Manuel Nübel


"I love Hike & Fly Races. I am keen to discover the pyrenees."

Pilot: Manuel Nübel
Nationality: German
Birth Date: 12.30.1987
City: Bolsterlang
Country: Germany
Job: Tandem Pilot
Glider: OZONE Zeolite
Harness: SKYWALK Range X-Alps 2
Helmet: SUPAIR Passenger
Sponsors: I-Clip, Adidas Terrex, Möbel Böck, Black Diamond, Clif Bar
Assistant: Sascha Rentel
Nationality: German
Birth Date: 09.06.1972
City: Bolsterlang
Country: Germany


What is your greatest sporting success?
PWC Win Turkey 2014, X-Alps Monaco 2015 and 5th Place 2019

When and why did you start paragliding?
I was allways fascinated in flying. I started to fly modellplanes when I was really young (6 years), 2005 the next steps was to start flying on my own.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I live in the middle of the mountains and do alot of tours in medium big mountains.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Alot of trailrunning, Skitouring, cross country skiing, sometimes swimming, bouldering and yoga.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best: reach after 10 hardcore X-Alps days monaco the first time.
Worst: Crash in the trees just 24h before.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I love Hike & Fly Races. I am keen to discover the pyrenees.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Just a few Acro and little flights. No XC yet.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Compete smart, to have reserves when truely needed

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The new territory of the Pyrenees

What scares you the most about the event?
Strong winds of the Pyrenees

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Sascha is a absolute teamplayer. He is also a paragldingpilot and we allways have a very nice time together

Anything else you like to comment?
Thanks to the organizer for all the effort and the fans at home for their huge support!!