Speed Flying and Speed Riding
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Two quite different sports have been called Speed Flying in recent years: One is what we now call Speed Riding on skis. The other is Speed Flying, as in foot-launching small paragliders.
Read more about it on our Speed Riding page.
Foot-launched Speed Flying was developed from parachuting and paragliding. Days, too windy to fly normal sized paragliders, motivated pilots and designers to find ways to expand the wind strength in which paragliders can operate. At the same time, parachutist became keen to foot-launch parachutes, seeking the thrill of flying fast close to the terrain.
Read more info on our page on foot-launched speed flying.