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By Erik Boehm
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I also like this one:
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and this one:

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Last week it was barely more than a sledder, good for shaking off the cobwebs and feeling out this new-to-me glider (a 10+ year old kingposted laminar).

Today was a much longer soaring flight, and after reaching cloudbase, I decided to "put it through its paces"
Last edited by Erik Boehm on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Jason
#277170
too close to the clouds for me..........


does the guy loaning you a glider know you are doing this to his glider?
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By Erik Boehm
#277172
Its not "a guy", it belongs to the club, and nobody else has uses it.
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By hghflyn
#277174
It has to be as strong as your great looking HE harness :popcorn:

Nice looking harness BTW :P

What are all the beiners for? :mrgreen: :thumbsup:
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By Spark
#277197
nice shots Erik :)
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By NMERider
#277198
I fixed it for ya!
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By Bondy
#277199
#1 or what
#2 cool
#3 cool
First one, just a little less glare would be cool. Giving that thing a good workout NME
A couple of instructors here told me that 2 carabiners hooked together was a no no, something about metal on metal, anyone know why?
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By NMERider
#277201
Bondy wrote:....A couple of instructors here told me that 2 carabiners hooked together was a no no, something about metal on metal, anyone know why?
It's noisy and the cops might cite you for disturbing the peace.
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By oshi
#277206
not
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By red
#277207
Bondy wrote:A couple of instructors here told me that 2 carabiners hooked together was a no no, something about metal on metal, anyone know why?
Bondy,

Back in the day, carabiners did not usually have locking gates, or the locks were not spring-loaded. Link two such carabiners together, give them just the right twist, and they will separate as if by magic, without touching either gate by hand.

Now, I think it's more a matter of micro-point loading, where straps would spread the forces applied, more evenly. Point loading maybe could cause a metal fracture, but it''s all theory, to me. I do not know if a modern (5kg+) steel carabiner has ever failed due to linking to a second carabiner, but it's still one less thing to go wrong, if you use only one carabiner. As general advice, I like to share this: "Beware of jury-rigs, on any flying gear. Get it right, or don't go." We do this flying stuff for FUN!

So one time, 'way back in the day, a new pilot was telling me that two linked carabiners could not simply separate, like I had tried to tell him. So, I just kept clicking two carabiners together, giving them the little twist, and having them fall apart. I did this repeatedly, as he kept talking, until he finally ran out of words and yelled at me "Will you STOP doing that!" We had a good laugh together, but he got the message. :lol:

:mrgreen:
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By NMERider
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Bondy wrote:....Giving that thing a good workout NME...
I only gave Erik's photo a good workout by flipping it for better perspective. I'm just a big pussy who will never go that far past vertical. :wink:
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By Erik Boehm
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Hmm, I thought silhouetting myself against the sun (un-intentionally) was cool, giving me a "halo" or something, I guess other's tastes differ.


There aren't 2 carabiners, its a really short hangstrap that was wrapped around the biner because I was hanging too low.

Maybe this picture makes it a little clearer, its not one biner connected directly to another.
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