Tuesday, May 11, 2010

5月9日パラ Paragliding Video

This is a video we put together from last Sunday's footage. We spent the whole day paragliding. It was fun and educational as always. Enjoy!


  • がんびーずの練習の様子を


    By Blogger kazumi, at 9:01 am  

  • I love the video! It really gives a great idea of what you are up to and the trill you must be getting!

    By Blogger Kootenay Mom and Dad, at 2:25 pm  

  • Good flight! Cannot help soaring with you!!

    By Blogger Kaz, at 7:16 am  

  • Hi Gumbies! Great clip!! From this and all your other post you seem to enjoy your time in Japan a lot!

    If you don't mind, I'd like to ask, where did you go to do para gliding? Do you have your own gear? If not, how much does it make me poorer to rent a set?

    MY better half and I live in Oita and have never done para gliding before but, encouraged from your video, would be keen to learn and try it out!

    Cheers for your excellent blog!

    By Blogger Lauri, at 10:01 pm  

  • Hello Lauri,

    Thanks for liking our blog and our newbie attempts at making movies. To answer your questions, we do have our own gear now, though it's mostly hand-me-downs which tend to be around and not expensive. If you would like to try paragliding, we suggest you contact our club. Just google おおむらパラグライダースクール. It's in Omura, Nagasaki, which is not an unreasonable drive from Oita. It's the only club we know where you can get a tandem ride and classes for free, and the teachers are friendly and great. If you have any more questions email us!


    By Blogger Leanne and Rik Brezina, at 2:12 pm  

  • Hi Gumbies! This is Masaaki, we met on Sunday Paragliding Lesson. This para video is very cool! Many of your articles interests me so much, i will check other articles later.

    pls also say hi! to 里杏-san

    See you soon!

    By Blogger Masaaki, at 10:29 am  

  • masaaki. thanks for leaving us a comment. we are excited to have some new paragliding/climbing friends.

    By Blogger Leanne and Rik Brezina, at 2:51 pm  

  • Hi Leanne and Rik Brezina,

    Thanks for answering, and even following up to my questions about para-gliding!

    You're right, a drive to Nagasaki is reasonable. And free tandem ride sounds tempting. Just in case, however, we searched carefully the possibilities in Oita Pref.

    It turned out that at least two clubs operate here: one in Kuju area and the other quite near to Oita City.

    Both of them offer one day gliding sessions for about 10,000 yen. For the time being, probably we'll choose the one near by. ;)

    Thanks again for the help!

    Looking forward for your new ventures!

    Ps. I added you to our blog's blog list. Hope you don't mind.

    By Blogger Lauri, at 10:19 am  

  • Hello up there in the clouds!
    You must see this documentary which has just screened in Australia ...

    By Blogger Eastern Horizon, at 8:33 pm  

  • Hello again ...

    the documentary may be viewed online for the next 13 days at this location:

    (Miracles / Episode 1)

    Kind regards

    By Anonymous Luke, at 6:01 am  

  • thanks a lot for the heads up, but the videos are only viewable in Australia. I was really disappointed. looks like a wild documentary. i looked for it on youtube but it didn`t appear.

    By Blogger Leanne and Rik Brezina, at 10:20 am  

  • ... that's very unfair of our national broadcasting service.

    It's a very well constructed documentary that conveys the terror of being sucked up into a storm cloud very convincingly.

    There's another exceptional (and equally terrifying) documentary that may appeal to your adventurous characteristics. It's about a Sydney kayaker (Andrew McAuley) who attempted to paddle across the Tasman Sea to new Zealand. The doco is called "Solo". If you have not seen it ... do so!

    Happy flying & paddling.

    By Anonymous Luke, at 7:32 pm  

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