Advance has been creating the worlds best paragliders since 1988.
They are the industry leading reference standard in design, materials and quality of manufacture and are regarded as the Mercedes of paragliers. The Swiss company has over the years had many wins in the World Cup, World Championships, Red Bull X-Alps and also the World Open Distance Record (set by Godfrey Wenness in 1998). There have also been numerous Paramotoring World Championship wins and Paramotoring World Records set using Advance paragliders.
There are 8 models in the paraglider range to suit all pilot types and requirement : ALPHA (EN-A School & Novice), Pi (EN-A-C light weight Hike and Fly), EPSILON (EN-B Novice and Standard Intermediate), IOTA (new EN-B+ Intermediate), Xi (new EN-B+ light weight Hike and Fly), SIGMA (EN-C Sports Intermediate), OMEGA X-ALPS (EN-D High Performance light weight Hike and Fly), OMIKRON (EN-C Freestyle/Acro) and Bi-BETA (EN-Tandem).
All gliders are delivered with the best, most comfortable,durable and lightweight back pack on the market (as stated by XC Magazine !) - the ComfortPack2. They also are delivered with a carbon fiber speed bar, speed line and clips, repair tape, accessories bag and a MONEY BACK satisfaction guarantee !
Advance paragliders are built to the highest quality standard in the market and as such last many 100's of hours longer than other brands - this is directly reflected in re-sale and trade-in values.
Godfrey's Manilla Paragliding is the Australian importer for Advance paragliders since 1993. Dealer enquiries welcome.
Trade-ins with real valuations are always possible on Alpha, Epsilon, Iota and on selected EN-A/B models of other brands.
It is also possible to order ANY other glider/harness brand and model in at very competitive prices and get real impartial expert advice - just ask ! Generally models from Gin, Swing, and Ozone are worth considering if something in the Advance range doesn't suit the budget or personal preference. The rest are simply not up to our minimum design and quality standards to recommend or advise on.
Please contact Godfrey directly for information and sales : ph 0267856545 or email ...click here.
For detailed product information and specifications see the ADVANCE web site : www.advance.ch
Please note all prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation - for an updated price please contact Godfrey
ALPHA 6 AUD$3750 Worlds #1 selling entry level glider - available in stock now !!! Demo in Manilla
The best EN-A glider on the market. The Alpha 5 before it set sales records in europe - the most sold glider of any model and type in 2013/14 !!
Spread your wings like a bird, step lightly into the air and simply fly away: the ALPHA 6 is your perfect partner for making this a reality. Latest technology combined with the highest quality materials ensure your pleasure and safety while you learn, and for long afterwards. Maximum flying fun guaranteed.
The ALPHA 6 benefits from a newly conceived lining design, with fewer support points and lines. This simple array is easy to see and quick to sort. The ALPHA 6 is straightforward to takeoff and fly. Weight is minimal, achieved by a sophisticated internal structure and state-of-the-art construction materials.
Innovative design technology gives the ALPHA 6 plenty of safety reserves. High internal wing pressure is maintained by the combination of an “Air Scoop” leading edge and the traditional ADVANCE semi-circular air intakes. This feature gives the ALPHA 6 a very low stall point and unmistakably clear and progressive brake loading. The pilot gains a significant safety plus from these handling advances. The ALPHA 6 was not just designed for learning; it is especially suitable for what comes after. It’s intended for pilots who appreciate a lot of safety when combined with notable performance. Through its modern design technology – including “3D-Shaping” at the leading edge and an intricate diagonal rib concept - it demonstrates a very respectable performance level among A-Class wings.
ALPHA 6 technical information click here !
EPSILON 9 AUD$4350 New Model Just arrived latest design technology easy EN-B with 11:1 glide ! Demo in Manilla
The EPSILON 9 is a totally new "compact" design with more performance and better handling - all with more safety !
Perfectly balanced with unmistakable looks. The new EPSILON 9 conveys a distinctive feel-good factor and glows with an ideal mix of precision, performance and safety. Unique quality and an innovative inner life transform this ADVANCE classic into a robust lightweight.
The EPSILON 9 demonstrates a very successful combination of pitch and turn behaviour. Steering demands are answered directly and precisely. The EPSILON 9’s compact and stable canopy invites plenty of confidence from the beginning. Even in challenging conditions pilots feel calm and content, able to enjoy the thermals in a relaxed frame of mind.
