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Hang gliding general :: RE: 1 more month & I will have my Freedom back!

25 March, 2015 - 00:25
Author: dayhead
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:25 pm (GMT -8)

We just wanna know the story of the Freedom.

Bug reports and requests :: RE: Forum preview and reality

25 March, 2015 - 00:19
Author: dayhead
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:19 pm (GMT -8)

Most of the threads I've started are incorrect.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Acro vs Aero

25 March, 2015 - 00:17
Author: dayhead
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:17 pm (GMT -8)

Incredibly awesome topic.

And since precision is our lofty goal, let's spell it "lomcovak"/

Hang gliding general :: Airborne C4 or C2 lite

25 March, 2015 - 00:05
Author: mrcc
Subject: Airborne C4 or C2 lite
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:05 pm (GMT -8)

I considering purchasing a C2 -14 lite with approx. 150 hrs have been told there is no tip flutter or de-lamination on the sail. My clip in weight is between 110 - 115kg.
The seller also did have a low hr C4-13.5 for sale but has since been withdrawn.
Interested in hearing from anyone who currently or previously owned a C2 for there opinion & experience with their glider.
Or anyone that flys a C4 -13.5 at the high end of the clip in weight range.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Bad news for for the premier site in Hawaii

24 March, 2015 - 23:10
Author: sg
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:10 pm (GMT -8)

Thanks!
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Aeros Stealth III 142

Thomas Jefferson wrote: All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Bad news for for the premier site in Hawaii

24 March, 2015 - 23:10
Author: Spark
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:10 pm (GMT -8)

So, good to know that the site isn't threatened by the real-estate deal.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Bad news for for the premier site in Hawaii

24 March, 2015 - 23:02
Author: Jason
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:02 pm (GMT -8)

SG- check out post 24 to complete the removal of this nonsense
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A snippet of a magic day above the clouds

24 March, 2015 - 23:00
Author: Nicos
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:00 pm (GMT -8)

That'd be the stuff of dreams

Hang gliding general :: RE: Bad news for for the premier site in Hawaii

24 March, 2015 - 22:52
Author: sg
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:52 pm (GMT -8)

Update: Had to remove racist speech as part of google advertiser terms.
Google can impose a penalty for what he wrote and sink rankings for this site if I dont.

I took a screen shot for safe keeping though.
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H4, AT, FL, TFL, AWCL, CL, FSL, RLF, TUR, X-C
Aeros Stealth III 142

Thomas Jefferson wrote: All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Bad news for for the premier site in Hawaii

24 March, 2015 - 22:01
Author: Aldpal
Subject: Say who is a racist?
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:01 pm (GMT -8)

JR, We meet again. If you want to see true racism in America just look at how the left treats any "person of color" who happens to be conservative or expresses opposing views. I guess you could say Michelle Malkin is hateful, because she expresses such disdain for liberal hypocrisy (and less often conservative hypocrisy too), especially when found in government. I don't know how that translates to her being a racist. As a (brown skinned ?) Filipina/American "person of color" what race is she being racist against? And why are you attacking her (the messenger) and not the messege of the treatment of racists cartoons of black conservatives, which is why I linked her article. Since you want to call kettles black here is another link you might find more appropriate. I await your derision of Thomas Sowell, as also being a racist, hate-monger. You might want to click on his profile before going down that road.

http://www.creators.com/conservative/thomas-sowell/who-is-racist-part-ii.html

If his interpretation has opened your mind a bit here is his preceding column:

http://www.creators.com/opinion/thomas-sowell/who-is-racist.html

Hang gliding general :: RE: Bad news for for the premier site in Hawaii

24 March, 2015 - 20:59
Author: JR
Subject: Re: Funny what you can find on the net
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:59 pm (GMT -8)

Aldpal wrote: Vanman25, I think you know what the outcry to a racist rant about Condoleza Rice would have been... (Sound of crickets). We don't have to wonder, we can just look at the work of liberal cartoonists like Ted Rall essentially calling her a "House Nigga", as well as racist cartoon by Jeff Danzinger, and Pat Oliphant, that ran in numerous national liberal papers without raising the eyes of their editors or their left leaning readers. A little refresher is available here:

http://michellemalkin.com/2004/07/08/the-buck-naked-bigotry-of-ted-rall/

Michelle Malkin accusing someone of racism is like the pot calling the kettle black. She's about as hateful as they come which is probably why she's so popular with so many of the other haters. In fact, there is a Malkin Award for the most intemperate, hateful remarks of the year.

