HOW TO CHOOSE ITS SPEECH
It's like for a t-shirt or a pair of shoes, first of all you want the product to please you :)
These are the criteria that make you enter a store but it is not rare to come out with a product different from that imagined at first.
Mountain thermal, laminar seaside winds and the aerological conditions specific to lowland flight are all parameters to be considered when choosing.
The experience of a pilot is not only measured by his ability to control a wing, but also by his ability to analyze and anticipate an aerological situation.
A practice of the deer-flying, windsurfing or kite allows a natural translation of aerological knowledge towards paragliding activity.
Leaving an introductory course, the short-term goal is to fly alone in calm conditions, but depending on the volume of weekly practice hours, this goal may vary more or less quickly. /> Whether your goal is local and peaceful flight, flight distance, acrobatics or monitoring, it is necessary to think HONETTEMENT about the means that you have or will actually implement to get there (how much time flights since the last months, what type of flight, what duration, what places).
For a pilote, the paragliding certification category is often the main criterion for choosing with the opinions of friends and magazines. These tests have the merit of locating approximately the paragliding piloting requirements.
A longer paraglider will be more demanding in the event of an incident but will perform better in flight. Morale: paragliders fly very well as long as they are open ;)
The more you load a wing, the more responsive and fast it is. This is what pilots who are attracted to acrobatic figures and pilots who fly regularly in windy conditions are looking for.
The paragliding manufacturers offer weight ranges (Total Flying Weight) for each homologation. If in doubt, stay within advertised ranges.
This is often the first criterion of the novice pilot but it comes last in the chapter "Adaptive pilot / paraglider".
It is legitimate to be attentive to the purchase price but also think of the resale price , at the cost of repairs and especially at the price of peace and security (buying an inflating wing at 300 € is never the right solution).
As for your t-shirt or pair of shoes that you saw on the Internet, it is the comparative in real conditions that will guide you in the choice of your favorite wing.
In practice, however, it is difficult to test several types of wings on the same day under identical conditions (weather, availability, cost of renting wings).
This is how you buy shoes that suit you and that you do not know that there are others that suit you even better.
Spreading, unraveling and pre-inflating a wing allows you to get a first idea of its inertia, its ability to inflate with and without wind or your ability to locate lines (with age, you will have more trouble to see keys on thin and unsheathed lines).
Because it's important to test in the same aerological conditions, going from one wing to another every 5 minutes makes perfect sense.
The more your flying level increases, the more in-flight tests are important. While a novice pilot may not feel any difference between a splash with a wing in A then with a wing in B, a more experienced pilot may, for example, check the character roll, pitch and yaw see the ability to paraglide not to tie when stalling.
If you already have a wing, it is interesting to test it at the same time as the others, just to give yourself benchmarks.
First impressions link are often good. Keep these impressions in mind because after several flights you will begin to adapt to the character of the equipment you are trying and it will be more difficult to step back.
"My way is a truck", "it plummets too much compared to that of my friends", "I'm under canvas" ... It is not uncommon to see pilots change their veil for the wrong reasons . The wings homologated EN A nevertheless have better performances today than the wings of competition of the years 2000 with which the pilots already realized flights of distance of several hundreds of kilometers.
A pilot beginner who wants to approach his first flights distance must not replace his wing but must rather accept that the problem is not necessarily related to the equipment. Training with your kite following, for example, courses of cross is perhaps a better solution.
Replacing your wing with a wing of the same category is not devoid of common sense because the performance of the wings evolve each year in the same category.
Choose your wing based on your performance and your ability to exploit those of your wing. Most pilots use only 60% of their wings.
During his life, the pilot's performances (technical, mental, physical) change and it can be difficult to accept what one feels like regression. The look of others does not help this difficulty.
It's cool and good for the ego to have a wing with high potential even if we do not use it. The problem is that the increase of the wing control requirements is exponential to the increase of its performances.
Do not choose your wing only according to the performances announced in the manufacturer's catalog.