Gear Insights

How a Paraglider is Made

Paraglider Manufacturing: Tedious Work This is very interesting ~ Sky Paragliders has produced this video on how paragliders are made. It's very well done. The process that goes into manufacturing paragliders is tedious and time consuming work as everything has to be precise. It wasn't until seeing...

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Paraglider Fabric is a Science

Making Paraglider Fabric is an Art Here's a great video from Porcher Sport Paraglider Fabrics about the science that goes into the bleeding edge materials which keep us aloft. Today's paraglider fabrics are nothing short of highly advanced, carefully designed materials with high standards throughout...

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Electric Paramotor with Folding Prop

Electric Paramotors are the Future This electric paramotor unit is called the Prix and is made by a company called Razebuss out of France. They have different variations and the specific unit you choose is based on how much thrust you want and of course how much you want to spend. Referencing their...

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High End DSLR Imagery and PPG

DSLR's are the Only Way to Go Where Bigger Cameras are Concerned Those of you following this website and blog may know that in a past life I had a limited stint as a commercial photographer. By limited I mean that it wasn't my full-time job, but I was shooting regularly and had a pretty full schedule....

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Shipping My Wing to it’s Annual

This is my entire 28M wing on the way to its annual inspection. It surprised me that I was able to get it into this 16"x16"x16" box! Shipping from California to Idaho was $72.00 or so for UPS Ground with $2400.00 insurance. Without the insurance the amount to ship would have been somewhere down around...

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New Paratoys Riser Design

This is a riser from the new Paratoys II Wings. It features double hook in points for torque reduction. Basically you hook into the middle loop on the side opposite that your engine's torque turns you. I suppose if you wanted extra redundancy you could hook into the middle on both risers as well - This...

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