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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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BGD Base Lite

BGD release Base Lite

BGD have released a limited-edition lightweight version of their EN-B Base. The Base Lite was designed for vol-bivouac and travelling, and they say it’s the best sport class glider they have ever made. It has an extra 3km/h on its top speed, thanks to its optimised speed bar. Low-drag micro-lines have also improved glider performance “by up to one […]

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BGD Cure EN C review

BGD Cure (EN C) on review

“The Cure is a light, joyful wing. Flying one for the first time is a bit like emerging from a very long winter, taking some high class drugs and going dancing at a summer festival – it’s that much fun!” We give the low-down on BGD’s new high performer, including its reaction to collapses and […]

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Cross Country 170: June 2016

Cross Country 170 is out now. It opens with a stunning vista that Mary Poppins could only have dreamed of, but inside there’s plenty of depth, too… BPM: “Up to the highest height, let’s go fly a kite… and send it soaring. Up through the atmosphere. Up where the air is clear….” A stunning vista […]

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BGD Cure

BGD CURE – EN C paraglider

BGD have announced that the M size of their hotly anticipated EN-C Cure is expected to be available for Christmas 2015. A high-end EN-C wing, BGD say its leading edge is “packed with a bunch of new technology” which includes Bruce’s Cord Cut Billow, leading edge mini-ribs, and a ‘strong shark’ profile. Explanations for all of these terms […]

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BGD Base review

Review: BGD Base, EN B

Franz Altmann takes on Bruce Goldsmith’s high-level EN B Following the successful sports class Tala and the low-end EN B Wasp, there has been great anticipation of a high-end intermediate from the Bruce Goldsmith stable. By the beginning of this year the time had come – the Base was ready and available. We were fortunate […]

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BGD Snug harness

BGD Snug recreational paragliding harness

BGD have released a new recreational paragliding harness for “all types of pilots and all types of flying”, and it’s called the Snug. Bruce loves flying it XC, Ant takes it tumbling, and Tyr grabs it for an easy sledge ride down to the beach. Weighing only 3.5kg in the medium size, BGD say it […]

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BGD Oops reserve parachute

BGD Oops Reserve Parachutes

BGD believe their Oops pull-down apex reserve parachute systems are the most reliable and safest around. Bruce Goldsmith says: They are tested to the highest possible standard because we don’t want to have to think twice when we really need to use it. If it’s test flying or teaching flying courses I demand the very best […]

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Richard Gallon at the Stubai Cup 2014

Video: New gear at the Stubai Cup 2014

The Stubai Cup in March was the first chance to see what the paragliding companies have for the new season. We spoke to them to find out what they were excited about for 2014. Includes interviews with Nova, Sup’Air, Apco, Advance, Skywalk, MacPara, AirG, AirDesign, BGD, Triple 7, Skyman, Swing, U-Turn, Sky Paragliders and others. […]

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BGD Adam

Video: Inside The Adam

BGD’s latest video for their new glider the Adam, EN A, is a tale of father and son. Neat video work inside the glider too… • Got news? Send it to us at news@xcmag.com Buy and sell gear on Skyads.aero Home

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BGD lightweight tandem spreaders

Lightweight tandem spreaders from BGD

  BGD have new lightweight tandem spreaders. Although their tandem glider comes with a set of standard spreaders, the lightweight ones save you 230g. BGD say the lightweight spreaders can also be flown without the spreader bar. “The bar can be unhooked by hand on launch transforming the bars into soft spreaders.” Removing the bars […]

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Win a paraglider in the Cross Country prize draw

Subscribe and win a paraglider: Cross Country prize draw 2013

The 2013 Cross Country Magazine Subscribers’ Prize Draw is now open. As in previous years, the winning subscriber will get to choose a brand new solo paraglider from either Aircross, BGD, Gin, Gradient, Little Cloud, Nova, Ozone, Sky or Swing. Plus we have some great runner up prizes including varios from Flytec and Flymaster, a harness from […]

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The BGD Tala, EN C

In issue 147: BGD Tala (EN C) Review

BGD is the new paraglider manufacturer with Bruce Goldsmith at the helm – and their latest glider is the EN C Tala.

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