Light airbag back protection for your String harness. This removable Airbag can easily be adapted to the 2 different versions of the String harness and to the String Pack thanks to its velcro at the back, its two toggles and its side clips. It contains a stow-away zip pocket which will be very useful to store your rucksack before you take off. Its inflation system is efficient thanks to two side scoops; it is certified EN/LTF passing the remarkable shock absorption test up to 24G. This removable airbag protection is also certified EC, European standards for PPE.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org which dates you want to join. More info HERE for Advanced Solo Flight Course.
We currently have 1 x 16m Red and 1 x 16m Lime in stock for immediate shipment, other sizes will only take the usual 2-3 weeks.
Fast, Simple & Safe! That's the smallest EN/LTF-B Glider in the world!
The SuSi3 is perfect for the low-level B pilot looking for a forgiving lightweight wing, or for those choosing to operate on the upper side of the weight range, providing the lightest and fastest equipment for extreme mountaineering or high-wind soaring conditions. The extensive weight range offered within the SuSi3 lineup provides you with all the options to choose the right size for whatever your adventure demands. We’ve developed a chart to assist you in choosing the right glider for your application. If you are looking for basic wing behaviour from a low EN-B glider, then choose according to the fields with a green background. Those seeking fun in the blue background with higher loadings will notice the increased trim-speed, requiring greater pilot experience. The glider’s behaviour still remains predictable, and provides greater flying options, such as strong-wind soaring opportunities.
Designed to work with light gear, this accelerator is simple and efficient.
MUCH SAFETY PACKED IN A SMALL SIZE
Low sink rates and fast opening are what define the SECURE. The Rapid Inflation System (RIS) designed by U-Turn is providing very low opening time.
Particular ribbons cause that the canopy does not lie flat on top of each other at the ‚base‘, but that an accurate calculated pre-tension generates air gates. Thereby the filling behaviour is positively influenced, especially in the first few milliseconds. For the SECURE the PARATEX RS is used. The cloth was designed by U-Turn in co-operation with Paratex and optimized for the usage in reserve parachutes. It is a tear-proof nylon fabric, which fulfilles the high demands to tear resistance and at the same time ideal porosity, at only 40 grams per square meter. The fabric quality additionally ensures the relatively small pack size of the SECURE.
Flystyle - Paragliding Gear and Lessons
It's not just about flying, it's about the adventure.
Learning to become a proficient solo pilot takes time and dedication. You may have to spend an entire day or two waiting for the right conditions, you may have to journey to unfamiliar places, and you may have to overcome some big fears.
It’s not easy learning to fly, but it's so much fun and definitely worth it.
Whether you are interested in paragliding or paramotoring, the core skills and concepts to becoming a safe and proficient solo pilot are the same.
You will gain the necessary knowledge to make the fly or no fly decision before your feet ever leave the ground. You will know where you should fly, and you will understand the risks involved in every flight.
No matter what flying style you choose as your primary goal, the FS1 Course is designed to give you the mentorship and guidance to become a competent solo pilot.
The ASF Course is a prerequisite and students must sign up for the FS1 Course within 30 days after completion to stay current. Students must also invest in their own gear to join the FS1 Course.
Why choose Flystyle?
Flystyle has been one of the leading flight schools in the Pacific Northwest for over 8 years now. We take great care in making sure our students learn correctly, which takes time and flexibility. We have a long list of previous students who are now competent solo pilots making flights all around the world.
Where is the course taught?
The FS1 Course requires students to travel to the Oregon Coast and Hood River, Oregon. These areas give students a wide variety of flying conditions and different flying sites to learn from.
Why not teach at one location?
Flying is like backcountry skiing--the variables are changing everyday, hazards are never the same, and if you do something stupid or make a bad decision, it could result in death or serious injury. Being prepared is the smart choice.
For example, If you are learning to fly a paramotor at someone’s grassy field along the coast and after completing that course you decide you are going to take a flight in the high desert, or in a valley, or mountain region, you might be putting yourself into a situation where you are confronted with class 4 or 5 rapids, but have only ever practiced on class 1 rapids.
These sports can be very dangerous if you do not have adequate training or adequate knowledge, which is why we take extra care in teaching our students.
How long does the course take?
A typical student has 4-8 lesson days depending upon how fast they are learning and the weather. Most students typically complete their training in a 1-2 month period, it really depends upon how often a student can be available to go flying.
Is there a limit to the number of students that can sign up?
Yes, because we only have one instructor (Daniel Randall), and can only accept about 10 FS1 students per year. We urge anyone who is interested in learning to sign up before April 30th to secure your spot. This gives you the best flying season to learn (May-October) and to get your gear on time because it can take up to 30 days for your gear to arrive depending upon the manufacturer and inventory availability.
