Master Acro

 

Welcome to the Master Acro tutorial video series! Master Acro was born from passion and dedication with the idea of creating the most detailed paragliding aerobatic instructional video series ever seen! The result is a 4 hours long, intense tutorial series for everybody who wants to become a better pilot!

It is available in 3 different packages.
Purchase through the justACRO Shop get 10% discount!

package name
length
episodes
ep.
maneuvers
man.
justACRO Shop price
SAFETY FIRST
97 min
1-9.
2
59 EUR
BASIC SKILLS
157 min
1-14.
4
95 EUR
FULL ON
233 min
1-20.
10
134 EUR

​You can find detailed content overview on the bottom of this page.

The packages consist of a knowledge base of theoretical episodes followed by maneuver tutorials starting from basic maneuvers like Spiral Dive and Full Stall all the way to technical tricks like Asymmetric SAT and Helicopter.

For whom it is for?

These videos will teach you elementary skills all pilots should master to avoid accidents and handle emergency situations with confidence! Are you a cross country pilot, motivated to learn acro, or just want to prepare well for your next SIV / freestyle training: here is everything you need to learn to unleash the full potential of your flying abilities and become a safer pilot! An extensive knowledge base followed by 10 maneuvers from beginner till advanced level. 

 the knowledge I collected flying through half of my life. This project took me 4 years and thousands of working hours to create and it is ongoing. Please respect this and support it by purchasing these videos legally. Thank you!

The right way to learn?

90% of the tutorials were shot using an EN-B certified OZONE Rush 4 paraglider flown on the top end of its certifie

d weight-range. By this I would like to demonstrate the right way to learn aerobatics and promote a safe and intelligent progression. However at the end of each maneuver video there is also a section to point out the main differences when flying that certain trick with a freestyle or acro wing. 

Future episoes?

I plan to publish some further episodes in the future. By purchasing one of the 3 packages you will automatically gain access to the new chapters uploaded in the future.

Subtitles available: English, Spanish
In the making: German, Dutch, Turkish, Hungarian, Italian, French, Chinese.
Please contact about translating to more languages!
justacro.com/contact

No piracy please!

Master Acro is the summary of 15 years of paragliding experience.
Born from the passion and dedication to the sport. I am sharing

Safety WARNING!
Do not use these tutorial videos as a guideline to learn aerobatics maneuvers! These videos are only made for informative purposes. They does not meant to replace the regular paragliding training and courses! Be aware that aerobatics paragliding is an extremely dangerous activity! 

You can get seriously injured or killed. To minimize the risks you should only practice
- high over water, 
- assisted by a rescue boat on the lake,
- wearing an automatic life jacket,
- only using equipment suitable to your skill level, 
- after receiving the right training and preparation from a professional school,
- being under live radio supervision of a professional instructor.

justACRO.com and Pál Takáts does not carry responsibility for any damage or injury happening during these activities!

Attention! Repeat, repeat, repeat!

All episodes contain a very high amount of information, presented at a very tight, fast speed! You need to pay good attention and still, you will need to repeat to watch and study the same video over and over again. In case of some, highly technical topic it will be necessary to have a certain amount of practical skills till you can fully understand and benefit from the instruction being said! 
Never stop learning!

Frequently asked questions:

See the FAQ page here: justACRO.com/masteracro/FAQ

Questions / requests?

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.
 

Content overview

 episode
length
len
SAFETY FIRST
BASIC SKILLS
FULL ON
1.Master Acro intro and important notice3:09
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2.Pál Takáts intro1:59
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3.How to begin?4:53
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4.Equipment- Glider and reserve10:56
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5Equipment: Harness setup8:25
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6.Equipment: Brake setups6:22
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7.Making free brakes8:49 
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8.Making cravat opening modification7:17 
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9.The box, placement and drift9:48
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10.Typical emergency situations & reserve deployment20:27
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11.Spiral Dive14:03
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12.Full Stall - basic technique19:00
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13.Full Stall - advanced techniques9:26 
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14.Wing-Over20:25 
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15.SAT14:26 
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16.Spin8:00  
X
17.Asymmetric Spiral9:08  
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18.Dynamic Full Stall14:11  
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19.Looping10:28  
X
20.Asymmetric SAT11:46  
X
21.Helicopter19:49  
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Reviews

‎Ian Wallace
The videos and your in-depth instructions are fantastic, thank you for putting so much thought, effort, time and commitment into making this information available for us all to learn from.
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‎Eric Le Roux
I'm not an acro pilot but decide to take directly the full pack just because I think a guy like Pal can learn me a lot.

For the same price I have no idea what it's the best between a day siv (never done a siv) or the full pack of Pal but for sure Pal did a very decent work, I'll watch his videos about manoeuvers like spiral dive, full stall (a must about all different full stall) and wing-over countless time because they are so much details to catch.
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‎Attila Tolnai
Never did acro, bought the basic skill package in preparation of SIV trip and to improve spirals and wing overs. Best $ spent. I watched most videos many times and the last few obsessively. Would recommend to all pilots.
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‎Fabian Hernalsteen
I finally decided to buy the video, after a lot of doubting if it would be useful for me as I'm already into acro.
Some new techniques that I didn't know are explained in it (easier way to learn helico for example) so I'm really happy with the purchase. Very detailed explanations, well made, easy to watch (and rewatch). Superb series!
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‎John Fargher
Excellent instructional video.
It's very reassuring to get advice from a genuine expert. I have learned some really good points about how to fly certain manoeuvres safely and how to set up my equipment. I have only got the first video but will be buying the others when I need to move on. It is really good value for money, I've watched it about 10 times already there's so much in it! Thanks Pal
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‎James Bradley
For three weeks I repeatedly watched all the full stall and wingover segments. Then I went to a towing session where all I worked on were tail slides and wingovers. The preparation from the videos was really helpful.

