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22.05.17  Gavin McClurg faces the North of Known.

Sometimes, there are ideas that surpass the extraordinary. Adventures that exceed fiction. And men who dare to the unimaginable. This is one of those stories.

In May and June of 2016, Niviuk pilot Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner set off to attempt something extraordinary: a full, unsupported traverse of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider. In other words, 500 miles of uncrossable rivers, massive glaciers and WAY too many Grizzly bears. Gavin completed the mission after 37 days of flying across North America's highest mountains and some of the planet’s most remote, wild and stunning terrain, pushing the boundaries of expedition paragliding. “Seems an awfully long ways away, but this journey goes down in the treasured books”, Gavin says.

The director Bryan Smith is clear about what led Gavin to complete his adventure: “When Gavin McClurg pitched us the idea of traversing the entire length of the Alaska Range by paraglider, we thought it had maybe a 20% chance of working. He kept bugging us to jump off the deep end with him. Persistence won. I'm pretty sure that same persistence carried him over 500 miles across the Alaska Range when things didn't quite line up”.

Check out the teaser trailer of his new film North of Known, an ode to perseverance, effort and courage:

05.05.17  Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities”
Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities” Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities” Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities” Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities”

Former X-Alps competitor and British Team member Tom Payne was full of praise for the Bi Skin 2 P when he received his wing. At the time he said: "Had my first flight on the Bi Skin 2 P today. It was only a top to bottom, but I was really impressed. Pack volume and weight are tiny. With lightweight soft spreaders and a couple of string harnesses, the total gear is well under 4kg.  Well built with lots of attention to detail. It looks like every aspect of this wing has been thought through. Effortless launch in zero wind. Really sweet handling in the air: light, direct, and buttery smooth. Enough performance to throw around, but still very damped exits from wingovers and spirals.- nice for the passenger! Decent glide. Basically, I loved it. I feel that it's a great wing for normal recreational tandem use and of course it opens up so many adventure possibilities. I can't wait to fly it again!"

He recently wrote a review which he published on Paragliding Forum: "The single-skin tandem is really good. Launch is a breeze. In the air it handles like a solo on the brakes, but maneuvers are more damped and quickly lose energy. Great for throwing first-time passengers around. Of course, the tiny pack volume and weight mean that the single surface is a no-brainer for any sort of travel adventure."
28.04.17  Julien Irilli on the Klimber P - "it will triumph!"

Julien Irilli has received his Klimber P and loves it. In his latest video called "Easy Riding", he thermals, top lands and takes off from the mountains of the French Alps. Showcasing beautiful scenery and great music, the video shows Julien playing and doing wingovers with his new wing, which he calls his "new partner". After flying the wing twice, his view on the glider are that it will triumph! He said:

"In my opinion the Klimber P is an efficient and easy to use wing in all conditions, whether it is its inflation, acceleration or its behaviour in very turbulent air. Even with an aspect ratio of 6.95, it remains damped, active and precise in turn. It's a great cross-country wing to take everywhere. I love its reduced weight and volume!

In short, a great glider with no faults, it will triumph!"

Watch Julien and the Klimber P in action:


21.04.17  Brazilian bliss - Niviuk ladies top the podium
18.04.17  Kurt Eder, backcountry in his own backyard
10.04.17  “Nothing gets close to its weight or packing size”
06.04.17  Kurt Eder flies a massive triangle
06.04.17  Niviuk in the Red Bull X-Alps 2017
05.04.17  2017 updated Niviuk catalogue
29.03.17  New Skin 2 & Skin 2 P
 
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Gavin McClurg faces the North of Known.
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Tom Payne on the Bi Skin 2 P: “It opens up so many adventure possibilities”
Tom Payne was full of praise for the Bi Skin 2 P when he received his wing.
28.04.17
Julien Irilli on the Klimber P - "it will triumph!"
Julien Irilli has received his Klimber P and loves it!
21.04.17
Brazilian bliss - Niviuk ladies top the podium
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