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Tuesday, 09 April 2024 11:46

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!"

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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)

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