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by NMERider
Mon, Aug 26 2019, 06:58:00 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Dustin and Jonny in Brazil
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Yes I'm being sarcastic!

Ben Reese wrote:.....Now I need that shower!...
Was it windy and your Enzo did a cobra launch? :P :P :P
by NMERider
Mon, Aug 26 2019, 02:05:51 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Dustin and Jonny in Brazil
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Re: Yes I'm being sarcastic!

…What do you think about the "state" of Dustins' left ear there!? Looks a little weak…good thing he's not in the "death zone"… :twisted:… Don't be a 'M...
by NMERider
Mon, Aug 26 2019, 02:03:15 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Landings
Replies: 233
Views: 91411

Re: Consider it "heard"…

I'm the only pilot I know who used the R/C glider technique. Would like to hear from others. I use to do the hand catch all the time JD. Never thought if it as a teacher but you're correct. If you can do the hand catch correctly (I always had a slightly down-slope long straight in final to the hand...
by NMERider
Sat, Aug 24 2019, 11:27:22 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Landings
Replies: 233
Views: 91411

I've been landing poorly lately and started to read this thread from the beginning. It makes me miss Jim Rooney. A great pilot and teacher Buy a large R/C glider that only has rudder, elevator and spoiler (RES) control and do only hand-catch landings. This is what I did and it made a world of diffe...
by NMERider
Tue, Jul 16 2019, 09:20:48 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: 200 lbs pilot 155 vs 170 Sport 3
Replies: 4
Views: 430

It's your fault I can't decide. I was all set for the 155. After watching your stuff, I'm stuck. Maybe I should just get a U2 160. I have a friend who has a smokin good deal on a very low hour 2014 U2 160. I sent you some details. The S3 170 is a slower and more forgiving glider than the U2 160 and...
by NMERider
Tue, Jul 16 2019, 05:02:59 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: 200 lbs pilot 155 vs 170 Sport 3
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: 200 lbs pilot 155 vs 170 Sport 3

Having a hard time deciding. I weigh 163# and own both gliders. 92hrs on the 155 and 32hrs on the 170. I prefer the 170 for a variety of reasons they may or may not be relevant to you. Currently I am drafting a review for the USHPA magazine so I don't want to duplicate that here. Why don't you mess...
by NMERider
Thu, Jul 11 2019, 01:12:37 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Fly Paragliders with Dustin in Brazil
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: Sorry for the OT reply but…

Blindrodie wrote:…Fly with Dustin. He's a great pilot and ambassador to the sport. Jealous of JD in that he gets to fly with him locally! Tell 'em like it is Jonathan…
Thanks JG!
by NMERider
Thu, Jul 11 2019, 12:02:05 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Fly Paragliders with Dustin in Brazil
Replies: 13
Views: 794

"Exclusively paragliding?" Sounds like the USHPA. Even Dustin sells out hang gliding. What a load of crap. Actually he's not "Exclusively paragliding". That's advertising hyperbole. I fly my Sport 170 with Dustin on his Ozone Zeno when he's in town. I have a standing invitation ...
by NMERider
Wed, Jul 10 2019, 09:05:54 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Fly Paragliders with Dustin in Brazil
Replies: 13
Views: 794

"Exclusively paragliding?" Sounds like the USHPA. Even Dustin sells out hang gliding. What a load of crap. Actually he's not "Exclusively paragliding". That's advertising hyperbole. I fly my Sport 170 with Dustin on his Ozone Zeno when he's in town. I have a standing invitation ...
by NMERider
Tue, Jun 18 2019, 12:56:01 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Batten clips open to create spiral dive
Replies: 61
Views: 6083

Thread resurrection … Has anyone heard of a Sport 3 pilot who narrowly avoided an accident when several batten flip tips on one side opened up during steep turns / wingovers?? I haven't and I own the 155 and 170 versions. My tips levers are all properly functional. W...