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Bucko
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Would be great if we could have free flying airsports like paragliding and hang gliding.

Thanks 

35 Comments
disrail
Mt. Kenya

Yes this would be an awesome feature.

Please implement! 🙂

furqan
Mt. Kenya

I would like to propose the inclusion of skydiving and paragliding as recognized sports on the Strava platform. 
Presently, there's a notable absence of support for sky-related sports on Strava. By integrating skydiving and paragliding, Strava has the opportunity to attract new user base and broaden its range of activities. Even basic statistics such as heart rate and GPS coordinates would suffice initially.

Thanks!

Ilyas
Mt. Kenya

Definitely in favor of this!

quinnltd
Mt. Kenya

Would also like to see these added

quinnltd
Mt. Kenya

Yeah, hike and fly specifically would be awesome to include both parts in one activity 

gliderflyer
Shkhara

Added my vote.

In case this helps - I'd like to use it to track my gliding/soaring (flying in Sailplanes).

frannart98
Mt. Kenya

I don't know what are we waiting for. Eveeryone has paraglide modality at his watch or app, and in strava I need to put windsurf or they cancel my activities. 

Just allow paraglide and then add the 3D MAP together.

 

Nikita76
Mt. Kenya

It would be nice to have this sport in Strava and share experience with friends.

pcannon1984
Mt. Kenya

Anyone from Strava reading this and not familiar with paragliding should note that there are at least two separate paragliding activities being proposed in this thread. The first is ‘hike and fly’ which is analogous to something like backcountry skiing or skimo racing in that there are multiple activities involved (hiking / running and flying) which is done recreationally and in a race format—there is to my knowledge no app or website that comes close to offering a Strava-like product for this currently.   The second is general flight logging, which is probably more in line with what a non paraglider expects paragliding to be—I guess this would be similar to what is offered by something like xcontest.org but better presented and with a social component etc. 

Arnaud92
Mt. Kenya

So…all in all…I still do not see paragliding in Strava. Nor other similar sports.

there should be an “Other” option 

Any chances to happen? 

gliderflyer
Shkhara

@Arnaud92 the problem I see is that air sports need recording of elevation as well.

Strava's elevation recording seems to be a bit incomplete: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001294564-Elevation-on-Strava-FAQs

Tavo
Mt. Kenya

Make it happen Strava! Free flying. I would totally pay for this. 
I currently log my hang gliding flights as hiking but in never registers the altitude correctly. I guess Strava tries to match terrain with gps altitude (as if you are hiking). 

magomedov
Mt. Kenya

I keep recording my flights as kitsurf flights, just add new category, call it pataglidung, change the icon for it and that's it. Otherwise keep everything as in kitesurf - no much work ia needed, can be done as a low coplexity task by a junior developer in the next sprint.

gliderflyer
Shkhara

Thanks for the tip @magomedov , but kitesurfing doesn't involve getting off the surface by much. We the flying community need the option to record altitudes (usually at thousands of feet), it's critical for flight recording.

That's what we miss in Strava right now.

magomedov
Mt. Kenya

@gliderflyer in my view, hight recording can be added later. At the moment I record my flights using xctrack (which has hight information in its tracks) and then upload it to Strava manually. Strava recognizes it and maps on the elevatoin chart. For example my flight from yesterday: https://www.strava.com/activities/11448512945

I just want it to be under "Paragliding" section. Simple 😉