AirDesign – Paragliders designed in the alps since 2011 Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:55:52 +0100 en-US hourly 1 AirDesign – Paragliders 32 32 165537729 World premiere! Climb&Fly from Cerro Torre! Wed, 19 Feb 2020 09:55:52 +0000 World Premiere, Fabian Buhl takes off from the summit of Cerro Torre after climbing it, one of the least accessible summit in the world, in Patagonia.
The ascent is already a huge achievement, but taking off from the summit is even more impressive. Patagonia is known for its frequent extreme wind conditions, and the take off area is super small with no room for hesitation.

Fabian, an AirDesign team pilot, started paragliding two years ago, and was flying with his SuSi 16 (2.02kg) for this once-in-a-lifetime flight.

On behalf of the whole AirDesign team we would like to congrat and warmly thank Fabian for this huge achievement !

πŸŽ™οΈΒ Mathieu Maynadier‘s comments, experienced alpinist, AirDesign pilot and a friend of Fabi:

“Awesome achievement from Fabi who managed to find the perfect weather window with no wind, pretty seldom specially this year. Very audacious as they were first to ascend the Ragni route. It’s a great effort with tricky route reading in the summital parts. Opening Cerro Torre’s routes is a real challenge as it requires to identify the route and do a serious cleaning work. Summiting it with a paraglider in the back, and then flying down, hats off Fabi!”

#breakyourownrulesΒ #lightgearjunkie

Rise 4 – #thermalmonkey – first reviews Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:23:07 +0000

The new Rise 4 – # thermalmonkey has just been released, and it is often difficult to get opinions in this early stage. We’ve already received the first feedback and tests we’re super happy to share them with you. Here you will find a very detailed test report of Gemeinsam Fliegen. Thomas and his crew were able to put the Rise through its paces in thermal conditions and were absolutely thrilled. In saying this, feel free to convince yourself: Test report of flying together.

Video reports are also of great interest. “Flyspain” intercepted a pilot at the launch site who was able to test the Rise 4 and asked him what he thought about our new B+ wing and they were able to record the following feedback from him:

New Hike&Fly trail Backpack Series Fri, 13 Dec 2019 15:52:49 +0000

Lightweight and robust with ergonomic design and top-quality workmanship: the new trail backpack series.

The new trail backpacks are available in 38L, 55L and 70L and are the ultimate Hike & Fly and travel companion. A perfect connection to your body, providing great stability and easier carriage, requiring less effort.

– Vertical pack distribution, closer to the back for best balance
– Large trail-type shoulder/chest straps for reduced and optimized pressure and high comfort
– Accessory pockets (mobile phone, water flask) on shoulder straps
– Adjustable shoulder straps in both angle & height
– Hidden helmet net for the 38L
– Foldable top section for perfect volume adjustment
– Internal water flask compartment with hydration pipe outlet
– Easy access to large glider compartment thanks to long zippers
– Multiple functional pocket system
– Water-repellent material with watertight zippers
– Robust ripstop fabric The details are convincing.

The important stuff:
Trail 70L: 690g – suitable for semi-light XC glider with superlight pod harness with foam protector and helmet
Trail 55L: 680g – suitable for superlight XC glider with superlight pod harness with no or inflatable protector and helmet
Trail 38L: 700g – suitable for superlight mountain glider with string harness and helmet

Vivo – #freerider – Interview Stephan Stieglair Mon, 09 Dec 2019 07:16:52 +0000

Why is the new Vivo – #freerider the only glider you’ll ever need? Stephan tells you in this interview πŸ˜‰

The Vivo is our new Entry-EN-B gliders and to some extent the successor to the VITA2.

Volt 3 Test Report – #speedmachine Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:10:46 +0000 Thermik magazine has reviewed our #speedmachine and found it to be very good.

“Overall, Stephan Stiegler has created an impeccable
XC machine that hits
the nerve in all areas:
stable, simple and reliable when bucking,
Easy when it is weak, performance-oriented, sportive and very fast
when you push full gas. Last but not least: It is easy to fly!
Congratulations to AirDesign!”

It is very satisfying to hear that once againthe Volt 3 is one of the best gliders in its class!

The full review can be found here!

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Vivo – all sizes now available! Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:22:50 +0000

The Vivo is our brand new glider for the entry level EN-B category – the successor to the VITA2, so to speak. This new glider resembled very little of its previous model and was so vastly improved from the design and technology standpoint that we decided to give it a new name.
That means you can expect much more than just a follow-up – it’s a evolution! Vivo la revolution!

All information about the Vivo here!

Teammeeting 01/19 – Stubai instead of Dubai Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:22:39 +0000

Stubai instead of Dubai

For the first team meeting of the year, 20 team pilots gathered for a great weekend of flying together. Hike&Fly, some small XC flights and a lot of fun were on the program.

Our team pilots were able to test a few new products like the Vivo – #freerider and a some of them found themselves under a few of our new prototypes. On the first day we were enthusiastically able to collect a couple of very nice Hike&Fly flights,
make some test flights and finished the day off with a delicious group dinner πŸ™‚

The second day was even hotter and we found ourselves in the Stubai valley after flying to the lake. ​

We are all looking forward to the next meeting in the autumn and thank everyone who was there! You are a top team.

Here are some impressions from the two great days:



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New Video – Ride 3 – #betterhandling Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:21:33 +0000

AirDesign Ride 3 – #betterhandling – Fun. Multiplied.

The new Tandem Ride 3 from AirDesign – Fun. Mulitplied. more information: — tandem – the eternal question of size. Many times you are forced to choose the ideal sized tandem; The choice between small or large. But have you ever considered simply having both? Imagine having the benefit of speed and performance in low weight loading, plus the ability to also carry heavy passengers? Enter the Ride 3. The Ride 3 is your ideal tandem wing. It flies extremely well at the lower weight range, but can be also loaded to the maximum parameter without compromise – providing you with the perfect extended weight range. The Ride 3 has the largest practical weight range of all time.
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