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Flare Turns

 


Zennie

Mar 14, 2002, 4:16 PM
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I've heard this mentioned a few time in canopy control discussions.

On the high performance canopies do you generally perform this with a harness shift, with the toggles or both? Seems a harness shift would be a safer way to start learning this than with the toggles.



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axe96bam  (D 23380)

Mar 14, 2002, 8:37 PM
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If you are talking about a flat turn this is achieved with the toggles. Go to half brakes and turn from there. Shifting in the harness causes the canopy to dive so that is not a flat turn. I have done a flat turn using brakes on a FX88 loaded at 1.9. So they are possible. I have also landed that canopy from half brakes in light wind without problems.
I hope we are talking about the same thing, otherwise just ignore the post.

Alex



Zennie

Mar 15, 2002, 6:21 AM
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I don't think so, but again, I'm not quite sure what it is and that's why I'm asking. Flat turn/braked turn, yeah, no problem.

I got the impression that a flare turn was executed during the flare, the result being the carving turnf surfs you see some swoopers do.

If I recall, it was noted that that is a valuable skill to have, beyond the carving surfs, because you may also need it to avoid people at flare time.


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