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No skis required, awesome video!

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speed flying – video series 1

I work my way through a lot of videos about canopy sports, from all form of paragliding to typical wing suit videos. Watching one of my favorite speedflying videos today I got a cool idea to create a series of posts sharing my favorite videos from each category of canopy sports. On that note lets kick off the series with the video that sparked the whole idea! The pilots in this video have unimaginable skills and really show what speedflying can be if you have what it takes.

If you want to know what its like – Paragliding

It felt great to bring in a little more personal content in the last week here, particularly when I posted about speed flying. So today I would like to share a bit more about paragliding. It is one of the singular greatest things I have brought into my life, and I could talk about it endlessly. Today however I will not leave you subject to a paragliding rant but will instead share with you a video. No words can express what paragliding is like, nor could any picture or video… but this one comes about as close as it gets!

If you would like to get to know more about my paragliding ventures, please check out my other blog PxParaglider!

Speed flying

Neglecting to share this video would serve as an injustice to life itself! This may be singular most amazing swoop ever done! 
March 18 (my birthday) is less than a month away, it is the date I set for myself marking when I can start speed flying. I was and will continue to venture into the sport with great care… but I got to say I am very excited! I have been sitting on a 10 meeter Ozone Bullet for almost a year now…

A special thanks to Pál Takáts for not only bringing this video to my attention, but also for being a great role model for me to look to!

Getting high with friends!

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Today was really fun, the local paragliding club just officially purchased Cliff Side; a paragliding/hang-gliding launch by the John Day Dam. So when I flew today I was accompanied by many great people; hang-gliders, paragliders, spectators, there was even some miniwings broke out!

Nothing is cooler than darting back and fourth in between a bunch of friends hundreds of feet up in the air rolls off huge cliffs.

I spent a lot of time today just playing with my wing and getting a feel of things, I first did this by keeping my wing close to stall and traversing the launch area like I was on the moon, taking twenty foot leaps Continue reading