Cross Country in Fuyang



February 2016
It was Chinese New Year, so I had time to edit the video of Flying with the Jb MINI in the desert 2015. I edited also the video about how to setup the Jb MINI in few easy steps...


Flying with Jb MINI

VIDEO - Setting the Jb MINI

Learn how to setup the Jb MINI in few easy steps.
Flying with Jb MINI

VIDEO - Flying in the Taklamakan desert with Jb MINI

In August 2015 Maurizio Romano and Alex Hofer went in the Taklamakan desert for the second time... Problems with the winch... but Alex at least did the Chinese record...


We'll go in the desert again in July 2016

More about here Taklamakan Desert Project

More about Jb MINI Jb variometers



August 12th 2015 we will leave for the desert
Maurizio and Alex are packing, preparing the last things with the head full of sand and the wish to fly. Alex will fly the new Gradient Avax XC 5

Live Tracking will be available...



We are quite ready...

More about here Taklamakan Desert Project




Late June 2015
Paragliding Shanghai produces a new mini variometer: Jb MINI. After many months designing prototyping and testing I (Maurizio Romano) was finally able to produce this nice mini vario at home. And as long as I always sponsored myself… well… Jb Vario Supports Taklamakan Desert Project. Maurizio Romano (me) and Alex Hofer will carry 2 Jb MINI. The choice dropped on the Jb MINI because the long autonomy and the weight (30 grams). If you walk in the desert in August grams matter...


Supair Harnesses







May 2015
Alex will fly the new Avax XC 5. Gradient is one of the main sponsors. Gradient provided 2 new Aspen 5 1 year ago... In May Ondrey promised an Avax for Alex (for me Aspen 5 is enough)

Development: We got the Avax on late July. August the second after many days of rain Alex tried the Avax in Shenzhen (a city on the ocean)... First flight more than 50 km landing close to an airport (better not to cross it). Alex is super happy of the new toy...


Gradient Paragliders


October 2014
Finally Maurizio Romano and Alex Hofer went to the desert. Finaly after more than two months the two Aspen 5 were released by the custom office. We were so happy... So we could try the gliders and we had the possibility to setup everything for next year... very beautiful... Back in the Taklamakan desert in 2015

Check the pictures and the videos in the Media Gallery of the Taklamakan Desert Project website

Supair Harnesses


June 2014
Supair Supports Taklamakan Desert Project. Supair is one of the main sponsors. We will fly 2 Skyppers. The choice dropped on the Skypper for the high comfort provided by this harness, together with high performance achievable, and the best safety standards...

More about here Taklamakan Desert Project


Supair Harnesses


June 2014
Gradient Supports Taklamakan Desert Project. Gradient is one of the main sponsors. Gradient provides 2 new Aspen5. We will fly the 28 sqm. The Aspen5 is certified EN C. Very safe, easy to handle but with impressive performance for his class. A cross country machine... where it is not just important how fast you can be, but how many hours you can handle safely the gliders in very difficult condition.

More about here Taklamakan Desert Project


Gradient Paragliders


June 2014
Trying new records, Maurizio Romano (me) and Alex Hofer (the champion of the world and champion of the Red Bull X-Alps in the past) are setting up to go to the Taklamakan Desert. The purpose is to beat the XC world record.

More about here Taklamakan Desert Project

Taklamakan Desert Project


May 2014
New course started, we just started with theory, and in a week we wil start practicing ground handling. Soon pictures and videos. If some of you want to jump on it is possible. Join us: me, Fan, Urs, Mathias, Daniel, Ding

Michael Layr


April 27 2013
New XC-Fuyang record, Maurizio flew 75 km with his great GRADIENT ASPEN 4, (distance from the takeoff 70 km), from Yong An Shan to north of Hangzhou (almost Huzhou). The last hill was full of powerlines and the most conservative route cost to Maurizio 30 km that he could not fly... if he was just a little more aggressive... The Grandpa took out from the hat this flight just because the guys are growing up and motivated him... What could Vadim fly with a Gradient Nevada? for sure more than 100 km. 3 hours of flight, 6 hours going back to the hill by public transportation and taxi. Thank to the help of the kind local people who saw a glider arriving from nowhere... Their smile was the first prize. Come on guys, tomorrow should be better than today, it is the last day of good weather before the front come. Unstable weather perfect for thermals and base to 3000 meters... Give me some more motivation...

Link to the flight


volo fuyang


March 2013
Video Logo, a Video which explains the concept of the logo, for ParagldingShanghai... Maybe it's a little bit too long, but soon we'll cut the video again.

Michael Layr


January 2013
Michael Layr, our top model, is flying a Nevada 26. During his first flights with this wing at the end of 2012 he was able to stay on top with almost no thermals... while everybody else was going down. It seems he will leave his name in the XC-Fuyang competition.

Michael Layr

  October 01 2012
Gradient Nevada The new EN B paraglider is Available. Nevada is the newest Gradient glider in the EN B class. Its place in the Gradient glider range is between the Golden3 and the Aspen4. Our aim was to create a glider from the ground up. A glider which would follow the tumultuous development of paragliding technology of the last few years and at the same time use the latest know-how in the development of materials...

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  July 16 2011
Diana Was born today. Our Daniel and Daisy give to the wolrd their daughter today. I received a message from Daniel early this morning, and his happiness was coming out from his SMS.
It seems that the logo works in someway for the Bergbaum family: both they fly since 1 year and they had a baby girl, hahaha.

  July 6 2011
ParagldingShanghai   Multimedia Gallery Is online. You can upload your photos and your videos in your own gallery or in one of the public Galleries. If you have already registered to the site you don't need to register again. Here there is the help for the procedure. If you want to go to the Gallery. click here


June 17 2011
ParagldingShanghai Forum. Is online. Just 1 month from the beginning of the Red Bull X-Alps We opened a session in the forum to talk about this great event. click here


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