shrekpower Posted May 5, 2017 Share Posted May 5, 2017 (edited) Hello everyone, first post in here. First of all, I must admit I've been charmed by all those Youtube videos of this sport. I always admire those people up in the air, free like a bird... I think it would be a great activity that I'd love to do.. but... I've reached 2 different school over the phone for a good 30 minutes each in my area. The pretty much explained me a lot. Those 2 schools are the closest and there is nothing else beside those 2. I'd like to share why I'm backing a bit and I'm just lost right now and I need some advices. I just can't decide for myself yet. 1 - Am I too big? (317 pounds) 5'' 11 - I've been told by them that I would have to see if I fit in the seat and everything. One school is charging me 500$ just for that... the other one is charging me nothing to test the seat but the school is VERY far from my house. 2 - This is really expensive for me, I've been told ~15k Canadian money for the kit(new) is a lot of money considering my financial situation. I can afford it, but it would be a big big cut in my savings. I just want to make sure I would do the right thing and don't regret it. 3- I would probably be alone in my circle of friends to practice that sport. I feel I might get bored to go out all alone. 4 - I'm 0 mechanic, I'm a bit scared to not be able to properly troubleshoot/inspect my engine which I would totally rely my life on (in some cases). 5 - The training cost 2000$CAD at one place, and 2 500$CAD at another ... Already skeptical why so much difference between 2 schools. (2 hours ride between the 2) 6 - I really tried to get as much as information about the prices and equipment I could acquire in Canada but there is not really any store online or any information about what would be the best for my condition etc. Also if I can't find a single company here reselling those equipment that I can rely for repairs and stuff I feel like I would be in a bad situation where I'd have to pay a lot of money just to repair my stuff. 7 - I'm afraid I wouldn't use it that much like I did with my Motorcycle. 8 - I just don't know what's the life expectancy of everything, the wing, the motor, the seat. One of the trainer told me around 5 years... ~10k per 5 years is a LOT of money isn't it? After saying all this... I promised myself that If I'd lose enough weight ~280 pounds, I would go ahead and pay for the training. It's working well so far. I was at 323 and now I'm at 317... Edited May 5, 2017 by shrekpower Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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