As a beginner pilot after the initial basic training, I found out that the more I practice ground-handling/kiting the wing on the ground, the better I will get in my flying, which I confess is really true. Kiting is nothing but, balancing your inflated paraglider overhead while you are still standing on the ground. This way you will build-up a good muscle memory to instinctively react in keeping your paraglider stable overhead. It is very similar to how you have learned to balance a bicycle/bike and later on do the same without giving much of a thought....more/less
If you are a beginner, it is strongly advised to learn on any used wing (such as the wing I am selling), as you will definitely slam/yank the wing hard on the ground thereby reducing the lifespan of the wing in no time. Hence, the best choice is buy any used wing that will eventually be your flying wing and I suggest practice kiting on a grassland. Used wings are less expensive and has a lot of airtime left in it. Once you have progressed in your flying carrier, you may later on opt for a brand new wing as per your skill/progression level and still fetch a decent price for the old wing.
The handling of the Firebird Spider is direct and precise. This fine handling generates a secure feel in thermals and is great fun when flying freestyle. Moreover, Dirt-holes for convenient maintenance of your glider, Edge protection with reinforcement to protect the most exposed parts of the glider makes the Spider a real high-quality product and the only glider in the world to offer worldwide 5-year-warranty. I decided to pick-up a brand new Firebird Spider with harness in Jan-2011 and made sure I kitted it only on a nice and lush green grasslands of Hormavu, Bangalore.
I flew this wing in high turbulent conditions of Vagamon, Yelagiri & Dharmapuri and till now never ever had a single massive collapse. Importantly, active flying is very useful in such conditions too. Having put up an air time of 20+ hours including couple of epic flights on Firebird Spider, I have now decided to go for an upgrade to higher class wing.
I am sure, you too would love to pilot the Firebird Spider, as I did. I wish you all great & safe flying.
Flying the Firebird SPIDER Paraglider with Firebird Mowenpik Harness
Close-up shot of the Firebird Mowenpik Harness
Selling Price: Total amount for Full Kit (INR) ₹ 1,30,000/- ₹ 94,900/- only.
For the above price you will get:
1. Paraglider: Firebird SPIDER-L, Red/Black/White combo Colour= 1 Unit
2. Harness: Firebird Mowenpik-XL, Black/Red/Grey combo Colour= 1 Unit
3. Reserve: Gin/AVA Sport 100 kg, Yellow/White Colour= 1 Unit
4. Glider Bag= 1 Unit
5. Compression Strap= 1 Unit
6. Raiser Pouch= 1 Unit
7. Glider Manual (soft copy)= 1 Unit
8. New Flight Log-Book= 1 Unit FREE
(All snaps and videos shown are of original items for sale, except the monkey device. The Harness includes 2-carabiners, 1-speed bar and 1-reserve handle)
Who can buy: Normally you would consider buying this gear after proper paragliding training & instructions. But, you can also purchase the wing to do ground handling first (practising on the ground without flying), ofcourse with some experienced trainer besides you to guide you and later go in for a formal training to fly with. This way you will not only save a lot of money in training but progress faster in this adventure & highly addictive sport.
Training: Once you own your Paragliding gear, I can provide you with the basic training in Ground Handling/kiting skills in Bangalore. Each session will cost you ₹ 4,500/- for 2 hrs/day. Every session will consist of theory as well as practical lessons on the ground before you are finally fit to fly under instructor guidance.
Ground Handling training in Bangalore (above)
Shipping: Delivered anywhere in India (Shipping will be charged additionally)
Certification: DHV 1-2 certified paraglider.
Item Condition: Used. Bought new in Jan-2011.
Terms & Condition: Full payment before purchase. No trials, No returns, No exchange, No refunds.
Guaranty/Warranty: Company warranty by Firebird only, if available.
Item Sold by: Actual Owner
Local Buyers: Items for sale can be inspected & purchased by you if you are in Bangalore
Identity & support: In India as a standard procedure we need to follow a certain protocol to know who the buyer is. Please submit necessary documents as and when requested. I wish to apologise that I am not here to answer all your paragliding related questions but to sell the gear to genuine buyers only. All specification and features are explained below and the rest can further be found on the net.
Buy just one item: You definitely have the option to buy 1 or 2 items separately.. Buy you can't avail the group discount and the free flight log-book. The prices and details of each items for sale is shown under:
Firebird SPIDER-L Paraglider: FOR SALE for ₹ 80,000/-, if bought separately
Firebird Mowenpik-XL Harness: FOR SALE for ₹ 25,000/-, if bought separately
Reserve/Parashoot: FOR SALE for ₹ 25,000/-, if bought separately
Videos of the Firebird SPIDER Paraglider & Firebird Mowenpik Harness:
My 2nd flight with the Firebird SPIDER & the Firebird Mowenpik Harness in Goa