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Old 09-10-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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IO: Paragliding!!

Ok, so today, I was supposed to watch my cousins go up in the air with paragliding, but I also ended up doing it!!

At first I was like, no WAY I'm doing that!! But seriously, it turned out to be soooo much fun... We were so high up in the sky, I could see cities and the people below looked like really tiny spots on the ground...

I wanna go again, I wanna go again...

I'm afraid of heights, normally, but with paragliding, it doesn't seem to bother you at all!!!

To give you an indication of what paragliding is, here's some pictures:





Of course, I wasn't up in the sky all by myself, I was with my cousin!!

Pictures from me in the sky will be added later on...

For people who have never done paragliding before, you should try it, it's serious fun!!
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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That sounds gezelig!

I admire your bravery, I could never do that.
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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Way to go! Im terrified of heights too but I really don't think I could ever be brave enough to try paragliding Must confess it looks like a hell of a lot of fun though!

Can't wait to see your pictures
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WOW - That takes balls.

I got a parachute jump coming up...I'm really shitting myself about it.
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That sounds like it was so cool!

Adr good luck with your parachuting, you'll do great
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Well, the fun thing about paragliding is, you start on the ground, the wind (and a cable) pull you up in the air, and then you float around in circles, so really, fear of heights is not even an option to think about

Adrball, good luck with the parachuting!!! I'm sure you'll do fine

Thanks for all the comments on the bravery, hehe...
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Since you described it like that than maybe I will stop being chicken and give it a try,lol. Can imagine that the view is pretty amazing up there.

Oh and Ardball good luck with your parachuting! Be sure to get pictures
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I've always wanted to go hang gliding... but I never know where to go to do it!
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Yes Paragliding is cool, I did it for a day when I was 18 and want to do it again.
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Very cool JanuaryStar! Can't wait to see pics
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It's not as bad as it looks, Sicy, trust me
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Ok I did that one thing years ago at Great America where they hoist you up by your stomach with a cord and then they drop you and you free fall for a bit then swing back and forth.. that scared the :bleep: outta me.. I cant even imagine being that high up
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Ok I did that one thing years ago at Great America where they hoist you up by your stomach with a cord and then they drop you and you free fall for a bit then swing back and forth.. that scared the :bleep: outta me.. I cant even imagine being that high up
Seriously, that's scaring the :bleep: out of me too!!!

I've never done that before, but I can tell you, it's nothing like paragliding whatsoever.... When you're in the air, you go down to the ground so slowly, what you just described, free fall and swinging back and forth? I would never, ever try that
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