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  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1061

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:39 pm   Subject: Re: Help!!! I need excuses
good as new :shock:Campers,

Any bets? Laughing

I recommend checking any tube for " straightness" by pointing it up at the sky, and looking straight through it, as if the tube was a t ...
  Topic: Weight (on the bathroom scales) of pilots who fly a T2C144
Jason

Replies: 21
Views: 917

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:21 pm   Subject: Weight (on the bathroom scales) of pilots who fly a T2C144
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  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1061

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:03 am   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
done
  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1061

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:00 am   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
good as new Shocked Check the shear web inside. If it's not bent, buckled or kinked then I wouldn't worry about it.

the web is straight as can be, the exterior walls are dimpled with some crazying ...
  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1061

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:37 am   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
good as new Shocked
  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
Jason

Replies: 18
Views: 1061

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:02 pm   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
Well, a couple hours ago I did something that I havent done in the 17 odd years i've been flying.......

Came in to land at lookout after a short flight in some funky air with strong south. Got a fe ...
  Topic: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
Jason

Replies: 42
Views: 2299

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:36 am   Subject: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
*wait there's a thread that's not about me, let me go s*** on it* Neutral
  Topic: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
Jason

Replies: 42
Views: 2299

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:29 pm   Subject: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
Most excellent...but the slack harness lines made my hair stand on end.

Nice work

they go slack in the first dive of the video as well


with that many lines some can go slack while others ar ...
  Topic: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
Jason

Replies: 42
Views: 2299

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:28 pm   Subject: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
Some great fotage there ryan. Although I'd say you could sound a *little* more excited.......
  Topic: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
Jason

Replies: 42
Views: 2299

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:08 pm   Subject: THE PERFECT CIRCLE - short inspirational film
A multi-exposure photo would be a cool way to show a loop too. Example:



its been done before
  Topic: First Glider Opinions
Jason

Replies: 66
Views: 6426

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:16 pm   Subject: First Glider Opinions
The first double surface glider I ever flew was a MK IV (17) precursor to the pulse


Absolutely great gliders.

Would the pulse be the "best" first glider......thats a matter of opini ...
  Topic: Ground view of last year's aerobatics structural failure.
Jason

Replies: 15
Views: 1595

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:05 am   Subject: Ground view of last year's aerobatics structural failure.
POSITIVE PITCH DIVERGENCE is no joke!

i recall coming out of a fairly aggressive roll over at Torrey years ago on my sensor, dove at the cliff face from a few hundred over, pitched up, and immedi ...
  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
Jason

Replies: 40
Views: 3692

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:09 pm   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
look for birds

here are two short videos of a flight i did a few years back, at the start of the second video i leave what I was working and make a direct line for the *EDGE* of the thermal they w ...
  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
Jason

Replies: 40
Views: 3692

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:07 am   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
So some great advice here, and I'd like to understand a little more about etiquette, particularly near launch.. as a novice it is something that I have thought about. I sometimes see pilots "run ...
  Topic: Not-wings-level landing
Jason

Replies: 8
Views: 936

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:11 pm   Subject: Not-wings-level landing
No kiddin'.

I've done the one-wheel-first bit as part of some heavy crosswind landings but going in a straight line, plenty hard enough for me. I can't imagine figuring out how to turn at the same ...
  Topic: St Patrick Day Flying
Jason

Replies: 7
Views: 618

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:48 am   Subject: St Patrick Day Flying
Nice going Jason. That approach and LZ look challenging. Lots of room for error. Those of us that fly at AJX sure have it nice.

The LZ used to be bigger, but they are building a detention pond in i ...
  Topic: St Patrick Day Flying
Jason

Replies: 7
Views: 618

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:01 pm   Subject: St Patrick Day Flying
Looked like a weird spot to land.

all that open space, and our LZ is the one thats sloping, small, and with obstacles, often cross to full tail (yesterday was quartering)

crazy
  Topic: Let's All Use Instagram for Hang Gliding Marketing!
Jason

Replies: 16
Views: 1461

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:45 am   Subject: Let's All Use Instagram for Hang Gliding Marketing!
I'm starting to see a lot more action! Keep it up! Thanks so much to everyone that is helping out. It's cool to see a bunch of hang gliding content in my Instagram feed.

and with spring around the ...
  Topic: St Patrick Day Flying
Jason

Replies: 7
Views: 618

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:44 pm   Subject: St Patrick Day Flying
likely my last flight of winter, and my first flight at Lookout this year.


Got about 37 minutes. If I had not dicked around and had just put her in on top when i had the chance i could have had a ...
  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
Jason

Replies: 40
Views: 3692

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:01 pm   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
the more i watch this the scarier and scarier it becomes

1- he launches into another thermaling pilot
2- his head never strays from the ground, or about 15 degrees from where his nose is pointed a ...
 
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