Where to find used paragliding equipment.

 

If you are a beginner, it is probably best to talk to your instructor or local paragliding club first. Educate yourself about the gear first.

Too many beginners rush off an buy the wrong equipment only to find out that it is either unflyable or too advanced for them.

If you are on a tight budget, then you can try the following as excellent sources of paragliding equipment. Always do your research, and where possible, have a qualified instuctor test and inspect the gear for you. If you are qualified is is a good idea to test fly the equipment.

Instructors can provide a porosity test for the wings to determine to what extent the material has degraded. Most gliders are made from different brands a grades of materials. these differ in their durability.

I have experienced wings that had poor porosity after jut 60 or 70 hours of use, while others are still excellent after 300 hours.

 

Possible sources of paragliding gear.

1. Your local instructor

2. Instructors in other parts of the country

3. Club forums

4. E-bay

5. Occaisionally the local paper or other online classifieds.