During its first 2 years of existence, the new “Evolution” competition format continuosly needed to be adapted and improved. Due to the lack of other occasions, this tuning was done during the APWC competition season. This was necessary in order to be prepared for a possible jump in quality of acro paragliding competitions in the near future.
The majority of the changes were suggested and requested by pilots. All changes have been discussed and implemented after agreement between the judges and the pilots' committee.
The weather was excellent for the Acro Paragliding World Cup competition and the small Dachstein village of Obertraun became a mecca for the world's finest Acro Pilots.
Altogether 40 competitors from 12 different nations took off from the Krippenstein mountain to perform three competitive flights for Solo and Synchro paragliding. The standard of competition was higher than ever before. Thanks to the excellent weather, all of the AcroJam events were able to take place according to the schedule.
Last weekend the swiss championships and a synchro APWC took place for the second time in Brienz, Switzerland. After two rainy days the competition started with rested and dry pilots on saturday with two solo and a synchro task in between. On sunday the finals in both categories took place. Thus Jeremy Peclard is the new swiss champion and Spälti Acro Team with Adrian Hachen & Michael Maurer won the synchro competition.
Austria's well know paragliding spot, Gerlitzen has been a center of acro paragliding since the birth of the sport. Due to some recent incidents, the acro community got into focus, and the foreign flying licenses are not accepted anymore, pilot have payed fines. Read on...