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WINTER 2008 NEWSLETTER


EAGLE NEWS

   Eagle to provide Daily News at 2009 Monarca Open and Paragliding Worlds in Valle De Bravo, Mexico
   EagleWear Now Available!
   Airwave's New LTF 2 - The Cobra
   Niviuk's New Harness - The Hamak
   UP Kantega XC - UP's Newest LTF 1-2
   UP Fast Pro - New Competition Harness

UPCOMING EAGLE EVENTS

   So Cal XC League - various locations in SoCal
   Brazil Tours - February, March & April

UPCOMING CLINICS

   SIV / Maneuvers Clinics - Various Dates
   Tandem Paragliding Clinic 3/21 - 3/22
   ITP Instructors Certification Clinic 4/3 - 4/5
   Owens Valley Clinic 4/17 - 4/19
 
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EAGLE TO PROVIDE DAILY NEWS FROM MONARCA AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


Eagle will provide news coverage of the 2009 Monarca Open starting January 3rd, and the World Championships starting January 25th. Click on the link below to be taken to each event's news homepage.
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EAGLEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE!!!


Check out the latest selection of Eagle Paragliding Hats and Jackets in our Online Store
Eagle Trucker HatsEagle Classic Hat Eagle Jackets

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AIRWAVE COBRA - AIRWAVE'S NEWEST LTF 2


Airwave CobraThe Cobra has exceptionally high performance for its class and is as close to being a true 3-line glider as possible. It supersedes the top selling Mustang2.

Technology fed down from the Magic5 has given the Cobra a very low sink rate and an outstanding glide. This significant leap in performance comes from two important areas of development.

First, the Cobra has a new hybrid line configuration. For most of the span, there are only three lines, except high up in the center of the wing where short D lines branch off to give greater stability. The result is a 15% reduction line from the Mustang2, with the total length dropping 60m, from 385m to just 326m. Second, a new airfoil design and internal airflow management has helped increase the aspect ratio from 5.7 on the Mustang2 to 5.95.

Airwave's in-house design software estimated these advances would bring about an increase in glide of around 0.85. But software estimations are notoriously fickle, and real glide tests proved the figure wrong. The improvement in glide has been a whole point in glide! Leaps in performance often come at the price of security. However, having been dedicated to the pursuit of easy handling, Airwave is confident that you'll find the Cobra to be an easy and stress-free wing to fly and as accessible to as wide a range of pilots as its predecessor.
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NIVIUK HAMAK - INTERMEDIATE HARNESS


Niviuk Hamak Characteristics
  • Comfortable with easily adjustable positioning
  • Aerodynamic neoprene skirt
  • Easy shoulder adjustments
  • Two buckle security
  • Large dorsal storage area with inner radio / liquid pack pocket.
  • 2 zipped pockets on each side of the harness
  • Optimum reserve position extraction system
  • Dorsal protection / mousse bag 17 cm
  • Weight: 5.3 kg + 1.2 kg, for back protection


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UP KANTEGA XC - UP'S NEW LTF 1-2


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The Kantega XC was designed for intermediate pilots with a yearning for thermal and XC adventures. Its forgiving nature coupled with very efficient thermalling characteristics, and its awe-inspiring glide at all speeds right up to the impressive 53km/h top speed, make it the perfect companion for everything from local flights up to long XC flights - both open distance and closed-circuit! The general consensus out there has always been that LTF 1-2 wings were good for local flights, and all right for downwind XC flying. However, the Kantega XC joins a very select club of intermediate wings offering the rare combination of high passive safety AND the good glide performance in accelerated flight so critically necessary for into-wind or cross wind gliding. In other words it is just what you need to complete that FAI triangle you have been working on all season, yet never too much of a handful for relaxed top-to-bottom glides. Available in April 2009. More information...

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UP FAST PRO - NEW COMPETITION HARNESS


UP Fast Pro HarnessUP's new Fast Pro competition harness is a fully reclined cocoon harness, with a built-in instrument cockpit. The reserve compartment is located below the lower back and is accessible from both sides. Includes a camelback compartment for the hydration system. Available in March 2009.
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA XC LEAGUE


SoCal XC League US Paragliding Champion and Eagle Paragliding Team Pilot Dean Stratton will be organizing grassroots competitions for pilots of all levels. Locations include Marshall, Santa Barbara, Dunlap and The Owens Valley. Here are some 2009 Dates:
  • Santa Barbara, CA - January 17th & 18th
  • Santa Barbara, CA - February 7th & 8th
  • Santa Barbara, CA - March 14th & 15th
  • Santa Barbara, CA - May 16th & 17th
  • Dunlap, CA - June 13th & 14th
  • Marshall, CA - July 11th & 12th

For more dates & info, visitusxcleague.com

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BRAZIL TOUR - GOVERNADOR VALADARES


February 12 - March 21st
Eagle Paragliding is offering two different types of tours to Brazil this Winter and Spring. The first tour will be from February 12 - March 21st. The tour has a minimum cost of $600 (non-refundable) giving 4 days of guidance and coaching. You can choose the length of your stay, and will be charged $150 a day for additional days. Your tour day credits will only be used if you fly. You need to stay long enough to take advantage of this tour. We set up this tour to allow for flexible dates, and to get you the most value for you time spent flying in Brazil. You will be responsible for your airfare, lodging, and food, but we will help you with your bookings. Contact Us to learn more about our Brazil Paragliding Tours.

March 30 - April 8th
Eagle Paragliding is also offering a 6 day ($1800), and 10 day ($2200) tour March 30- April 8. Both tours will start March 30th. The last day of flying on the 6 Day Tour will be April 4th, and the last day of flying on the 10 Day Tour will be April 8th. You will be responsible for your airfare, lodging, and food, but we will help you with your bookings. Contact Us to learn more about our Brazil Paragliding Tours.

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Brazil Paragliding Tour
Governador Valadares Paragliding Tour
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SIV Clinics

SIV / MANEUVERS CLINIC


2/27 - 3/1 - Location TBD
3/2 - 3/4 - Location TBD
4/17 - 4/19 - Location TBD
4/20 - 4/22 - Location TBD
5/5 - 5/7 - Location TBD
5/8 - 5/10 - Location TBD
Summer Maneuvers Clinic information
Tandem Clinic

TANDEM PARAGLIDING CLINIC


March 21 & March 22 - Santa Barbara, California
Begin your journey as a tandem pilot - Tandem Paragliding Clinic information.
Instructor Clinic

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CLINIC


April 3 through April 5 - Santa Barbara, California
Become a paragliding instructor - Instructor's Certification Clinic information.
Owens Valley Clinic

OWENS VALLEY CLINIC


April 17 through April 19 - Owens Valley, California
Improve on your thermaling and cross country flying skills. Owens Valley Clinic information.

Check out Eagle Paragliding's complete Calendar

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All the best,

Rob Sporrer
Eagle Paragliding LLC
mail: PO Box 91259 , Santa Barbara, California, 93190
ship: 1107 Castillo, Santa Barbara, California, 93101
www.Paragliding.com

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