Author Archives: Les

Sigma8, coming in February

That’s right, the new Sigma8 will be launched in February. Bruce Goldsmith joined the Advance design team led by Thomas Ripplinger to create the latest in a long line of successful intermediate gliders. While the outgoing Sigma7 was very much … Continue reading

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Diving in Saipan

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I’ve always wanted to try scuba diving so when Matthias got his licenses out in Saipan we were tempted to follow him. We went for 10 days of training and fun dives. Even Auntie Marylyn did well and is now … Continue reading

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A day above the Aletsch glacier

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Weather wasn’t looking so promising with the high cloud so I decided to go up the Eggishorn by cablecar and on foot to get a look at the Aletsch glacier, since it didn’t seem to be on to view it … Continue reading

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Used gear for sale

Lukas from the Czech Republic is leaving Taiwan and would like to sell the following gear: I have the harness CARPOFLY MYSTIC2 in good shape and rescue skyspare system, newone never used. glider: Gradient GOLDEN2/ORBIT2 category: DHV 1-2 parameters: http://www.gradient.cx/en-old_gliders-golden2-13 … Continue reading

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Omega8, coming in June

After an intensive and demanding development process the flight tests for two of the four sizes of Omega8 were completed this week. Thomas Ripplinger’s development and test team are now fully concentrated on finishing the others. Production will start in … Continue reading

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New pilot alert

New to paragliding, though an old hand in Taiwan is Jez Tombs. Jez just got back from New Zealand with a fresh novice license and shiny new glider, so look out for him on the hill. I took him down … Continue reading

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Bizarre bridge in Dakeng

The foot of the mountains of Dakeng is a new development area, number 11. It’s currently in that strange limbo phase where there are roads and street furniture, but almost no buildings. The way it works is this; Someone in … Continue reading

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Rumors confirmed; Bruce comes to Advance

Bruce Goldsmith is joining the Advance R&D team after 10 years at Airwave. The 2007 World Paraglider Champion will be reinforcing the Advance team of Chief designer Thomas Ripplinger and Advance test pilots Kari Eisenhut (former European Champion and World … Continue reading

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