Welcome to expertvillage.com. I’m Patrick
Eaves with Wingenvy Paragliding. In this clip, we’re going to be talking about how to pack
your wing up. There’s a couple of different ways to do this, but we’re going to try to
show you both of the most important ones. Which ever one you do, we’re going to assume
that you’re going to do it without your harness connected in. Later on in your training, your
instructor will show you how to do it with you harness connected in. It’s basically the
same idea. For now, you’re going to go ahead and unclip your risers from your harness.
Remember, again hold from where the carabiners attach into your harness and they won’t pass
through each other and get tangled. Then I’m going to put these risers under my arm to
hold them together. I’m going to loop up the lines and I’m going to toss them up onto the
wing so that they’re inside the wing when I fold them. The risers are going to outside
of the wing. That way they’re not passing through the lines and getting tangled. Your
next step is going to be to fold in the edges of the glider. You’re going to take one tip
and fold it to the center and you’re going to take that tip and fold it to the center.
Then you’re going to keep that process going until your glider is about a foot 1/2 to 2
feet wide. The last step is to putting your risers up
on the wing. If you have a protection bag for your risers, you can put that in it. That
keeps the risers away from the line so it doesn’t get tangled. This method is the accordion
method. You can do it with one person, but it’s a lot easier with two. The reason we
use this method is to protect the mylar inserts in the leading edge. So basically what happens
is Eric folds it over each time making sure that mylar inserts and the leading edge lay
flat. After you’ve finished this top part of the accordian method, the rest of the steps
are the same as in the first method.