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Tuesday, 09 April 2024

New employee for the sales department

UP is delighted to welcome Benedikt Hadersbeck as the newest member of the Sales team.

"Hello everyone! I am very pleased to be able to play an active role at UP in the future and would like to briefly introduce myself. My name is Benedikt, I am 25 years old and have been an enthusiastic paraglider pilot for more than 6 years. After completing my tourism studies, I wanted to work in the paragliding industry, so the position advertised at UP was a perfect fit! It's a wonderful way to combine hobby and career. After my first week at UP, I can already say that I feel very welcome here and am already looking forward to working in the UP team. You will definitely meet me at test festivals and I look forward to exchanging ideas with the community. I wish everyone a safe flight at all times!"

Tuesday, 02 April 2024

Test report on MERU 2 (EN/LTF D) from "Dust of the Universe"

Ziad Bassil, known for his blog "Dust of the Universe", has flown the MERU 2 (accompanied by a ZENO 2 pilot - an interesting comparison) and published a review. The full text can be read on his blog - we share his conclusion here for you.

Conclusion: "The Meru 2 has a different feel from the Meru 1 while having the same comfort underneath. I felt it is better to load it when conditions are strong probably to get that snappy turn and feel. In moderate conditions, flying it at 98 (kg / talking of size SM) is ok. The glide at the speed bar seems very good with a stiff solid feel from the glider. I could prefer softer brakes and a quicker turn radius, but as I mentioned on good days, a loaded Meru 2 is an efficient gliding machine to go far or to win comps." (Ziad Bassil, Mach 9th 2024)

Tuesday, 05 March 2024

Thanks for visiting us at StubaiCup 2024!

Together with you, we made the most of the flyable Saturday morning and would like to thank the many visitors and testers! If you couldn't be there or would like to rent one of our paragliders (again), please contact your dealer or flying school. All contacts to UP dealers worldwide can be found here. Alternatively, take a look at "Events", because the next test event is sure to come!
Thursday, 29 February 2024

Test report on MANA 2 (EN/LTF A) in Thermik Magazine

An all-rounder with "A" certification that inspires students, mountain sports enthusiasts and travellers alike. Read in detail (German) in Thermik Magazin 1-2/2024, as Robert Kubin puts it - we have copied a small flavour from his conclusion here.

"(...) With the MANA 2, UP has created a great wing that is not only easy to carry, but also easy to fly without restricting the pilot. The low weight and small pack size also mean that the MANA 2 can be taken on holiday, even in hand luggage. Chapeau, Franta!" (Thermik Magazine 1-2/2024, page 64)

Many thanks to Team Thermik!
Thursday, 22 February 2024

First UP Performance Centre: Hochries flight school

With our current C- and D-class demo wings - such as the TRANGO X and MERU 2 - permanently on site, the UP Performance Centres offer advice and testing opportunities, especially for advanced cross-country pilots. The Hochies flight school in Brannenburg (Germany) is the first centre. Anyone looking for sporty paragliders can not only arrange test flights here, but also take advantage of the excellent advice from Robert, Sepp and the team. We look forward to working with you!

Flugschule Hochries
Robert Niederreuther
Flintsbacher Straße 6
D-83098 Brannenburg

Wednesday, 14 February 2024

Around Lake Chiemsee with the TRANGO X (EN/LTF C)

For all of you who are already getting your feet wet in anticipation of the upcoming cross-country season, here's some inspiration: UP team pilot Julian Lange treated himself to a sightseeing flight of the finest kind around Lake Chiemsee in 2023 with an FAI triangle over 77 km! The best part: There's a video!

Julian writes: "I'm taking you on a 77 km FAI triangle in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps on my UP Trango X. On 24 June 2023 at 12:18 I took off from Hochries and flew once around the Chiemsee with the northernmost point in Altenmarkt. Have fun watching!"

LINK: (119) XC Paragliding um den Chiemsee mit dem Trango X | 77km FAI - YouTube

We are always happy to receive information/photos/videos of great flights! Contact: Linda Maier / UP Marketing (linda.maier@up-paragliders.com) & Thomas Schwarzer / UP Social Media (thomas@up-paragliders.com)