Every test drive published on this website is a result of a series of independent tests of paragliding equipment.
Test driving is not an alternative to any homologation. It tries to be a complement to the results obtained during homologation.
The main goal of our testing is to evaluate some of the key properties of the equipment being under test, such as performance, passive safety and the peculiarities of glider behavior. The result of evaluation are the marks which may be purely subjective or based on the instrumental measurements, but in any case they express the result in comparison to the equipment of the same class being actual at the time of test drive.
The results are expressed using the 10-point subjective scale.
|10||the new milestone in its class|
|9||the leading level in its class|
|8||above average in its class|
|7||average in its class|
|6||below average in its class|
|5||on the lower limit of admittable in its class|
|4||below admittable in its class|
The original test reports are published on this website. They are final and cannot be changed after publication (except the corrections of errors which do not affect the results).
The test team has right to charge a fee for every test drive. This fee does not affect the result of testing which remains fair and independent at any condition.
The sponsors are welcome. Sponsoring also cannot affect the result of test drives. The information about sponsors will be included in each test report.
Dealers and/or manufacturers providing equipment for testing have an early access to the preliminary results of test drive before it is published. If the results are generally negative the final report may not be published.