Activity Paragliding

Above the mountains, freedom is limitless

 

A piece of cloth connected with lines that lifts us up into the air, surely must be magic.

Light wind from ahead, we take a big step, and the lines build up tension. The canopy is above us, our gaze goes up and back in the direction of takeoff. One or two more steps and we lose the ground under our feet - deliberately and in control. We sink into our harness and enjoy the boundless freedom of " being up there".

When flying, we move in an invisible element. Leeward, thermal, convergence, and inversion only draw attention to themselves via indirect hints and require close observation. But the more extraordinary a flight seems to us, the more we feel alive. It is difficult to keep a balance here, a challenge and a game at the same time - this is exactly what makes flying so special.

Lines for paragliders

Of course, a paraglider today is much more complex than "a piece of cloth connected with lines". Both construction and materials have become much more technically refined. Our roots lie in the production of textile braids. Starting more than 150 years ago with fishing lines and laces, we have continuously developed ourselves and our products. Today's paraglider lines are high-performance products that are subject to special demands in terms of quality, performance, and durability.

Risers, main lines, middle and upper gallery lines, brake lines, and speed lines - we offer the right type of line made of Dyneema® or aramid for every paraglider design.

Especially unsheathed aramid lines are in trend and conquer the paraglider world. The robust lines, which in the past were mainly used in competition paragliders due to their small diameter, have long since been further developed. As a result, they are now suitable for a wide range of paragliders. From light gliders to basic intermediates: Modern, unsheathed high-end lines like our MAGIX PRO DRY are used everywhere today.

In contrast to Dyneema® lines, aramid lines are generally more stable in length.

Experience shows that paragliders with complete EDELRID MAGIX PRO DRY lines do not show any relevant trimming even after a long time in use. As a result, their flight characteristics remain unchanged - even after intensive use.

Many paraglider brands appreciate these properties and have relied on our lines for decades. You can find out which lines and materials are used in your wing by looking at the respective brand.

Helmet

The helmet belongs to flying like the reserve parachute or the vario. At EDELRID, we offer different constructions (softshell or hybrid) - depending on whether you are looking for a super light or robust helmet. All of our helmets have well-thought-out ventilation and closure systems, as well as a headlamp mount.

Special types of play: the combination of mountaineering and paragliding

Today's paragliders are extremely light and versatile. These characteristics practically cry out for combining flying with other sports. For us, of course, the link with the various mountain sports disciplines is particularly interesting. Be it climbing high faces, high altitude mountaineering, or a speed climb, a glider and harness weighing less than two kilograms can still easily fit into any backpack and, given the right conditions, make for a very special descent!