Look, I’m a normal guy trying to do difficult things.
The idea is in reaction to the “that guy’s got hollow bones” comment that paragliders will say when they see a really good pilot, especially one doing better than them*. It’s the same kind of thing you’ll hear with climbers talking about Honnold’s amygdala, or race car drivers talking about [fill in the blank]’s reflexes.
I hit the ground (again) the other day flying, took a 50% collapse (half the wing just faded away) about 75 feet above ground. Managed it well enough to land without injury, but it definitely wasn’t a planned landing and certainly could have been much worse. The 2 other guys who were on site at the time seemed more shaken than I was at the time. Apparently it looked pretty dramatic.
This is in response to a friend asking me about my recent crash on a paraglider. He talked about his reason for walking away from paragliding as well as asked the questions you’ll see at the bottom.