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Paragliding Lingo

In what sport would you hear the slang terms glass off, speck out, and get flushed? They’re all expressions used in paragliding. Glass-off refers to a smooth, effortless takeoff; to speck out is to go so high that you’re nearly invisible...

Biwingual

Someone does both paragliding and hang gliding is jokingly said to be biwingual. Really! This is part of a complete episode.

Gliding with the Locals

Among paragliders, the expression the locals refers not to humans, but to birds. If the locals are able to soar without flapping their wings, then paragliders know that conditions are good for flying. This is part of a complete episode.