What ratings do students receive once they complete the FS1 course?
FS1 rating + FS1 benefits
P2 rating with USHPA (the non-profit organization that helps maintain flying sites, and instructional standards).
About FS1 Benefits
FS1 members will forever have a special 15% discount on any future wing or harness through our online store.
Lifetime mentorship: If you have any questions about flying, or need some training refreshers, we will be available to help you.
ASF Course is a prerequisite (2 day course at the dune)
Gear purchase is required (students must own their own equipment that is suitable for learning, check out our FS1 Gear Packages)
4-8 days of flying lessons (2-3 instructional tandem flights and 10+ solo flights under radio supervision)
Locations: Oregon Coast, Hood River, Oregon
When: Year round, but most consistent flying takes place May-October
Reading Material Provided
Students must complete online log book after every flying session
SUP'Air ACCESS BACK
With over 30 years of designing paragliding harnesses, SUP'AIR is the industry leader in paraglide harness design. The ACCESS BACK is designed for the beginner/intermediate pilot who wants a good performing harness with safety features build in.
This harness is delivered with the following items :
– Bump’air 17 cm – Handle “B” – Size S and XS: Ply seat-plate 33 cm x 34 cm (MPPL017) – Size M: Ply seat-plate 35 cm x 37 cm (MPPL018) – Size L : Ply seat-plate 37 cm x 37 cm (MPPL019) – Size XL: Ply seat-plate 39 cm x 37 cm (MPPL020) – 2 Twist-lock 45 mm Zicral SUPAIR Carabiners – User manual (CD) – WARNING! This product is delivered without risers!
A must-have for the take-off area or landing zone.
Length: 175 cm
Diameter: 30 cm
Material: durable coated ripstop nylon
U-Turn Mini Windsock
Small decorative windsock with U-Turn logo with a length of about 15 cm, for example. In the car or on a keychain.
The Shine is a high quality round Pull Down Apex (PDA) reserve parachute produced by the SUPAIR design team, offering low packing volume and weight whilst retaining maximum safety. Thanks to a sophisticated design and quality materials, it answers the needs of most paraglider pilots.
SHINE: ROUND PDA RESERVE
The SHINE is a new generation round PDA parachute, replacing the Light and X-Tralite models. Designed and fine-tuned by Supair's internal test team, it uses a proven 20 Decitex fabric and full dyneema line set. The SHINE's weight and volume are close to the X-tralite and much lower than the Light (15% to 20% lighter and more compact, according to size) for almost the same price as the Light. Naturally, it's EN 12491 and LTF 9109 certified.
Name: Rescue Risers Y Accessory: paragliding & speedflying Type: ultra-light Geometrie : Y Concept: dyneema spliced rescue risers Strenght: 3000Dan Sizes: 80 cm / 125 cm Weight: 40 grams / 50 grams Option: 6mm ovale Péguet maillon rapide Main materials: Dyneema Materials : made in France Manufacturing: made in France
Our rescue risers will lighten your harness, they weight just 40g.
NEO have tested them to 3 tons (3000 Dan). Constructed from ‘magic’ Dyneema, they are long lasting in terms of strength and tolerate humidity and UV.
Available in 2 sizes:
– 80 cm when linking to the main carabiners.
– 125 cm when linking to shoulders straps if the harness permits it.
What's Your Flystyle
High Adventure Beamer 3
BEAMER 3 - MAX SAFETY, MIN WEIGHT
THE TOP FOUR BEAMER 3 CHARACTERISTICS:
Opening time is the most important reserve criterion. If a reserve has to be thrown at low altitude - and that is often the case - a single second can make all the difference. The Beamer 3 light's special shape and particular folding technique help it open up to 50% faster than normal round canopies; the Beamer 3 light is setting EN Test records.
LOW SINK RATE
Assuming a reserve is open with its paraglider in a stable situation the next most important thing is sink speed. Low wing loading and modest forward speed give the Beamer 3 light an unrivalled low sink rate. The EN certification authority has confirmed a sink rate of 3.9 m/s at maximum weight of 120 kg (without the paraglider). The additional braking effect of a paraglider reduces this value to less than 3m/s.
When developing a Rogallo our main focus is how it works with the paraglider. After reserve opening the paraglider can stay attached (the usual emergency situation - no quick release/cutaway). Here the Beamer 3 light really plays its trump card, and is far superior to the smaller models on the market in this respect. After a fast opening the Beamer 3 light quickly takes control. It goes into very slow forward flight and therefore does not encourage the paraglider to disturb it. The Beamer 3 light achieves its stability, among other things, by its low wing loading. This accords with our recommendation: Don't put your trust in anything under 40 m2.
