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Gradient Aspen 6 review

Gradient Aspen 6 (EN C) review

‘I’ve sometimes been slow to recommend my favourite wing, the Aspen, knowing it may be too much. ‘But this really is the best Aspen I’ve flown – and did I mention she’s beautiful, too?’ Brian Steele flies the new Aspen 6 and discovers it’s a case of once bitten, forever smitten with Gradient’s ENC XC […]

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Supair acquires Gradient

Two become one: Supair buys Gradient

Supair announced on 16 June 2017 that the company has bought Gradient, “to optimise the main strengths of the two businesses and further develop both brands”. Supair’s announcement reads: Set up and run for over 20 years by Ondrej Dupal, an outstanding pilot and competitor, passionate about any form of free flight, Gradient is one the […]

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Gradient Nevada 2 Light

Gradient Nevada 2 Light: EN B

Gradient have released a lightweight version of the EN-B Nevada 2, which offers a 1kg weight saving over the full-fat version and a smaller pack size. Gradient’s Nevada 2 and Nevada 2 Light are suitable for occasional and XC pilots, and Gradient say they offer good stability and glide performance with precise handling. The three-liner wing uses Gradient’s […]

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Gradient Nevada 2

Gradient announce release of Nevada 2

Gradient have announced the release of their latest intermediate cross-country paraglider, the Nevada 2. A three-liner EN-B wing, it comes with a high degree of passive safety and is designed for long XC flights. Gradient say it’s a well-behaved wing with pleasant, precise handling, and is suitable for occasional pilots and ambitious cross-country hunters. It will be […]

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Gradient Agility

Gradient Agility acro paraglider now available

After a year of testing and several different prototypes, Gradient’s acro wing, the Agility, is now available. Horacio Llorens and Théo de Blic will be doing the season’s acro competitions on it, and it will be available to buy in 16, 17 and 19m2 sizes.   Here’s Théo putting the 17m2 version through some moves in Saint […]

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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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Gradient Eiger

Gradient Eiger hike-and-fly paraglider

Gradient have announced that their new hike-and-fly wing, the Eiger, has passed shock and load tests with “very good results”. An “agile and playful” mountain glider, the Eiger is not intended for beginners, but Gradient say it will be an ideal companion for experienced hike-and-fly enthusiasts. The Eiger will be produced in two sizes, 21m2 […]

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Gradient Aspen 5 review, EN C

Marcus King discovers an intuitive-handling wing at the top of the C-class “It’s got no lines!” was my first thought when we unpacked the Aspen 4 for review back in 2012. In the air, the wing was like a motorbike with a very tight throttle, responding immediately to small inputs. We concluded it was one […]

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Didi Siglbauer wins Gradient wing in Hikeandfly-XC comp

German pilot Dietmar (Didi) Siglbauer won first prize of a brand new Gradient wing in the Hikeandfly-XC competition 2014. He was awarded his prize at the Stubai Cup on 8 March 2015. The Hikeandfly-XC competition runs over a calendar year, and is scored by Leonardo using the same scoring rules. Each pilot’s top six flights count […]

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The Aspen 5 from Gradient. Photo: Gradient

First Aspen 5 from Gradient certified (28)

  Gradient have certified the Aspen 5 in size 28. The glider is an EN C. Gradient reported: “We are very pleased to inform you that Aspen5 28 already passed through certification and the glider is EN C certified. The Aspen5 is certified according to the new EN norm.” The “new EN norm” means it […]

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Gradient's BiGolden 39

Gradient’s BiGolden 3 in production

  Gradient have announced their new tandem glider, the BiGolden 3, is in production. The glider is certified EN B and is 39m2. Gradient said they went for 39 instead of 38 due to “greater usability”, adding, “We believe it was good decision and there will be only positive feedback from pilots.” The company has […]

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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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Gradient's Aspen 4, in Argentina. Photo: Felix Wolk

In issue 141: “It’s got no lines!” The Gradient Aspen 4, EN C

Hugh Miller gets his mitts on Gradient’s latest, sharpest tool in the box. Plus Little Cloud’s Kangoo and vol-biv paragliding harnesses get the once-over.

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The first three sizes of Gradient's EN C Aspen 4 are scheduled for release in November or December 2011

Gradient’s new EN C Aspen 4

The first three sizes of Gradient’s EN C Aspen 4 are scheduled for release in November or December 2011

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Gradient's new paraglider rucksack

Gradient 2012 paraglider rucksack

Czech manufactuer Gradient have upgraded their paraglider rucksack

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Gradient's new Explore the Invisible T-shirt

Gradient’s new ‘Explore the Invisible’ T-shirt

Gradient have a new ‘Explore the Invisible’ cotton T-shirt in Diva blue for the coming season.

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Winter acro vid from TeamFreestyle

New winter paraglider acro video from Austrian TeamFreestyle

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Gradient's new school paraglider, the Bright4

Bright4: Gradient’s new school paraglider

Gradient have unveiled the latest generation of their school paraglider, the Bright4.

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Gradient’s new T-shirt and gilet

Czech paragliding company Gradient have a new-design T-shirt and gilet for 2011, with ‘I love Gradient’ motif.

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Italian reader wins paraglider in XC Mag Prize Draw

Italian pilot Benedetto Lo Tufo wins his choice of paraglider from either Aircross, Apco, Gin, Gradient, Ozone or Sol in the Cross Country Magazine Readers Draw

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