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Fraser Valley XC Report

With May winding down and not that many chances to double cross the Fraser Valley this year, it looked like we may have some less windy weather to go XC on May 30th.  Windgrams showed some nice forecasts that had me thinking about attempting a run up to Pemberton... and Vlad and Igor were looking to give [...]

By | 2018-05-31T18:28:15+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Categories: Cross Country, Paragliding|Comments Off on Fraser Valley XC Report

The J J’s team up for West Coast Line!

Johnny Rowsom and James Friesen team up and do another nice XC Paragliding line from North Vancouver to Squamish! Launching from Tunnel Bluff then tagging Black Mountain near Cyprus then they headed up the Sea to Sky north to Squamish and beyond. They hit some nice climbs up to 1800m above Squamish and we were test [...]

By | 2018-03-31T10:28:18+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Categories: Cross Country, Paragliding|Comments Off on The J J’s team up for West Coast Line!

Winter Ski and Skin ~ John’s BackCountry!

Johnny R. - First Hike / Skins up... Rips up some virgin powder then nice Skin paraglide down! CLICK  LINK  ~ He has the all-round adventure touring blended perfectly...yeah buddy!! https://youtu.be/q19JcFoc22A  

By | 2018-03-22T15:32:31+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Paragliding, Speed/Mini Wings|Comments Off on Winter Ski and Skin ~ John’s BackCountry!

FLOW Paragliders now available at XC Paragliding!

XC Paragliding welcomes FLOW Paragliders to the sky's near you! If your after the fast new 2 liner ~ XCRacer for speed and great handling in big air XC and Comps. Or check out the Yoti2 mini wings for those higher wind days or swooping of the Chief in Squamish! Arriving soon ~ Yoti2 17 meter [...]

By | 2018-03-07T08:26:35+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Paragliding, Speed/Mini Wings|Comments Off on FLOW Paragliders now available at XC Paragliding!

Check out the new high B – PUNK from BGD

Looks like while we were hibernating in South America over the winter the Bruce Goldsmith Design Crew were out doing their thing... https://mailchi.mp/a561d26adff1/bgd-news-meet-the-punk-2018-adam-colours-weightless-ppg-wings?e=42fb2748de

By | 2018-02-16T08:43:35+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Categories: Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on Check out the new high B – PUNK from BGD

Benny Delivers XC in the Fall

We had a good time flying the Miracle Valley with some new pilots and regulars the last weekend. Mike put a nice video together scoring an out and return at Benny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-6gHBss8jA&feature=youtu.be

By | 2017-09-18T16:13:14+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Cross Country, Paragliding|Comments Off on Benny Delivers XC in the Fall

XC Racing in Pemberton is Awesome

A week long at the Canadian National Paragliding just competed in Pemberton BC. We had some spectacular days and participated in a very well organized comp. Check out the video of some great footage by Brett Hazlet. https://youtu.be/jK9zyX-2Qso

By | 2017-08-01T16:07:52+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Cross Country|Comments Off on XC Racing in Pemberton is Awesome