Aug 7, 2002, 7:01 AM
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Rear Riser Sashays
I am trying to learn all I can about canopy control, primarily because I want to walk away from my landings, but also because as I progress I would like to do some CREW, and also a little swooping down later on. I have been using front and rear risers at altitude to try and get a feel for my canopy. I am currently flying an aeroglide 160 zp canopy at a wing loading of about 1:1. Any hints you can give me concerning particular things I should be practicing would helpful. I am specifically trying to find out what a rear riser sashay is. Thanks for your help.
Well, a sashay, whether rear riser or with toggles, is a move that you generally do to burn off altitude without going forward much, so as avoid over-shooting a target. It's a method that you do below 500 feet when you are not supposed to be making anymore 360 degree turns.
Please be very aware of others around you while doing this. I've been cut off in mid-swoopdive by people not paying attention as they rocked back and forth taking up neerly three lanes as apposed to the one. Just look around you before you start. It takes two people to create a mid-air collision, but only one who is aware of their air to avoid it (and then that one gets to have a "chat" with the other rather than receive a "chat").