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The Art of Paragliding
Instructor of the year honor
Eagle Paragliding's chief Instructor Rob Sporrer received USHPA's Instructor of the Year Award in 2002. Every year USHPA issues the award to the person making the biggest contributions to our sport in the United States.
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How to tie a Paraglider Brake Line knot
It is very important to tie a secure knot in your brake lines, and check them every so often to ensure that the knot is not becoming loose. If the knot in your brake line becomes undone during flight, the wind will cause it to come out of the pulley and it will end up behind you like a streamer. Unless you have orangutan arms, you won't be able to access the brake lines, and you'll have to steer your glider with the rear risers.
If you decide to lengthen or shorten your brake lines, make sure you mark the current length before untying the existing knot. It is important to keep the brake lines equal length.
Here are two types of knots that you can use to tie your brake lines:
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