Last week I had gotten back from Washington and wasn't feeling 100%. My buddy Josh called and told me we should head to a hill near the city dump and he would teach me how to paraglide. I figured why not.
After about 5 minutes of instruction from Josh which went about like this, "You got your A lines, B lines, C lines, and brakes. Keep everything untangled and if the wing starts to turn, run to the low side and add a little brake to the high side. Now...get that thing in the air and lets see what happens.", I was launching.
It helped to have a hang gliding background.