Richard1910 Posted January 19, 2008 Share Posted January 19, 2008 What are safe wind speeds to fly in? I had an Arcus Swing (still have it) Paraglider which i used for Paramotoring, it was manufactured back in 2002. In zero wind it took some getting off the ground in fact it was a nightmare, i spent most of the time fighting a front tuck or chewing on the grass with a face plant, now in a 5 to 10 MPH breeze it was a piece of cake, anything over 15MPH and i'd be lucky too survive the take off and flying without a speed bar, well, flying backwards gives a whole new meaning to the sport! Note: most of the above was probably due to bad instruction. (mentioning no names) So, what are safe wind speeds for flying in with the new canopies (wings) with and without speed bar using both Paragliding and Paramotoring wings for Paramotoring? The technology in the sport has advanced rapidly especially with wings, are we safe to fly in 50MPH wind yet!? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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