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Octane2 is here!

http://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/en/products/gliders/octane-2/info/

The new Octane2 is here, if you are an aspiring acro pilot or a coastal pilot who wants a fun and responsive wing with superb handling this may well be the wing for you.

With some great colour schemes and 3 sizes to choose from the Octane2 is a great wing to have in your quiver of nylon toys 🙂

 

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Tuesday Tip – Chrigel, how do you core thermals, any tips?

Chrigel being interviewed at the end of the 2013 Red Bull X-Alps

Tuesday Tip – Chrigel, how do you core thermals, any tips?.

This week’s Tuesday Tip is from Chrigel Maurer, winner of the 2013 Red Bull X-Alps, and is from an interview featured in the current issue of Cross Country Magazine

Chrigel, how do you core thermals, any tips?
I generally always fly at speed when on an XC or competition flight until I’m climbing again in lift.

I begin my turn in a thermal when the lift is constant and I feel I’m climbing as efficiently as possible.

I then adjust my turn radius with asymmetric circles until I’ve found the core. Then I tighten my turns.

Thermals are alive, so you have to constantly readjust your turns to climb as efficiently as possible.

If other pilots are flying close by then I observe them to see if there’s any better lift or if there’s sink I should be avoiding.

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