rich_c Posted March 16, 2017 Share Posted March 16, 2017 Hi guys, I just completed my first lesson with Axis paragliding this week. Had a absolutely brilliant day - tutor Steve Millson was equal parts patient, informative, helpful and reassuring at various points! Would definitely recommend. I'm really interested in learning to paramotor but I'm also keen to do it the 'proper' way - last thing I want is to buy an expensive bit of kit and smash/rip it to pieces on the first attempt... I have a couple of questions if anyone has any thoughts: - As stated I don't want to waste money on kit until I know what I'm doing. However during the lesson it became clear I'd benefit from some extended hands on time with the glider. Would it make any sense to get a cheap (ideally very cheap) glider for the sole purpose of mastering ground control? To be honest, I had this idea last night but looking at the cost of 2nd hand gliders I'm not sure buying one for the sole purpose of kiting makes any sense... - I've got a pretty sore bruise on my belly from the harness after the flight yesterday (took a photo if for some reason anyone wants a look at a fat belly- wouldn't recommend!). I think this might have been because the harness I was using had 3 'prongs' and I did not connect anything to the vertical prong (there were shoulder straps, leg straps, a waist strap but nothing running down the center to connect to the 3rd prong). If I had to use this harness again, how much of a terrible idea would it be to wrap a bit of cloth / small towel around the buckle to cushion it a bit? - Finally are there any specific exercises you guys do to help with paramotoring? I'm mainly thinking of ways to improve flexibility, though hopefully this would get better with more practice. Thanks all. The feeling of running into the air was amazing and I've already signed up for my next session. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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