I’ve tentatively set dates for the first couple of xc courses for the 2017/18. Get in touch soon if you’re keen… they’ll fill up quickly. Click here for more information.
Paragliding news from New Zealand’s South Island
Here’s what UP have to say… Introducing the new Summit XC4 – great performance in a package YOU can handle! We’ve heard it time and again; “it isn’t about the glider, it is the pilot hanging underneath that makes the difference” – and while there is certainly some truth in that statement, we also all […]
For a long time, people have been asking when i’ll open a school. For just as long, i’ve avoided the answer! Learn to Paraglide Now! From the 6th August Paraventures will be offering learn to paraglide courses; Intro Days, PG1 and PG2 courses. Our primary training site will be Cardrona Ski Field amd we will operate […]
Paraventures are proud to announce they’re now the distributors for Skyman. Many pilots will know of the Ultra Cross reserve, weighing in at 975g! …but maybe not so many know they have gliders and harnesses to match! We’re proud to distribute Skyman and feel it will complement the supply of our other favourites, UP, very nicely. It’s […]
The new benchmark in the EN C class Building the replacement for a very popular wing is, in some respects, a thankless endeavour. On the one hand you can be fairly certain that it will be a success, on the other hand there’s a good chance that finding things to actually improve is going to […]
We’re back in NZ! Fortunately, we had the baggage allowance to bring a brand new UP Summit XC3 back with us. It’s a medium… orange/petrol… and available for test flights!
Everyone knows that Reuben has flown like a legend this season, but there’s another hero (or heroine) out there! Having finished as the second placed woman in Nelson, and top NZ woman, she was in prime position for the title. In an attempt to avoid the spotlight, she wasn’t going to go to Rotorua. Fortunately […]
Here’s some words from UP… I can’t wait to find out more! “When we first introduced the Trango XC2, after having certified it to EN C standards, we frankly thought the life of the Summit series wings was over. Boy were we wrong! Although the Trango XC2 is a very accessible wing it has turned […]
We’ll be in Ireland late May/early June. What better an opportunity to share some knowledge on the other side of the globe. Get in touch if you’re interested in participating and i’ll keep you informed as the plan develops.
SIV and XC Course Dates Finalised for 2013/14 21st-23rd December – SIV, 26th-30th December – Nelson XC, 8th-13th January – Wanaka XC, 18th-23rd January – Nelson XC, 6th-10th February – SIV, 15th-20th February – Rotorua XC, 13th-17th March – SIV.