Pilots Théo de Blic, Nick Donini and Ken Oguma competed in the Red Bull X-Alps 2021 with the XENON.
Quote from Théo de Blic
“During the X-Alps there are many variables, for example the weather forecast, the strategy and your physical condition on the day. But one really important factor doesn’t change - your wing. Therefore it is essential to be flying the best possible glider. For me, the XENON clearly fulfilled this criteria. When we arrived at the race, it was immediately obvious that the XENON was completely competitive. In terms of performance, we could easily keep up with the others. And the safety of the XENON is unsurpassable. After the race I heard many of the other pilots talking about scary situations in challenging conditions, where it was hard to control the glider. With the XENON I was never scared, because I could handle it perfectly in all situations. I think its great safety - even in accelerated flight - is one of its greatest assets. This means it is possible to get the maximum potential out of the XENON.”
The three athletes also flew the lightweight ARTUS harness, which will be available in a modified version in 2022.
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