The study of the position of the paramotor is important to improve the comfort before and during flight. The position changes noticeably the feeling of the weight on our shoulders before take off and comfort during flight together with varied determinative conditions for good paraglider piloting.
As you can see in the photo, the distance bars apply the engine thrust to the harness webbing. This avoids the direct thrust of the engine on the pilot’s back. At the ends of the distance bars, there is some webbing that fits around the harness webbing. This allows the harness webbing to slide freely up and down. For this reason, the pilot is not restricted and can shift his weight left and right determining a steering technique very similar to free flying.
Shoulder pads are very useful on the ground. Before take off, they allow the pilot to hold up the paramotor as if it were a backpack without any odd tensions that can come from the harness webbing. These are also very useful during glider inflation to avoid that the harness webbing slides off the shoulders which can make the paramotor slide lower