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Paradigm Shift

A momentary escape from the snow and ice to an unknown tropical island for some paradisiacal flying.

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Paragliding Magic

This is a magical place that I discovered in Brazil last month. When I leave this complicated life, wherever I find myself, I will recreate the lakes and skies of this place with pure consciousness and fly there for eternity. After some time I may forget where I am, to which I will remind myself, 'Somewhere you once were.'

Hanggliding Elements

The most radical flying of my life.

X-Sertao

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Day Whatever




No more records. No more radical air. We are in Carmo do Rio Claro, just briefly, for some XC flying. 0% radical, 100% chilled. Above is an image of me climbing in a steady 3 m/s thermal after a low lake crossing from launch- the hill in the background. A 70 km out-and-return flight over small hills, turquoise lakes, and farmland. If this was tea, it would be good cup of tea.




Day 14
This would be our last attempt. The forecast changed dramatically and the next good day after today will be in 7 days. We will be long gone by then.
I launched at 8:09 am, felt the first cohesive thermal at 8:24 am, and committed at 8:30 am.. at base at 900 m above the valley, 25 min ahead of previous days.
Konrad was with me and we made the first valley and plateau crossing together. Descending the far side of the plateau we lingered in light lift desperate to avoid an early landing. Konrad was just a little lower than me and I thought he was still turning but then his glider came to a stop. He ha…

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GoPro Video of the Day

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GoPro 10 days ago Delete We like your video so much we made it Video of the Day on Facebook!

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Stop by and tell our fans how you made such a great video! They always love to hear about what settings were used and any other tips and tricks that will help them make great GoPro videos too!

GoPro Photo of the Day

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47 minutes ago GoPro Photos Thanks for sharing your photo with us! We liked it so much we named it Photo of the Day on our Facebook page.

Photos like yours truly inspire us, and we love showing the world what incredible customers we have.

We know our fans would be stoked if you commented on the version of the photo we reposted to our wall, and share how, when, where, and what settings were used to get this awesome shot.

Thanks for getting out and rocking the GoPro!


Best,

Team GoPro GoPro Photo of the Day - Volume Two Photo of the Day!

Hanggliding at 15,000 ft. in Arizona with GoPro fan Brett Hazlett! Everyday GoPro chooses an awesome fan photo to be Photo of the Day! By: GoPro

Hanggliding Unplugged

Calling

The authorized music video for Calling from Irish band Madu's album From The Elders' Yard.

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Ten Percent Moments

12th FAI Paragliding World Championship

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Team Canada
Brett Hazlett
Keith MacCullough
Claudio Mota My SPOT
Keith's SPOT
Live Tracking


Day Two


We had an amazing race to Avila that started with some zig zagging in the Piedrahita valley and ended with a long downwind leg to goal at Avila.


Conditions were light during the first part of the task, it was quite a struggle to make all the turnpoints. The downwind leg was really fun and I final glided with Michael Sigel.


I knew there had been serious accidents and reserve deployments because of the continuous communicating on the safety frequency. It was only later that I discovered that there had been two fatalities and five reserve deployments.


In response to this the FAI suspended the certification of Competition Class gliders and stopped the championship.


We are all deeply saddened by the accidents and disappointed by the consequences. Two years of racing to earn a position on our national team, so much training, so much money spent on equipment to satisfy CIVL's new rules,…

Ozone Mantra R11

A chilled down tempo meditative evening of ridge soaring, thermaling, and proximity flying at Muller Windsports.


My R11 looks somewhat different to my R10.2 and feels somewhat different to my R10.2 and yet there is a definite familiarity present.

The glider feels a little heavier to pull up in light wind, heavier but not harder. When launching in strong winds it feels more or less the same as my R10.2 but I seem to get it right more often.

The handling is awesome. More or less in the same category as the R10.2, but slightly better. Less hesitation to initiate a turn.

Comfort in rough air feels about the same as the R10.2, probably slightly better.

Speed builds up very quickly with bar and the glider feels great. This is the most exciting thing about the glider, for me.

I put new B handles on that are shorter and have a wider flare and hook them with my first two fingers.

The R11 doesn't spin very well. I tried twice to do a spin landing and all I got was a 180 deg rotation. It woul…

Sky Water Show

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Hello,
I collect videos that will be shown during the famous Sky Water Show of Montreux
clubrvl.com/​
on Bigscreen. Would you give your permission for the public projection of some of your films there? More specifically:

Hanggliding at Torrey Pines
vimeo.com/​8271511

2011 GV Open 
vimeo.com/​20942598

2011 Pre PWC Superfinal
vimeo.com/​19693137

Many thanks
Andreas

Are 2-liner Paragliders Dangerous?

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On my way home today I took a shortcut through the military training area and noticed two crash test dummies discussing the safety of 2-liner competition gliders. I couldn't help but stop and whip out my iPhone. Here's what they were saying: 

Now

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I destroyed my body at the gym today.. it was multi-hour corporal annihilation. Total physiological punishment.

I've read that creation and destruction are intimately linked. To create something new, the obsolete version of that something must first be destroyed. It applies to uninstalling software, breaking up with a girlfriend, a burning forest in Australia, and shredding muscle fibres in the gym.
I stood there, staring blankly at the ink stamp on my left wrist left by the friendly attendant at the entrance to the gym. It was Monday, yes, but all I could see was.. NOW.
Now is the best time for anything, is it not? And Monday is as good a day as any day for more Now.

PWC Korea

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This is the video that made of the event, filmed in 720p @ 60 FPS.


The days after an important competition are peaceful and contemplative. The anticipation leading up to the event and the physical and mental exhaustion during the event leaves me feeling calm. Usually there is a long trip back home which offers uninterrupted time to reflect upon what happened during the competition, the amazing things I saw, the amazing people whom I shared the sky with, and how I have developed, ever so slightly, as a pilot.

I finished 14th overall and therefore was guaranteed qualification for the Superfinal in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, in January 2012.


Day 7

Low base, light rain, poor visibility.. the last day of PWC Korea has been cancelled. The competition is over.


Day 6

This morning I opened my eyes slowly and could see through my hotel window that the front had arrived. There was high overcast, some low cloud, and a cool humid feeling.


We were taken to launch to wait for conditions to improve. A few …

GV Open

Dreamy cloudscapes, a waterfall passing, and a shallow glide into goal

Glidezilla

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I spent a few days in Los Angeles to build my new hangglider. Here are some pics: