In Issue 130…

Cross Country Magazine Issue 130 Contents

GALLERY: SANDSTORMS & ROCK RATS

Cross Country Issue 130 Gallery - Sandstorms and Rock Rats

Mike Küng and photographer Giorgio Sabbioni get to play with the wind in Jordan’s Valley of the Moon

SEVEN WEEKS IN SPRING

Seven Weeks in Spring - A Himalayan Crossing

‘I can’t believe I’m throwing my reserve.’ The most ambitious traverse yet. Brad Sander and team fly an incredible 1,200 km in the Himalaya

SHOCK AND AWE

Shock and Awe - The 2010 PG Europeans

It rained and stormed but the champions rose above it. Luca Donini and Petra Silvova reveal what went right at the European Paragliding Championships

LIGHTER, THINNER, STRONGER

Lighter Thinner Stronger - A Guide to Paragliding Cloth

Know your weft from your weave? Think denier is just for tights? Anatoly Cohn unravels the mystery of paraglider cloth

THE XC FILES

Cross Country Magazine Issue 130 XC Files

Avoiding cloudsuck, holding your brakes and flying in your first competition – must-have advice from the best

BETWEEN THE SHEETS

Cross Country Magazine Issue 130 Glider Review - Niviuk Hook 2Cross Country Magazine Issue 130 Glider Review - Escape S'PaceCross Country Magazine Issue 130 Harness Review - Wills Wings Covert

Marcus King flies Escape’s S’Pace and Niviuk’s Hook 2 while Jeff O’Brien slides into the Covert race harness

Plus: PWC update,  Asian Championships, Nordic Open, two-liners, Lakes Charity Classic, hang gliding acro tragedy, glider lines and all the latest reports, flights and new products.

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Free copy of Flight DVD with Cross Country Issue 130The printed version of Issue 130 comes with a free copy of Flight the DVD. Flight, a joint production between Cross Country and the Acro Twins, showcases the various aspects of our sport.

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Travel Guide: Suggestions

Guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Austria

Guide to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Austria

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Guide to Bassano, Italy

Guide to Bassano, Italy

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Guide to Woodrat, USA

Guide to Woodrat, USA

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