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Raul Rodriguez and Nova split – Stay friends

Sunday 18 November, 2012
RR Acrowings' website

RR Acrowings' website

Raul Rodriguez and Nova have ended their working relationship over RR Acrowings.

In a statement headed ‘Friends Split Up’ issued by Nova last week Nova’s CEO Wolfi Lechner said the split was genuinely without bad feeling.

Nova said the decision to split was made because the success of the RR Acrowings business was “below expectations”. They added they would continue to provide back up service to any RR Acrowing paraglider that have been sold.

Wolfi Lechner said: “Every time you read an official bulletin that two business partners split up, you read that it happened by mutual agreement – no matter how much trouble there might have been behind the curtain.

“In our case, it is just the opposite. We split as friends. We always had a very good relationship with Raul. We could learn a lot from him about acro wings, we enjoyed his company and his positive attitude, the wine and the beer we had together – thanks for all!

“Raul is going to continue his work on his brand RR-Acrowings with a new partner. We wish him
all the best for his future projects. We really split without any bad feelings at all – this time it is true.”

Raul Rodriguez was also quoted:

“I’m so happy for all this time with the Nova relationship. I learned a lot about materials, designs, manufacturing, and all the necessary things to run a paragliding company. Hannes, Wolfi and Philipp are very good teachers. Now I know more about how to develop my new projects. Thanks a lot to Nova, I still feel like a part of that family.”

Raul will now work on RR Acrowings with pioneering acro pilot Richard Gallon, he said. The pair have known each other for a long time through the acro scene and were both founding members of the legendary SAT Team.

RR Acrowings and Nova have worked together since joining forces in September 2008.

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