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Choose The Right Connectors

With so many different types and brands of connectors to attach your harness to your wing or reserve, or your speed system to your wing, it’s important to choose the right one for both your particular flying and one that matches the use you will put it to.

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Connecting the wing

Connectors in this category come with a specific set of uses, which must be adhered to. For example, don't use karabiners designed for solo paraglider use for tandem paraglider use, like connecting the tandem wing risers to the spreaders.

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Why People Fly — a Flybubble film

Have you ever wondered why people fly? Since the dawn of time mankind must have looked up at the sky and wanted to emulate the birds that move so freely above us. We are a fortunate generation. For us free flight has become a reality. Thanks to the generations before us the kit is safe and accessible, there are established flying schools and flying sites. Free flight in all its disciplines is more accessible than it has ever been.

Yet, in our modern world we also face more pressures on our time than ever before. The pace of life can mean we lose track of what is important and sometimes we need to stop and ask ourselves, what would we do if money was no object?

How would you really enjoy spending your life? For us it’s free flight, whether that be paragliding, hang gliding, paramotoring or speed flying. Join us in this film as we celebrate the joy of flight set against the wisdom of British Philosopher Alan Watts.

“It is so important to consider this question. What do I desire?”

Why People Fly — a Flybubble film

 

Why People Fly produced by

  • Carlo Borsattino — Flybubble
  • Rob Johnson

Why People Fly editor

  • Rob Johnson

With thanks to

  • ADVANCE Paragliders
  • Niviuk Paragliders
  • NOVA Paragliders
  • PHI Paragliders
  • Supair Paragliding
  • Triple Seven Paragliders
  • Woody Valley

Why People Fly filming

  • Adi Geisegger
  • Chrigel Maurer
  • Christoph Frutiger
  • Kevin Guri
  • Maeva Giacometti
  • Matjaz Klemencic
  • Patrick von Kanel
  • Rody Charoud
  • Sepp Inniger

Additional footage

  • Filmuphigh
  • Vimeo stock
  • Shutterstock

Audio & music

  • Alan Watts Organization
  • Surrender by Marco-Martini
  • Through the fire by Michael Shynes

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Connecting the reserve parachute

The emergency reserve parachute system may be connected to the harness, the main harness/wing connectors—usually involving a reserve outer container—or the tandem spreaders, depending on the particular whole equipment setup. To help correctly connect the reserve parachute, this article outlines the main considerations for this, and gives a 'connectors shopping list' to help you ensure you have everything you need.

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Choose The Right Reserve Parachute

Round, square, hybrid, rogallo? There are many differences between modern reserve parachutes and buying one can be a complicated decision. A reserve can seem like an unnecessary cost, something you could do without or don't need to pay much attention to. But it's a cornerstone of reducing risk, and it's really important to get the choice right.

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