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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

XC PG Stacks the Deck with Triple 7

XC Paragliding stacks the deck with Triple 7 Paragliders! We are pleased to announce that we are now Western Canada's Distributor for this amazing company. The Valic brothers have been around the design and comp scene for a while... now with their own designs at 777. One of their hottest EN-B designs is the Knight and [...]

By | 2017-06-16T02:50:41+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Gear|Comments Off on XC PG Stacks the Deck with Triple 7

Lions Bay to Squamish…Yeah Johnny!

John Rowsom nails a new never done before line from Lions bay to Squamish on Tuesday! A few of the XC Crew have been working out a line from West Vancouver's Lions Mountains to Squamish... and the careful planning paid off for John the other day as he worked his way to Squamish after attempting it [...]

By | 2017-06-08T23:34:06+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Cross Country, Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on Lions Bay to Squamish…Yeah Johnny!

Another Back Country First from Scott Flavelle!

Scott looks like he decided to take the round-about way home to his place as he carved out a massive curved route in some of the most remote wilderness of our BC Back Country today. Well done Scott!! looking forward to some more info and details! Actually Jim Orava just informed me that Scott started in [...]

By | 2017-05-29T03:14:36+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Cross Country, Paragliding|Comments Off on Another Back Country First from Scott Flavelle!

Alex Raymont sets new Canadian XC record!

Alex Raymont and the XC crew where off in Alberta this week trying for the record distance. I had training duties this week so couldn't make the usual trip... but Alex and Peter both flew over 300km with Alex going a new record distance of 340km... Congrats Alex you just raised the bar for the rest [...]

By | 2017-05-21T14:11:28+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Cross Country, Paragliding|Comments Off on Alex Raymont sets new Canadian XC record!

New Epic’s in Stock!

XC Paragliding BC has the Small, Medium, and ML  Epics in stock now!  They are an all round FUN glider for your XC, Acro or Super Chill flyin! Even the top dog's will be delighted with this beauty as a fun machine...   BGD Epic from BGD Suisse on Vimeo.

By | 2017-05-17T04:58:16+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Paragliding, Videos|Comments Off on New Epic’s in Stock!

First Impression’s ~ Epic!

Great training weekend with new students ~ Bob, Colin, Gabriel and also some guy's already in the XC Paragliding system like Andrew aka Blackie shown above  unwrapping the BGD Epic and the Training hill in Mission! BTW...these aren't  just colourful sexy in looks and easy to fly!  CHECK THIS: https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:seabirdlv/29.04.2017/10:56 High flights for all next!   See [...]

By | 2017-05-11T19:33:29+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Gear, Paragliding|Comments Off on First Impression’s ~ Epic!