Your flight starts on the ground. Lift the glider and run. And yes, your suspension system affects your groundhandling more than you would think…
This is part 7 in our classroom. Miroslav Svec, designer of SCOUT paramotors shares his knowledge about paramotor construction, the theory and reasoning behind. At the end of the roughly 30 videos in the series you will be able to make a qualified judgment what is the ultimate best paramotor for you.
With high suspension systems your glider is a bit too high and so are the glider controls. The As, the Bs and the brakes get a bit out of sight and out of reach. With low suspension systems your controls are in a lot more natural position.
On the other hand, low suspension paramotor have the cage positioned pretty low thus hitting your heels when running. A change to hit the ground is higher as the ground clearance is lower.
With paramotor hanging low on your back you need to lean forward a lot more to regain balance. Such a inclined position is not ideal for groundhanling and running the first steps.
Summary: The medium suspensio gooseneck bars seem to be the best compromise (again).