Disclaimer: I fly a “paragliding” Ozone Rush 4 wing.
So yesterday, finally I could make it: use the openppg to get me to about 300m, and then start the magic carpet ride from thermal to thermal. It took only 3 mins to lift-up and catch the first thermal up-to 950m.
I flew 55 mins and got my hand real cold, so decided to get back down to ground to get warm and replace with better gloves. On the second launch the wind had gone up and shredded the thermals. But since I still had 54V in the packs, I could get a decent 20 mins of play around the airfield.
Soaring the openPPG is really cool. The Dudek harness gives very decent weight shift response, and the whole frame does not feel like it is dragging much through the air. Really chuffed to have got my first decent flight, and looking forward to many more! The thermals are really strong in our area, I can foresee 3hrs+ flights in the coming months!