His toe just touching the mountain top

May 2003

Santa Barbara

My first paragliding instructor, Chad, playing on the beach,
going straight up and hanging

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How does he do it
not going forward at all?

• facing directly into the light wind

• using the lightest harness
(no padding if something were to happen)

• no extra body fat

• flying a bigger wing for increased lift

• naturally gifted with lots of practice