Thermikmesse 2018 – Talks on Youtube

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All the talks of the paragliding fair “Thermikmesse” are now online for 2018.
Due to the fact that everything is in German, I just give a link to the german blogpost here.

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Xalps in 530 days: Winter Hike’n’Fly with amazing photos

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You are lucky if you land next to a photographer.
The Swiss’ flatlands are usually covered by a think layer of fog during the winter. Then it’s time to check some skiing areas’ webcams. And if it’s sunny up there, then go for a hike above the clouds.

Last Sunday was one of these days. Mt. Rotenflue (1571m) in middle of the Mythen region / Central Switzerland was my destination for a small hike’n’fly tour. The flight was quite short, because I wouldn’t want to dive inside the thick layer of clouds. So I landed next to a ski slope – and next to a hobby photographer, who took some amazing photos. Enjoy them!

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Photo by Ivo Räber.

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Photo by Ivo Räber.

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Photo by Ivo Räber.

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Photo by Ivo Räber.


Photo by A. Holler.


Photo by A. Holler.


Photo by A. Holler.

Xalps in 531 days: Thermik Messe 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 13th 2018, I visited one of the biggest fairs for paragliding pilots “Thermik-Messe 2018“. A good possibility to test new equipment.

Minus:

  • ⛔️ A big traffic jam of more than 1 hour.
  • ⛔️  Some manufacturers only show a limited range of products. I would have been interested in ultralight rucksacks from Advance or GIN for example.

Pluses:

  • ✅ Test of leightweight-rucksack Supair Trek-Light 350g
  • ✅ Test of leightweight-rucksack Skywalk HIKE X-ALPS Backpack
  • ✅  Test of leightweight-harness Skywalk RANGE X-ALPS2
  • ✅  Test of leightweight-harness Supair STRIKE
  • ✅  Many good conversations
  • ✅ Public presentations, especially Chrigel Maurer‘s ones.


Chrigel Maurer (l.) is a talented speaker who’s experiences is pure gold. I truly recommend his presentations. 


I’m not the only listener – He had a big big audience.  


Here I’m sitting in Supair’s STRIKE which is almost to short for my 1.93m. But it is still comfortable. A solid harness of the 2kg class.