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Where to go for freefly tunnel time?

 


kenton  (F 526)

Jun 13, 2011, 6:22 PM
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Hi all

I arrive in the US on 22nd of June in LA and must be back there on 1 July before I return to Oz. Apart from that, I'm free to get in some tunnel time (looking for 4-5 hours of FF coaching).

I had planned to go to Eloy, but have been warned off due to the heat this time of year.

Any suggestions on where to go to tune my FF skills?Sly

Thanks in advance
Kenton


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 13, 2011, 7:14 PM
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Hi all


I had planned to go to Eloy, but have been warned off due to the heat this time of year.

Any suggestions on where to go to tune my FF skills?Sly

Thanks in advance
Kenton
Yeah ELOYSlySly


c10edges  (C 37592)

Jun 13, 2011, 7:30 PM
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Skyventure Colorado

They are absolutely fantastic.

Talk to Miki, Brad C, Zack S, Derek V, Kiwi, or any other of them because they are all great.


kenton  (F 526)

Jun 13, 2011, 8:12 PM
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Yeah ELOYSlySly

So, Eloy's OK this time of year? No too hot?


c10edges  (C 37592)

Jun 13, 2011, 9:37 PM
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http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USAZ0067

not one high below 103 F/ 39 C


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 13, 2011, 9:44 PM
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Yeah ELOYSlySly

So, Eloy's OK this time of year? No too hot?
You're an Aussie, HTFU and go where the worlds best trainWink
I'm there in December/January, I know that's going to be bloody cold in thereSly


kenton  (F 526)

Jun 13, 2011, 10:09 PM
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You're an Aussie, HTFU and go where the worlds best trainWink

Heat doesn't bother me Tongue, I just heard that it's real quiet and all the good tutors leave.

If that's not the case, then I'm there!!!!!!!


Kimblair13  (D 28140)

Jun 13, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Heat doesn't bother me Tongue, I just heard that it's real quiet and all the good tutors leave.

If that's not the case, then I'm there!!!!!!!

It gets a little warm but nothing horrible.
None of the staff leave from the tunnel for the whole summer, maybe regular short vacations here and there. Get a hold of Jason Peters, I guarantee you won't regret it!


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Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 13, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Heat doesn't bother me Tongue, I just heard that it's real quiet and all the good tutors leave.

If that's not the case, then I'm there!!!!!!!

It gets a little warm but nothing horrible.
None of the staff leave from the tunnel for the whole summer, maybe regular short vacations here and there. Get a hold of Jason Peters, I guarantee you won't regret it!
More on that, if you are tall and lanky then Jason is your man, cause he is too (regardless he's one of the Top guns)
But also ask after Steve Curtis or Ray Kubiak, 3 of the most accomplished tunnel gods aboutSmile If all those guys are busy and you take pot luck the worst you can do is still freakin AWESOMESlySlySly


soulbabel

Jun 14, 2011, 12:15 AM
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If you are learning to freefly, I would suggest start out at Colorado. Contact Brad Cole and see if you can work out some cheaper prices for coached time. You'll be able to spread your time out across the day to reduce fatigue, and maximize learning. There's a cheap Extended Stay America across the street, and a lot of places to visit nearby. In the summer, Colorado's weather is beautiful and cool, so the tunnel doesn't get hot which can tire you out in the tunnel. The only hot things out there were the girls, and they were everywhere.

Which ever tunnel you decide to go though, make sure you have underarmor (pants and long sleeves). It helps keep you cool and prevents suit rash which get pretty nasty after that many consecutive days of tunnel free flying.


kenton  (F 526)

Jun 14, 2011, 2:57 PM
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OK OK OK!!!!! I'm off to Eloy.

How do I share the time? Obviously I can't do an hour straight, how do I line up 3 buddies to share?


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jun 14, 2011, 4:19 PM
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OK OK OK!!!!! I'm off to Eloy.

How do I share the time? Obviously I can't do an hour straight, how do I line up 3 buddies to share?
Get in contact with one of the coaches they will set all that up for you.

check your PMs


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