Master Acro - frequently asked questions
What is Master Acro?
I am not interested in flying acro. Is it still something for me?
Why so expensive?
I want to try it but don't want to buy the full package blindly. What can I do?
How to buy?
I have an access code, where to enter it?
I tried to enter my access code but it doesn't work!
How is Master Acro built up?
How are the maneuver episodes build up?
Why with an EN-B glider?
I bought one or more individual episodes but now I would like to buy the entire series! Can I get a discount?
How should I practice?
Why is it not recommended to purchase individual episodes?
Are there subtitles in different languages?
Can I help to translate?
How to turn the subtitles on/off or change the language?
What do the symbols mean?
WHAT IS MASTER ACRO?
Master Acro is a 4 hours long, full-on tutorial video series created by Pál Takáts. It is the most detailed instructional material ever created in paragliding education. The focus is on safety and maneuvering. These videos will teach you the most elementary skills everybody should master to avoid accidents and handle emergency situations with confidence! Are you a cross country pilot or an acro freak, or just want to prepare well for your next SIV.: here is everything you need to learn to unleash the full potential of your flying abilities and become a safer pilot! Consisting of an extensive knowledge base you need to know before starting to practice, followed by 10 maneuvers from beginner till advanced level.
I AM NOT INTERESTED IN FLYING ACRO. IS IT STILL SOMETHING FOR ME?
No doubt, YES! It is called Master 'Acro' but in fact it contains a high amount of information and skills that should be obligatory for every pilot to learn! By being able to position yourself correctly in the box, knowing your equipment, the possible emergency situations and their solutions, be ready to react the right way, throw reserve parachute, controllingSpiral Dive, Stalls, Spins and Wing-Over will all make you be a much better and safer pilot, no matter if your goal is acro or XC.
WHY SO EXPENSIVE?
How much is it worth for you to prevent a single accident? If you think how much money are you already spending on paragliding - equipment, travelling, accomodation, rides up to take-off, season passes, tours, courses, SIV trainings, etc - then Master Acro is really not so expensive. If you break down the price of an SIV training you are ending up paying about the same amount fo a 4-6 hours theory class which contains way less information and you cannot even rewind it. Master Acro is the summary of 15 years of paragliding experience. Born from the passion and dedication to the sport. I am sharing 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 still ongoing.
- INDIVIDUAL EPISODES: are based on a 1 € / minute rate. For example if an episode is 5 minutes 25 seconds long, then it will cost around 5 €, deducting the ~10 seconds intro in the beginning and the ~10 seconds credits at the end of each chapter. So you only pay for the length of pure instrutions. See also: I bought one or more individual episodes but now I would like to buy the entire series! Can I get a discount?
- BUY ALL: compared to purchasing individual episodes the 'BUY ALL' option is offering 35% discount to get the entire series.
HOW TO BUY?
You can purchase it directly trough Vimeo's Video on Deman page: masteracro.justacro.com but it is recommended to order your access code via the justACRO Shop 10% cheaper!
Please note that if you buy the discounted access via the justACRO Shop you will not have immediate access because we will need to get back to you with the access code. This is not an automated proccess and it might take from a few minutes up to 24 houts. However we always try to be as fast as possible. In case you want immediate access then you should buy it on Vimeo directly at full cost.
It is recommended to buy the entire series cheaper ('BUY ALL') but you can also purchase individual episodes which are priced at a 1 € / minute rate. If you already purchased individual episodes in the past but now want to buy all the videos, get in touch to receive a discounted promo code.
I HAVE AN ACCESS CODE, WHERE TO ENTER IT?
1. Go to masteracro.justacro.com
2. Click on the 'VIP ACCESS' link.
3. Enter your code and log-in to your Vimeo account.
I TRIED TO ENTER MY ACCESS CODE BUT IT DOESN'T WORK!
Please make sure that you enter the code correctly. In some devices the code might be displayed broken into two rows, or a part of it being shown as a link. You need to copy and paste the entire code so make sure that you copy all the characters of it.
HOW IS MASTER ACRO BUILT UP?
The first half of the chapters made to teach you everything you need to know before actually starting to practice maneuvers. The second half presents 10 maneuvers in the order which I believe should be the standard order for everybody to learn tricks one after the other.
HOW ARE THE MANEUVER EPISODES BUILD UP?
Each maneuver have a short introduction to begin with, followed by the right preparation, and requirements to learn that maneuver. Some maneuvers have a row of exercises I recommend to practice to build up your skillset and experience on the way to performing it 'full-on'. Sections such as how to enter, maintain, exit have their own separate sections. Dangers and emergency situations associated to that certain maneuver are all listed up. However, in certain chapters I will only refer to other earlier episodes where these topics have already been discussed. I talk about common mistakes, typical problems and their solutions. At the end I tell you everything about advanced techniques which will leave you with quite some challenge in the beginning but at the end it will maximize your progression! We'll also take a look at which are the differences on acro gliders flying that tricks, ending with a list of key points to summarize it up.
WHY WITH AN EN-B GLIDER?
90% of the maneuver tutorials were shot using an EN-B certified OZONE RUSH 4 paraglider flown on the top end of its certified 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 a section to point out the main differences when flying that certain trick with a freestyle or acro wing.
HOW SHOULD I PRACTICE?
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.
WHY IS IT NOT RECOMMENDED TO PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL EPISODES?
You can, but it is not recommended. Episodes are built up on each other in a systematic way. Many times I will just refer to other chapters without actually repeating all the important information over and over again in every episode.
Individual episodes are also more expensive. They are 1 € / minute based and therefore much more expensive than purchasing the full package.
I WANT TO TRY IT BUT I DON'T WANT TO BUY THE FULL PACKAGE BLINDLY. WHAT CAN I DO?
You could as well just buy an individual episode to see if it is something interesting for you. In case you decide to purchase the entire series you will receive a discount for your previous payment. Also see next question:
I BOUGHT ONE OR MORE INDIVIDUAL EPISODES BUT NOW I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THE ENTIRE SERIES! CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
Sure! Send us all your previous receipts and we will send you a promo code for the 'BUY ALL' option discounted with the amount of your past purchases. For example if you bought episodes in the value of 20 EUR before, you will receive exactly 20 EUR discount to buy all episodes. Please get in touch
PLEASE NOTE: the discount applies to the full package price of 149 €. This discount cannot be combined with other offers such as the 10% justACRO discount.
WILL THERE BE MORE FUTURE EPISODES COMING?
Yes, I plan to publish some further episodes at some point later on. By purchasing ALL VIDEOS at once you will automatically gain access to the new videos (bonus features, new episodes) uploaded in the future.
CAN I HELP TO TRANSLATE?
Yes please, would be great! Please contact me for details!
WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS IN THE VIDEOS MEAN?
[>|<] - for easier understanding, that certain video angle is being shown mirrored.
Red circle: marks a hand which should be raised to accelerate that side of the wing.
Green circle: marks a hand which should be pulled to brake that side of the wing