Archive for March, 2012


Flying with no seat board in the lightweight Zippy

March 26th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

I have had 2 flights on my new superlight (around 2.5kg) pod harness. It is a hammock style harness, similar I imagine to the Advace Lightness, though with an air bag and a mouse bag. I also have a light reserve, so now I am down from a previous 97kg all up to around 87-88kgs. […]

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4100m. Convergence, light winds, super conditions.

March 14th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Once again an afternoon trip up the hill with the locals: Eduardo the Vet, Pepe Luis the Bull fighter from Salamanca and Juan Antonio, Chef and owner of the Cayetana hotel and the Café Commercial in the square. Pedro, who is recovering from a broken tibia has been doing the driving with Curro his dog. […]

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2700m light winds.

March 13th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Two excellent days so far this weeks with strong climbs and today with convergence Cu forming over the big moutains way higher than the 2700m achieved in the Piedrahita valley. 24ºC on the ground.

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Thieves at Peña Negra

March 7th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Finally a bit of rain at the end of last week, good for the fields and fire risk problems, but which also washed away the snow at launch revealing evidence of an attempt to steal a section of the Astro turf. This is maddening. The turf has been professionally laid and glued to the concrete […]

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