Recently, a few of our friends came together online to discuss XC flying, and share a bit of wisdom and experience.
Huge thanks to Xc Legends and instructors, Russ Ogden, Bill Belcourt, Josh Cohn, Jeff Shapiro, Isabella & Jamie Messenger. Ozone Team pilot and host, Nick Greece, worked with Julie Spiegler to make this session possible.
The Super Paragliding Testival Koessen is back again, and will take place June 11-14 in Tirol, Austria. If you have been looking to try one of our new wings for the season this 4 day event gives you the opportunity to demo almost the entire OZONE range.
This weekend at the Zillertal Battle in Mayrhofen, Austria, where EN B wings were de rigeur, Simon Arnold took first overall flying the new Rush 5. He was joined on the podium by Heli Eichholzer and Joachim Oberhauser, who were also flying the Rush 5. Christoph Eder was just behind in 4th overall, flying the Swift 4, and Thomas Weingartner took 7th on the Rush 5, putting five Ozone pilots in the top ten. Full results here.
The next Paragliding World Cup will take place in Baixo Guandu, Brazil from the 14th- 21st of April.
The town of Baixo Guandu is an old favourite with the Paragliding World Cup, having held events there in 2013 and 2015. The countryside around Baixo is a mix of flats and hills, dotted with the most grandiose granite domes, making it a paraglider and photographer’s dream. Lots of tropical sun on a continuously changing landscape gives great thermals.
Gone are the days when far flung World Cups were an easy way to get into the Super Final. With 13 World Cup winners and 28 World Cup task winners taking part, this could very well be a continuation of the Battle Royale that we saw in the nail biting Super Final, where it was all to fly for right up until the last few seconds of the race.
You can keep up with all the pilots on the PWCA App which is now available for iOS and Android devices, (search for PWCA). It gives the live Commentary, tracking and all the scores and makes the competition much easier to watch on tablets and mobile phones. Visit PWCA.org