The Pizza Race is an über-light pod harness, made for hike-and-fly racing. King Masztalerz will be using one in this year’s Red Bull X-Alps.
It’s a hammock-style harness with a large rear fairing, made from brightly-coloured Skytex and Dyneema. It weighs 990g including the airbag protector, broken down like this:
- Harness: 250g
- Protector: 220g
- Foot board and speed bar: 140g
- Front reserve container and handle: 60g
- Soft links: 20g
There are no buckles – all adjustments are done using knots. You can order a version with no tail or side pockets, that weighs just 880g.
Bogdan started making lightweight cocoon harnesses five years ago because, “I just love travelling with a paraglider around the world. But it’s hard to do that with a heavy backpack on. I couldn’t find any light cocoon on the market that would suit me.”
The Pizza Fly is load tested to 100kg, find the test reports on para-test.com.