Speedfly Ridge Soaring
Ridge soaring is one of the most fun aspects of speed flying, it requires winding conditions about 20-30 mph depending on your wing size, this looks very similar to what paraglider do except its a lot faster and much more aggressive due to wing size and conditions, the sport of speed flying involves many aspects and variables that you need to have in consideration in order to do it safely. Be smart kite a lot, get a feel for your wing and be very observing of the conditions.
Speed wings are capable of very quick maneuvering and have a tendency to climb out of steep turns. These wings will give the pilot more of the feel of a hawk swooping along a ridge, diving and then be climbing upward to do it over and over again.
It’s own sports:
Being a skydiver or a paragliding pilot does not automatically qualify you to perform safely while speed flying, however it does help quite a bit, speed flying is its own ANIMAL, and should be treated as such until you have gained a good amount of experience.
Atmospheric conditions can mean a world of difference between a successful flight or an accident, in this case, if you feel like the conditions are not quite right for your level of experience, the type of site that you are flying in, it’s always better to put your flight on stand by until they get better, or just cancel for that day. There will always be an opportunity to fly next time if this is the mindset and idea that is applied when in this type of situations.
Lastly it’s always a good idea to have good protection, first wear helmet, I choose and recommend the Tonfly ICE, multi sport, light weight, full impact protection and 100% customisable, back brace, elbow and knee pads, gloves, and hi-top hiking shows, this type of gear will provide a feeling of extra security and in case of any type of misfortune they will protect you and most likely enable you to walk away and come back another day.
Enjoy, fly safely be mindful