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Archive | September, 2017
Parahawking. Photo: Cody Tuttle

Parahawking kickstarts new venture in Spain

Scott Mason and the Parahawking Project are raising money to kickstart their new venture in the south of Spain. They are looking to raise £10,000 through GoFundMe, sponsorship and the sale of limited edition art prints of the famous Kevin and Bob, two parahawking Egyptian Vultures. Mason started the Parahawking project in Pokhara, Nepal, 16 […]

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What the…? With Laurent Roudneff

Cruise around some of the best soaring spots in France with filmmaker Laurent Roudneff in this 1min37 clip

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Coupe Icare 2017: 21-24 September

The famous Coupe Icare is on the horizon – expect thousands of pilots and tens of thousands of spectators to converge on the small village of St Hilaire du Touvet near Grenoble, France over the weekend of 21-24 September 2017. Cross Country will be there – come and say hello at our stand in the […]

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Ozone Delta 3 review

Ozone Delta 3 (EN C) review

“Take a Delta 3 barrelling along an Alpine ridge or a flatland cloud street on a sporty day and you’ll likely find yourself keeping up with several D-Class wings.” Ozone’s much-anticipated EN-C Delta 3 may lack the playfulness of some of its competitors, finds Hugh Miller, but its solidity and stability on bar make its […]

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BGD Epic review

BGD Epic (EN B) review

“I’ve flown quite a lot of Bruce’s wings over the years but I’m going to stick my neck out – this is probably his best.” Marcus King samples the joys of BGD’s low-EN-B and finds that the Epic is indeed … well … EPIC. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Paragliding in Quixada with Kiwi Johnston

Kiwi Johnston: Chasing 400k in Quixada

“Lesson #1: Rip up the rule-book and throw it away – normal does not apply here.” James ‘Kiwi’ Johnston shares the story of a stupendous season in Quixadá and his swashbuckling attempt to join the hallowed “four-hundred club”. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Simon Oberrauner (AUT4) seen during the Red Bull X-Alps at Pass Turlo, Italy on July 11, 2017. // Sebastian Marko/Red Bull Content Pool

Getting to grips with Mental Block

“Your hands are sweating and your heart is already racing when you take your wing out and get it ready to launch.” We’ve all experienced mental block when faced with the prospect of taking to the air, but we can all conquer it, too. Pilot and psychotherapist Antti Joensuu explains how to get into the […]

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Gavin McClurg pierces a blister during the Red Bull X-Alps 2017. Photo Olga Shmaidenko

Gavin McClurg: ‘You’ve never, ever laughed like this’

“You’ve never, ever laughed like this.” After competing in his second Red Bull X-Alps, columnist Gavin McClurg shares the highs and lows of the toughest adventure race on Earth – and why Monaco “REALLY, REALLY sucks.” See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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The windy website

Making the most of weather site Windy.com

“It’s truly a great gift to all who rely on the weather for their fun.” Our resident meteorologist Honza Rejmanek reveals how we can all become expert weather forecasters – with a little help from Windy.com. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Benoit Outters in the Red Bull X-Alps 2017. Photo: Nico Assael

Running with Benoit: Chasing down Chrigel Maurer

“The X-Alps doesn’t forgive mistakes – and Chrigel Maurer doesn’t put a foot wrong.” Benoit Outters was the Rookie who nearly caught the “Eagle” and stole the crown in this year’s Red Bull X-Alps. He tells Andy Pag how his extraordinary race came together. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Luc Trepanier paramotoring in front of Chateau de Menars, France, Photo Jeff Hamann

Castles in the air: Paramotoring the Loire Valley

“Oh là là!” So you want some stupendous holiday snaps? Strap on your paramotor and head for the glorious châteaux of France’s Loire Valley, says photographer Jeff Hamann. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Checking instruments during the Paragliding World Championships 2017

Kelly Farina: Instrument basics to help you fly further

No matter how good the pilot, there are some situations natural talent just can’t deal with. Kelly Farina explains how technology can help you fly further, higher, faster. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Cody Tuttle paragliding in front of Machapuchare, Nepal

Karma Flight: Cody Tuttle in Nepal

“Sitting in my tent at 6,000m, all I could think about was flying. I think its distraction actually helped me sleep at night as avalanches ripped past our tent.” We all have that moment when free flight enters the realm of the sublime. For Cody Tuttle, it happened above the pristine peaks of Nepal – […]

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Krischa Berlinger in Fuschl am See

Naked Pilot: Krischa Berlinger

“I would never fly a two-liner in the X-Alps.” Relative newbie Krischa Berlinger shares how he got to compete in the Red Bull X-Alps after just five years of paragliding, the joys of flying the wilds of Tajikistan – and why he always respects his limits. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Paragliding in England

Pushing the bar in the UK flatlands

“300km is the next big goal in the UK.” British records tumbled in August as Alex Coltman flew 281km from Milk Hill to the village of Mundesley on England’s east coast. He tells us how British pilots can now aim even higher. See what else is in Cross Country 184.

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Paragliding in the Faroes, by Jerome Maupoint

Jerome Maupoint flies the Faroe Islands

A North Atlantic archipelago lashed by storms and strong winds may not seem like the best place for a paragliding odyssey – but the Faroes offer big rewards for the wild at heart. Jérôme Maupoint joined the puffins for a flying trip to one of Europe’s most spectacular wildernesses. See what else is in Cross […]

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Ivan Fominykh paraglides by the light of a full moon in Bali, Photo by Serge Shakuto

Cross Country 184: On the cover

Serge Shakuto’s amazing shot of Ivan Fominykh flying by the light of a full moon in Bali graces the cover of Cross Country 184 (October 2017). Serge is an airsports athlete, more at home in the sky than on the ground. A skydiver and paraglider pilot, he is originally from Russia but now lives in […]

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Ivan Fominykh paraglides by the light of a full moon in Bali, Photo by Serge Shakuto

Cross Country 184: October 2017

With Serge Shakuto’s amazing shot of Ivan Fominykh flying by the light of a full moon in Bali on the cover, Cross Country 184 (October 2017) celebrates the thrill of the new. A North Atlantic archipelago lashed by storms and strong winds may not seem like the best place for a paragliding odyssey – but […]

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Watch: Speedflying Les Deux Alpes 2017

Alex Deyev shares the joy from a secret Speedflying meeting in Les Deux Alpes in August.

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Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2017

Pure Encapsulations win Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2017

Lienz in Austria hosted the 30th Red Bull Dolomitenmann on Saturday 9th September 2017. A fast and close-run event, Pure Encapsulations were the winning team but the second and third-placed teams both finished within three minutes of the winners. The event attracts top athletes in their sports, and there are professional and amateur classes. The […]

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