu-Junior for an initiation . we are far from the cardio-in-the-red release , foam to the lips , maximum sweating . . . There it was for eliott an exploration of his environment , observing the animals encountered , the dam on the brook , rocks to climb and of course the search for the optimal stick for poking in the Leaves ( parents who read Me , big up to you : D ) . Brief , a completely different pace .
I am often asked what his reactions are in flight . I am very sorry to tell you that for him , fly is No more exciting than riding a bike . there is certainly the excitement of takeoff , The sail is released , I put the harness , the little impulse race . . . but once in flight he opens his eyes and comments what he sees : the construction crane at the bottom , the cars , the road , the clouds ( they can be touched ? ) the wind in his face , ., . No fear . no apprehension , a "normal" activity !
With regard to : equipment
I use the kids harness at Kortel design , a jewel of comfort and settings for children . while the other brands offer several harnesses for Different slices of ages , this one will follow him until he can get into an adult harness ( from 80cm to 1 . 5m ) .
I took a Skin P 18 of Niviuk Paragliders for this flight
we are all Two gaulés like nails and our PTV is about 95kg ( range ceiling ) . The ease of inflating the mono surface helps greatly in the management of takeoff or this passenger , short on legs , leaves the ground from the first Not . the only difficult point remains the height of the controls , with the flexible spreaders I am at arm's length to be able to grasp them and fly arms stretched to the top is not comfortable .
The attéro is a formality if one has The habit of flying these sails , I put my feet well before him and my speed-ground is almost zero when he touches the ground .