As a special feature we elected to further develop the braked opening configuration for the Rogallo - successfully applied to the Beamer 2. This results in even less forward speed and provides what most pilots need - the advantages of a round canopy's vertical flight path, plus those of a steerable forwards-flying Rogallo. For example, if the Beamer opens alongside a rock face, or in strong wind, its initial descent will be almost vertical. Then, after its steering lines have been activated, the Rogallo's forward speed can be used. If the pilot has enough height he can then steer the Beamer 3 light away from danger (e.g. rocks, water, buildings etc.).
The braked opening configuration automatically includes another important effect: what is known as 'downplaning' is effectively prevented. This scissoring problem happens when paraglider and reserve (round canopies too) both develop forward speed while pulling against each other, and both head straight downwards. This raises the sink speed markedly, and the risk of injury dramatically. The Beamer 3's pre-braking and its large area oppose this: the braked Rogallo surface refuses to be accelerated in this way.
STEERING AND FLYING FORWARDS - THE BEAMER'S SPECIALITY!
Paraglider under tow: In real-life reserve-throwing situations the paraglider can become a massive problem. In many cases the paraglider is already collapsed, both during and after reserve opening, and therefore prevented from flying. Here the Beamer 3 light descent is a pure pleasure. The canopy reacts immediately to steering commands and sinks at its slowest rate. When the reserve is thrown while the paraglider is flying normally, such as during SIV training, the descent characteristics of both Rogallo and round reserve can be affected. If the paraglider reopens itself during a reserve descent it can easily be prevented from flying by B-stall, or reefing in. This will greatly improve steerability. Countless examples in practice confirm the problem-free behaviour of all Beamers in every possible situation.
Paraglider tangled up in the Rogallo lines: Here pilots with a cutaway system can fully appreciate the Beamer 3's qualities. Glide performance doubles - with slightly increased sink speed. Cutaway carabiners mainly make sense in competition flying (more risk of collision) or for acro. A suitable seatbelt cutter, secured on a long bungee, would do the same job in an emergency
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Here are the most frequently asked questions and their answers.
Will the Beamer fit in any harness or front container?
Yes. The Beamer 3 can be stowed in any harness reserve compartment, or in a front container (e.g. all High Adventure models in M size). Connection is either at the carabiners (front container) or at the shoulders for harnesses with built-in reserve compartment. N.B.: For shoulder support the harness must have the relevant shoulder harness support loops.
Can I do safety training over water with the Beamer 3?
Yes. Fabric and lines are of a high quality, long-lived and tested in sport parachuting. In the last three years we have carried out more than twenty openings with a Beamer 2, mostly for reserve packer training or demos. The laser measurement of the lines and the tearing values of the fabric show no signs of degradation, and the parachute continues in use.
Do I have to cut away my paraglider when I throw the reserve?
No, the Beamer can be steered without problem. Complicated cutaway systems are not necessary. More about this under 'steerability' - the Beamer's speciality!
What does the Beamer do after opening if the pilot does nothing?
The Beamer 3 works without problem with a passive pilot. It flies forwards very slowly and remains almost undisturbed by a wildly spinning paraglider.
Can I steer my Rogallo reserve without cutting away?
Yes. The paraglider energy stays low because the low forward speed, and it can be B-stalled with little effort - and held there with one hand. The free hand can be used to steer the Beamer. With enough height available the pilot can pull in the paraglider, allowing more forward speed to be gained.
Was happens if the paraglider tangles with the reserve?
In the worst case this is similar to what happens with a round reserve. The Beamer's much faster opening is a clear advantage, however. This reduces the risk of the reserve tangling with, for example, a spinning paraglider. The Beamer 3's large area does also improve the chance of a quiet and slow descent with a problem paraglider.
Is the Beamer 3 complicated to fold?
Not complicated, but different. The Rogallo reserve is now widely accepted in the paragliding scene, and there are many recognised reserve packers with Beamer experience. These will know how to deal with the new simplified Beamer 3 risers and the brake shortening system.
Can I use the Beamer 3 at a flying weight of only 70 kg?
Flying and steering behaviour is not a problem at 70 kg; just the forward speed and sink rate will be lower than with a heavier loading. Even at light load the fast Beamer 3 opening still holds its own against small round canopies.
Can the Beamer still be steered with twisted risers?
Yes. The steering lines run freely up and down within a protective channel, even with twisted risers. Twists with a shoulder mounted reserve can turn out to be somewhat awkward (head pushed forward) - the situation is less problematic with a front container. When the paraglider is pulled in fully or cut away the twists quickly untwist themselves, again more easily with the new Beamer 3 riser system than with previous Beamers.
Alex Hollwarth, Research and Development Team Skywalk Paragliders
"When test flying I don't have to think about my Beamer. The very fast opening, low sink speed and the ability to steer have already got me out of some bad situations."
