Oddball's Totally Awesome Paragliding Thread

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    Did the Alternator in Santa Barbara yesterday.

    Although just a sled ride, any new site is always a rush.

    Met the dude who shot this video, too.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSlJbiE8AXM[/ame]
     
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    Hucked a couple of rides off of Marshall Peak, San Bernardino, today.

    Friggin' awesome! :)

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfTQFrEzAog&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    The highest I'll get off the ground is to take the Christmas lights down.

    They're still up.:redface:
     
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    Grrrrrreat conditions today.

    Hung out for over 1/2 hour on my flight, and didn't get a second 'cause it was my turn to drive the SUV back to the LZ.

    Should be good tomorrow too, due to the advancing storms.
     
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    I took the christmas lights down today!!

    :woohoo:
     
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    My tin-foil pea-sized testicles would expload if I was to subject my chicken-assed self to this kind of an "event". I do not have the bowling-ball size brass testicles it takes to go paragliding. It just isn't in me. I have gone down a quarter-mile drag strip at 189 mph but I was secure in knowing that if there was a problem I would probably just skid half-way across the county before I either stopped or would stop a little quicker if I hit a tree or something! This paragliding thing though is way beyond that... I have sperm cells passing out from fear just because I watched the video. No doubt. You are 'da man, Dude. You 'da man.
     
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    I took it up after taking three skydives and finding that the canopy ride was the most fun part.
     
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    Now tell me why anybody would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Same thing goes with going swimming with weights tied around your waist. Logically, neither of these "computes" as Spock used to say.:lol:
     
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    Well, I was assured that the skydiving outfit I trained with didn't have any perfectly good airplanes.

    In fact, when our class was doing dress rehearsals near the aircraft, I discovered that there were some loose parts hanging off the main gear hub.
     

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