R.I.P. Richard Gallon (1973-2020)

RIP Richard Gallon - Interview from Adrenaline and Turbulence DVD

Richard Gallon, one of the first pioneers of acro paragliding and a Paragliding World Cup legend has passed away on his 47th birthday (12th Jun 2020) after battling sickness over the past years...
Richard started to paraglide in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, France at the age of 12. Only 20 years old, in 1993 he became Paragliding World Cup champion. Together with the Rodriguez brothers he was one of the founders of the Safety Acro Team that took the most significant part in the early evolution of the sport. He also founded AirG Products with the vision to provide affordable wings for this small market.
We will truly miss his ever positive vibes and uplifting spirit...
Rest in peace brother...

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Red Bull ACRO CROSS - results

The first Red Bull Acro Cross ended on Sunday on Sopot, Bulgaria. 2016 World Champion Francois Ragolski (FRA) won the competition with a pretty safe margin, followed by Nicola Donini (ITA) and Jack Pimblett (UK). Christina Kolb, female World Champion and only woman participant finished in the impressive 6th place leaving many big guns behind her. 

We collected everything you need to know about the judging concept of this competition. Click to read more!

Acro GAME 2019 - full length

Acro GAME 2019

Watch the 2019 summary of the 2019 Acro GAME! This documentary type report gives a close view into nowadays highest level of aerobatics paragliding! Big ups to Horacio Llorens, the mastermind of Acro GAME and Ikonemedia production for putting this great video together!

Enjoy!

Red Bull Acro Cross

These days a brand new type of acro event is taking place in Bulgaria, Sopot created by mastermind Veso Ovcharov: the Red Bull Acro Cross! 

The competition merges the two big disciplines of the sport – acrobatics and cross country - into one unique format. The hosting town Sopot, is already well known in XC competition scene. Parcicipants are all manually selected and invited and there are some big names among them such as Francois Ragolski (Acro World Champion 2016), Nicola Donini (2nd in World Cup Superfinal 2018), Félix Rodriguez or Tim Alongi.

Today the third task of the event is running with....

 

Sonchaux Acro Show 2019

Acro Show 2019 Rétrospective

Watch this spectacular edit of this year's Sonchaux Acro Show, the world's oldest and most renowned acro competition that includes a massive airshow, an invitational battle contest and also the Swiss Championships! The winners of the invitational competition are: 

1. Victor Carrera (Chile)

2. Rafael Goberna (Brazil)

3. Tim Alongi (France)

2019 Aerobatics World Cup - overall podium

By also winning the last Aerobatics World Cup of the season, Théo de Blic celebrated the second overall World Cup victory of his life at the price giving of AcroMax in Italy! Chile's Bicho Carrera and Colombia's César Arevalo were following him on the ladder - demonstrating the latino power in the scene!

Théo wrote in social media:

Yesterday I realized my kid's dream, but this time for the second time... the emotion that comes with the world cup winner title is always so strong but in a very different way. The first time was....

4th justACRO Boogie 2019

 

The first week of August fans of aerobatics paragliding from all over the world colored up the sky at the Gerlitzen, Austria. Thanks to all the participants for the good vibes and nice memories! Check out the photo gallery of the event by Rolling Stone Photography.

Click here to see the photos of the Boogie Photo Contest.