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Niviuk Klimber P

Niviuk release Klimber P – lightweight EN D

Niviuk have officially released the Klimber P, the wing Gavin McClurg used for the Alaska traverse in May 2016.  It’s the company’s first lightweight, high-performance EN-D wing, and they say it’s aimed at expert pilots wanting top performance in a lightweight package for hike-and-fly and vol-bivouac adventures. The Klimber P has an aspect ratio of 7 and a top speed […]

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U-Turn Trinity

U-Turn Trinity: “The ultimate fun machine”

U-Turn call the Trinity “the ultimate fun machine”. A mini-wing, it can be used for freestyle soaring on strong-wind coastlines, wagga ground training or Alpine racing adventures. Groundhandling and freestyle maestro Mike Küng had a lot of input into the wing’s design, and the wing that emerged is finished to his exacting requirements. It’s compact, precise and fun, with good […]

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Skywalk Poison X-Alps

Skywalk release lightweight EN D Poison X-Alps

  Skywalk have unveiled their latest high-performance lightweight EN/LTF D glider, the Poison X-Alps.   It is derived from the CCC-rated X-Alps2, as used in the 2015 race, and Skywalk say its glide performance is “phenomenal” while its behaviour remains manageable. The Posion X-Alps is targeted at experienced XC and competition pilots looking for a lightweight […]

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Ozone Zeno

Ozone announce release of the Zeno

Ozone have announced the forthcoming release of the much-anticipated Zeno. The two-liner fits in between the CCC-class Enzo, and the EN-D Mantra series of wings in their range. Hugh Miller made the sneak-preview video of a prototype being flown by Russ Ogden during the North South Cup in the UK in May. The Zeno is a […]

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AirDesign Pure 3

Pure 3: AirDesign’s EN-D wing evolves

AirDesign’s EN/LTF-D Pure3 emerged from the drawing board of the Pure2 before all the sizes were even finished. It’s a high-performance cross-country wing wing with an aspect ratio of 6.98.  During the test and development phases for these other sizes [of the Pure2], we were able to find many new innovations and improvements. It was […]

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Ozone LM6

Ozone unveil the LM6 lightweight Mantra M6

Ozone have unveiled the LM6. It’s the light version of the Mantra M6, certified EN D and designed for serious vol-bivouac adventures. A sleek beast, it has an aspect ratio of 6.9 like the Mantra M6, and is a three-liner with a sharknose profile. Ozone say the overall weight has been reduced to a minimum without compromising the […]

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Mac Para Icon

Mac Para Icon – EN D

Mac Para’s EN-D Icon paraglider was released in January 2016. Aimed at experienced pilots who fly at least 100 hours a year, Mac Para say the three-liner has an extraordinary glide and great into-wind performance.  The Icon replaces the Magus, and Mac Para say it offers good feedback and sporty handling while being a very comfortable wing […]

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Niviuk Peak 4

Niviuk Peak 4 – EN D cross-country paraglider

The Peak 4 is now here – Niviuk’s new EN-D cross-country hotship. Efficient and performant, it devours kilometres, Niviuk say. The Peak 4 is a two-liner, built using Icepeak know-how and technologies such as internal Nitinol rods reinforcing the structure and maintaining its sleek shape, without adding too much weight. Niviuk say the Peak 4 is fast with with excellent […]

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Skywalk Tonka 2

Skywalk Tonka 2 – EN-D mini wing

Skywalk’s latest mini wing, the Tonka 2, has a tiny projected area of just 11.8m², EN-D certification and weighs just 2.1kg. It was used by eight of the top-ten placed pilots in the Red Bull Dolomitenmann competition (12 September 2015), and Skywalk say it’s ideal for such competitions, its EN-D rating being a rarity among mini […]

