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Offline LAPaul

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« on: May 14, 2008, 11:25:26 am »
I got a new toy last weekend and want to learn to fly it better..  So maybe those of us who aren't at the swoop-club level yet can organize some high pulls.  I'd like to experiment with things like carving turns, stabbing out of dives, and putting to use some of the techniques paul described at the canopy class like knowing how much altitude you lose in XYZ maneuver.  I also really want to do some some cross-country jumps ths season.

anyone game this weekend?

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008, 11:28:00 am »
If the wind is right ! I'll fly high with you.  :D

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Re: high pulls, anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008, 12:33:37 pm »
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I got a new toy last weekend and want to learn to fly it better..  So maybe those of us who aren't at the swoop-club level yet can organize some high pulls.  I'd like to experiment with things like carving turns, stabbing out of dives, and putting to use some of the techniques paul described at the canopy class like knowing how much altitude you lose in XYZ maneuver.  I also really want to do some some cross-country jumps ths season.

anyone game this weekend?


I'll do a few with you. :D
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008, 01:38:25 pm »
You know I'm in for Saturday! Can't WAIT to jump my new toy  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008, 01:57:43 pm »
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You know I'm in for Saturday! Can't WAIT to jump my new toy  :lol:


What kind of toy you get?
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 03:14:31 pm »
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You know I'm in for Saturday! Can't WAIT to jump my new toy  :lol:


What kind of toy you get?


I got Paul's old gear. I want to do a high pull the first time I jump it...
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008, 03:19:11 pm »
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You know I'm in for Saturday! Can't WAIT to jump my new toy  :lol:


What kind of toy you get?


I got Paul's old gear. I want to do a high pull the first time I jump it...

Nice, no more waiting for gear.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 03:29:18 pm »
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You know I'm in for Saturday! Can't WAIT to jump my new toy  :lol:


What kind of toy you get?


I got Paul's old gear. I want to do a high pull the first time I jump it...

Nice, no more waiting for gear.


You have NO idea how exciting that is for me!  :D   :D   :D
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 05:48:09 pm »
might be exciting for one or two jumps, just for the heck of it:)))

But for serious canopy piloting practice, it doesn't seem to make much sense to climb all the way to 14000ft for hop&pop... density of the air out there and at the point of your final turn might differ, which might give you slightly false idea of your recovery arc... ground can sneak up on you pretty quickly:)))

Not many things can beat basic hop&pops for practicing your approach, set-up and mechanics of the turn as well as for training your eyes for altitude awareness, because sometimes altimeters  fail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyEydS6T2QI&feature=related

but it's just my humble opinion of a newbie, I don't know what Paul told on that advanced class, which unfortunately I missed:(

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 10:37:20 pm »
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might be exciting for one or two jumps, just for the heck of it:)))

But for serious canopy piloting practice, it doesn't seem to make much sense to climb all the way to 14000ft for hop&pop... density of the air out there and at the point of your final turn might differ, which might give you slightly false idea of your recovery arc... ground can sneak up on you pretty quickly:)))

Not many things can beat basic hop&pops for practicing your approach, set-up and mechanics of the turn as well as for training your eyes for altitude awareness, because sometimes altimeters  fail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyEydS6T2QI&feature=related

but it's just my humble opinion of a newbie, I don't know what Paul told on that advanced class, which unfortunately I missed:(



I think it depends on what you're focusing on. Do you want to get comfortable with a new (or old) canopy and fly the shit out of it up high to test its limits in a relatively safe place? Or do you want to practice swooping/accuracy/other landing specific things? If it's the first, I vote for going all the way up to have more time to play before entering the pattern. If it's the second, I say save a few bucks and get out at 4500 ft.

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 11:28:37 pm »
I'm up for a couple...

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2008, 12:43:18 am »
anyone game this weekend?[/quote]



Im always down for a high pull, if weather is good...morning or afternoon?

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2008, 08:17:52 am »
I'll vote for afternoon.... have to work till 3pm:(

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2008, 08:28:18 am »
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I'll vote for afternoon.... have to work till 3pm:(

I'm going to have to be an afternooner too... AM video editing shift, ya know?
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2008, 08:49:58 am »
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I'll vote for afternoon.... have to work till 3pm:(

I'm going to have to be an afternooner too... AM video editing shift, ya know?


morning is usually pretty cold this time of year anyways...  Besides highpulls at sunset are the best :-)