The UP XC Fever was a big blast in 2013 and 2014, and we're ready to carry it into its third incarnation - but we have changed a few things around it. In the first few seasons the scoring was done through the DHV-XC, but to make it more accessible to the global UP community we've moved it to the XContest platform.
Already in the first couple of seasons the UP XC Fever was a popular venue for ambitious UP pilots to display their cross-country skills; they put time, effort and passion into their cross country flights, and uploaded these to the servers as soon as they got back from their retrieves. This meant that the competition was always exciting to follow, in both classes, probably also because of the generous prizes :-)
In the 2015/2016 event, the pilots will be amassing points from Oct. 1st 2015 until Sept. 30th 2016, and the top five in each class will get nice prizes, the best placed pilots even a brand-new UP paraglider of their own choice! There's no need to register for the event; by uploading your XC flights to the XContest server, and flying one of the following UP gliders, you're already part of the game!
Class 1 is open to pilots flying the following UP wings: Kantega XC2, Makalu3, Makalu Light, Ascent3, Kantega XC, Makalu2 , Ascent2 , Kantega, Makalu, Ascent, Pico
Class 2 is open to pilots flying the following UP wings: Trango XC3, Trango X-Light2, Trango XC2, Summit XC3, Summit XC2, Trango XC, Trango X-Light, Summit XC, Trango3, Summit2, Trango2
Basis for the points calculation is the total amount of points gathered in the XContest during the time outlined above - we'd like to extend a big THANKS to the admins of the XContest for the work they have put into this!
In order to be valid for the UP XC Fever, your flights must adhere to four simple rules:
And now for the prizes in each category:
1st place: A UP paraglider of your own choice*
2nd place: UP Speedarms, a t-shirt and a UP cap
3rd place: Soft-shell vest "Aconcagua", a t-shirt and a UP cap
4th place: Quick-packing backpack and a UP cap
5th place: UP gloves model "Asgaard" and a UP cap
*) Only current models as of September 2016 are available. The UP tandem glider is not part of the choice.
Prizes cannot be changed for anything else, and UP staff are not allowed to participate. Winners will be announced on Oct. 3rd 2016, and must have collected their prizes before Dec. 31st 2016.
You may follow the raking on the UP website www.up-paragliders.com, and we wish everyone lots of great, safe flights during this upcoming XC Fever season and beyond!