a Decade ago I sat deep in conversation with Rob Whittall. We’d just come back from an expedition to the Himalayas, where both of us had failed to enjoy the cumbersome weights of the paraglider bags that had hung from our backs like Quasimodo’s hump – ironically they even made us walk like him! We’d been humping (excuse the pun) 35 kg around in our unshapely, poorly designed sacks for days on end. It was agony. Clearly something had to give, and hopefully it wouldn’t be our backs. We looked at what gear we could leave behind next time and realised we already had it down to the bare minimum. Lightweight fabrics hadn’t reached the market yet, so losing much off the wings was out the question. Only one area of our kit stood loud and proud as the obvious place we could lose weight: our harnesses and bags. I mean, for a starter, surely we didn’t need both?

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The Weight-Watcher’s Guide to Paragliding – Part 2 – XC Mag

Plus h!geres, confortables et techniques! Les constructeurs innovent en permanence pour combiner au mieux confort, poids, pilotage et accessoires. Pour Ie pilote, iI est important de ne pas se tromper car la sellette est un produit que I’on conserve generalement longtemps. La tendance semble s’orienter vers des modeles plus h!gers sans conceder a la solidite ni basculer sur Ie tres leger version fragile. Ici, presentation synthetique de 6 nouvelles sellettes testees en detail dans PP+ durant I’annee 2011. On pourra aussi se referer au PP+ n° 412 ou 8 autres sellettes toujours commercialisees etaient deja presentees. Avec 14 modeles on a deja un joli choix!

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Chairbag Review in Parapente+ (French)

From: Nick Crane, Paracrane USA

I am excited to have my first shipment!
The Chairbag harness is awesome, I really like the design and I think it’s the best on the market I’ve seen.
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Chairbag Harness