And the winner is...
Prize draw: Paraglider Ozone Ultralite 4
The winner of the prize draw for an Ozone Ultralite 4, size 21, held on the 31st of December at 21h28, was Grégory Bernard, from Poitiers. Well done Grégory and commiserations to all the others. However, if it’s any consolation, we will be organising more competitions in the future. Gregory, who has just received his prize, has been flying for thirteen years. He is a field technician who flies both in the north of France and in the Pyrenees. The Ultralite 4 is very appropriate for him because he is just getting into Hike&Fly.
#_icare_2018 and #trends part 1/2
At the 2018 Coupe Icare, the biggest free flying festival in the world, new technology such as the RAST system took pride of place. Hi-tech for flying with total peace of mind. We also noticed that the single skins, whilst diversifying, have gone fully into another, well established trend: lighter and simpler. This return to basics has also happened in cutting edge technology, such as the use of high-tech modern fabric like Skytex 27. It has been tried and tested for more than a decade now. The next step in light weight, Skytex 21, is expected to feature in the 2019 X-Alps. We visited the textile factory in France.
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At Porcher Sport: THE FABRIC, the raw material of our FLIGHTS
Porcher Industries is a big French group with a worldwide presence. They make all types of technical fabric, for airbags amongst other things, but also for commercial aviation. In the sports sector, their fabric is used for balls, spinnakers, parachutes, kites and, of course, for paragliders...