Adventures flying paragliders around BC, Canada, and the world.
Pemberton April 17
A rather lame day after all, for XC flying anyways, as none of us were able to get above 1000m with the thick high cirrus. I spent over an hour groveling at lower launch height, or below, and when I finally got back up to launch height, I took the opportunity to top-land so I could dress down and rest. Andrew "got away" but landed out at the base of Owl, and most everyone else landed in the LZ.
At the end of the day I flew the Skin down, my first single-surface glider, and it was fun! A zippy little glider and idiotically easy to kite and launch, but a bit disconcerting in flight with all the rustling of the exposed ribs. And the glide and climb is much less than my current glider. A fun toy if you want to hike up with a glider in a 15L daypack!