Below is the original text of a test by Mike Brown. Please read on and learn about what we think will be one of the best improvments to our line we have seen ... Fresh Breeze listens to the pilots and the product evolves to a new level. The new system is available now on all of our motors. Enjoy.
Fresh Breeze Flying Horse Has a New Saddle.
Just give me a responsive reliable paramotor that’s easy to ground handle, with lots of horsepower, flies like a sporty recliner, non-offensive to ground dwellers, carries even my heaviest friends around town and I will be happy.
I think Fresh Breeze answered the call with the 122 Simonini 24 HP Motor and their new harness suspension system. Their impressive new rotating comfort/spreader bars with sliding harness strap design offers the PPG pilot plenty of ground handling freedoms, rivaling light weight motors while achieving maneuvering superiority over the heavies.
I had the opportunity to take the FB-122 to the Skies this weekend and first impressions were eye opening.
My fellow pilots who were sporting their light but anemic motors to acquiesce the 0-1 MPH reverse launch maneuver were in for competition when the big boy walked on the field with the 122 strapped to my back. Not a ballerina by any stretch, I watered their eyes with an effortless reverse takeoff attributed 100% to the new Fresh Breeze harness design. I prefer a forward launch in light winds because of my current motor’s harness constraints but I was impressed by the FB-122’s ground maneuverability.
Agile and comfortable on the back, the 122 offered a maximum range of leg and torso movement while running backwards or forwards.
What makes me step up to the plate and write about this weekend’s experiences with the FB-122? It’s not because of the reliable motor design, although I swear by a float bowl carburetor and the Simonini powerplant. It’s because those crazy Germans finally enhanced their harness design making the 122 perhaps, in my opinion, today’s perfect PPG motor.
Lets cover the Goods:
No Torque Effect: The chair feels very stable in the air but doesn’t lock me to one side as compared to the old harness. Attribute this to the new comfort bars and suspension strap slip guides.
Still A Detachable Harness: The seat can be detached and reattached in seconds just like the older harness.
Ground Handles Well: New innovative carabineer strap design, swiveling comfort/spreader bars, and leg attachment points gives the pilot more ranges of motion..
Innovative New Frame Attachment Points: The new seat suspension frame offers a versatile push-pin design for easy removal and harness attachment. Expect FB to use these attachment points for future frame enhancements.
Easy Seat Adjustments Points: Multiple adjustment points offer the pilot a tailored/comfortable feel on the ground and airborne.
Weight with Brute Power:
Quiet-Purrs Like a Kitten: Although I would not recommend it, a pilot can fly without earplugs and not blow out the eardrums.
Notch Foot Launch Tandem Setup:
"As you can see mike is a small guy fling at a nice site heavier or less experienced pilots may need a monster motor for tandem operations..."
I had no notable negative experiences with the advancements of FB-122 however, for selfish reasons I could use a leg extender for my 38” inseams that extend beyond the edge of the chair. The harness offers a nice set of fixed metal D-rings to secure a kick strap for the feet relieving pressure on long flights. At least for me and guys like Dave “Spider” Warfield, an extra lip for the legs would bring it all home. Any normal size pilot should not experience this problem.
I was thoroughly blown-away by the changes made to the 122. Way-to-Go Fresh Breeze.
"Now due to the demand for this new hook in we decided to make it available on all our major power plants ... contact chris fro more info."
|"Thanks for the review mike !! chris/tammy/slugger"|