So with a resolution to refocus on my solo flying, the first step was to sign up for the Canadian Nationals. Because why not compete at a national level event taking place in 3 months when you've only spent 10 minutes on your sport so far that calendar year? Makes sense to me!
|Launching at the Canadian Paragliding Nationals in Pemberton a few years back, same spot they will be held in 2017.|
As hinted at in the above paragraph, I did get one lovely little (10 minute) flight in on my new wing. Not enough time on it for a proper review, but I will say that I didn't notice much of a difference from my old wing. That's actually a good thing because my new Skywalk Chili 4 is rated one level down from my Cayenne 4 and most pilots would expect to notice a decrease in performance. However with advances in technology I wasn't really surprised to see that this brand new EN-B wing felt a lot like my 4 year old EN-C glider.
That being said, I'm itching to get in the sky and see how my wing responds when the air is actually moving around a bit! Plus the whole practicing before the Nationals thing. Pfffft...whatever.