Like many pilots who have enjoyed the comfort and flying sensations experienced with a free flight harness, I've always longed for a paramotor that both "married" the concepts of the PAP and Miniplane into something that was both powerful and balanced while maintaining most of it's free flight feel.
I believe the Cors-Air Kangook does this completely.
Like with any low hang point set-up, it is beneficial to do a quick hang test prior to your first flight remembering that it is designed to lean back about 15-20% more then your typical high hang point machine.
Part of what makes Alex Varv's design special, is that it counters the "riser twisting torque" that typically limits the angle in which you can set your machine at.
As an admitted tinkerer, I do have an obsession with modifying nearly every harness I own. That said, I did add a couple ground handling straps and chose to connect my leg straps straps up to my swan arms, which (in my opinion) absolutely perfects this thing!
While ground handling: I literally experience zero leg restriction at all. This allows me to move freely in any direction for an easy fast launch.
Upon launch: The Swan Neck arms rise up, automatically pulling me back into my seat, as soon as I lift my legs up. This feature is great, allowing for a natural and thoughtless launch.
In flight: While it does take a few flights to adjust to, there's nothing like ground handling, ground skimming and experiencing hard maneuvers in a low hang point. I absolutely love it! The Cors-Air Kangook has NO torque effect!
Overall quality: Simply put,The Cors-Air Kkangook is very clean and incredibly STRONG. While I know, I'll eventually find a way of breaking a few things here and there, I like that everything was thought through, allowing the more vulnerable parts to be easily replaced.
The Forte configuration: While it's not for everyone, it adds about 15% more power and is a little quieter due to it spinning a slower prop.
I added a few pics, depicting a few modifications I made to personalize my motor for my style of flying and body type.
I simply attached a nylon ground handling strap to the existing shoulder strap buckle, pulling the machine tightly against my back, and allowing the leg board to completley stay back. This can be done with any nylon straps you find at Lows or Home Depot.
Alex gave me an additional redundant carabiner and strap which I also use to attach my Miniplane reserve with.
This photo is a little more controversial. It shows how I attached my leg strap to my Swan Neck Arm. This modification perfected this harness for me, since the buckles now connect way above my hips. Just look at how much leg room this affords me. And once the wing begins to pull the swan arms up, the straps tighten and pull me back into my seat. No wiggling, no nothing.
For me, it's great.