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Awesome Paragliding

DJ Paraglides Over the Alps

DJ Paraglides Over the Alps

(PG-13: Language) SUAT is known for performing his sets on a chest-mounted portable DJ rig, which lets him take and make music wherever he goes. Recently, he took to the skies for some tandem paragliding over the Austrian Alps. After a shaky start, he cranked out some party jams on his digital turntables.

Insane Paragliding Close Call

Insane Paragliding Close Call

While performing an acro-paragliding stunt over Spain, Kevin Philipp found himself in the worst possible situation. His lines became tangled due to turbulence, and he plummeted towards the Earth. After a failed attempt to deploy his rescue chute, he managed to deploy it manually about one second before impact.

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Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

The first time we went tandem paragliding, we jumped off of a cliff at Torrey Pines and landed on a nude beach filled with wrinkled old men. Jordan Wade had quite a different experience, as he took off from the Alps and captured awe-inspiring footage of the snow-capped mountains, grassy hills, and a historic Swiss village.

Vulture Visits Paragliders

Vulture Visits Paragliders

While enjoying a tranquil tandem paraglider flight over Andalucia, the folks from Skywings Adventures made a new friend while airborne. We’re impressed that the pilot didn’t drop his selfie stick when a huge vulture momentarily landed on it.

Moonline

Moonline

We can only imagine how amazing it is to paraski down the slopes in Chamonix. But Red Bull Speed Rider Valentin Delluc did that one better, by gliding over the powder in the darkness of night, illuminated by LED lights under his wing, and the full moon above.

Gravity Is Overrated

Gravity Is Overrated

Paraglider Jean-Baptiste Chandelier does everything in his power to resist the universe’s desire to pull objects towards the ground and remain airborne in some truly amazing locations in Portugal, France, Brazil, and South Africa. That paraskiing looks like a blast.

Paraglider Speed Flying

Paraglider Speed Flying

Daredevil and adventure seeker Joseph Innes shares video footage of several death-defying paraglider runs as he skims precariously close to rocks, trees, and the ground as he heads down the side of a mountain at insane speeds.

The Flying Passenger

The Flying Passenger

To show off the precision and predictability of their powertrains, Volvo Trucks turned one of their big rigs into a tow boat for a paraglider. Watch flyer Guillaume Galvani and driver Louise Marriott work in perfect harmony to pull off this dangerous stunt without a hitch.

Aurora Borealis Paramotoring

Aurora Borealis Paramotoring

Acrobatic flyer Horacio Llorens recently combined two amazing bucket list experiences into one as he took on sub-zero temperatures in his motorized paraglider, against the brilliant blue-green backdrop of the Aurora Borealis in Trømso, Norway.

Play with the Ground

Play with the Ground

We’ve had the pleasure of paragliding, but it was nothing like the aerobatics and perilously close ground sweeps wingmaster Valentin Delluc does. The part where he flips over is just plain madness. His flying cameraman is no slouch either.

Swoopy Summer

Swoopy Summer

Paraglider Arnauld Longobardi takes us on a breakneck flight through the French Alps, skimming treetops, pulling dizzying spins and elegant water flares, and culminating in a stunt where he zooms just inches from a cablecar.

Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2013

Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2013

Red Bull calls this multi-discipline relay “the toughest team race in the world.” It includes running up mountains, paragliding, canoeing, and mountain biking. The voices are Dutch, but exhaustion is a universal language.

Parasledding

Parasledding

An insane hybrid sport combining snowmobiling with paragliding. In this clip, Parasledder Eric Oddy gets mad air when his chute catches some wind, and his sled takes off in British Colombia.

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Infinity Tumbling Record

Infinity Tumbling Record

Paraglider Horacio Llorens jumped from a plane over Guatemala and managed to flip himself over an astounding 568 times before landing. We’d love to see the full, unedited version of his dizzying trip.

Urban Side

Urban Side

Looking out the window and seeing grey skies and wintery temps? Even if you aren’t, you can still appreciate this short film of two guys paragliding in a variety of sunny places. (Thanks Michael!)

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