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Triple Seven King

Triple Seven King – M size certified EN D

Triple Seven’s EN-D King has passed certification in the M size, for 90-110kg. Described as a classic 3-liner, Triple Seven say the King is designed for advanced pilots and has a clean canopy and a good inherent safety for a wing of its class. They describe its handling as precise yet playful, and say it has a […]

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Gradient Avax XC5

Gradient Avax XC5 – EN D

Gradient have announced that their three Red Bull X-Alps pilots will be flying the new EN-D Avax XC5 in the event which starts on 5 July 2015. Gradient say the wing, which is intended for experienced cross-country pilots, has “typical Gradient handling, with predictable behaviour and comfort”. It is EN-D certified in 24 and 26m2 sizes, with the […]

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Icaro Sitta

Icaro Sitta hike-and-fly paraglider – EN D

Icaro have announced a forthcoming new mountain wing for hike-and-fly pilots, mountaineers and “regular pilots wanting a small and light fun wing”: the Sitta. Derived from the EN-D freestyle wing, the Aquila, but lighter, the Sitta has a simple line plan and “featherlight” canopy, with super-easy take-off, great thermalling ability and stability in flight, say […]

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AirDesign Pure 2

AirDesign Pure 2 – EN D

AirDesign’s new Pure 2 is an EN-D wing aimed at competition level or more experienced cross-country pilots. The design brief was to create a wing with the best performance possible with an aspect ratio of 7. The Pure 2 has a pronounced sharknose and uses AirDesign’s Vortex Holes® at the tips and outside cell trailing edges which AD say improve performance […]

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U-Turn Redout

U-Turn Redout: EN C / D freeride wing

U-Turn say their new Redout, a wing which combines freestyle elements with performance, belongs in a category that they would best describe as ‘freeride. A sporty and dynamic wing, they say the Redout also has outstanding glide and thermals very efficiently, making it a real crossover wing, as perfect for soaring as for acro training as for thermalling. It was designed for “dynamic flying […]

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Axis Venus 4

Axis Venus 4: EN D

Axis have released a new EN-D paraglider, the Venus 4. It’s aimed at “demanding XC pilots” and makes a good choice for competition pilots wanting a bit of extra security say Axis. A three-liner with a sharknose profile, Axis say the performance of the Venus 4 is not far from that of CCC class wings, yet it […]

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Niviuk Peak 3

Niviuk Peak 3: Full review from issue 148

Bangin’ Climbs and Surfin’ Lines: Hugh Miller discovers Niviuk’s Peak 3 (EN D) is a weapon built for fast and furious mountain flying Published in issue 148 Some people are just NEVER happy, are they!” said Guy Anderson. I’d been asking for a go on his Icepeak 23 to compare it to the Peak 3 23 […]

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Aircross U Sport 2 EN D

Want to join Aircross’ acro or XC team?

Aircross are inviting applications from pilots who would like to join their cross country or acro paragliding teams for 2015.   There have places available for up to five pilots per country. The selected pilots will be offered an Aircross wing, either a U Cross (EN C) or U Sport 2 (EN D) for cross-country pilots, or […]

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GIN GTO 2

GIN GTO2 – EN D: Fly far, Travel Light

GIN’s new GTO 2 is an EN-D certified, high-performance lightweight wing, developed from their X-Alps research and with design features from the Boomerang. It is aimed at ambitious and experienced cross country pilots. GIN say the GTO 2 will appeal to pilots transitioning from sports class, and competition pilots who wish to fly a more […]

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Niviuk's Peak 3, EN D. Photo: Niviuk

Bangin’ Climbs: Niviuk Peak 3, EN D, reviewed

If you want to test fly a paraglider you may as well set a record when you’re doing it.

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If you don't want to read all this dry stuff about testing, just look at this picture instead. Action from the Paragliding World Cup in Krushevo, Macedonia. Photo: Martin Scheel

Folding lines under fire as changes to E.N. tests are discussed

A change in how paragliders are tested could be on the cards, according to a draft of the latest EN test, which is currently being revised.

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