After watching this you can really tell how much (skill is involved) nicer it is to have a cacoon instead of a pod to control from the base tube when low to the ground ...in a pod it's a lot harder to get as low and still be flying (feet drag), and it's harder to control, seems weird (because it is)...less arm strength...
I have done it in my pod a little but still don't zip up and I know thats a DRAG so I think about it the whole flight :-(( guess I could just zip up and plan on maybe landing on my tummy/chute :-())...
But the other issue one could have is stepping on the cacoon as they land...just have to let it rise up, or keep them feet apart... _________________ Diev Hart
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Ive done most of my dune flying in a pod. I actually like it, because if you keep it unzipped, you can get your feet under you faster than with a cacoon harness.
I kept it partially zipped so it would support my knees a bit, but unzipped enough that I could spread my knees really quick to let my legs pop out.
The knee-hangar is probably the ultimate for the super low dune hovering, like the instructor used in the video.
Great video, gusty winds and strong, to fly such low dunes, years of practice to get that good. _________________ Sonic 165
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