Not just very light, but downright robust as well: the EPSILON 9 gets attention with its unique choice of materials. Upper and lower surfaces are made of the normal strong European Porcher cloth. Inside the wing the latest technology from the OMEGA XALPS and Iota2 comes into play. Thus the EPSILON 9 weighs almost as little as a light wing, and even so has a long lifespan.
Many performance-enhancing new technologies are featured in the EPSILON 9. It was designed as a three-liner but has only one gallery level. This skimps on line metres and reduces drag. Precisely computed double-3D-shaping provides a super-smooth surface in the critical nose area, and supports the correct shape of the real-life profile. It also uses mini-ribs and a hybrid line array to further enhance performance.
The EPSILON 9 will also soon have DULV certified for PARAMOTOR use with optional paramotor risers which provide reflex profile characteristics for very efficient high speed cruising. Its offers in this category un-equalled ease of launch, cruise performance and flight for PPG use.
EPSILON 9 video and technical information : Click here !
IOTA 2 AUD$4650 All new high end EN-B Intermediate with 11+ glide !
The IOTA2 is an all new design to carry on from the worlds #1 selling B+ the IOTA 1. The new model takes Sigma 10 build technology and a new profile designed for the B+ category to produce a state of the art glider at the top of the B+ category in performance, handling and safety. The polar curve is incredibly flat for the class and offers outstanding high speed glide with great stability.
The ease of handling and reassuring feeling of passive and active safety allows the pilot to enjoy the IOTA2's efficient performance for hours even under demanding conditions.
Test fly and see why the IOTA2 has had excellent reviews from magazine test pilots and regular pilots alike.
IOTA 2 technical information and video here : Click here !
Xi RRP AUD$4650 New generation, class leading high end EN-B light weight hike and fly, XC etc
As a light and compact Performance-Intermediate the Xi satisfies the most diverse pilots’ needs. Whether near or far, difficult flying or exciting adventure. The new light high-end B goes with you for bivouac flying, Hike & XC-fly tours, traveling or discovering new routes in remote regions.
The Xi is a fully lightweight design starting at 3.4kgs and uses a mix of 27 and 32 gm Porcher Skytex cloth. To save more weight the number of cells and sliced diagonals has been reduced. The stress distribution system has been reworked to co-ordinate these requirements. The result is a perfectly balanced and homogenous glider.
The Xi combines light weight with the outstanding performance of the Performance-Intermediate IOTA 2. It features high pitch and directional stability in rough air. This and its significant stability at speed encourage relaxed, hours-long flying – with performance you can call upon at any time.
The latest technology from the Sigma 10 and Iota2 is incorporated in the Xi. The Advanced Air Scoop for friendly stall behaviour, short C-Wires for maximum profile retention and Mini-ribs for a smooth, efficient trailing edge.
The Xi also has a modern pitch control system for its trailing edge, which interconnects with the B-level. It can be flown actively and steered by the C/B-levels when accelerated.
Xi technical information Click here!
SIGMA 10 RRP AUD$4950 New generation, class leading EN-C
Precise, stable, good performance: The all new SIGMA 10 - now in five sizes! Even smoother wing surfaces distinguish this ADVANCE High End cross country wing – the result of another first time use of 3-way 3D Diamond panel-shaping on the upper and lower surfaces. This makes the EN/LTF C Sportster enjoyable to fly for many hours, the best condition for epic cross country flights.
After just a few months on the market it is already the worlds #1 selling new EN-C !
Test fly and see why
SIGMA 10 technical information click here
OMEGA X-ALPS 2 estimated RRP AUD$5450 Classic light weight and easy to fly EN-D with 12.5:1 glide
The OMEGA X-ALPS1 was the winning glider with a 1-2 finish at the last Red Bull X-Alps competition in 2015.
The all new X-ALPS 2 builds on that with even more performance, even better handling while retaining the same mid EN-D safety and weight.
Demo 24 now available in Manilla
Chrigel Maurer and Sebastian Huber chose the OMEGA XALPS for the 2015 X-Alps: and a good choice it was. These two exceptional pilots achieved first and second! They flew more than 1000 kilometres in seven days, under very challenging conditions. This shows the sort of high average speed that is routinely possible with this wing.
The EN/LTF D certified OMEGA XALPS2 is the perfect wing for cross country pilots with ambitions.
The OMEGA XALPS plays its best cards while accelerated in turbulent air. The pilot then enjoys the advantages of high structural stability with balanced pitch behaviour. The speed system is perfectly tuned to the wing profile, and the easy-to-push speed loop helps to keep the speed up. The highest value card is the exceptional top speed, actually flyable in bumpy conditions.
