Harness posture while flying a paraglider is important to long-term comfort and enjoyment of flight. There are a few subtle tricks to maximizing comfort. Using a stirrup can help to get seated in the paragliding harness. Crossed ankles, bent knees, and elbows in are clever ways to be relaxed and stable. Keeping eyes on the horizon provides a stable reference point while flying around. Looking around for traffic and at the wing as appropriate is encouraged, but always returning vision back to the horizon. Holding the brake toggles in the last knuckle of the fingers keeps the hands relaxed and also allows for a quick exit in the need of a reserve deployment. Some people like to fly with a wrap on the brakes by rolling their hand over the knot between the brake line and brake toggle. This is personal preference, and it is advised to speak with an experienced instructor to learn about brake wraps on a specific glider. If flying a glider with a speed system, hook it with a heel and smoothly push. If not aware, seek instruction on how speedbar use changes the characteristics of a paraglider.

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