Editor Ed Ewing asks Cross Country magazine’s technical experts Bruce Goldsmith and Adrian Thomas about the Ozone Enzo 2 controversy With GIN Gliders declaring the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal Enzo 2 controversy a “disgrace to the sport” and the winning Enzo 2s on their way to Switzerland to be compared with a sample glider, […]
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Bruce Goldsmith’s new book is out now. Scroll down for exclusive extracts Buy the book Bruce Goldsmith has published a new book, Fifty Ways to Fly Better. Published with Cross Country it’s a “synthesis” of all Bruce’s knowledge from over 25 years in the sports of paragliding and hang gliding. “I’ve been flying since the […]
This is an edited extract from Fifty Ways to Fly Better, by Bruce Goldsmith and friends Buy the book When I started flying I remember learning about a strange phenomenon called ‘convergence’. In the books, convergence was always discussed as something unusual, as though it only occurred in certain places such as on the coast, […]
This is an edited extract from Fifty Ways to Fly Better, by Bruce Goldsmith Buy the book When you fly your paraglider, you sit in your harness at least seven metres below the wing – maybe as much as ten. This means that you are the weight of a huge pendulum. A large part of […]
This an edited extract from Fifty Ways to Fly Better, by Bruce Goldsmith and friends Buy the book What is rear-riser control? “Rear-riser control allows you to keep contact with the glider while gliding, especially when using the speedbar,” explains Ozone test pilot Russell Ogden. “For exactly the same reason you use your brakes to […]
This is an edited extract of an article in Fifty Ways to Fly Better, by Bruce Goldsmith and Friends Buy the book Thermalling is probably the most important part of flying, as well as the most pleasurable. The feeling of using the natural energy of rising air is a pleasure similar to surfing an invisible […]
This is an edited extract from Fifty Ways to Fly Better, by Bruce Goldsmith and friends Buy the book Your first wing is your most important one. It is the bedrock of your flying career. You need to be totally comfortable on as safe a wing as possible as you slowly become familiar with the […]
Does all that beeping in flight annoy you? It does Bruce Goldsmith, 2007 Paragliding World Champion and longtime competition pilot. In his latest Icaristics in Cross Country 149 he reveals he’s been flying instrument-free for three years. He says: I believe flying without a vario makes you a better pilot. It also gives you more […]
What do you do when you’re stuck in really strong sink?
BGD is the new paraglider manufacturer with Bruce Goldsmith at the helm – and their latest glider is the EN C Tala.
Bruce Goldsmith and a Brazilian business partner bought Airwave Paragliders at the start of April – he discusses the move in this video
Bruce Goldsmith has taken the helm of Airwave, alongside Brazilian distributor Roberto Galera
Bob Drury interviews Advance’s Valéry Chapuis about Bruce Goldsmith’s recent move to join their design team
Bob Drury looks at Bruce Goldsmith’s career in paraglider design, and speaks to the man himself and to Markus Villinger about Bruce’s move to Advance.
Airwave’s paraglider designer of nearly ten years, Bruce Goldsmith, is set to leave in the Spring, to join Thomas Ripplinger on Advance’s design team.
The first time your risers go slack, and your leading edge lurches down towards and tries to slap you in the face…
Bob Drury picks up some tips from some of the best paraglider and hang glider pilots in the world about how they thermal, in the final part of Cross Country magazine’s definitive guide to thermalling
How to Thermal better: Cross Country Magazine’s definitive guide to flying hang gliders and paragliders in thermals by Bob Drury
Bruce Goldsmith relates a recent close encounter with a Cu Nim and looks at how best to avoid the dangers of thunderclouds