Stephan Kruger
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Stephan Kruger

Owner & Founder of Fly Cape Town Paragliding at Fly Cape Town Paragliding
Stephan is the owner of Fly Cape Town Paragliding. He is an avid tandem, competition and aerobatics paragliding pilot He loves to share the joy of paragliding flight with anyone who is keen...He is also a qualified paragliding instructor and a paragliding endurance athlete.
Stephan Kruger
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If you’ve been bitten by the paragliding bug, it might just be time to think about a paraglider of your very own. But those who are relatively new to this sport don’t often have the background knowledge to make an informed purchase – and this isn’t a piece of equipment you want buy blindly.

 

Fortunately, you don’t have to go far for a professional recommendation. At Fly Cape Town Paragliding, we distribute a number of rigs and accessories from Ozone and from Bruce Goldsmith Design – and while we’re always happy to talk about your specific needs in-person, we’ve also assembled a short list of wings that are excellent choices for most newbies to the world of paragliding:

 

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Ozone-Mojo4

 

Ozone Mojo 4

 

Ozone’s entry-level glider features the durability, balance, and stability so helpful for newbie pilots, yet manages to perform admirably on extended cross-country flights – once you’re ready for them. Its low weight and agile, quick-to-inflate properties ensure that even as you get some real-world flying experience under your belt, you won’t feel the pressure to “upgrade” anytime soon.

 

 

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Ozone-BuzzZ4

Ozone Buzz 4

 

Accessible enough for beginners, yet light and responsive enough to satisfy the pros, Ozone’s Buzz series is aimed at newcomers to the sport who expect to rack up some flight hours quickly and on a regular basis. This wing, which comes in six different sizes, has a very compact feel and a leading edge that cuts into lift with a satisfying and tactile bite. It’d be hard to find a better-performing glider that still matches the accessibility of the Buzz 4.

 

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BGD-Adam

 

BGD Adam

 

A brand-new offering from Bruce Goldsmith Design, the Adam is a simple yet powerful model designed with beginners and leisure pilots in mind. Ultra-smooth panels lend the wing a powerful stability, and a ribbed trailing edge means brakes are always responsive and predictable. Four vibrant color options make it a particularly good choice for youngsters, for whom you might want a bit of extra visibility from the ground and from others in the air.

 

 

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Ozone-Geo4

Ozone Geo 4

 

For those with a bit more experience, but who may never have owned their own rig, the Geo 4 is a perfect blend of accessibility and performance. Compact and comfortable, this wing features an even lighter weight than previous models without sacrificing stability. Superior glide performance and handling make it versatile and agile enough to transition into more advanced maneuvers and to squeeze more lift out of thermals – once you’ve become comfortable with the basic techniques.