Computer-analysed structural weight-optimisation is an ADVANCE State-of-the-Art method used in all the serial wings. This technology was further refined in the Sigma 10 and then utilised for the OMEGA XALPS2 – specifically directed at achieving minimum weight, in some detail. The use of fabric inside the wing has been considerably pared down. New, multiple slash diagonals are narrower than ever, and the Ripstop weave of every strip exactly aligned with the computed tension vector. This achieves maximum robustness, shape stability and lifespan.
More information - click here !
Bi-BETA 6 RRP AUD$4950 New Generation Tandem - light weight and full performance with 11:1 glide
A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled. The all new BI-BETA 6 tandem paraglider is the perfect choice when great moments are to be experienced together. For leisure pilots it delivers a lot of fun – with safety; for the professional it makes an effective and trusty workhorse for everyday use.
Bi-BETA 6 technical information click here
OMIKRON RRP AUD$3950 Acro Glider for competition flying and just fun - Dynamic, Precise, Long Life
The OMIKRON combines high level, balanced dynamics with uncomplicated handling, and was developed by accomplished acro pilots (e.g. Christian Proschek and Michael Maurer) for acrobats and professionals. The OMIKRON has plenty of steam if you ask for it, but excess energy can always be effectively reined in with the brakes.
Infinity and Helicopter: The wing motion is very harmonic and pliable in the Infinity, and the g-load spikes surprisingly low. The wing does not flap a lot, and the OMIKRON keeps itself in the vertical plane for longer – the pilot has less correcting to do. In the Helicopter the rotation speed can be very efficiently adjusted by inside brake. The canopy helps to damp out oscillation by itself. In terms of design and materials the OMIKRON is exceptionally robust and long-lived. This Infinity Machine has only three cross ports per rib. Besides that the diagonals are not split in this wing. Outer surfaces use 38 Skytex cloth, inside there’s 40 Hardfinish. Base lines withstand 24 g; the top level lines are good for all of 52 g.
OMIKRON technical information : Click here
Pi-2 RRP AUD$3750 NEW : Latest light Weight multi-role glider - Hike and Fly, Mini-wing, soaring, thermalling, XC - fully certified - Demo in Manilla, pls contact for availability.
Enjoy the freedom and versatility – in the air and on the ground. The new PI 2 is one of the lightest small-packed-volume serial wings on the market and, with the choice of four sizes - each with three weight ranges – is also one of the most versatile paragliders available today. Equally at home in thermals, for Hike & Fly or as a miniwing: with the new PI 2 it’s you who decides.
The PI 2 comes in four sizes - 16, 19, 23 and 27. Each size features three different takeoff weight (weight range) subdivisions, and the resulting variety of wing loadings call for different piloting styles and levels.
Unlike many other mini-wings the Pi2 is fully EN certified in all sizes. The rating depends on the wing loading and ranges from ENA-B-C. The 23 and 27 can be used as a regular EN-A for novice pilots and be loaded into more dynamic zone to become a easy EN-B with extra speed for strong wind soaring. The 16 and 19 being smallest size's are a dynamic mini wing when loaded for high speed flying and fast terrain following descents. The 19 is especially suitable for strong wind coastal soaring for PG4 and above rated pilots when loaded up to its max of 95kgs as a EN-C. The 23 does the same but still retains its EN-B rating right up to its certified dynamic weight range max of 110kgs - it is suitable for PG3 and higher rated pilots.
Compact, light, excellent climbing characteristics with maximum safety: In its Thermal Range the PI 2’s quiet and pitch-stable canopy is very comfortable to fly, and its small packed dimensions make it suitable for travel. The 23 and 27 version is also recommended as a first light glider. The reduced line set up gives the PI 2 impressive performance.
Easy to carry, easy to prepare, easy to handle: The Hike & Fly Range is directed at the pleasure-seeking pilot and hiker who wants to concentrate on what’s important in life - enjoying time spent in the mountains. “Air Scoop Technology” and semicircular intakes work together in this weight range to give the PI 2 a high degree of passive safety with agreeable flight characteristics.
Minimum weight and maximum wing loading: In its Miniwing Range the PI 2 conveys the Actionwing’s sense of speed. Pure dynamics alone can provide maximum flying fun; then we can add high speed contour chasing, strong wind soaring or an ultralight descent device for the alpinist: the miniwing’s very precise and concise handling needs a careful expert who is also an experienced pilot, naturally.
Pi-2 technical information click here!
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