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Rover  (D 241)

Aug 21, 2011, 11:31 PM

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Re: [billvon] Tandem tension knot - Just because it flies OK doesn't mean it lands OK

In reply to:
>I think it is fair to say that the judgement made was poor to say the least . . .

Had a friend who cut away from a tension knot on his (Strong 520) tandem main. He later remarked it was probably landable. His reserve opened with a lineover. The outcome would likely have been worse than the one in this case, except he impacted in a mud puddle (rare in San Diego; he was very lucky.) Minor injuries to the student.

Was his judgment poor?

The fact that it was 'probably landable' means that it wasn't definitely landable. If there is shit happening, move on, and then deal with the hand you've been given. The fact that you have used this as a defence to what happened in the original post means that I question your judgement if you think that what occurred was justified.


(This post was edited by Rover on Aug 22, 2011, 1:27 AM)


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Post edited by Rover () on Aug 22, 2011, 1:27 AM


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