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Paragliding specific

Postby Johnathan » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:08 am

Hey guys I know this is a para motor
Forum but let's incorporate some paragliding related
Stuff
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Turbo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:18 pm

Jonno,

This isn't only for PPG bud, its for PG aswell as Hang-gliding if anyone wants, let me know and ill add a section. Great idea -- Lets get Tracey from Gofly mag to get the other students and pilots to start posting here. We need more information and stories to grow the sport.

Just keep the acro and SIV stuff to yourself, that scares me at the moment. ..... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Bolt » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:23 am

Yeah! Come on guys where are all the para gliders??
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Johnathan » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:51 pm

Hey Chris
Do you have any info on speed wings?
Is speed flying a type of acro flying or just high performance wings?
Whatever it is they look super cool
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Turbo » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:26 am

Bud i dont - ill look it up and see what i can find.

Speed wing -- sounds like it involves fast-- I'm definitely in! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Bolt » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:53 am

SPEED FLYING

…is the newest branch of the sport of Paragliding.
Speed flyers use small ram air canopies that are smaller, simpler versions of paragliders. Speed Flying Wings are highly stable and easy to use, although they do fly faster than normal paragliders. Speed flying wings can be foot launched like a normal paraglider, or launched with skis on snow.

There are two main disciplines:



Foot Launched Speed Flying, in which pilots use their feet to run and launch from steep mountain terrain, or at windy ‘ridge soaring’ sites. Launching and landing the smallest sizes of speed flying wings by foot can be tricky, but the larger sizes are simple and easy to launch and land in the right conditions. Most pilots will use the larger sizes of Bullet (12m to 14m sizes) and the XT Series (16m) for foot launched flight.



Ski Launched Speed Riding, in which pilots use skis to access launches in mountain terrain, and then fly / ski through that terrain at high speeds. Skis make launching and landing these fast wings simple and easy for any pilot with a moderate skill level in the sports of paragliding and skiing. Most pilots will choose the smaller sizes of Bullet and Bullet GT (8m to 12m) for ski launch Speed Riding.
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Turbo » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:09 pm

Awesome Post Bolt - this looks interesting, i wonder if you can winch with these wings?
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Re: Paragliding specific

Postby Bolt » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:39 am

Good question! Obviously with mountains like those no winch is required! Haha!!!
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