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COUPE ICARE

COUPE ICARE

Coupe Icare - Once in a LifetimeCoupe Icare - Once in a Lifetime by Ben WhiteCoup Icare is a fantastic event to attend, especially as a pilot who has never traveled abroad for paragliding. Experiencing a new culture of freeflight in a new location can certainly make a...

Next Level Kiting Drills

Next Level Kiting Drills

Next Level Kiting DrillsNext Level Kiting Drills Getting dragged sideways across launch sucks. So do failed inflations and feeling a lack of control, especially when other people are watching. The basics of inflate, turn, and go, are often enough to get a pilot in the...

The Art of Mentorship

The Art of Mentorship

  How to be the best mentee or mentor ever     Like a teenager who just received their driver’s license, a fresh P2/ H2 pilot now has a license to learn. They can launch, land, and generally navigate friendly terrain and weather on their own. There is a...

Anatomical Differences between Wings

Anatomical Differences between Wings

An overview of how different design traits of wings make certain wings better tools for different jobs, such as racing down a mountain or using thermals to travel great distances. Many thanks to Torsten Siegel from Gin Gliders, Luc Armant from Ozone Gliders, Kevin...

A Primer to Ski Launching

A Primer to Ski Launching

Primer To Ski Launching A Primer to Ski Launching Winter is coming, and that generally means an onset of short days, cold weather, and snow. Some of us have a lifestyle that allows for a migration to warmer launches and landings, chasing long days and lift year round....

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of Happiness

Pursuit of HappinessPursuit of Happiness There are many reasons pilots are drawn to paragliding. Just walk up to somebody who just landed after even a very short flight and ask “Why do you do that? Would you do it again?” and the myriad of answers all ultimately boil...