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Guide to the small talk vocabulary when selling second hand paragliding gear.

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Guide to the small talk vocabulary when selling second hand paragliding gear.

‘About 50 hours’At least 200 hours - ‘Fair condition’About 10 years old - ‘Mint’Porous- ‘Less than eight hours’Scared the hell out of me - ‘Crispy’Been in the loft for three years - ‘Immaculate’I cleaned most of the dirt off with bleach - ‘Includes glider check certificate’I’ve been busy in Photoshop - ‘Reluctant sale’Getting married - ‘Ideal first wing’Old, ragged out and won’t go up - ‘This is an XC machine’Old, ragged out and porous - ‘Awesome handling’Turns like an oil tanker - ‘No SIV or acro’Four weeks acro training in Organya - ‘Always concertina packed’Never concertina packed a glider in my life - ‘Reserve as new’It’s yellow and I know it because I’ve seen it - ‘Price negotiable’Taking a punt - ‘A few small tape repairs’Landed backwards through hedge - ‘Professionally...

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Replacement Interval for Paragliding Carabiners

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Replacement Interval for Paragliding Carabiners

Replacement Interval for Paragliding Carabiners. Paragliding carabiners have a recommended replacement interval. Do you know how often you should carabiners on your harness?

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Connecting MipFly One to your computer

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Connecting MipFly One to your computer

To connect MipFly One to your computer follow these steps: Turn on the MipFly One Press and hold MENU button for 3 seconds You left two button to navigate to GENERAL > press MENU button to confirm selection You left two button to navigate to MASS STORAGE > press MENU button to confirm selection Connect your MipFly One to a computer using USB to Micro USB cable You computer will recognise the instrument as external hard drive To disconnect eject MipFly One as external hard drive gracefully HOLD F TO EXIT      For more detailed information go to  MipFly One User Manual...

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How to measure circumference of your head?

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How to measure circumference of your head?

The measurement should be taken with a device that cannot be stretched, such as a flexible metal tape measure. Wrap the tape snugly around the widest possible circumference - from the most prominent part of the forehead (often 1-2 fingers above the eyebrow) around to the widest part of the back of the head. Try to find the widest way around the head. Remeasure 3 times, and take the largest number.

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Thermals, Clouds, Collectors, Wicks and Triggers and Thermalling Technique

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Thermals, Clouds, Collectors, Wicks and Triggers and Thermalling Technique

Collection of articles on Thermals, Clouds, Collectors, Wicks and Triggers and Thermalling Technique by paragliding pilot Will Gadd

Will talks about Thermalling Technique relevant to paragliding and hang gliding. How to find the next thermal, thermal indicators the clouds, thermal collectors, wicks and thermal triggers.

The 3 most common thermalling mistakes and how to thermal better by paragliding pilot Toby Colombé.

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