Paragliding, a thrilling and rejuvenating sport, is a must try for those who can’t get enough of the adrenaline rush. The best part is that getting started does not require any special training and even first-time paragliders can have an amazing and memorable experience. Beginners, however, need to be careful and must know the basics of paragliding to remain safe and enjoy the activity to the fullest. On that note, in this blog post, we cover four must-know paragliding tips for beginners to help ensure a safe and thrilling experience. Read on.
Wear Appropriate Clothes
In the thrill of paragliding, most people forget that higher altitudes mean lower temperatures. It is, therefore, important to be prepared and pack warm clothes, gloves and sport shoes, to make the most of your paragliding experience. If you need guidance, call a paragliding professional or research online before booking a package for paragliding in Dharamshala or any other place.
Do a Test Launch
Before a proper launch, you must do a test launch. A test launch or inflation is important to know how much energy you would need and how fast you would have to run in current weather conditions for your actual launch to be perfect and steady. Put on your paragliding gear and do a test run to nail your launch to have a safe paragliding experience.
Smooth Out Your Wing
Often overlooked by people, smoothing out the wing is extremely important and one of the most essential things to do. Before putting on your paragliding gear, spread and smooth out the wing and check for folds, tears, and kinks. Smoothing out the wing after wearing the gear is also important to make sure air does not get locked into folds.
“Scratching” is a term used when paragliders fly too close to and scratch nearby buildings and ridges. For beginners, it is all the more important to not fly near buildings, as it can result in accidents. Avoid “scratching” and take in the beautiful views from a safe distance of nearby obstructions.
Paragliding is a thrilling activity that every adventure junkie must experience at least once in their lifetime. An alternative to booking a slot at a paragliding-exclusive company is booking adventure activity resorts in Dharamshala, with in-house paragliding activities. Rakkh Resort is one such resort in Himachal, offering a number of exhilarating activities, including paragliding, slacklining, mountain biking, wall climbing, and rappelling. Book your stay online or simply call +91-24-490-8616. To check out the best offers, click here.