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8/30/2013 Paramotor World Speed Record!! SUPERDELL Schanze, the WPPGA Paramotor World Champion, ups the ante by braking his own world speed record once again. This time on the new XXS Dominator paraglider from U-Turn USA. To get an accurate speed you must clock it with a GPS in both directions and then take the average to eliminate any tail wind from being a factor. By clocking both directions and taking the average on GPS ground speed you get a very accurate true air speed and 51 mph is indeed the fastest paraglider in the history of time. The previous record was 50 mph set on the 11sm Morpheus acro glider. Unlike the Morpheus acro glider which was really lacking in safety and ease of launch the Dominator is a paraglider that is so incredibly safe it is the very wing that SUPERDELL puts his own children on when they fly. This is an enourmous breakthrough as you generally have to choose between performance or safety. Now with the new Dominator you get performance AND safety all in one wing. Once again pushing the boundary of what’s possible the bar has just been raised once again. Another kudos to the most respected pilot in the history of the sport for another incredible achievement!!!
Glider control is extremely important in mastering powered paragliding. The key to students graduating from the WPPGA training with such incredible paramotoring skills is their complete mastery of glider control. You would not be sent into the air to pilot an airplane without learning the controls first. The same holds true with these aircrafts. You don’t want to learn how to kite your paraglider while having a motor strapped to your back, and you definitely don’t want to learn the proper skills and reflexes of glider control WHILE you are in the air. It is unnecessary and unsafe to do so when you can develop those skills while still on the ground.
Benefits of Glider Control
It is extremely common to find paramotor instructors who will throw their students into the air on their first day or two of training. This is a huge problem. Without developing the proper glider control skills students do not have the reflexes to properly react to situations that can and will arise. Without proper reflexes you are over 5000 times more likely to take a collapse, and reaction times will often be so bad that those without proper training end up doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, making bad situations even worse. Instructors embodying this method of “training” are rolling the dice with their life and those of their students, and the wrong number comes up over and over again. Glider control can not be stressed enough!
Instructors and Glider Control
An instructor’s job is not simply to “get you into the air”. An instructor’s job is to help students progress in their skills and ensure that those skills are mastered before taking flight. If you are not ready, then you do not fly. Glider control is the first step. These are the training methods that should be used by paramotor instructors. ONLY the WPPGA trains their students according to these practices. If you get the proper training and fly quality equipment, paramotoring is an extremely fun and extremely safe extreme sport.
It is hard to beat the feeling of gliding far above the world and so much more can be seen when you fly like a bird. Paragliding is an adventure all on its own and with new technology of motorized kits you can really take this experience to the next level. U Turn – USA have all the equipment you require for this sensational adventure sport or hobby and once you have paraglided with a motor you will see that there is simply nothing to beat it. We are ready to give you expert advice and great value for money prices for everything you need.
The experience of soaring above the world when paragliding is one amazing feeling and this would explain why so many have chosen it as a full-time hobby or sport. U-Turn USA has an all new for you to take part in this sport and that is by using a Para motor flying.
Para motor flying allows you to stay in the air for as long as you want. The motor uses fuel and is constructed from very light carbon fibers, ensuring that you don’t have to have any weight pushing you down. Many gliding enthusiasts have purchased this unit in order to store goods so for this there is a convenient luggage compartment on the bottom of the unit. This is a great product to take away for the weekend as it can be launched in very little space so a camping trip with friends could make for a memorable occasion.
Para gliders are often used in search and rescue operations, as well as a few military applications, which is a testament to the fact of just how reliable this piece of equipment is. As soon as the pilot is in the air, the engine can be switched off while he carries on gliding through the air using updrafts and wave lift. This Para motor flying can achieve speeds of up to forty-five MPH and since it is classified under the ultra light category certification and licensing is not required.
Not only is Para motor flying quite easy in launching and landing but it can also be easily transported with a rack on the back of a vehicle with no trailer required. Due to the fact that this machine was built with a castered front landing gear, it allows the pilot to concentrate on steering the canopy while the motor follows.
The glider attaches low on the S-Trike ensuring that tipping is kept to a minimum. Additionally, the materials used to build this unit were specially selected to make sure that the flyer is kept safe at all times in the event of impact. If anything does happen to go wrong while Para motor flying, there is a reserve parachute attached to the unit for you to make use of in case of an emergency.
Browse through www.u-turnusa.com, for more information about powered Para gliders, accessories and equipment. After one trip in a paraglider, you’re likely to be hooked for life.
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