UP Kibo – review after 150 hours experience

A rumours heard Kibo was originally developed as a new version of Makalu (school or low EN-B) but it had too much performance and agility. By now I have flown UP Kibo M (85-115 kg) for 130-150 hours in all possible conditions, mostly on 88-92 kg take off weight, sitting in Advance Lightness 2 harness. The achieved longest flight has been 180 km. You can read my intensive experience in the article. DSC_2934 Continue reading “UP Kibo – review after 150 hours experience”

How to choose the first paraglider

Purchasing the first glider is always a challenge. The article describes my steps from very beginning to first 100+ km flights and reading this story of mine could give you some insight what you can appreciate and what you can hate on your first paraglider.  Continue reading “How to choose the first paraglider”

Advance Lightness 2 – experience after a year of usage

The harness is more important then a glider for all except competition ambitious pilots. Lets summarize my impressions and experience after a full season of flying in Advance Lightness 2.

“High” EN-B gliders comparison for 2015

Everyone wants to fly the best paraglider. Last year I was lucky to try several gliders and as an experienced newbie in paragliding sport, my notes could benefit other pilots. The gliders: Advance Iota, Axis Comet 2, Gin Carrera+, Gradient Nevada and UP Summit XC3.

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