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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Crowded Beach Landing

18 October, 2014 - 12:10
Author: Xpanse
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:10 am (GMT -8)

Oh Andrand, my personal hater! Good at throwing s*** at people on internet, well known of that. You will not see the guy flying. Maybe if you will be really patient you will see him doing one sled ride with belly landing in two years time. So - just a word of warning to anyone thinking about this guys "advice". Beware of that troll!

Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Pod Harness caught on a Ramp

18 October, 2014 - 10:57
Author: ChattaroyMan
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:57 am (GMT -8)

I've never been more conscious/concerned with catching any part of my harness or glider on a launch than on this launch at St. Joe Baldy earlier this month. All three of us checked our harnesses, etc. for anything that might get hung up on this jagged rocky slope. I fly with shoes that have pulls and not laces and made sure the pulls were stowed properly. Walking to the launch portion was trickier than the launch stretch (which we 'smoothed' by stacking rocks flat faces up). The boot on my Tracer is in pretty good shape and I'd recently Gooped some of the Velcro that had been separating from the plastic. I actually don't think I've ever launched from a ramp. If any ramp I do launch from has irregularities I'll treat it like this launch on St. Joe.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Drifting in the Wind

18 October, 2014 - 09:05
Author: AndRand
Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:05 am (GMT -8)

I am always quite amazed that NHL goalies didn't use any head protection in 40's-50's, and some field players still didn't use them till 80's

Hey, cmon, this is up to 10ft alt and floating still in the wind...
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Awkward talk show interview about PG v HG

18 October, 2014 - 04:38
Author: Paraglider Collapse
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:38 pm (GMT -8)


Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Hang Gliding in Spain

18 October, 2014 - 03:05
Author: pec1985
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:05 pm (GMT -8)

Hello everyone!

I'll be in Spain the first couple of weeks of November, I'd really love to fly while I'm there. Any phone number or website I should visit? I'll be mostly in Albacete.

Hola amigos!

Estaré en España, Albacete, las dos primeras semanas de noviembre y me encararía poder volar. Llevo unos dos años y pico volando aquí en California, tengo el H-3 (USHPA)
Algún número de teléfono o web que pueda visitar?

Thanks and happy flying y'all!

Pedro
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

18 October, 2014 - 02:33
Author: 1htalp9
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:33 pm (GMT -8)

Jonathan Dietch... the Walter White of hang gliding videography.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

18 October, 2014 - 00:42
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:42 pm (GMT -8)

g billow wrote: Man, that was really fun. Thanks. Those words are music to my ears.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

18 October, 2014 - 00:25
Author: g billow
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:25 pm (GMT -8)

Man, that was really fun.

The camp fire :: Hunting Season

17 October, 2014 - 23:46
Author: red
Subject: Hunting Season
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:46 pm (GMT -8)

Campers,

. . . . . . . . . . . Trophy hunt: Utah Giant Squirrel . . . . . . . . . . .




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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Pod Harness caught on a Ramp

17 October, 2014 - 23:38
Author: Avnav8r
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:38 pm (GMT -8)

mbadley wrote: More than likely it was the cord that is attached to the zipper. Got caught on a nail head sticking up - I bet.

Had it happen to me. Heard a big 'PING' and then when I reached down to zip up, all I got was the line.

Hey,

That happened to me on the old Henson's ramp and I ended up removing the loop on the end of my boot

John Stokes
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Drifting in the Wind

17 October, 2014 - 23:35
Author: Avnav8r
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:35 pm (GMT -8)

Hey,

Looks like fun, but you should have been wearing some kind of head protection

John Stokes
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Hang gliding Videos :: Crawford Tandem

17 October, 2014 - 20:10
Author: Jason
Subject: Crawford Tandem
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:10 pm (GMT -8)


Link

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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

17 October, 2014 - 19:53
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:53 am (GMT -8)

Good news people! I fixed the soundtrack issues and improved the video editing as well. I now sounds better, looks better and plays in full 1080p everywhere.
http://youtu.be/ST3mblunuIk

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

17 October, 2014 - 19:22
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: Flying today, does not ruin your Flying tomorrow
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:22 am (GMT -8)

Hi Jonathan:

It is just that here in the Bay area. I will call friends to see if they are flying today, and being that they have the day off, why not. My friend takes every other Friday off from work. It is a Hooky day. So I called him this morning and asked him if he was still going to fly Diablo, he said No. He said that that: "He would not be flying today". He said that he would be flying tomorrow. Jonathan, I just don't get it. Is it a case of: If you fly today, will that ruin your flying experience tomorrow?

Good By The BIG Guy

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Crowded Beach Landing

17 October, 2014 - 19:19
Author: AndRand
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:19 am (GMT -8)

Xpanse wrote: I hope that you comments here will be a clear warning to you. There was much more at stake than your health.
That's right, Baris, be aware and warned that your license can be taken away by some prick from hg.org I think he better warned you about deep stalls, ground loops and broken alu...
Warnings thru internet (and I hope he can't have word with TAA ;) )

Nevertheless, I would land on strip more north which looked less populated
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Crowded Beach Landing

17 October, 2014 - 18:21
Author: HGXC
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:21 am (GMT -8)

Richard Saffold wrote: First this is his hometown site, and when I see the people on the beach its pretty clear they have seen probably years worth of landings for the most part.

I'm with Knumbnuts on this one. Not a big deal to me. Probably most of the pilots here aren't as skilled, and this is just another clean landing by a very good pilot in a place he knows very well.

Rich-


Exactly Rich! and give me a break on the flying over crowds stuff....has anyone gone XC in their lives? or landed in crowded LZ? You can't judge depth perception from those camera shots.

Yes its to be avoided and and you have to choose your touch down wisely.Many years ago I flew at Pedro Bonita ...Rio Brasil and we landed on the beach all the time and it was like landing on a mosh pit.

Dennis
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Hang gliding general :: RE: bar mitt options

17 October, 2014 - 18:10
Author: aeroexperiments
Subject: Re: Gloves
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:10 am (GMT -8)

highhuber wrote: To me the restrictedness of bar mitts is a safety concern.

Being able to move the hands on the control bar quickly is sacrificed when using them.



I can get my gloved hands out of my Mastodon design mitts very quickly. I think the cheap, warm, grippy Polar Penguin gloves plus the easy-access Mastodon Designs mitts are a great combo.

Steve

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Crowded Beach Landing

17 October, 2014 - 18:07
Author: Richard Saffold
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:07 am (GMT -8)

First this is his hometown site, and when I see the people on the beach its pretty clear they have seen probably years worth of landings for the most part.

I'm with Knumbnuts on this one. Not a big deal to me. Probably most of the pilots here aren't as skilled, and this is just another clean landing by a very good pilot in a place he knows very well.

Rich-

Hang gliding general :: RE: bar mitt options

17 October, 2014 - 18:03
Author: AndRand
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:03 am (GMT -8)

Nice, and you can also take it off inflight


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The Basement :: Beyond textbooks

17 October, 2014 - 17:49
Author: Helix3
Subject: Beyond textbooks
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:49 am (GMT -8)

Life spirals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jHsq36_NTU