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Old Oct 10, 2012, 09:53 PM
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I cannot resist the temptation to add my 2 cents in here.
I have flown about 15 ALES contests so far, and have enjoyed every one of them, from 5 entires to over 20, they were all enjoyable, even the one where I finished last! Not all were won by the guys flying expensive airframes, but all were won by guys flying WELL and landing WELL.
I have seen Radians win contests in the hands of experienced fliers, I have seen an e-Gentle Lady finish well up the order (3rd I think) against much more expensive hardware. The common denominators are PRACTICE and SKILL developed over many hours of thermaling and landing and launching again and doing it over and over.
If my flying is poor on one day, I only have myself to blame, not my equipment, which I am responsible for anyway, or the weather, the landing task, or the length of the grass or anything else. It is all MY effort which makes the difference.

This is the greatest sport since hi-start launched thermal soaring , and I for one will support it all the way.


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