Marko Hrgetic Hrga has been flying World Cups for the past 11 years and has a paragliding school in Valle De Bravo, Mexico which operates under the Swiss APPI system. He also just launched a new style of race in Mexico called the XCSkyRace aimed at finding out who is the best cross country pilot by encouraging pilots to do their own thing. At this January’s Monarca comp Marko absolutely crushed on the Triple 777 Queen, an EN/C three line glider, often out-gliding and climbing the 2-line CCC gliders. In this episode we get technical on how to fly fast. Hand position, use of speed bar, how to climb faster, speed to fly, using macready, using polar curves, using pilots in front, correct weight shift, the importance of relaxing and using rough air to your advantage, not making stupid mistakes, SIV with modern gliders, and a lot more. Many of our listeners have been asking for tactics for races, how to properly fly a three-liner, why they lose the lead gaggle- here are the direct answers! Enjoy this episode, there’s a lot here to digest!
A buck an episode, that’s all we ask.
Links that Marko talks about in the show:
APPI – Association of Paragliding Pilots and Instructors
The new XC competition format
Polar curve tool for McReady
This tool was made by Manu Bonte (APPI) and adjusted by Marko Hrgetic. Free for use and its easy to make your own out of it.
FLUMEN SIV place & video
Mentioned in this episode: Monarca, Alas Del Hombre, Miguel Gutierrez, Claudia Gutierrez, Nate Scales, XCSkyRace, Ryan Bloom, Fabian Blanco, Seiko Fukuoka, Charles Cazaux, 777 gliders