One thing Pal advocates in the video is learning tricks first on a lower-to-middle range certified glider, not an acro or freestyle glider. This is partly for your safety and partly because the lower level wings teach you better. Anyone can do wingovers on a high energy acro wing but you might not ever learn the timing well, and you could get bitten. I was flying an Ozone Buzz Z5, one size too small for me. I quickly understood what Pal was talking about: if it don't manage the energy well it just goes dead. Super instructive. And if I make a mistake, like once when I somehow released a stall with it behind me, it's no problem to catch it.

Going towing costs a lot. Pal's videos helped me get more out of the session. They're an excellent investment as I try to keep learning.
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‎Josh Cohn
I bought it and it's a good resource!

If your time is worth anything, it pays for itself vs. poring over endless forum threads where mostly non-experts give opinions.
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‎Tim Patrick
I've never been particularly interested in acro, but I think these videos (and corresponding practice in and outside of SIV, depending on the maneuvers) can contribute to the safety of my XC flying. I have therefore ordered the full on package and am looking forward to studying it on those dark winter nights!.
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‎Jabaker
I bought it - it's awesome and an incredible value. Highly recommended.
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‎Dmitry Lepikhin
Bought it, completely awesome. I am looking forward for more episodes and other pilots releasing similar work.
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‎Alex Baker
I bought it - it's awesome and an incredible value. Highly recommended.
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‎Martin Petz
I bought it for me and my girlfriend, and its really worth its money.
Really well explained and a lot of useful information.
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‎Daniel Tyrkas
A MUST HAVE for every paraglider pilot. Highly recommended. Practice those stalls
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‎Atanas Koev
Very helpful for all kind of pilots.
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‎Guy Bolton
Really sweet instructional resource. Super well put together and thorough. Highly recommend it
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‎Niall Harvey
A true master piece, highly recommended!
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‎Darren Jones
I have been learning to paraglide in the UK over the last couple of years. It's very difficult to get the altitude to practice acro safely here, so the precious few weeks I have to train each year are used wisely. I have been on courses and also use Master Acro to get as much knowledge as possible to train.

Master Acro let's you see the footage of all manouveres in many camera angles, helping you understand body position as well as hand position on the brakes.

I highly recommend Master Acro to progress.
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‎Angelika Hampe
Compliments Pal.... love your tutorials. Please keep on going.... you make me feel like being on the right track :-) This will create a very good understanding of what flying is all about... for me it's dancing in the air... the most beautiful way to move in this universe. So great that you share your results of hard learning with us... thanks a lot for that!!!
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‎Raffaele Benetti‎
I bought the full package few days ago... I can't stop watching it! Thanks Pal for this great job that will improve the safety in our sport and can move more pilots to the acro community.. You are a real boss
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Klaus Sauer
Servus Pal,

hab jetzt fast alle episoden angeschaut. Ich glaube besser kann man die Techniken nicht erklären, insbesondere Fullstall und Wingover und die Risiken. ( sind ja vielen gar nicht bewusst ) Lydia ist meega begeistert, sie meinte jetzt checked Sie es endlich zumindest theoretisch. Viele denken halt,dass das „Master Acro“nur für Acro ambitionierte Flieger ist.
Wär sicher auch was für Fluglehrerassistenten und Performance Training usw. ... oder als Basic für advanced Sicjerheitstraining oder so... müsst halt DHV draufstehen. Video om Demand ist super.
Kann man eben nicht so mal „schnell“ kopieren. Einige schrecken vor dem Preis zurück ,also die 140 eur, weil die erstmal sehen wollen, ob die mit den Erklärungen zu Recht kommen usw. Das mit dem Einstiegspaket ab 59 eur und der Upgradeoption ist super. Hab ich jetzt mal dem einen oderen anderen erstmal erklären müssen. 59 eur saftey first kaufen - dann upgraden !!

Geiler langer Wohnwagen, damit kannst ja dann rumdüsen auch an Gardasee

Grüsse Klaus
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Tim-Patrick Meyer
I've never been particularly interested in acro, but I think these videos (and corresponding practice in and outside of SIV, depending on the maneuvers) can contribute to the safety of my XC flying. I have therefore ordered the full on package and am looking forward to studying it on those dark winter nights!
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Raitis Zvejnieks
I just watched all the tutorials and got answers on all my burning question.
Thanks, excellent work!
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Scott Ryan
Thanks I love it.
Well done.
Now off to fly.
Regards
Scott
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Pablo Rohrssen
Hi Pal!
Thanks for the videos! They are coming at the right time for me.
Today I followed the first steps for the Dynamic Full Stall and found that with your tips it was quite easy, feeled very safe and has brought me very far in my control of the full stall in just one run!!

It would be awesome if you could add a video for the Misty Flip and the Mac-Twist! I also think there is a lot of people that have most of the basics drilled but then get into some difficulty with those manoeuvres.

Cheers from Gerlitzen!
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