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What is your bump tolerence. 1 being none, and 10 you're comfortable in 1000fpm thermals. Poll is created on Jun 07, 2021

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Bump Factor on a 1-10 Scale

 
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What is your bump factor on a scale from 1-10? Every time my wing does something where I don't give it an input, I immediately get a surge of adrenaline, and my heart rate increases dramatically! I would say my bump tolerance is a 2! And I'm at 100 hours of flight time!

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Topic starter Posted : June 6, 2021 12:50 am
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Depends on the location. In Florida? I'd say I have about a 9. In the Mountains? I have about a 6.
All based on my lack of experience in "bigger" air / dealing with mountain rotor.

 

I don't think it's something any one should use as a point of pride however. It should be about creating a safety bubble for you, at your own experience level.

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Posted : June 6, 2021 6:01 pm
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All based on my lack of experience in "bigger" air / dealing with mountain rotor.

I remember in one of your recent videos when you attempted to get close to that mountain, you got rocked. I don't even want to know what the heck that feels like. I would have probably landed and sold my equipment lol.

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Topic starter Posted : June 6, 2021 11:52 pm
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@todesengel Haha, not that bad... It's just kiting, and working up to bigger bumps in a natural, safe way. Thermalling clinics, and SIV aren't a bad plan either.

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Posted : June 7, 2021 7:32 am
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Thermalling clinics, and SIV aren't a bad plan either.

Are thermal clinics a thing? I've never heard of such a thing before. SIV, yes, but never a thermal clinic. That sounds like it could be fun!

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Topic starter Posted : June 7, 2021 2:47 pm
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@todesengel We host them about once a year.

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Posted : June 7, 2021 3:49 pm
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It's just one more thing you build up very slowly.

I started flying a little later and a little earlier in the day until I started building confidence in my gear and myself.

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Posted : July 17, 2021 4:20 am
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Are certain wings better at not transferring that bump, to your Rump ?

I’m on the Gin Pegasus, and seems like it’s a bumpy wing. I’ve never flown a different one so can’t say for sure, just looking for opinions 

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Posted : July 31, 2021 1:18 am
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@todesengel - Kyle O put on a thermal clinic this year(2021). I bet he plans another one for the upcoming year (2022). 

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Posted : December 15, 2021 8:22 am
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@todesengel - Kyle O put on a thermal clinic this year(2021). I bet he plans another one for the upcoming year (2022). 

Thanks Don! I was going to go last year, but he requires you to have done SIV training and unfortunately, I don't have the balls big enough for that hahahaha.

 

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Topic starter Posted : December 15, 2021 8:27 am
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@todesengel - HAHAHAHA ... me either. 

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Posted : December 15, 2021 9:01 am
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I don't mind a bumpiness at 800 ft or more.  I don't necessarily enjoy it, but it doesn't really freak me out. 

Closer to the ground though... yes... it freaks me out.  Especially, since around here where I fly I am usually taking off or landing in areas with large trees surrounding the fields.  So I get a lot of turbulence around tree top level which is way too close to the ground to make me happy.  On take off, I am under full throttle and I trust my wing, so I am usually not rocked so much that it worries me.  Landing is my Achilles heel. 

For example, my last flight, it was really turbulent at tree top (80-100 ft) down to about 50 ft or so when we came in to land.  I did't like it!  I had to do a go-around on my first landing attempt because I wasn't comfortable.  Ultimately, I landed ok, but I was so "captured" by the process of getting landed I didn't manage my wing well after touchdown, and I didn't get the motor killed early.  So my wing fell all over me while the prop still had enough energy to wrap up a bunch of lines.  One broke, two more had damage to the sheath and worst of all it collapsed part of my hoop (the prop reeled in the lines against my clip-in point). 

While this was a direct result of the turbulence, it was the turbulence that occupied my mind and made me miss stuff while landing.  My actual touch down was pretty smooth, interestingly enough.  The crap that hit the (butt) fan, happen after. 

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