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Gust Junkies: Paragliding

Text by Jake Abrahamson

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hang gliding

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While paragliders are easier to launch and transport, many biwinguals swear by the hang glider's ultrasmooth flight. Its stable wing can traverse great distances (world record: 474 miles), and the prone cocoon makes the pilot feel like a bird—or a speeding bullet.


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