Chrigel Maurer forlater Advance!

Fikk kaffen i vranga da jeg leste dette! Chrigel forlater visstnok Advance fordi han ønsker å konkurrere i mer enn X-Alps og da måtte han gå til et annet merke (Ozone) for å få en konkurransedyktig skjerm. Advance har som kjent ikke satset på konkurranseskjermer de siste årene. 

Avskjeden synes å skje i fred og fordragelighet:
«..We look back on a very enriching and successful cooperation with many positive memories. Chrigel, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you have achieved for the ADVANCE brand over the last few years! We wish you and your family every good fortune along your new road, and much more success. We also intend to keep our friendly lines of communication open in the future!»
Chrigel-is-leaving 

Les mer: – Cross Country Magazine: Chrigel Maurer moves from Advance to Ozone
                – http://www.chrigelmaurer.ch/

2- eller 3-liner?

Denne diskusjonen er for Advance Omega 9 men gjelder i prinsippet alle merker.
Julian Molina sitt innlegg (sitatet) dekker mitt og trolig mange XC-piloters syn. Jeg ønsker ikke å fly en 2-liner som f.eks ikke tåler regn!

«The market for XC oriented EN D’s has not disappeared and it should be fulfilled. There must be a small reduction in the number of pilots in that market, as the ones that where interested in competing in the serial class may have already moved to the EN C (sports) class. However, I tend to think that group of pilots is rather small.

There is no other reason I can think of why leisure XC pilots that had been flying the regular EN D gliders would want to move to anything else. If the manufacturer can produce a regular EN D glider better than the previous generation like it has been the norm in past, then they should do it as the market is still there.»

Advance / Omega 9 (EN-D) (Rumours)