friends if you do this, please take a paragliding course, ...
When towing a Para glider , the piece of equipment that makes it "Safer"
than what that guy did , is the payout winch . It works kinda like the star-drag adjustment
on a fishing-reel ; adjust the pressure on the drum, and if it goes over then the drum turns
and the line feeds out. It cuts down on the number of lock-outs that can occur. Even with
that system i have had to abort about 2 to 3% of all tows i've done with a PG. That's two
to three f*ck-ups out of every one-hundred.
Then the Release system will screw-up about
1 to 2% of the time and the tow-line will need to get sliced with a hook-knife.
And last there's the PG itself ; it won't preform to optimum every time either.
So knowing what i know about towing PG :
I would "Never" do what that guy did , the risk/reward is WAY better with the PG,
and i --Have/might-- get to thermal to 11K after release from the tow with a PG .
Best This guy can hope for is to survive the small rush he got from doing something
Stupid ; it would rank right up there with sniffing Glue for a High, i'd rather use JD &
pot because it seams like the brain cells might last a Lil Longer !!