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 7 models in the paraglider range to suit all pilot types and requirement : ALPHA (School & Novice), Pi (light weight Hike and Fly), EPSILON (Novice and basic Intermediate), IOTA (new High EN-B Intermediate), SIGMA (Sports Intermediate), OMEGA (High Performance), ZETA (Freestyle/Acro) and Bi-BETA (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 and Epsilon 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$3650 new Model Alpha 6 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 8 AUD$3950 NEW - Just arrived - latest design technology easy EN-B with 10.5:1 glide ! Demo in Manilla
The EPSILON 8 is a totally new "compact" design with less aspect ratio, more performance, and better handling - all with more safety !
Perfectly balanced with unmistakeable looks. The new EPSILON 8 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 8 demonstrates a very successful combination of pitch and turn behaviour. Steering demands are answered directly and precisely. The EPSILON 8’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 8 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 comes into play. Thus the EPSILON 8 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 8. 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.
The EPSILON 8 is also DULV certified for PARAMOTOR use and has available 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 8 video and technical information : Click here !
IOTA AUD$4250 NEW !!! High end EN-B with 10.9:1 glide ! sizes 26/28/30 in stock - Demo in Manilla and around Australia.
The all new IOTA from ADVANCE is a High-Level EN B glider for ambitious cross-country pilots. Featuring an optimized, low-weight design, the XC-Intermediate IOTA represents the most accommodating balance between performance and piloting ease within the entire ADVANCE product range. The high performance capabilities of the IOTA open the door to the world of long cross-country flights.
The IOTA opens a new light weight standard glider category. Thanks to computationally modelled lightweight-structure design techniques, the IOTA weighs only 4.45kg ( 23m2 size). And yet the IOTA is a robust and durable product thanks to the material choice of Skytex 32 and 38 from Porcher Sport. The low weight of the canopy improves takeoff behaviour, considerably increases passive safety, and contributes to direct handling.
The IOTA offers exceptional passive safety and features a low minimum flying speed. Approach to the stall is clearly communicated to the pilot via clearly progressive brake pressure. This is all the result of an optimal air intake design. Low IOTA canopy mass means low wing inertia, and an overall compact concept contributes to the reassuring character of the IOTA.
The design of the IOTA offers maximum performance for this category of glider. Detailed simulation and stress analysis enabled us to engineer the double 3D shaping and surface ballooning to the greatest advantage. The result for us; an even smoother wing surface and more shape stability – looked at from every direction. Your result: even more performance. The IOTA’s balanced compactness and a carefully-chosen pitch-stable profile mean that you can always make the most of the wing’s potential – in real-life conditions.
For IOTA video and technical info click here
SIGMA 10 RRP AUD$4450 New generation, class leading EN-C is coming soon !!!
Precise, stable, good performance: In Euro-Spring 2017 there will be a 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...
Preview Info on the all new Sigma 10 : Click here !
Info on previous model - Sigma 9 - below:
Like its forebears the SIGMA 9 is intended for cross country pilots. It is certified in the mid-range of the EN-C certification unlike the hotter EN-C's of 2013/14 which are less safe with less performance ! The Sigma 9 is a true 3 line glider with less drag and the best possible compromise of performance/handling and aspect ratio. It uses the light weight construction technology pioneered in the Omega 8 and hybrid lines resulting in a glider 1kg lighter than all the others but far more longevity than any other brand. The new profile and leading edge is perfectly balanced in pitch and roll providing a full usable speed range even in turbulent air. The SIGMA 9 is just waiting to take you away from well worn paths to help you investigate new countryside. When clicking on the link below be sure to watch the video's especially the technical innovations ones !
SIGMA 9 technical information click here
OMEGA X-ALPS estimated RRP AUD$5400 Classic light weight and easy to fly EN-D with 12:1 glide
The OMEGA X-ALPS is the winning glider with a 1-2 finish at the last Red Bull X-Alps competition.
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 XALPS 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 for the OMEGA XALPS – 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$5100 New Generation Tandem - light weight and full performance with 11:1 glide - just arrived !
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
ZETA RRP AUD$3500 Freestyle/Acro Glider - Demo in Sydney or Manilla
The ZETA is ADVANCE’s most precise and dynamic wing. It specialises in precision and performance and its high level of passive safety means that entry and exit from all situations are easily mastered. A sprightly trim speed makes the ZETA exceptionally suitable for soaring in wind, and thermal flying is fun as well. A high wing loading results in a high trim speed. Internal pressure is similarly raised, and this again contributes to high dynamic potential. A raised trim speed is an essential advantage for ZETA soaring in that soaring becomes a lot of fun when the wind gets up; and it often does. The wing’s high stability and high ZETA passive safety can be of great value when soaring near the ground.
ZETA technical information click here
Pi-2 RRP AUD$3650 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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