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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    That looks awesome I need to try it. Do you need to be in good shape?
    Nah, you don't need to be in great shape, skiing is WAY more taxing than paragliding. The only part that needs almost any effort at all is launch.

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  2. #22
    IDeally I'd like to get a motor at some point. This gives you more flexibility to fly wherever and whenever (assuming weather / etc. are OK)

    Kind of a cool clip in CO

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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    IDeally I'd like to get a motor at some point. This gives you more flexibility to fly wherever and whenever (assuming weather / etc. are OK)

    Kind of a cool clip in CO

    Now that is cool! right up my alley! Cruising around tree top level seems like a ton of fun.

    I would imagine if something goes wrong at high altitude a reserve may not be enough to bring all the weight down safely.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Huck_It_Baby View Post
    Now that is cool! right up my alley! Cruising around tree top level seems like a ton of fun.

    I would imagine if something goes wrong at high altitude a reserve may not be enough to bring all the weight down safely.
    They are all based on weight. The motors add about 50 lb, I think, to the glider. When I buy my next glider, I am going to get on ethat is big enough that I can add a motor on later .

    The cool thing about the motor IMO is that I can go down to the local soccer field and just buzz off assuming the wind is OK. With a paraglider you can stay aloft for a while (I've flown as long as 3 hours) but you are stuck where the lift is. I've mostly done mountain soaring where the wind is coming up a hill and basically the air moving up the hill is faster than the glide ratio of the paraglider, thus, Soaring!
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  5. #25
    Soarcast for tomorrow looks good!!!!

    http://www.omnistep.com/soarcast/soa...?s=morningside

    Be up at Charlestown in the AM.
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  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Soarcast for tomorrow looks good!!!!

    http://www.omnistep.com/soarcast/soa...?s=morningside

    Be up at Charlestown in the AM.
    Looks nice! Have a GoPro? Take some pics!

  7. #27
    Went today, got of the 250' launch, still waiting on the 450 :/ I did take some video and will post later but the camera was aimed too low .. damnit!
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  8. #28
    Here is just a raw cut of the video from the 250'. The camera was down, that last bit i was pretty much coasting down the entire hill about 5' off the deck.

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  9. #29
    Nice! I wanna try SO bad!

    I don't think the hill near me is actively giving lessons or taking flights. I have been to the top a couple times and the slope doesn't look maintained. Things seem a bit over grown making the take off very narrow. Nothing like what I see in your video.

  10. #30
    This hill is definitely a beginner hill, it's super wide and pretty shallow pitch for easy running, and they mow it regularly. It's perfect for learning.
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