How we fly in rough air depends on what type of wing we are flying.
Most important of all is to be prepared and to —– READ YOUR WING MANUAL
Paraglider wings – Non reflex
Open that angle of attack up. Pulling a bit of brake will increase your angle of attack and make a frontal collapse less likely.
Never have your trimmers out or be on speed bar, especially near the ground as both of these decrease your angle of attack.
The exams are still paraglider centric so this is the answer they will be looking for.
Paramotr wings – Reflex
As illustrated in the above image, releasing your timmers moves the Center of Pressure forward and actually makes your wing more collapse resistant. Nearly all of the weight is on the A risers so if you encounter a downward flowing parcel of air relative to your flight path which reduces your angle of attack the whole glider descends keeping the leading edge open.
Be sure to read your manual in relation to using the brakes in reflex mode, some wings can become dynamically unstable if you pull on the brakes with the trimmers out, instead you will need to use your tip steering for directional control.