Just watched the alternate view. That showed some serious skill. The goal post was barely wider than the glider
Or shake the SH...inola from his draws! _________________ Airborne Climax 14 (C1)
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I just figured that was his way of doing a final check to ensure that he was properly hooked in, making certain that he could feel the leg loops pulled up by the glider.
I like the bit of commentary that says (I think), "flying through the soccer goal without breaking it". _________________ H4 + various skills (only foot-launch so far)
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No, he was definitely trying to shake rain off his wing. Note the people running around with things covering their heads, plus the sound of rain. I'm surprised he even did such a stunt in the rain. But then again maybe the rain was factored into the plan. _________________ WW 141 Fusion SP
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Could be wrong but I don't think that was very dangerous.
The "soccer goal" looks like nothing more than stacked pieces of foam or something.
The "crossbar" is even sagging.
However, that was definitely some awesome control. _________________ H-3 FL CL AWCL FSL RLF TUR
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Yes. good skill and control. Well done. Pity its on a flea circus type show.
Just makes hang gliding look like a circus stunt though.
how are we going to look like pro's with this sort of exposure.
2008 and were not even in the olympics......ah think i'll just go flying
I hate to be the first one to say it. Davis could not pull that launch off. Until he learns how to control his pitch on launch. I wouldn't let him even attempt that launch. He's better off jumping into shallow swimming pools. _________________ The sky is no longer the limit! Only our imaginations will be our limit!
Don't show this to USHPA.. they'll make "gliding through uprights" a new H4 requirement.
Too late, mon. Already sent the memo to Safety and Training, and I hear that
Broyles has the draft of SOP 12-1 revised and circulating for approval.
We're gonna add the "water dance" as a special skill signoff.
Yea, Dave brought that up at the Club meeting. I thought he was kidding. _________________ "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind." - Theodor Seuss Geisel "
I know this guy,I took lessons from him a looong time ago,he was the first instructor in Spain as far
as I know (from the early 70īs)and is still running his school...
I agree that the circus stuff is tasteless but dont get confused,this man is a
master,if to land is an art,he is an artist,he can land any glider almost anywhere! the vid is quite old. J.