The paraglider harness
Paragliding through the ass cheeks and shifting your weight? Yes, it should be so! Reasonable actively flown is just with your body and not only with the Steering lines. Your paraglider harness is the direct translator of your posture commands on your screen as well as the direct response of the same to your instructions. Real active flying with weight shift is actually almost half the battle when flying (the other half is ground, at some point even more on that later), so almost more attention than the selection of the screen should be given the appropriate paragliding harness.
There are different Gurtzeugkonzepte on the market, which makes a decision not necessarily easy. Here, too, my motto is "Let yourself be advised by the flight instructor or the flight school of your choice". Sensible training also involves sensible equipment customers and that means that the harness should be given at least as much attention as the paraglider – in my view even more!
Characteristics of the paraglider harness
The harness is a seat that is connected via carabiners with the risers on the combined main lines with a paraglider. In addition to the seat and the leg and chest straps, a paragliding harness with reasonable security concept also has integrated protectors that are intended to protect the spine and the pelvis. Without protectors, you may so ever put gliders in the circular file. Safethy first... Bailout and a speed system are also included in the harness.
Paraglider harness concepts
There are various harness concepts for various applications on the market. For the novice or student, the choice of the correct paraglider harness is quick to answer. But I want you to the different short represent types of harness:
In the Sitzgurtzeug is the pilot in an upright seating position and can be free to hang its legs in the air. If necessary the leg about a leg extension can be stretched out (if that makes sense optimizing air resistance, I dare not to judge me). In the back it is incorporated until under the buttocks a foam protector generously dimensioned ideally (according to LTF tested), which is designed to protect your spine or your butt in case of an uncontrolled impact. A storage compartment for your rescue device is installed usually under the buttocks, in an emergency to keep open a further option of descent friends. Various pockets and storage compartments located on the harness for all sorts of useful things. In front of you, you've got a flight cockpit with additional storage space and the space to ensure your flight instruments (Vario, GPS, mobile, radio, etc.)
A harness-type without any comfort and security aspect. Actually more a swing without seat plate and protector, I think for climbers or Hike & flyer thought. For me hard in the paragliding to imagine and therefore in my view a no-go for beginners, students and also for paragliders.
Harnesses provide a compromise between Leichtgurtzeugen and normal seatbelts. The foam protector is also omitted, but is working with an airbag solution. An integrated airbag fills up with air during the flight through the headwind and offers the necessary crumple zone in case of an uncontrolled impact. After the congestion pressure protector is only ready for use in flight, this type of harness provides for flight students of believe also no alternative.
A harness-type designed for distance and competition pilots, to the reclining position to exploit advantages in competition or haul due to lower air resistance. Liegegurtzeuge of latest generation have now arrived in the weight range under 2 kg. Watching: The extremely reduced weight these harnesses must be saved somewhere and goes as well as the glider usually to the detriment of robust materials. For students and beginners so also no tip.
Choice of the right wing harness
Try out and test sit... and not only see but also touch! And the procedure please multiple repeat tests through quite some different hang glider harness concepts. Its a paraglider harness, as often recommended by me, at the flight school of your trust could test it out. She can advise you in this respect also comprehensively and in detail. The choice of the correct paraglider harness is immensely important and constitutes as initially described, than that of the screen in my opinion more important purchasing decisions.
As a novice in training finger away from the light, turning, or airbag harness! Sure, test it out, but to buy to get started or even for the training of no way. You are advised in the boarding area well with a normal seat harness with generously sized foam protector. These accessories create your Keister and your spine a reasonable safety cushion, if just in the ground-level area to start and land exercises or the ground (important exercise, later more...!) something should go wrong. All Gewichtsreduzierte comes at the expense of safety and does not belong in the training and the beginning of aviation.
So, let's count together..., hmmm glider I i, harness did i, then we can start Yes... : p - NAGI, a paragliding helmet is still missing, and you will find what is to know about it here...