Skysurfing

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    Wow. I can't see how there would be enough control authority or speed to be safe in anything but perfect conditions, but it's still pretty cool. He sure looked like he was having fun!
     
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    He had some type of harness. In several scenes you can see two straps from his shoulder / collar area that go up to the hang point.


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    So guess the question is why is he the first? That's like old fashioned wing walking.
     
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    I wonder if this new training trike WW has made might prove more popular than its original intent. Take what’s good about PG and what’s good about HG. Ditch the gimmick surfboard and enjoy a nice supine harness with much safer landing gear than legs.
     
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    I was about to s**t my pants until I saw he had a hang strap and a harness under his clothes. Great video, they should run that video at all the major surfing beaches and get a few more surfers to become HG pilots.
     
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    -I am "home made" hang glider flyer from 1974...
    =my second device was made from polyetylen foil glued scotch type...

    -one time,sunny day,1/4 of wing was destroyed (300 m high!)...

    =spin>tight spiral,no possibility of controll...

    =I was climbing on trapezze,then aut trapezze and get direct fly!,then soft landing.

    now I am fan of KASPER-wings !!! (stall proof)
     
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    While this is pretty cool I think the French already have the award for the craziest form of sky surfing...


    They even made a catapult angry birds style....
     
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    Henryk has me beat by a year.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyPszC_Jqaw

    A decent reference for the early days. There's a guy flying, standing on the base tube of the control triangle, At 45:01 with a seated harness for backup.

    I've flown standing on the bar myself, with a seat harness on for backup. It was more physical work than using a harness, and it imposes more bending stress on the triangle bars, but it was theoretically, good practice for emergencies. Like harness failure, although it's very hard, gymnast level, to go from hanging from the bottom bar, like a trapeze, ( which puts the c.g. into a fairly high speed, steep, but stable dive/glide position ) to sitting or standing on the bar. The local club hung a triangle bar from a tree at one meeting and few could climb up into it. I couldn't in any reasonable time.

    At about 13:55 there's a backpack power plant. There's nothing new under the Sun.
    25:04, spoiler control for roll.
    26:30 Vollmer Jensen, VJ-22 Coot home built Amphibian designer. CHOPPERGIRL!!!!! Here ya go.

    Much much more.

    So my reaction is, Nicely Done. No big thang. ( pretends to look bored, fakes yawning )
     
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    Man, what is occurring aerodynamically at 6:45? Was the wind just blowing him up the slope and he didn’t have enough authority to turn back into it and down the hill? Scary.
     
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