SUMMER OF THE R10
If you happen to be one of the many pilots who have ordered a flying dvd from me, at www.flyskyhigh.net , then this little cubby hole under the staircase of a small welsh cottage is where they come in. It looks an unorganised mess I know, but everything important to me is here, in this one square metre of space… including my R10 factory label.
I have had many many gliders over the years, and there are about 3 that stand out as significant,wings that were special. One of them was made by Gin for Edel…another by Hannes for Nova…but never have I kept the ripstop strip as a talisman, because this R10.2 is something truly special.
It seems so obvious now, having flown it, and been blown away by the performance increase, that ripping out half the chord lines is going to work just as well as taking out the span lines back in the 90’s, with the Zenon. Hannes did this using diagonals, which are now in almost every paraglider today. And now the OZONE TEAM have done a similar magic trick with plastics, retaining the airofoil like the diagonals, but without the use of line. Luc, Dav, Russell and the Ozone team have now created a legacy as significant as Hannes, that will surely survive into modern paraglider design.
The R10 is brilliant. Never have I had desperate requests to buy my wing, from good comp pilots wanting to jump the R10 order queue. It speaks for itself.
I am flying the wing of the future.
(And downloading airspace maps to my gps, of lands very distant from my house!…can this thing fly!)