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The MOST AFFORDABLE Paramotor: 100 Hour Review!!!
This costs THOUSANDS LESS than my other paramotors AND it's American-Made! How well did it actually hold up after 100 HOURS of flying it??? READ MORE...
AFGHANISTAN FALLING TO THE TALIBAN: I'll keep it brief... it hurt hearing the Taliban had captured the province of Ghazni (where I was deployed to). 3 men in my team lost their lives from the Taliban, dozens more wounded. Still, I am no politician. I don't practice war strategy. I can only sympathize with the families of the fallen Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors as they struggle to accept that their child might have died in vein. I'm sorry for the many good Afghans that I personally met who believed in us; their fates are unclear.
IF YOU ARE NEW: 👇🏻
For the love of paramotoring, please don't be fooled into thinking that a more expensive paramotor is a better paramotor than a more affordable paramotor with a great reputation. REMEMBER: For the most part, all of these paramotor manufactures are using the same simple 2-stroke engine which makes up the bulk of its cost. They're purchasing the same harness (seat) options, then they embroider or screen print their logo onto it. Same with the propeller! WHAT THEN are they creating to justify the EXPENSIVE prices for their product???
WHAT PARAMOTOR COMPANIES ACTUALLY MAKE!
This is true for all of the big names in paramotoring:
- Gravity Paramotors
- Fly Products
- Sky Max
These companies are designing the HOOP, SPARS, FRAME, and overall "geometry" of the paramotor...
ASK YOURSELF!!! "What am I paying for?" The most common engine that is found on almost all paramotors is the Vittorazi Moster 185 Plus, which retails for approximately $2300. My favorite harness (seat) is the Powerseat Comfort; It too is available on most paramotors and it retails for $600. The propeller is either am E-Prop ($320) or a Helix Prop ($409)...
...I'll do the math for ya!...
With all of those COMMON components, together they cost approximately $3,220.
SO!!! Lets take the most popular paramotor in the sport for example. It cost's $8,250.
Subtract $3,220 from $8,250 and it equals $5,030.
That company has $5,030 to produce a cage, net, tank, and frame.
HERE IS THE CRAZY THING! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
They are not even making those parts! They are being imported from RUSSIA. 😱 Titanium frames all come from the same manufacturer and these BIG companies are buying in bulk. They're also purchasing all of the other components in bulk. All in all, they are making a massive profit with each sale and it's all because consumers ASSUME they're getting a better product; simply not the case.
ONE EXCEPTION: Scout Paramotor appears to handcraft their carbon fiber hoop and spars in house. Understandably, that is a labor intensive art. Still, not ideal for beginners considering it's impact durability (or lack there of).
THE GRAVITY DEFIANT:
It's literally manufactured in the United States...RESPECT!!! Manufacturing in the US is expensive; However, they have total control over quality of their paramotor. On their YouTube channel, you can see the flippin owners getting their hands dirty while running a massive (and presumably extremely expensive) 3-axis CNC machine. They are drawing up the CAD (computer aided design) files and assessing it flight characteristics. AND STILL!!! THEY'RE THE MOST AFFORDABLE PARAMOTOR!
TOP REASONS FOR GETTING A GRAVITY PARAMOTOR:
- Overall, it's a fantastic flying machine!
- It's made in the USA 🇺🇸
- Veteran Owned
- Durable! Great for beginners and experts alike
- Fairly Priced
- Larger Propeller 💛
- Extremely Fast Replacement Part (if needed)
- Most Comfortable Paramotor while In Flight!
- Strong Net
- Gravity Paramotors is a relatively new company. They're not as refined in the operations portion of the business as those that have existed for a decade...yet.
- Though their packaging has improved dramatically, I still think that there is room for improvement in the overall packaging presentation to improve the buyer's "unboxing experience".
- (SUBJECTIVE) The Defiant is a few pounds heavier than the Parajet Maverick, though its not very noticeable.
The Gravity Defiant, in my opinion, is the most logical purchase you can make because it's fairly priced, American/Veteran made, Durable, and feels amazing!