Paragliding, Parawaiting, and hard landings | Some of the guys who are incredibly good at paragliding got dragged on landing

in paragliding •  9 days ago

When you see guys that have been flying for years get dragged through the dirt because of the strength of the wind, It might be a good idea to stay on the ground until it calms down a bit.

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I am not the most patient person, but when it comes to "para-waiting" you had better learn.

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I didn't capture the event in the video, but I was plucked on launch about 15 ft in the air, and then dropped on the ground behind launch.

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Steve landed so deep in the rotor I thought he was going to have a hard landing. He did get dragged through the dirt a bit.

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Arthur almost got whacked on landing. A soon as he came in, a big gust of wind came through.

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He gift wrapped that VW on the launch.

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I am glad to say that I was the only one who got scratched up.

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When your skills are low, it is a good idea to wait until the conditions match your skill set.

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So I waited until the speed dropped down to about 10-15mph.

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Once I felt a couple lulls in the cycles, I went for it.

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Quick check of the wing, and we were off.

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The gusts continued to come through, but at least the higher that you got, the smoother the air seemed to be.

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I finally hooked a thermal and went for max altitude.

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It was a shorter day than I wanted but I will take what I can get.

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Coming in for a landing was a bit tricky.

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But the winds had died down enough that I could land.

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See video below.

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I love to see those paragliders weaving softly around Moon Point, their legs floating above you in the air. When they drift in for a landing, their feet touch the ground and they trot forward from the continued motion of the glider...

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It is super fun. I love it.

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