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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Sun May 07, 2006 7:35 pm

I just looked out my window at the cornfield across the street and a guy was para-glyding. At first I thought he was being pulled by a car, then I saw that he had a big fan strapped to his back, this actually keeps him in the air, at least 50 feet up. That's something I would like to try. Anyone ever hear of this before?
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Sun May 07, 2006 7:37 pm

yes, i forget what it is called but i saw one very often before i moved.

:lol: :lol: and that isn't a weird hobby :lol: :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun May 07, 2006 7:49 pm

My friend Crieg's father had 1, he sold it after Grieg took it aprox. 1,000 feet over Prettyboy Dam here in northern Baltimore County, he said we looked like little Ants, that boy could not sit down for a week, he got the whippin of a life time!! Only after his dad hugged him and made sure he was allrite. The landing was rough, but ok for his 1st ride.
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Sun May 07, 2006 8:13 pm

AAAHAHAHAH......thats funny :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sun May 07, 2006 8:15 pm

the gliding thiing you saw was pretty normal, but if your pulled by a car, your asking for death
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Sun May 07, 2006 8:21 pm

cool things they are.....i want one
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Sun May 07, 2006 8:41 pm

I just thought it was really wierd, it's something I've never seen before.
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Unread postAuthor: alex bennett » Mon May 08, 2006 12:25 am

yeah I know what you mean, looks really fun. But if you do ever buy/build/rent one, remeber to fill the gas tank...and make sure all gas lines are protected, and the motor kept in tip-top shape, as this movie from Killsometime.com illustrates, when you lose power and its not windy, stuff happens http://www.killsometime.com/video/video.asp?ID=382

I would think that the wings would give a little more lift w/o the motor....not just drop like that
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon May 08, 2006 5:28 am

If those of you herd him correctly, the 1st words out of somebodys mouth was-O-SHIT! I'm sure he did just that! But i have to wonder, did he get paid for trimming them tree's??

Poor guy, you have to feel kinda sorry for him.
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Mon May 08, 2006 11:24 am

i would make fun of that guy,but the challange is gone
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