I suspect the outrage would be exactly the same if the blatantly racist remarks were made about Condi, Ben Carson, Colin Powell, or any person of color, regardless of their politics and to suggest otherwise is simply a way to obfuscate the transgression by making it a liberal vs. conservative agenda-thing.

JR

Hang gliding general :: RE: RECALL - AustriAlpin Delta Carabiner

24 March, 2015 - 20:57
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:57 pm (GMT -8)

Just thought I would revive this thread incase anyone missed it!

I'm in Canada, & it took 2 weeks from the day I sent in my biner, to the day my replacement arrived in my mailbox ( & a 50/50 biner as a bonus to cover shipping). Much quicker than I expected.
Customer service is absolutely amazing!!!

CHECK YOUR CARABINERS EVERYONE!

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A snippet of a magic day above the clouds

24 March, 2015 - 20:48
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:48 pm (GMT -8)

Wow. That's the kinda flight I dream about!

Hang gliding general :: RE: T2c wheels?

24 March, 2015 - 20:46
Author: Nate
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:46 pm (GMT -8)

If you want the ones for a T2C carbon basetube, drop me a PM.

For that matter, if anyone is interested, drop me a PM.

I have a set that has only been put on the basetube once. I'm willing to let them go!

Nate


ps - Angelo, we flew Pack together a few yrs ago when you visited Texas.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A snippet of a magic day above the clouds

24 March, 2015 - 20:31
Author: Roadrunner
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:31 pm (GMT -8)

Awesome!

Hang gliding general :: RE: Acro vs Aero

24 March, 2015 - 02:48
Author: Nicos
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:48 pm (GMT -8)

The problem with language is that it's always a work in progress.

I looked up the definition of "sure" the other day, it's no longer an absolute word. Now you have to say "absolutely sure" just to express you are 'reasonably confident'.

I always thought aero was done with flying things, while acro was done by circus peoples. I do get a chuckle when I hear the PG term is acro, while the HG term is aero! Hilarious.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Acro vs Aero

24 March, 2015 - 02:41
Author: miraclepieco
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:41 pm (GMT -8)

So the "acro" for "aero" ship has sailed? My guess is that is only among the uninformed and those on the fringes.
I suspect that every PROFESSIONAL air show performer knows that his/her sport is "aerobatics."

Again, if the terms are synonymous, Cathy Rigby, Olga Korbut, and others will be shocked to know that they actually compete in "aerobatics."

Hang gliding general :: RE: soar8hours ban vote

24 March, 2015 - 02:33
Author: tom emery
Subject: A simple NO
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:33 pm (GMT -8)

I would not allow 100 KKK morons into my home. I wouldn't allow 100 religious fanatics, 100 politicians or 100 communists access. I did work with a KKKer for a while. He was an ex Marine who stepped on a land mine in Vietnam. It blew both his legs off below the knees, blinded him in one eye, and destroyed his hearing in one ear. He was actually pretty quiet about his involvement in the organization. Yes, he was a bigotted, ignorant, low intelligent kind of guy. He would also give you the shirt off his back and held a full time job. There is something about the south that seems to perpetuate this breed of sublife. It will take time and education to reverse the centuries of brainwashing there. All we can do is call them what they are and hope their progeny pick up some IQ points from somewhere. I am not sure that this genre of life even have the self awareness or intelligence to appreciate their own reality.
Most people don't have the time or inclination to associate with them. Every once in a while they turn up in this kind of setting. I personally pity the poor tortured souls.
It is a tough call to ban or not to ban. Kind of like putting a dog to sleep. I don't envy you this call.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Acro vs Aero

24 March, 2015 - 02:24
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:24 pm (GMT -8)

miraclepieco wrote: ...I take exception to your exception... Indeed, you are exceptional!
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Acro vs Aero

24 March, 2015 - 02:23
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:23 pm (GMT -8)

miraclepieco wrote: Gentlemen: if we cave to this misuse of "acrobatics," what shall we call the activities of the sport of tumbling? If the terms are synonymous, can we now refer to gymnastics as "aerobatics?" Now there you go again sir. The paralyzing community never uses the turd, 'acrobatics' but abuses the worm, 'acro' to refer to arrow badass.
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