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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!
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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

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Wednesday, 14 February 2024 13:00

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)

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It is a widespread misconception that a two-liner always has only A and B levels. The new MERU 2 (EN/LTF D), as a genuine two-liner, has a branching of the gallery lines on four line levels: A, B, C and D. In other words, if you look closely at the suspension points of the line levels on the lower sail, you will see that the A and B levels are ultimately brought together on the "A main" lines. The C and D gallery lines are also combined and converge on the "C main" lines. If you were to call the rear riser B riser instead of C riser, this would mean that the C and D lines are suspended on the B riser. This would be very misleading, which is why we call it "C". Accordingly, the term C-handles is completely correct here. However, if the term C-handles or C-steering requires too much explanation in this context, you can use the term "rear riser steering" instead. This means that you can fly even more efficiently in thermals by steering via the rear line level. Our 2.5-liners (e.g. KIBO X (EN/LTF B), SUMMIT X (EN/LTF B), KANGRI X (EN/LTF B) and TRANGO X (EN/LTF C)) have a similar behaviour.

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Thursday, 01 February 2024 09:35

See you at Stubai Cup 2024

From 01 - 03 March 2024 you have the chance to test our paragliders again as part of the Stubai Cup. Come and visit us in the beautiful Stubai Valley (Austria). Brand new: Cross-country and competition glider MERU 2 (EN/LTF D), lightweight KANGRI X (EN/LTF B) and, if everything goes according to plan, KIBO X (EN/LTF B), the first 2.5-liner in the mid-B segment. Here is the address for your satnav: Parafly flying school, Moos 18, 6167 Neustift

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