Posted by: cokenias | July 12, 2011

X Marks the Spot

Mussel Rock, Pacifica, 12:30pm W @ 12mph

Launched from top of Lemmnings, with wing in the middle of launch. The glider came up easily and I turned forward to kite for a few seconds. Either the wind changed or I unloaded half of the wing, but it dropped on me before I took off. I was looking up at the time. Second attempt from further up launch (where the glider fell). This time better turn and loading made for a smoother launch. Headed north over the steps and across the first slide. Made it to the cliffs above hwy 1 and gained height back and forth in front of the first two slides. Boated around over the Steps and Plateau. Lost height using figure 8s over the Steps to set up a long final approach diagonally through the lift band, up the terrace to the flats, with a gentle landing precisely at the top road X. Kited to a clearing and cleanly killed the wing with brakes.

0:35 Mussel Rock (Lemmings), reverse launch.

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