Mauro Pianaro, Italy
"I've flown with a steerable reserve for 15 years - I'm a believer. (…) Coming down under a normal round reserve has had catastrophic results for me."
"I just feel safer with this reserve!"
Anselm Rauh, EAPR Testpilot
"While doing some testing yesterday I threw my Beamer for the first time, after I'd had a cravat I couldn't get rid of. There wasn't time to cut away. The 110kg landing was no harder than quite a few less-than-perfect everyday paraglider arrivals. Looking back I felt happy I'd put this reserve in my harness last year!"
Raul Rodriguez, Acro World Champion - many times
"A serious safety backup system is essential for acro flying. My Beamer is the perfect solution, and it's my best friend as well - it's steerable and only weighs a couple of kilos!"
Barney Woodhead, UK
"I would just like to say thank you to the staff at High Adventure. I had to use my Beamer yesterday, it opened very fast and I had a very slow and safe landing. I really am grateful and will highly recommend it to my friends."
Timothy Stahl tossed beamer 2 rogallo
“I was dialing into in my new harness, and I decided it was time to try a full stall. Well, I entered the stall asymmetrically and stayed in the unstable position too long, resulting in some twists. I was unable to get the twists worked out before reserve throwing altitude, so I tossed my beamer 2 rogallo. The beamer opened quickly and without any forward motion. Actually, I had some difficulty wrestling with my riser-twisted glider to stop the mirror-effect, so I never got to deploy the brakes on the beamer. Still, in this no-forward-speed configuration, the beamer put me down like a feather. Hurray! and hopefully next time I will even get it flying.”
The STRIKE came out of Supair's X-ALPS 2015 design. It is a harness fully dedicated to Hike & Fly competitions. Its great inboard comfort makes it much more versatile than its light weight would let one assume.
The Atlas 2 is an easy intermediate wing for beginning and leisure pilots who want a confidence-inspiring wing that still offers great XC possibilities.
The Atlas 2 aims to offer comfort in a wide range of conditions but with enough performance in climb and glide to keep a smile on your face.
easy inflation and smooth take-off
well-damped pitch control in strong conditions
comfortable and reassuring handling with a well co-ordinated turn
long and progressive brake travel for a wide safety margin
useful ”thermal sniffing” ability
improved real world performance in weak and strong conditions
extended weight range (S and M sizes) for flying at higher wing loadings
During the development of the Atlas 2, one of the aspects the Gin R&D team worked on was optimising the 3D shaping and sail tension for increased performance. Chief designer Gin Seok Song explains:
“The Atlas 2 project enabled us to use the latest technology from our competition wings in a lower-aspect ratio design.
Optimising the 3D shaping and sail tension gave us a bit more performance, and also a better feeling in the air. The glider is more damped in pitch which means that you don’t lose energy when gliding in moving air. The Atlas 2 also has a tendency to sniff out thermals by turning towards the core. And then, once you’re inside a thermal, the low aspect ratio and inherent stability help you get the most out of every thermal core, even the more turbulent ones.
We also worked on making the wing as easy to launch as possible, especially in stronger winds. Take-offs are a critical moment of a flight, so it’s really important that the wing comes up progressively and smoothly and doesn’t demand too much from the pilot.
There are so many pilots who don’t fly hundreds of hours a year and who just want to reduce their exposure to risk without losing too much of the fun factor. For these pilots, we think the Atlas hits the sweet spot.”
The INFINITY5 is a XC wing which will take every pilot to the next class with much safety. The endless flying fun with the legendary INFINITY-feeling goes into the fifth generation. During the development of the glider, everything was under the premise of making an honest low-end B-wing with maximum comfort factor. To translate the character of the Infinity to the current zeitgeist, the wing was completely newly built and equipped with the latest constructional insights. Thus the Infinity-typical sweet-tempered behavior is emphasized with more performance.
The INFINITY 5 sets new standards in safe performance. The excellent glider with outstandingly high tolerance in extreme flight situations is a real low-end B-wing which surprises with its strong performance. The INFINITY was already known as ascent-prodigy and the new concept grants a noticeable increase in the speed. Thereby the aspect ratio of the wing concept was able to be increased after every prototype without loosing the sweet-temperedness in the character description. The sleek wing lies well in the air and stays calm even in turbulent air masses. The INFINITY 5 is easily centered through its precise handling. Its gliding features enhance the constructional relation to its big brother CROSSROCK. Already when launching the glider the balanced overall concept kicks in and facilitates the easy take-off.
SUP'AIR Harness Riser Connector Softlink
Softlink connector for reserve parachute to risers.
SUP'AIR Dyneema Risers
1 Set of dyneema risers, 145 cm long for solo reserve parachutes.
SupAir Shine Line Replacements
Line set replacement for SupAir Shine Reserves (size Large reserve).
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