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The Secrets of Champions

$30.00

All the latest techniques for finding lift, maximizing climb, using instruments, tuning gliders, flying XC, competing, etc. Seventeen of the world’s top pilots show how it’s done. For HG and PG alike. 8 1/2 x 11 format, 211 pages, four-color cover, 83 photos, 30 illustrations

Topics include:

  • New Thermal Techniques
  • Equipment Tricks
  • Finding Lift
  • Cross-Country Concepts
  • Gliding Better
  • Decision Making
  • Upwind Flying
  • Learning to Focus
  • Mental Aspects
  • Safer Flying
  • …and much more!

Thermal Flying

$56.00

Thermal Flying has become the bible of cross country soaring. The book is a must-read for pilots interested in stepping into cross country flying. You will learn how and where to search for thermals, how to stay in them, when to leave, and much more.

The book includes a chapter written by 2007 Paragliding World Champion Bruce Goldsmith. Read from some of the excerpts below the product image.

Thermal XC Clinic

$795.00$1,495.00

Learning to stay in the game, and connects the dots
Pilots are able to gain valuable insights at the thermal clinic, which helps increase their flight duration moving forward. We get more thermal experience when we can stay up for longer periods of time. These longer duration flights really help pilots develop a feel for tracking and coring thermals. Once you have improved your thermaling technique you are ready to start connecting the dots and flying cross country. Our Thermal XC Clinics follow the same organization and execution as our worldwide tours. There are great locations in North America year-round. Our history in continually bringing together top instructors who are world class pilots in the sport to work as a team is unmatched. Most clinics give you a 10 to 1 student instructor ratio. Our tours have always had a 5 to 1 maximum on our student instructor ratio. Our two decades of experience running tours has shown us the quality diminishes significantly with a student instructor ratio any higher than 5 to 1. We team fly in our clinics when we start making moves to fly cross country much like a gaggle in a paragliding competition. Coaching a gaggle of 10 pilots is unrealistic, and smaller student instructor ratios are a world of difference. Having the smaller ratio allows us to group you with pilots of similar levels, which prevents more experienced pilots from being held back. Our clinic Instructors are actually professional pilots who bring years of real world XC and race to goal experience.

Understanding the Sky

$25.00

A large and small-scale weather guide for sport aviation and soaring pilots. The key to complete comfort in the air. A must-read for safe flying.

  • Learn the cause and behavior of wind
  • Gain knowledge of lift patterns and types
  • Find out how to predict flying conditions
  • See how thermals are formed and act in the air
  • Investigate the action of circulation and general weather
  • Unlock the mysteries of sea breezes and other local effects
  • Explore the world of micro meteorology – small scale effects
  • Become and expert at judging thunderstorms
  • Discover the secrets of turbulent air
  • Many more details including: cloud streets, heat fronts, trigger temperature, cloud types, inversions, low level jets, convergence, waves, cloud heights, site reading, gust fronts, upslope breezes

UP – Ascent 4

$3,900.00

The first glider in a pilot’s life might be his most important one. On the one hand it shouldn’t be absorbing too much because it should be fun to fly and on the other hand it shouldn’t be too agile to maintain security. While designing the Ascent 4, our main task was to develop a glider that combines both, security and the fun factor.

The Ascent 4 includes the latest Technologies as well as the implementation of intelligent materials. Optimized modern fabric gives the Ascent 4 a low weight, leading to less aggressive behavior during launch and extreme flight maneuvers. Flying calm morning air, or strong thermal conditions the Ascent4 inspires confidence with its calm and easy-handling flight characteristics. Additionally, the glider has good performance, turns as desired in thermals and gives the pilot easy to understand, usable feedback. High quality, tough materials will make the Ascent4 a durable, fun companion for your beginning in the sport and for many flying adventures in your future.

UP – Asgard Gloves

$65.00

One of the true classics in the UP accessories range, the Asgard gloves, have recieved a complete model overhaul – allow us to introduce the Asgard 2! These new gloves are set to become another one of those items which you just never want to forget at home. Built with a wind-sealer membrane, they are warm enough for 3-season flying, and feature push-button help on the index finger as well as friction and wear coating on exposed surfaces. Made from 90% polyesther and 10% PU. See your local UP dealer to try these updated UP classics!

UP – Balaclava Cerro Torre

$40.00

The UP balaclava “Cerro Torre” has been a valued companion for cold-weather pilots all over the world for years. UP updated the design for 2009, making the new Cerro Torre an even more complete package for you to enjoy your flying in any kind of weather.

UP – Kinley Gloves

$64.00

Flying in winter can be great, but only when the fingers aren’t coming off. And spring thermals take you higher, where the exact same problems occur – it gets uncomfortably cold for the fingers. So we made a glove for this time of year, in a membrane design and a stylish look.

UP – Meru

$4,600.00

Controlling the MERU with the B-Risers is intuitive, and effective, allowing the pilot to keep the speed-bar engaged with confidence, arriving at the next thermal higher and faster. The speed-bar pressure is light allowing for less fatigue, and longer flying days.

Durable, lightweight materials combined with an intricate design make the MERU our most sophisticated glider. We have been designing and revising our two-liner prototypes for years, patiently working to produce the best possible XC/competition glider, its finally here, the MERU.

