“The trend for lightweight wings is getting stronger and stronger. For me, the only real disadvantage, except for the cost, is tear resistance. Land in a tree or have a fight with a fence and you’ll soon notice the difference.”
Bruce Goldsmith explains why light is right … as long as you look where you’re going.
‘Nobody expected storms, but a storm grew above the stratus cloud layer, and about 20 pilots were sucked into it … not only was it unexpected, but it was also hidden and extremely violent.’ In the September 2017 issue Bruce Goldsmith shares his top tips for flying with big clouds – and how to ensure […]
Bruce Goldsmith was Paragliding World Champion a decade ago. With his son Tyr facing his first World Championships in Italy, Bruce writes down some good advice. ‘Fly the gear you know … Use a backup instrument … When you apply bar, do it in two pushes.’ You know what they say – Dad knows best. See […]
“Try to use as little brake as possible when flying. This leads to better performance and more safety.” Bruce Goldsmith re-evaluates the contact position and where your hands should be when aiming for the best performance – and safest flights. Find out more, subscribe, and never miss an issue