BUYING EQUIPMENT :::
The most important thing when buying your first
paraglider is to ask advice. The sheer number and range of gliders for
sale can only be bewildering to the first time buyer. People come in all
shapes and sizes, some are naturally coordinated, some are not.
Your instructor is in a unique position to offer you advice as to which
type of glider best suits you.
We at Paraglide Adventure Irl. are the Irish dealers for a number of long
established paragliding manufacturers ( Independence, Skywalk & Windtech).
We only sell new paragliders as in the long run they provide the best
value for money.
A second hand Paraglider may be cheaper, but when you take into consideration
depreciation, and re-sale value, what appeared at first glance to be a
bargain, may not turn out to be so. We offer a good discount on new equipment
to those students who have paid for a full qualification course.
We advise all students to purchase a DHV 1 rated glider as a first buy.
This type of glider is designed for the first time buyer as it has gentle
and reassuringly safe flying characteristics. It is also the type of glider
that has a good re-sale value and you should be able to sell it on to
someone in your position a season or two down the line.
If you have purchased a new glider from us we will be happy to help you
sell it on second-hand provided you have kept it in good condition.