custom paraglider vertical take-off

When winged objects take flight, we usually view them travelling across a stretch of land at high speeds before they are able to gather enough lift to rise into the air. However this video below shows a custom-built paraglider taking off vertically from a stationary position with the help of only a strong gust of wind!

 

This definitely takes quite some skill to control and maintain the angle of the paraglider’s wings to take-off vertically and gradually without causing the entire paraglider to flip over on its back. Now that’s one awesome footlaunch.