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RushCube's Dos & Don'ts: Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding DOs and DONTs

In this edition of Dos & Don'ts we focus on hand gliding. Take a look at RushCube's top 7 tips for getting started:

Do learn with a group. You get more for your money with group lessons—mostly because you can watch and learn from others’ successes and mistakes. Plus, you’ll have folks rooting you on, which may encourage you to try again if you’re struggling with the learning curve.

Don’t underestimate safety measures. Listen carefully to instructions regarding equipment, harness and helmet fit, etc. If something doesn’t seem right, bring it to the attention of an instructor.

Do prep yourself. Check out YouTube videos on how to hang glide. The more you know going in, the more relaxed and confident you’ll be during your lesson.

Do relax and focus. There’s that word again—relax. Tension, particularly in your shoulders and arms, can throw off your form and make it difficult for you to have a successful flight.

Don’t look down. It’s tempting to look at the ground—to see how far up you are, if for nothing else. Find a focal point on the horizon so that your chin is up, and keep your eyes on it.

Do go when the temperature is mild to cool. You can hang glide in the heat of the summer and in the dead of winter, but you want your focus to be on learning to fly—not staying hydrated or avoiding frostbite!

Do consider tandem instruction. Once you’ve completed your foot-launched lesson, you can graduate to tandem instruction. By rope, a small plane tows you and an instructor on a specially built glider, releasing you at heights upwards of 2000 ft., where you can get a deeper experience with the sport.

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