Originally Posted by Twyl
I think the difference between the videos in the OP and Menez-Hom 2005 is purely wind and slope conditions not to mention the lack of jelly fish. I think it just goes to show that no matter what the skill of the pilot the wind and slope conditions are just as important as skill in making a memorable video experience.
Now, you've gone and done it! There are many here that don't share your opinion...I, for one, agree with you. I agree that topography and the consistency of the winds (lift) is critical for VTPR. I wish I could perform as well as those in the video, but alas, my slope does not lend itself to "pure" VTPR. Now, others (as I have stated before) may have the skills to fly Crestline and duplicate what we see above...but it ain't me.