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Old 19 March 2009, 03:40   #1
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Did anyone see last week's episode of Monty Hall's The Great Escape?

There was a guy on a paramotor looking for basking sharks, i have always wanted to do this and once i get the Searider sorted might be my new hobby. I know the training and the kit is going to be expensive but hey, you only live once (might not be good for preserving life... ) so make the most of it!

Are there any Paramotorists / paragliders on Ribnet?

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Old 19 March 2009, 07:47   #2
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Used to paraglide a lot - on the Isle of Wight and in the Alps(had a French license as well) - Val D'Isere at the end of the season is fantastic, haven't flown for quite a while now, but those paramotors look like a lot of fun!

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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 19 March 2009, 07:54   #3
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Don't know if I would be happy to be at 300foot above the sea with all that kit strapped onto my back.... just incase the motor had an off day. think you would go down quick.

I have been out over the sea in a microlight and the fearther we went out the higher we went to give us a better chance to "glide" back to land.

aye it still looked like top fun.

Mind you the clips showing the midge issue did not fill my hart with joy of living up there.
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Old 19 March 2009, 08:39   #4
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I think I would prefer a powered hang glider - or a flying RIB.

This is awesome - the first jet powered hang glider - and it's British - just listen to it!!!
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Old 19 March 2009, 13:07   #5
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you can get a midge eating machine, they work ok but expensive, people say all sorts of things work but nothing does! all you can do is tuck your trousers into your socks and put a net over your head. either that or prey for wind. The west coast could be the best place in the world if it wasn't for the midge (and weather)!
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