Light wind from ahead, we take a big step, and the lines build up tension. The canopy is above us, our gaze goes up and back in the direction of takeoff. One or two more steps and we lose the ground under our feet - deliberately and in control. We sink into our harness and enjoy the boundless freedom of " being up there".
When flying, we move in an invisible element. Leeward, thermal, convergence, and inversion only draw attention to themselves via indirect hints and require close observation. But the more extraordinary a flight seems to us, the more we feel alive. It is difficult to keep a balance here, a challenge and a game at the same time - this is exactly what makes flying so special.