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May 07, 2008, 06:53 PM
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so is there guna be anyone from the RVST at hollowback on sunday?
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May 07, 2008, 10:27 PM
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nooo, not me. It's Mothers day, and Hollowback can be a little "mundane". It's best in Summer when slermal action rocks in.

Winder time it is bitterley cold, I've been sub zero'd up there! Besides I don't own a richochet.
May 07, 2008, 10:57 PM
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nooo, not me. It's Mothers day, and Hollowback can be a little "mundane". It's best in Summer when slermal action rocks in.

Winder time it is bitterley cold, I've been sub zero'd up there! Besides I don't own a richochet.
I can remember times up at Hollowback in the winter when it was almost snowing and blowin about 40knots. that must of been nearly 20 years ago, funny thing is I did own a Richochet. Man how time flys. Hollowback is best with a S/SW wind. Although we did have a couple of good days from the North.
May 07, 2008, 10:59 PM
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Yes, it is indeed much better in S/SW, but there are "other" places which provide a religous experience when the wind blows from this direction!
May 08, 2008, 12:57 AM
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Besides I don't own a richochet.
I'll swap you mine for a Jart!!

win-win

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May 08, 2008, 02:42 AM
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nooooooooooo. But you can always "Bring it to me"
May 08, 2008, 05:29 AM
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Yes, it is indeed much better in S/SW, but there are "other" places which provide a religous experience when the wind blows from this direction!
I might just have to become a believer. Bring on the wind . Way back when I was doin a bit of slope soarin I only ever flew at Hollowback and once down near Bass, I think it was called Eagles Nest. From memory it had awsome lift but the landing was a b$$ch. This was back in the day when the Richocet's etc had just come out, so it gives you an idea how long ago that was.
May 08, 2008, 05:46 AM
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Eagles nest is Ok, it was featured on the Veedeo at the start of this thread. Landing there is pretty good, however it's quite tame compared to some of the "special" places.

The best require a "hike", and are subject to a wild rotah.

On LZ's Cape Schank has perhaps the most marginal LZ (or lack therof...) of all the sites, however the correct equipment makes this a non issue.

Sam,
and the cult of sled.
May 08, 2008, 06:13 AM
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Sam, where do you fly in a north wind?
May 08, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Eagles nest is Ok, it was featured on the Veedeo at the start of this thread. Landing there is pretty good, however it's quite tame compared to some of the "special" places.

The best require a "hike", and are subject to a wild rotah.

On LZ's Cape Schank has perhaps the most marginal LZ (or lack therof...) of all the sites, however the correct equipment makes this a non issue.

Sam,
and the cult of sled.
I like the hiking idea. Cant wait to give some other places a try.Looks like I have a bit to learn
May 08, 2008, 06:41 AM
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So far, no real good North sites. There is an interesting NW DS site that we have found, but Bruce got "told to leave" when he went to investigate.

There is potentially a site at Portsea near the old quarrantine, but it's a hike and see affair.

At the moment, I think the best is the one you discovered with Roger at Hotham!

Sam.
May 08, 2008, 06:42 AM
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"Oh here we go on another one of sam's nature walks"





The "Temple" is got epic lift the the EXTREME ROTOR is what keeps me away....




but hey I really think I need a walk.
May 08, 2008, 06:45 AM
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So far, no real good North sites. There is an interesting NW DS site that we have found, but Bruce got "told to leave" when he went to investigate.

There is potentially a site at Portsea near the old quarrantine, but it's a hike and see affair.

At the moment, I think the best is the one you discovered with Roger at Hotham!

Sam.
BullSh*t, the back side of "Magic Mountain" is great in a North. You've done most of your flying on the back side Sam.
May 08, 2008, 06:53 AM
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What is Magic Mountain? Besides, the rotor is no big deal at The Altar, you just need to know the correct landing approach.
May 08, 2008, 07:13 AM
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So far, no real good North sites. There is an interesting NW DS site that we have found, but Bruce got "told to leave" when he went to investigate.

There is potentially a site at Portsea near the old quarrantine, but it's a hike and see affair.

At the moment, I think the best is the one you discovered with Roger at Hotham!

Sam.
You can D/S on Melton dam wall, with a north wind. Bit closer than Hotham, foam only.


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