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Episode 36- Nick Neynens and the art of Vol Biv

Nick celebrates finishing the X-Alps<p>Nick Neynens began paragliding a decade ago after his love of the mountains drew him to the sport. In 2015 he …

Countdown to the 2017 Red Bull X-Alps

My basic X-Alps kit- Niviuk Klimber, Sup’Air Strike harness, Salewa Mtn Trainers, XC Tracer Vario, Garmin InReach, Lightweight Patagonia clothing, …

Episode 34- Tom Payne and Insights into our world

Tom Payne having an epic high day at 4500M over the Bernese Oberland in the Alps<p>Tom Payne competed in the 2009 X-Alps and was Jon Chambers supporter …

Episode 31- Russ Ogden, a Masters Class in Paragliding

We’ve got a VERY special episode for you this Holiday Season. Ozone test pilot and world cup crusher Russ Ogden, one of the great living legends of …

Episode 30- Michael “Micky” Sigel and building greatness

• Making a new Gin Glider<br>• What happened with the Gin Factory in North Korea and how they have had to adjust<br>• What is a test pilot really?<br>• Swiss league- how …

Episode 28- Max Marien and the ACRO pursuit

• Risk and having kids- does it change?<br>• Best place to train acro?<br>• How to safely get into acro and how to progress<br>• Acro competitions<br>• How to stay motivated …

Episode 26 Kelly Farina and Mastering Paragliding

• Kelly discusses the importance of the “toolbox”<br>• The difference between unconscious competence and luck<br>• The dangers of flying for distance, and why …

Episode 25- Kari Castle and flying for life

Flying the Owens Valley, California<p>Kari Castle has been flying for 35 years. You name it, she’s flown it. Hangliders, paragliders, paramotors, speed …

Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line- Under the Midnight Sun (the Alaska Traverse)

Gavin flying past Denali, day 28 of the Expedition, photo Jody MacDonald<p>Patagonia has just published the first full written account of the Alaska …

Episode 24- Isabella Messenger and Unconscious Competence

• Isabella talks about the difficulties of coming back to flying after a long break<br>• The dangers of learning too fast<br>• How important it is to surround …

Episode 22- The Alaska Traverse- Ed Ewing interviews Gavin McClurg

• Gavin and Ed discuss how ski racing, kayaking, climbing and adventure were the catalyst to finding and falling in love with paragliding and human …

Episode 21 Rafael Saladini- Chasing World Records and World Cup Tactics

• How Rafael began flying in Rio and got the nickname “the Sardine”<br>• The importance of having good mentors and how to get them<br>• Accidents early in his …

Episode 20- Bruce Goldsmith and Passion

• How to play the gaggle and winning game in Competitions<br>• Design and competitions<br>• How to go from an “also-ran” to a winner<br>• Three of the most important …

Pounding gear- A look at what we carried in Alaska

Taking off on the edge of Denali National Park, heading toward Foraker- Photo Jody MacDonald<p>We knew it would be hard. In fact we anticipated it would …

The Rockies Traverse is LIVE!

The Rockies Traverse is now LIVE on Red Bull TV! If you’re looking for some pretty thrilling (and at time pretty scary!) inspiration settle in for …

Episode 19- Jocky Sanderson and Improving your Game

• Competitions and sponsorships<br>• Why Jocky got into teaching and SIV<br>• Finding balance between family and flying<br>• How Jocky has developed his SIV training and …

Episode 17- Will Gadd and the Mastery of the Sky through Mastery of Self

Will Gadd taking a break on the Rockies Traverse. Photo Pablo Durana<p>Will Gadd began his flying career in the early 90’s and quickly became one of the …

The Alaska Traverse- Thoughts on Expeditions

Little guy in big country. Photo Jody MacDonald<p>In 2012 before I’d even done my first bivvy trip I spent some time in a super cub airplane (small 3 …

Killing Complacency- Making sure the luck jar doesn’t run dry

Training acro over the dirt is fun…and a bit scary<p>When I first learned how to paraglide my instructor (Jeff Farrell at Superfly) gave me a fun …

Episode 16- Cody Mittanck and the art of Going Big

• Cody recounts his amazing record flight in Canada<br>• Cody recounts his wild 173 mile flight with Nick Greece across Utah<br>• How to assess and be realistic …

Episode 15- Ondrej Prochazka and Leaving the Office Behind

Ondrej doing what he does best- enjoying life<p>I first met Ondrej in May, 2015 while training with Aaron Durogati on course line between the Brenta and …

Episode 14- Paul Guschlbauer and conquering the Red Bull X-Alps

• How Paul plays the sponsorship game<br>• How he became a professional pilot<br>• Flying in his first X-Alps and learning more in 14 days than in a year of …

Episode 13- Veso Ovcharov and Finding Balance

• Why we keep traveling and exploring<br>• Getting down to a total of zero dollars in savings the day he signed with Red Bull<br>• His brothers near-death accident …

Episode 12- Aaron Durogati and Training to Win

• Learning at the age of 15, working towards becoming a pro pilot<br>• First World cup in Korea in 09′<br>• Becoming a GIN pilot in 2009 after Nova stopped making …

Episode 7- Mads Syndergaard and the Art of Winning

• Mads shares his history in paragliding and how it became his life<br>• We discuss the accidents in the Owens during US Nationals and possibly what …

Episode 9- Thomas de Dorlodot and the Endless SEARCH

Paul Guschlbauer and Thomas de Dorlodot rest during a Pre-Shoot for the Adreatic-Circle in Berchtesgarden, Germany on June 26th, 2014<p>Thomas de …

Episode 10- Josh Cohn and Staying Consistent

Josh Cohn in his comfort zone<p>Josh Cohn has been the most consistent competition pilot the US has ever seen. His competition CV reads like Kelly …

A Paraglider's Rant

TV and Film<p>I have been involved both as talent (ie the athlete) or on the production side of TV and Filmmaking for over 20 film projects. From …

Surfing the Sierras in Sidetracked Magazine

I’m really digging Sidetracked Magazine, an image-heavy publication dedicated to adventure. True Adventure. Our vol-biv expedition up the Sierra …