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Theory question...

Postby gracecab » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:04 pm

Since the discussion topic included THEORY, I'm asking:

If you had to give 1 piece of advice towards thermal mastery (assuming someone caught the thermal and has a general idea of it's direction/wind) what would you say?
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Re: Theory question...

Postby NMERider » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:24 pm

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Re: Theory question...

Postby Southside » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:36 am

If you lose a thermal always search upwind first. Because of our sink rate a thermal will always climb faster. Because of that we tend to sink out the back end of them if we don't make adjustments while circling.
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Re: Theory question...

Postby oj » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:08 pm

gracecab wrote:...assuming someone caught the thermal and has a general idea of it's direction/wind) what would you say?

I would say that's the person you want to follow. :wink:
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Re: Theory question...

Postby gracecab » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:11 am

Been reading "Thermal Flying" by B.Maarten and it's been super helpful.

Also invested in a much more accurate Vario (2001 Brauniger Competino) and it is profoundly more helpful in sensing vertical movement in flight for thermal mapping.
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Re: Theory question...

Postby gracecab » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:31 am

oj wrote:
gracecab wrote:...assuming someone caught the thermal and has a general idea of it's direction/wind) what would you say?

I would say that's the person you want to follow. :wink:



OJ - I keep looking for you to follow but you're not there... you gotta show me how it's dun! :wink:
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