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freeflyinghaze  (D 24928)

Dec 23, 2005, 7:48 AM
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I was wondering if anyone knew how many people and how many tunnels fly boards? I only know of 4 people that have flown in a tunnel, amd of only 1 tunnel that has allowed it. Let me know if you know of any others, thanks


flyangel2

Dec 23, 2005, 7:57 AM
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I'm guessing that the fliers that took a board in the tunnel were very experienced on the board before being allowed to fly it in the tunnel. I'm sure also those fliers had to prove that they had bodyflight down very well.


Bodyflight.Net

Dec 23, 2005, 9:18 AM
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Hi Jeremy,

All the Flyaways have allowed it, plus most of the outdoor portables have in the past.. heck Flyaway has even flown a KAYAK!!! I know 3 who tunnel board.. none too regularly though as it really is difficult and limiting as I understand it
The outdoor tunnel in North Carolina allows it (and are even going to get a few to keep in stock I've heard!) as I'm sure would Lifted in Hawaii, both Flyaways, and most all the portables still.


freeflyinghaze  (D 24928)

Dec 25, 2005, 8:55 AM
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Both me and my girl friend fly the board fairly often and found it quite fun. I built my own board and have found it a 3 demensional flying tool. I was just hoping to find others that fly and other tunnels to fly in. Thanks for the info. Question, has anyone flown 2 boards in the tunnel at the same time?


tunnelfly

Dec 25, 2005, 1:46 PM
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In reply to:
Question, has anyone flown 2 boards in the tunnel at the same time?
Not that I know of, but I heard in the dark ages they used similar torturing techniques.. Wink


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jan 4, 2006, 2:34 PM
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Question, has anyone flown 2 boards in the tunnel at the same time?

I remember a pic of Rob Harris and one other person flying in a tunnel on their boards some time ago, but don't remember where I saw it.

Chuck


Bodyflight.Net

Jan 4, 2006, 4:06 PM
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tell us what you remember in the photo.. suit colors.. tunnel scenery....maybe I can track it down..


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Jan 5, 2006, 7:49 AM
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tell us what you remember in the photo.. suit colors.. tunnel scenery....maybe I can track it down..[\reply]

I think I can help with the photo description.... Two people on boards in a wind tunnelnTongueSlyLaughLaugh

Sorry - couldnt help myselfShocked


Bodyflight.Net

Jan 5, 2006, 7:51 AM
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omg ... your so funny SlyLaughLaugh I know... guess I left that one WIDE open huh?


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jan 5, 2006, 12:30 PM
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It was Rob and one other guy in an indoor tunnel, faced off with right-hand grips. Can't for the life of me remember where.


Bodyflight.Net

Jan 5, 2006, 12:38 PM
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are you sure it was another guy?

seems like the timing.. a few years back... the likely tunnel candidate for such a stunt would'be been vegas (asssuming non military).. Mary Tortomasi was pretty tops on the flyboarding there years back too...


Bodyflight.Net

Jan 5, 2006, 1:36 PM
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Got a couple of leads from AWESOME Keith Fields at Vegas...

We've got a Vic Papadado (last name unclear) who flew some with Rob in Vegas...

also Mary Tortomasi and Sammy Papov did a shoot together.. matching suits and everything!


Zenister  (A 42)

Jan 5, 2006, 4:14 PM
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Sean McCormac and Dusty Smith flew in the portable at eloy with a board..
well Sean on the board and Dusty freeflying...

that kind of precise control with such a large wing is pretty fucking amazing..


Bodyflight.Net

Jan 5, 2006, 4:53 PM
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wow.. in Lifted Entertainments tunnel no less...
that's great!

Whoever said you can't do anything cool in a turbulent small diameter prop jobbie... they were wrong...Smile



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