The PRION 5 combines the globally tried and tested strengths of its predecessors - simple launch characteristics and good-natured handling - with improved roll damping and a new design. It can also boast of two innovations: the redesigned, even more comfortable NOVA Adjustable Handles and a colour gradient on the brake line that helps to correctly dose the brake travel.
Certification: Three-liner | 33 cells | 4.42 aspect ratio | weight 4.70 kg - size S | EN/LTF A
The high-end EN A paraglider AONIC impresses with sportiness and performance, which is not usually found with EN A gliders - and is nevertheless suitable for instruction due to its high level of safety.
Certification: EN/LTF A
The fundamentally redesigned ION 6 (EN/LTF B) is the next generation of the popular ION series. The result: high passive safety, particularly precise handling and maximum performance to achieve personal XC goals.
Certification: EN/LTF B
Now the only reason not to fly is the weather, because the ION 6 Light (EN/LTF B) is infinitely versatile. Whether you plan to hike & fly, local soaring or even an ambitious cross-country flight - as soon as the sun shines, this paraglider puts you right at the front and top. A high degree of passive safety comes as standard.
For many years the MENTOR series has been synonymous with top performance in the EN B class. The MENTOR 6 continues this tradition, complementing the strengths of its predecessors with innovations that enhance its performance even more. Broaden your horizons with the master in its class.
At home in the B class and travelling the world - the MENTOR 6 Light in size S is a hefty 850 grams lighter than its big brother, but offers the same ingenious new developments like Zig-Zag 3D-Shaping, the innovative Mini-Rib Vector Tape, Double-B Splits and new risers. Since sometimes during Hike&Fly you might get choppy conditions, the MENTOR 6 Light also comes with a plus trim in comfort next to the high performance.
The PHANTOM offers the safety of a basic intermediate with the performance of a top-end wing. This has been made possible through probably the most complex construction ever used in a serial-production wing.
The SECTOR is a performance XC wing with comparatively low aspect ratio, with substantial, totally usable performance and excellent handling. Like the MENTOR in the standard class, the SECTOR is the mile-eater of the sports class.
SECTOR - for your perfect XC day!
Certification: Certification: EN/LTF C
The XENON (EN/LTF D) is an ultralight two-liner for experienced pilots. Excellent glide performance, simple handling and a high degree of stability guarantee extensive XC miles without the risk of fatigue.
Certification: Two-liner | cells: 65 | aspect ratio: 6.7 | weight: 3.15 kg - size 17 | EN/LTF D
Small, compact, dynamic - the BANTAM is the perfect miniwing for all mountaineers who prefer a flight with plenty of speed to a descent on foot. Only 1.65 kg (size 12) makes the BANTAM the lightest certified non-single-surface wing on the market (as of October 2019).
Certification: EN/LTF D
The DOUBLESKIN is the lightest paraglider in the world* with top and under surface (2.1 kg / size 17). It has a very small pack size and is a delight in the air thanks to better aerodynamics compared to a single-surface wing. With the DOUBLESKIN walking up is as enjoyable as flying and landing!
(*by same flat surface area, with EN-certification, with the Ultralight Riser and without taking single-skin wings into account. As: 06/19)
Like its predecessor, the BION 2 excites professional tandem pilots as well as enthusiastic recreational pilots who want to share their most beautiful moments. Take off, enjoy, land safely: the BION 2 is a reliable partner which takes its responsibility seriously. With maximum performance, it will never let you or your passenger down.
By the time this blog post goes online, dear readers, it won't be 24 hours until the 10th Red Bull X-Alps are history. Time for a summary - split between today and tomorrow. As blogger colleague Gottbrath did so vividly yesterday, today I'll try to supplement the blog with some general and personal thoughts and keep it interesting. Following these…
It is the third last day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2021 and slowly the euphoria and the speed of the events are dying down a bit. Therefore, in this post we want to turn our attention to a few basic things - apart from the rather overseeable ups and downs in the ranking. Let’s have a look at the performance of the athletes, what can go wrong and why.…
A little devil would have taken Chrigel's paraglider away from him yesterday on the Schmittenhöhe, packed a few rocks in his backpack and sent him on foot down to the lake for a swim. It's a mockery that the X-Alps are still going on for three days, but the winner and his closest pursuers seem to have taken advantage of the beautiful weather. They…
HE has closed the bag: The Eagle has landed! This time not on the moon, but on the raft on the Zeller See. The alien, the one and only Chrigel Maurer has won the Red Bull X-Alps for the seventh time in a row. We congratulate and bow our heads in deepest respect to the King of the X-Alps. When HE crossed the finish line, HE was about 130 km ahead of…
For those who did not follow the live tracking today: this was probably the day of the seventh X-Alps victory for Chrigel Maurer. You don't have to be a prophet to make this prediction. The eagle flies and flies and flies – while his closest pursuers can't quite make headway in worse aerological conditions. The “Eagle from Adelboden” easily…
Wow, what an exciting and eventful day! The weather did not promise record conditions, it was supposed to be a bit too windy and the base a bit too low for that. But it should have been well possible to fly around Mont Blanc, the turnpoint 9 so feared by all athletes, on its west side. Because if that didn't succeed, "very nasty hiking" would be…
Today, the leading group was on its way from Turnpoint 7 Fiesch to Turnpoint 8 Dent d'Oche. The weather forecast did not promise a great day, but paraglidable.com displayed “green”. So, it should have been reasonably flyable. In the morning, however, the cloud base lay on the mountains for a long time. Would it open up? And if so, when and where…
A short review about Wednesday evening up front: Of the top guys, Paul Guschlbauer still managed a glide over Lake Walen, didn't make it or wouldn't make it into Glarnerland. The others flew into the valley. Chrigel Maurer flew the farthest in much shade and climbed to the Klausen pass. Close on his heels were a host of competitors, including…
Today's route: The leading group is already on its way from Lermoos towards Säntis. On this leg - unlike between the Achental and Lermoos - there are two clear and obvious route options:
Ken Oguma (JPN) – literally – won many hearts in flight during his X-Alps adventure, which unfortunately lasted only three days. Even in this short time we have come to appreciate him not only as a pilot, but also through his likeable and warm manner, his laughter and his humor.