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Part of Sky’s Light Line series of gear, the Eyrie Light is a 95 litre rucksack that weighs just 750g, built for serious hiking. It comes from the full-fat Eyrie, which is 1.4kg, so at 750g is significantly lighter. It’s made from strong and light materials in a slim design with dual density carrying straps and ‘on […]
Czech company Sky Paragliders have unveiled their new PPG wing – the Flux. It’s a touring wing, with a soaring pedigree but designed for powered flying. They say it’s an easy-to-fly wing with pleasant handling and good efficiency, as much at home engine-off thermalling as fast-cruising the skies under power, trimmers off, eating up the kilometres. The Flux […]
Sky have announced a new EN-C paraglider, the Exos. They say it’s “true to its class” and not overly demanding to handle. Designed for experienced cross-country pilots, Sky say the Exos offers good performance and precise handling. A three-liner, the Exos has a flat aspect ratio of 6.4 and 65 cells. It features Sky’s Leading Edge Optimisation (LEO) […]
“Brake pressure is perhaps 70% of that of the Mentor 4, and the hybrid hard brake handles add to the directness of feel: it all adds up to an ‘advanced’ character,” writes Hugh Miller, reviewing the Sky Apollo. See what’s in Cross County 173, September 2016
The Skylighter 3 is Sky’s new cross-country racing pod harness. Sky have designed this harness for all cross-country pilots, and it’s very adjustable (they call it Easy Custom Tuning (ECT)) so that it can be adapted to suit each pilot’s preferences. For instance, it comes with a carbon composite seat plate, but you can remove […]
Sky have unveiled their new high-end EN-B paraglider – the Apollo. They say it’s dripping with the latest technology and set to be a class-leader. Aimed at experienced pilots, Sky say it offers the ultimate performance, sublime handling and easy launch characteristics. The Apollo is a three-line design with narrow upper lines and an aspect ratio of […]
Sky have overhauled and updated their Gii harness series of accessible harnesses, suitable for beginners upwards. The Gii 3 series harnesses are now available. Sky say the Gii 3 series stand for light weight, durability, comfort and safety, all blended into an uncluttered design – a versatile solution for many disciplines. Just some of the new features are the […]
Ed Ewing grabs the ‘100K on an EN A’ Challenge Cup My first flight on the Sky Anakis 3 was on a low windy hill in the south of England. The place was empty apart from two guys carving fast loops in the air with their model gliders. “It might calm down for you lot, […]
Sky’s Gii2 Alpha is an EN / LTF certified harness with foam back protection, part of Sky’s Gii2 range of harnesses designed for schools, tandem passengers and pilots looking for a simple, light and durable harness. The Gii2 harnesses are light, compact and comfortable, say Sky, and offer the pilot balanced handling and measured feedback. The Gii2 […]
Sky’s Anakis 3 is a beginner/intermediate paraglider, certified EN A and designed for optimum safety with usable performance and great handling for the low airtime pilot. Sky say: We have enhanced and refined all aspects of the Anakis 2 to bring you a genuinely new glider, which we believe will become a benchmark design forging its own new […]
Issue 143 of Cross Country magazine features reviews of Sky’s Antea 2 (EN C) and Skywalk’s Cayenne 4 (EN C).
The Antea 2 is Sky’s new EN C wing, designed for “cross country pilots looking for high performance”.
The Excite 3 is an EN-certified sport and competition harness from Sky, with a detachable speed bag
A new lightweight reversible harness from Sky Paragliders.
Sky have a new two-line competition paraglider for the coming season, the Eos.
Czech manufacturer Sky have two new paragliders for school use: The EnN A Fides 3 and EN B Gaia.
Sky have improved the ever-popular Revel and now bring us the Revel 2 harness.