March 19th, 2005
|I put up our paragliding pictures. |
It was very, very much fun.
Nothing quite like running off the side of a mountain under a really big kite, and then flying a few hundred feet in the air for 5-10 minutes with no sound but the wind rushing by your ears.
Then you do a spiraling descent of doom!
Makes roller-coasters seem like a gentle kiddie ride.
Much fun, and I fully plan to do it again.
on with the pictures!
...I like things where I'm on the ground.
Cool! Was that in Hawaii?
There gear for paragliding looks all different from when i went skydiving. iiiiiinteresting.
It's very different from skydiving, it's more like hanggliding except with a flexible wing instead of a rigid one.
I'm imaging the landing spiral and can feel the excitement and adrenaline from here.
What's with the 'big-butt backpack' though? Emergency 'chute or simply harness?
emergency 'chute, and a seat for when you're flying. Works like a chair basically.
So if the 'chute's is affixed to your bum and you have to pull the ripcord then you float lazily down to earth - headfirst?
Nah, can't possibly work that way! ;-)
Gotta love a sport that comes with it's own chair, though!
the 'mergency 'chute comes out the top of the thing goofus.
so i am just looking at random lj's and yours came up twice. thought that was interesting.