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HOW TO AVOID CLOUD SUCK
HOW TO AVOID REAL BIG COLLAPSES
 Chest-strap settings

Apart from keeping you in the harness, the chest-strap determines the distance between your carabiners. A wide chest-strap (>38cm carabiner to carabiner) will result in a more sensitive harnesseasier to weight-shift, with superior ability to read the feedback from your wing. At some point it does become too sensitive, and it is unnerving having a chest-strap that flaps in the breeze. 38cm seems to be a good compromise. A tight chest strap (<38cm) reduces sensitivity, and because the carabiners are now inside your body-line, the harness has a greater tendency to spin (yaw). This becomes problematic during (uncommon) violent collapses and negative spins, as the pilot can experience twists in the lines due to harness rotation.

PARAGLIDING ARTICLES - RISK MANAGEMENT - 

Click articles below to read
1. Risk Management in Paragliding by Irene Revenko 

2. Risk Management by Tim Pfeiffer


LOCATINS: Hong Kong Side 
1. Shek-O - 275 meter,EAST WND coastal - ususlly strongest wnd, 5 take off ,  4 dragon's back, 1 De Agler.
     (OPERATING ALTITUDE 1500feet AMSL)

LOCATINS: New Territory Side 
2. Ma On Shan -  380 meter, East, SE, NE, slightly in land, weaker winds, good when Shek-o is blown out, 2 takeoffs. (OPERATING ALTITUDE 2500feet AMSL)
3. Long Kee Wan - 140 meter.East, SE, NE, Coastal but sheltered. (OPERATING ALTITUDE 2000feet AMSL)
  3 different mountain face to fly  EAST to SE on main ridge,  additional ride left side SE wind
ridge on right NE wind.on 
   Landing: Top and Beach
4. Pak Tam Au - NE, slightly inland (OPERATING ALTITUDE 2000feet AMSL)
Landing top and bottom.
5. Cloudy Hill - 500 meter, S, SE, SW 500 meter drive up - ridge and thermal (OPERATING ALTITUDE 2000feet AMSL)
Note: can fly to and from Pat Sin range on good day


MINOR BUT ESSENTIAL ITEMS BOTH NEW AND OLD PILOTS NEGLECT TO GIVE IMPORTANCE TO, TILL SOMETIMES AFTER TH E NEED. 
1. PARAGLIDNG BOOTS - prevents and reduces serious ankle injuries. [CHEAPER THEN HOSPITAL BILL]
2. WHISTLE - Getting attention in air or on ground, landing, taking off, flying and RESCUE.
3. HOOK KNIFE - Cutting risers or line, MAINLY IMPORTANT FOR WATER LANDING.