Quick guide to remind you of the steps to do big ears + speed bar. The combination of both is always the preferred way to do the manoeuvre to maximise stability, sink rate and forward speed.
Pulling big ears adds drag, can increase the angle of attack, so half speed bar
- watch where you are going
- put your hands through the breaks
- get your foot ready on the speed bar
- put your hands on the inside of the outside A line, plams out
- ensure you use the outside A lines, not the stabiliser line!
- pull sideways down, holding by the shackles
- pull down one at a time, the outside one if you are near the ridge first
- push speed bar
- to release, simply let the ears go
- back off the speed bar
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learning to paraglide - ground handling
within a couple of days of paragliding training, you learn to use the up-draft to soar along the coast.
the instructor helps with the first launches