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  Topic: Drone towing footage from Russia
blindrodie

Replies: 6
Views: 283

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:19 am   Subject: Drone towing footage from Russia
Got to hand it to those pilots! They like flying in the cold...

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  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
blindrodie

Replies: 31
Views: 2174

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:57 am   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
Well DAMN now I have to go watch the video....

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  Topic: How often do you have to relearn old leasons?
blindrodie

Replies: 6
Views: 581

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:41 am   Subject: How often do you have to relearn old leasons?
Hay Charlie Romeo.

I like your attitude. IMHO you simply lack consistency. Time in the saddle cowboy...

When you do go out, don't go somewhere new. Fly the same thing, consistently Wink . For ...
  Topic: Gratuities
blindrodie

Replies: 10
Views: 1003

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:33 am   Subject: Gratuities
Upvote......ohh, wrong forum Embarassed

Three thumbs!

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  Topic: Rising from my own Ashes I am doing!
blindrodie

Replies: 12
Views: 738

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:08 am   Subject: And the sun will also rise again
Good on you Phoenix!

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  Topic: Hello / first post
blindrodie

Replies: 22
Views: 1060

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:14 am   Subject: Hello / first post
as their site is located a good two hours away from me at the present.

Consider yourself lucky!!!!

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  Topic: New sail material for hang gliders?
blindrodie

Replies: 3
Views: 488

PostForum: Software, Research & Technology   Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:44 am   Subject: New sail material for hang gliders?
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/09/meet-braen-new-material-thats-stronger-than-steel-more-versatile-than-duct-tape.html

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  Topic: Down tube breaks
blindrodie

Replies: 17
Views: 1470

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:29 am   Subject: Down tube breaks
One. About 3 years ago I caught a gust that brought me to a stop, nose high about 3 feet off the ground. Wingtip stalled and Damn! Should not have flared so big... Confused

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  Topic: Superstitions in hang gliding?
blindrodie

Replies: 34
Views: 2363

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:29 am   Subject: Superstitions in hang gliding?
popcorn Have never heard of any besides the carrying of good luck charms...

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  Topic: plastic batten ends...
blindrodie

Replies: 6
Views: 578

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:13 am   Subject: plastic batten ends...
Who's your WW Dealer Newb? Let me know if you need a Dealer to order for you from WW.

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  Topic: WIRE CREW
blindrodie

Replies: 21
Views: 1246

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:27 am   Subject: WIRE CREW
Excellent reply Doug. One thing to remember as the "pilot" is that the "All Clear" or "Clear" should include the pilot literally observing that in fact all wire crew (and ...
  Topic: preventing ankle sprain
blindrodie

Replies: 23
Views: 2061

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:43 am   Subject: preventing ankle sprain
This is what I use. Trail running shoes with a gator and good ankle support. Very light weight, good traction and balance and fits into the harness boot. YMMV

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https://www.backcountry.com/la-s ...
  Topic: Cross Country Pilots Association Circa 1980s
blindrodie

Replies: 27
Views: 2989

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:34 am   Subject: Cross Country Pilots Association Circa 1980s
Awesome. I hand built a rack (2x4's HA!) for an early Quicksilver! With that baby on the roof of my '71 bug. I could NEVER get over 55 mph on the way home from school!

Great thread.....

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  Topic: Quintessential HG spot
blindrodie

Replies: 19
Views: 1345

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:06 pm   Subject: Quintessential HG spot
Cloud base

3 thumbs UP there Launch Potato Wink

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  Topic: Gratuities
blindrodie

Replies: 10
Views: 1003

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:29 pm   Subject: Gratuities
Yes...

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  Topic: What the heck???
blindrodie

Replies: 36
Views: 3149

PostForum: Incident Reports   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:21 am   Subject: What the heck???
Possibly, if done soon enough, a drogue chute would have saved his bacon...

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  Topic: Great article with Larry Tudor and Steve McKinney
blindrodie

Replies: 6
Views: 481

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:57 am   Subject: Great article with Larry Tudor and Steve McKinney
http://www.xcmag.com/2013/05/60-years-of-everest-paragliding-and-hang-gliding-on-the-worlds-highest-peak/

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  Topic: Greets from Croatia!
blindrodie

Replies: 3
Views: 307

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:50 am   Subject: Greets from Croatia!
This sport is as safe as one wants to make it. In the US a typical new pilot will not buy any gear until they solo. Don't know the situation were you are but good luck!

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  Topic: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind
blindrodie

Replies: 11
Views: 913

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:42 am   Subject: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind
Keep after it. For a lot of us, overthinking our love of hang gliding is normal. Always the student!

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  Topic: Dune Gooning in Lithuania is cool
blindrodie

Replies: 11
Views: 829

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:40 am   Subject: Dune Gooning in Lithuania is cool
Great show. Well done! Older Malibu?

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