The greatest indicator of success in paramotoring is how well you can
handle the paraglider. There is a wealth of skill that's fun to acquire
on its own right, let alone how much it will improve your launch
Kiting the wing, the process of keeping it overhead and under
control has some surprising fine points. From holding it airborne but
just above the ground to touching a wingtip and bringing it back to
level, you'll learn techniques and ways to practice them in a realistic
This chapter and additional information is meant for you to be
wearing only a kiting harness. Among the skills covered are inflating
the wing in various wind conditions, turning around when appropriate,
handling stronger winds and ways to depower the wing. Also included are
various ways to kite without a harness.
More advanced kiting information will be included here on FootFlyer.
Skills that are particular to using with a motor are covered in Chapter
4 which puts wing handling together with motoring.
Folding your glider
2012 May 5 Newer gliders with weed-wacker rib reinforcements don't like to have
those reinforcements folded over so most pilots use some form of
concertina fold. The book has an example of that, as does video 1, but
you see plenty of videos on the subject just by putting "concertina
fold" in YouTube's search bar. But there's one that I really like for
its speed. If I ever get a glider that requires concertina folding, I'll
probably use this fellow's method. He gets it completely packed in 3.5
Adam Bell of AeroSmack.com captured this shot of Jeff
Goin kiting up the Enterprise. Don't fly backwards!