For 18 years now I've watched hang gliding videos. Originally, they were DVDs (I think an AHS or two as well). I only blog the very best.
You won't even believe the amazing Austrian scenery as he's doing his aerobatics.
I don't do that stuff. I can launch on a yawn from the same place and have fun with a few high speeds, moderate wing overs and a half wang or two. I may try a loop one day, but it will be on a modern, hi-performance glider. Used to have the best one in the world. The tradeoff made it such that I sold it for a hi performing intermediate wing.
I love it. I want to live well into my 80s and still fly. I know a number of guys still flying in their 70s.
Afterthought: I love how so many hang gliding videos that actually stay up for continued watching use porn background music.
Update, via email:
hey! I e-mailed you months ago to ask about gliding. I wanted to report back that I've gone! I went to Whitewater Wisconsin and flew out of Twin Oaks airport. I took a hill class and a tandem flight and it was WONDERFUL. I loved it immediately
Your post today reminded me that I wanted to thank you. Folks at work ask me how I got interested in hang gliding, and I tell them about the paleo blogger who also talked about hang gliding and how I got interested.
Don't do it unless you really have the passion to feel like a bird. But, if you do, you do not have any excuse in the world.