The main differences of hang gliding and paragliding are the position in flight and the speed to take off. On the hang glider, you lie facing down and stand aside to the pilot. On the paraglider, sitting in front of the pilot. Paragliding takeoff is easier as it requires less speed, while on the hang glider it is necessary to run more! Paragliding has become more popular because it is much more practical. The equipment is smaller and lighter. You can carry it alone and it fit the trunk of your car.