Most of the stories on AfriGadget are stories of work-based ingenuity. However, every once in a while you get an incredible story about someone who creates an amazing do-it-yourself “fun” item. In this case Wired is reporting about Cyril Mazibuko who creates his own home made paraglider:
Cyril is the only black South African currently registered with the sport’s ruling body. And it all started with a glider he made from plastic bags, purloined rope and baling wire, a glider that flew — sort of — though it both amazed and horrified the professional paragliders who saw it.
Read the full story at Wired
(hat tip Tyrell)
36 thoughts on “A South African’s Homemade Paraglider”
hi my name is korey ruiz smith.
i all way want to fly i was woundering how you made a para glider out of fauralizer bags i made a para glider out of bags leve me a note
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