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Jul 31, 2012, 02:37 AM
Time to burn up some wind yo!
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hey alex thanks for the video, you really do have the fingers and some nice sites, awesome landing at the end smooth as silk
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Jul 31, 2012, 07:07 AM
DS= -$ & :-)
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Spectacular sites and sweet flying Alex. That spot looked like so much fun with heaps of lift and clean shear. The Tracer was loving it. Seeing it ds again reminded me of watching Sean ds it at Johanna during Camperdown 2010. Sweet plane, I have videos of it on my hard drive somewhere but I found this video of him flying it along side a Cyril and Carbon Bird later the same day at Johanna.

Cyril and Tracer side by side (1 min 13 sec)

Jul 31, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Cheers guys. Was a bit rusty not having flown DS for over a month. But yes, after the US trip, I really appreciate our sites here a WHOLE lot more!

I didn't get the landing from Saturday on video, that was even better! lol Next time is definatly hand catch time
Aug 03, 2012, 05:37 AM
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I have finished my new heavy duty catapult for trying some bigger treelines for DS. Have a nice new hook on the nose of the Tracer
Aug 03, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Just walked down from my house to do some DS

You guys have GOT to see the video i just took.

Uploading now...
Aug 04, 2012, 12:39 AM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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I'm guessing this must be treeline DS in that agricultural paddock near your house??? Can't wait to see it Alex!
Aug 04, 2012, 12:43 AM
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This will be the video when it has uploaded. 339min remaining on upload as I post it now

Tracer Tree DS (7 min 32 sec)
Aug 04, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Best DS of my life, just to add!

Aug 04, 2012, 01:27 AM
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How good are 3m models to DS !!!!!
Aug 04, 2012, 01:45 AM
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I know! Nothing beats a big model
Aug 04, 2012, 07:25 AM
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Top stuff Alex finally I've got to watch it - it took ages to load! Very good, very interesting and looks like great fun. Is that a school!!?? I expected a paddock and you were DSing over the tennis courts! Is it completely flat on the other side of the trees? It looked like it.

got me thinking ... there must some seriously good treeline DS opportunities in NZ. I remember when we were travelling around over there, the big wind barrier treelines between sheep paddocks were amazing. Some were super tall. They needed a big cherrypicker to get up there to trim them, (poplars I think?) and they were really very solid walls - complete windblocks. If you could find a big one like that which faces right into the strongest wind it could be amazingly good. Maybe add that to the International NZ DS fest agenda!

Beautiful landings. You could see the power of DS ... when you bungee launched you got reasonable height and dived in, then after a few laps you punched out to about 3x higher!!

Good work.
Aug 04, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Interesting video Alex! What surprised me is that I was expecting to see at least a bit of a frontside slope, but it appears to be a completely flat - is that correct?
Aug 04, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Awsome Alex, thanks for posting. That opens up more possibilities everywhere. So far trees never been my friends, at least what flying is concerned.
Aug 04, 2012, 05:32 PM
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COmpletely flat! That is proper treeline DS, non of this trees on a little ridge crap lol
Aug 04, 2012, 09:46 PM
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One of the best examples to date of treeline DSing.

Nice flying Alex!

There are some great sites for treeline DSing around the Camperdown area that we will need to sus out more next year.


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