Sat, 2017-07-22 17:29 — lawngnome Paragliding Bloopers and Crashes Video of Paragliding Bloopers and Crashes Well, there goes the itch for that hobby. Gravity is a cruel beast. 4.88889 Average: 4.9 (9 votes)
I have been doing this sport for almost 10 years, you can check out my youtube videos on the channel XCflyingBlog
Paragliding is awesome and I love it, all of my best friends are paragliding pilots, with that said I do NOT recommend starting the sport to anyone. If you are really interested to the point where you dream about it, in flying specifically as you can only with a paraglider, then and only then would I consider helping someone get started. It is dangerous and you can get seriously or fatally hurt, the level of safety is about the same as a motorcycle in my opinion except that with paragliding accidents 95% of the time it is pilot error. Watching your compilation of accidents from over 10-15 years ago by the way, almost ALL of the accidents were pilot error - equipment has gotten significantly better but pilots still make the same mistakes, god instruction and staying current are the best investments you can make in the sport. Lastly I will say some of the best moments of my life were while flying a paraglider but also some of the scariest - some people become great pilots and they learn from their own mistakes and those of others, those that don't learn either quit or get into nasty accidents.
Was it you that posted a video a couple of years back about Paramotoring?
I have wanted to fly my whole life and when I saw that video on here it inspired me to get it done.
I've now been training for about a month with a local group and instructor, purchased my equipment and did my first test run Thursday. I'm supposed to fly this weekend! I plan to post it as a Spiked Original when it happens.
I tried to search back through the old site before the switchover to find that video so I could shout out to the person that posted it and got me on the track to doing something I've wanted to do my whole life. I'm almost there.
I'm pretty sure it was me since I seem to be the only one that flies on this site take a look through my youtube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/XCFlyingBlog) - might have been one of those videos or it was this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLgbWMPI5l0
Welcome to the sport by the way :-)
Register on www.ParaglidingForum.com and study the topics, my username on there is AdrenalineAddicted
You should not run downhill like a kamikaze pilot, that's what I've learned.
I'm confident that it was this Video. https://youtu.be/Y_49wPuxTlo
I remember tons of people getting a hard ons for the sport when you posted the video.
Hhhh, yea I remember that one - really easy flight on the beach :-)