UP – Parasleeve 2

$102.00

ACCORDION PACKING MADE EASY
The new parasleeve is designed so that it may be used with ALL UP wings, and allows you to fold the “cigar” in several different ways once the bag is zipped closed. If you like to separate the wing from the harness when packing there’s an integrated riser compartment in there for you, and if you don’t well rest assured that the zipper is bidirectional so that you can let the lines out at the bottom. We’re making it in three different sizes to accommodate all wing sizes, and we’re happy to say that the M size weighs only 460g. There are large mesh panels to allow your wing to breathe while stored.

The new Parasleeve is included with Summit XC series and Trango X series wings, and can be ordered as an accessory for all other wings at the same time.

UP 3-Step Soft Speed Bar

$55.00

This speedbar comes standard with all Niviuk gliders. Includes nylon rope with brummel hooks. 2 step design. 1st step is soft, 2nd step is rigid with support within the webbing.

UP Acro Handles (Pair)

$31.00

These handles have an adjustable velcro grip, covered in Neoprene. So, you can customize the size of the handle to your hand or gloves. We have had some high altitude mountain pilots use these, and adjust them to their maximum size so they can fit their super large winter gloves into the handles. The handle also comes with a magnet snap and standard snap to fit whatever kind of snaps your risers have.

UP FZ Speed Sleeve

$99.95

The “FZ” in the name of UP’s new speed sleeve.  The FZ is short for “Full Zip”, which we feel is way better than a pullover speed sleeve.  This indispensible new garment features a full-length zipper all the way down the front, to make it easier and more convenient to get on and off. It is made from 80% polyamide and 20% elastathan, and comes in 3 sizes to accomodate most speed-hungry pilots. The UP artwork includes big “Airborne Sensations” logos down both sleeves. Available in M, L or XL size!

UP K2 3

$4,740.00

Although it has almost turned into a PG business tandem marketing platitude, this tandem really does handle like solo wing – and that from the moment you touch the risers to launch it and until you and your happy passenger are back on the ground; if it wasn’t for the clicking noise from the camera you could be excused for forgetting that the passenger is even there! Just make sure you don’t go off on long XC’s when there are paying passengers waiting…

Available in two sizes, the K2-3 can be flown at its sweet spot by almost everyone…
The 2D diagram clearly shows the all-new canopy − the elliptical predecessor was replaced by a wing design with a large sweepback angle, which makes the K2-3 a pleasure to launch. The swept-back wingtips, first introduced in our competition wings, not only reduce drag but add to the arrow−like visual effect of this glider. Nylon battens instead of mylar in the leading edge reduce the packing volume and add to the easy launching characteristics.

UP Kibo

$4,300.00

With the new UP Kibo (EN B), UP puts a whole new product branch on the UP family tree

The ideal mid-range EN B glider, and a perfect all-rounder at heart, the UP Kibo is built to progress on – it is the perfect mix between a very safe and forgiving beginner’s wing and a performance-and-XC paraglider, meaning it will teach its pilot exactly how performance gliders fly, but it will look after them while doing so. It sits comfortably between the new Makalu 4 and the new Summit XC4 in the UP model range.

UP Lhotse

$4,450.00

The new UP Lhotse (EN B) sits between the UP Kibo and the UP Summit XC Series in the UP model range – but as a lightweight hike&fly and adventure glider it is so much more than just a new mid-level EN B wing!

In order to be able to concentrate on the adventure at hand, you need a wing that won’t let you down in any way. The new UP Lhotse is such a wing; it has all the performance you need for long XC adventures in the backcountry regions of our beautiful planet, it is built light, and it is tough enough to withstand the challenges out there.

UP Makalu 4

$4,100.00

The new Makalu 4 is everything you ever dreamed of in the EN B class – it is SUPER stable, very easy and forgiving to fly, but has LOADS of FUN built in. Part of the FUN is the fact that you get such a reassuring, safety-conscious package all while the performance is so good – this wing won’t let even your loftiest goals down, and its direct and sporty handling never becomes unsettling. It is literally built to explore on; explore the whole free-flying idea as well as explore in a geographical sense. There’ll be schools out there who choose the Makalu 4 to teach on, and it is THE greatest tool for taking the first aerial steps out of school. You’ll have FUN doing it!

UP Makalu Lite

$4,300.00

A Makalu 3 at heart, only lighter – on your back as well as on your mind. Designed for the easy end of the EN B spectre, but with the para-alpinist in mind – launch, handling, landing, carrying – all as light’n easy as it gets. Sublime handling, nippy character, albeit with no twitchyness – and the performance of a much higher rated wing.

UP Profile Light (<100 kg)

$760.00

The UP Profile Light is a versatile partner; use it alone for your para-alpinist adventures, or use it in conjunction with a normal integrated reserve to double your chances in, say, a competition environment. The Profile Light outer container is shaped like an instrument cockpit, complete with Velcro attachement for all the flight electronics and clips to your main karabiners.

UP Stuff Sack 2

$145.00

The new Stuffsack 2 is now available. Put the glider inside, close the buckle, tighten the cord, close the zipper, and get yourself up to takeoff. Ergonomic shoulder straps make it easy to carry, five compression straps allow pilots to quickly achieve a compact backpack, and the partial mesh outer layer lets the wing breath. At just 900g it ads very little bulk and weight to the harness while flying.