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Jun 09, 2010, 05:43 AM
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Launch technique - pics on mine


Well, over the years I have come to use what I can out of my non athletic body when it comes to throwing. I'm satiefied on my acheivements but WC is coming up...

Now I will have to work out more to throw higher. Pictures show technique today...we'll se in a year if changes has been made and result is better.

I guess coach will do a tough training program for me.

/Jonas Ekman
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Jun 09, 2010, 09:10 AM
Walter Roos
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Jonas,
Looking good. Nice Hat.

I now believe that I have discovered the secret to proper DLG Launch technique. THROW HARD !

And let every thing else take care of itself.

IMO

walt

PS But of course, I can't launch 70 meters.
Jun 09, 2010, 09:22 AM
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Throw hard...yeh, Bruce style!

But I have to have the technique with me since I do not have tons of muscles like Bruce, Mattias or Peter Jubel who all can compensate an drop in technique with strength. Here in lies my challenge, get muscels (torso and legs) and keep technique...and mabye loose a few more pounds/kilos...

Puh...writing this makes me realize I have some really hard work in front of me...

/Jonas
Jun 09, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Nice. I really like the fourth picture, your hips are well in front of the plane at release. What are you getting...65M+?

I see a little "up" at the release point, maybe 15deg or so above the horizon. Definitely not flat.

Sean
Jun 09, 2010, 09:26 AM
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The HAT...
THE best buy for this season! Love it! Looks is secondary...function is everything!

/Jonas
Jun 09, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by sporter
Nice. I really like the fourth picture, your hips are well in front of the plane at release. What are you getting...65M+?

I see a little "up" at the release point, maybe 15deg or so above the horizon. Definitely not flat.

Sean
Good guess! I'm getting +65m on regular basis with my Sirius...

I cannot throw flat, but this angel works. I have a rather aggressive pullup, +80degrees or so. No typical Eurostyle (approx 60-70degrees)...here I'll experiment even more in different weather.

/J
Jun 09, 2010, 10:47 AM
Bruce Davidson
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Technique looks good Jonas and here is the secret to a big launch. Throw it like you are mad at it and try to break it every time. :-)

Bruce
Jun 09, 2010, 10:51 AM
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[QUOTE=got2soar;15278715]Technique looks good Jonas and here is the secret to a big launch. Throw it like you are mad at it and try to break it every time. :-)

Bruce, you been spending too much time with Gavin

Dave
Jun 09, 2010, 01:02 PM
Come out swinging
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Right, launch like you're mad and fly like you have passengers on board.

Sean
Jun 09, 2010, 01:29 PM
Launch high. Fly low.
Nah, I'd rather launch pretty relaxed. I feel more in control. I get more power that way with minimal effort. I can launch all weekend long with not much launching fatigue. Not gonna try to break these planes-- they're expensive!

Jun C.
Jun 09, 2010, 10:06 PM
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I see what appears to be a strap wrapped around your left hand. Is this a strap that is hooked to your transmitter to prevent the dreaded Transmitter Launch??

Buddy
Jun 09, 2010, 11:00 PM
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Launch with the force YODA
Jun 10, 2010, 12:38 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddy Roos
I see what appears to be a strap wrapped around your left hand. Is this a strap that is hooked to your transmitter to prevent the dreaded Transmitter Launch??

Buddy
Correct!

Started to use a strap many years ago, after I accidently lost the grip of my (at that time) "table tray" MPX radio. Threw it 15m... battery came loose while the glider went up...I have never been so fast in plug in a battery and actually rescued the glider a split second after it would have hit the ground.

The other benefit I see is that I can relax my left hand and put the power and mind on my right instead...

/Jonas
Jun 10, 2010, 01:57 AM
Where is the lift?
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Originally Posted by oakman7004
The other benefit I see is that I can relax my left hand and put the power and mind on my right instead...

/Jonas
Same reason I use my "Velcro" glove...

Charlie
Jun 10, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Keep throwing harder and harder until you break it , then back off one notch
Raed


Quote:
Originally Posted by got2soar
Technique looks good Jonas and here is the secret to a big launch. Throw it like you are mad at it and try to break it every time. :-)

Bruce


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