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Niki Longshore blitzes the Gecko Challenge

Friday, 05 August 2016

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12 July 2016 - Wharton, Texas. The morning skies promised another long day, another chance to claim the Gecko challenge. I had been trying repeatedly to get the 188 km task done and also break my personal record of 111 km, but each attempt ended half way or even less. I never let it get me down, but I was very eager to claim the challenge! Today was the day I would finally go the distance.

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Italian Open Championships

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

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Italian Open Championships

Corinna Schwiegershausen

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Record days in Chile!

Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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350 km declared out-and-return WORLD RECORD: 365 km total & personal best!

We made it! Not to express in words how it feels having finally reached the big goal! But even more important to see that the whole project 'Record Weeks Chile' worked out fine. From the idea to realization and finally coming to the result - the record - it was a lot of risk taking: will it be possible!? Beside the fact Tom was going to explore maiden XC flights nobody has ever done before flying out-and-return at the chilean cordillera coast going for the record. A new challenge in combination with a big project without knowing how this odyssey is going to end – a real adventure!

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The RX Effect

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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The RX Effect

Handling, performance and VG-settings

by Tom Weissenberger

Arriving just in time, right before the start of the 2014 European flying season, I took delivery of my new wing:  the RX3.5 Technora® – from Moyes Delta Gliders. This glider is not just rigged with cutting edge, newly inlaid cloth, it is also my first RX!

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Into the blue

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

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Gliding over open water

Text & pics: Tom Weissenberger

It all got together at the very last thermal! The scheduled task I have been flirting since years was to cross the whole island from east to west. A very challenging but especially beautiful XC flight over the whole volcanic island of Lanzarote. Highlights like the crater of Monte Corona, the windmills of Mala, the sandy desert of El Jable or the badlands of La Geria were also the tricky parts to get over.

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