Axis Venus SC – experience after 40 hours

SC means Sport Class (= EN-C), and mine is a light version prototype. School Axis gliders never impressed me. The Comet 2 (high EN-B) did not suited me, and bellow Pluto 1 (low EN-B) I felt horrible. However many of my friends were impressed with new Venus, and I was looking for something packable and light, so I purchased it 2 months later.

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UP Guru – first impressions

I had an opportunity to fly at paragliding world cup in Argentina an UP Guru, a (CCC) Civl Competition Class glider. There is not many better options to fly. We had a good mixture of conditions from extremely weak to very windy with strong thermals. So here are some impressions after 15 hours. I flew in Advance Lightness 2 harness ballasted to 95-98 kg, the Guru S/M is for a range 90-105 kg.

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Pocos do Caldas

In two days should be a nice flying weather but I am too “overflown” in Andradas. There is a one hour bus drive to Pocos do Caldas where are some nice flight on xcontest paragliding website, so decision is made.

There is some airspace but some recent flights too so I will see. When putting my backpack to storage, the driver asks me if I go to bus station, so I say yes. My answer cause me some trouble later.

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A World cup in Andradas, Brasil

Andradas is a relatively small town of 50 000 people living bellow mountains. It has high altitude of 800 meters above sea, so the temperature in the end of Summer is still acceptable for most of the day. The town contains some nice areas with churches or parks, and many ugly areas with parking places. There are many shops with cosmetics and optics.

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