Get your head in the game: Paragliding and Helmets – EN 966, EN 1077, ASTM 2040

Many Standards Head protection - a critical element for any activity where the head may impact another object. This protection helps to deflect and absorb the force of the impact, reducing the damage suffered by both skull and brain. In an attempt to establish a baseline level of protection, a variety of activity specific standards …

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Performance Coaching with Pat Dower.

North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Oceania. I've travelled far and wide in search of the gurus of our sport. Some of which are 'household names' such as Jocky and Kelly, others more akin to the sage hidden in the mountains. Regardless the individual I chance upon, my overarching plan has been little more than locate and sponge …

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Building Blocks of Cross Country Paragliding in Valle de Bravo.

The maiden flight of the Gin Explorer complete, day two brings with it further training in the building blocks needed to successfully paraglide cross country (XC) here in Valle de Bravo. Sunrise. Recovered from a gruelling first day of flying and classroom, I finally get a chance to grab a few snaps of where I am …

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Gin Explorer: A lightweight successor to the Carrera Plus paraglider?

September comes to a close, bringing with it the start of autumn. In accompaniment is the foremost trade show of the paragliding world, the Coupe d'Icare in St. Hilaire de Touvet, France. A wide swath of vendors and manufactures attend the CdI to hawk wares and provide glimpses of pending product releases - the latter …

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