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2020-07-04 11:38:16 AM  
A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.
 
2020-07-04 12:47:04 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.


Racing.
Dramatic Couch Crash
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2020-07-04 12:47:28 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.


Reminds me of base jumpers, the people who get bored jumping out of airplanes.
 
2020-07-04 2:21:02 PM  
I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.
 
2020-07-04 2:30:36 PM  

lardweasel: I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.


I have an old friend that used to paraglide though Utah and Wyoming.  He'd park his dirt bike out in the desert, drive to the top of the mountain, sail for a few hours, land at his bike, and ride it back to his truck.

Nice hobby, if you have a mountain handy :)
 
2020-07-04 3:00:05 PM  

lardweasel: I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.


Where is it done in AZ?
 
2020-07-04 3:36:45 PM  
that looks kind scary
 
2020-07-04 3:52:52 PM  

studebaker hoch: lardweasel: I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.

Where is it done in AZ?


I sometimes go up to the backside of the Catalinas around Peppersauce.  I'm kinda afraid of doing it on the south face, because the the topography and thermals there strike me as being an insane ride.  Further from home - South Mountain up in S. Phoenix, (not in the summer, though) sometimes just outside of Sierra Vista, and then Prescott has some nice spots for a launch, and one particular nice meadow to land in.
 
2020-07-04 4:54:37 PM  
It doesn't really look like that will make masturbating more convenient.
 
2020-07-04 5:04:52 PM  

some_beer_drinker: that looks kind scary


I seem to notice he's not strapped in?

/that's when I noped away from that picture
 
2020-07-04 5:31:29 PM  

lardweasel: studebaker hoch: lardweasel: I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.

Where is it done in AZ?

I sometimes go up to the backside of the Catalinas around Peppersauce.  I'm kinda afraid of doing it on the south face, because the the topography and thermals there strike me as being an insane ride.  Further from home - South Mountain up in S. Phoenix, (not in the summer, though) sometimes just outside of Sierra Vista, and then Prescott has some nice spots for a launch, and one particular nice meadow to land in.


Huh.

I've never once seen a paraglider on Mt Lemmon.   Not saying it doesn't happen.  That's pretty cool.

I guess you use the monsoon air flow out of the east for ridge lift?   It's pretty laminar, when it's going that is.
 
2020-07-04 5:32:01 PM  

AstroJesus: It doesn't really look like that will make masturbating more convenient.


This isn't about you.
 
2020-07-04 5:35:00 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

Racing.
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Gah.

Those guys looked like they were going about thirty miles an hour before vehicle breakup.

Any survivors?
 
2020-07-04 5:36:16 PM  

lardweasel: I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.


In one state you can soar with the condors...

You soar with the buzzards in the other
 
2020-07-04 5:40:31 PM  
All it's missing is the bong.
 
2020-07-04 5:43:57 PM  

studebaker hoch: Huh.

I've never once seen a paraglider on Mt Lemmon.   Not saying it doesn't happen.  That's pretty cool.

I guess you use the monsoon air flow out of the east for ridge lift?   It's pretty laminar, when it's going that is.


Egads!  I don't fly down south in the monsoon season.  I'm too new at it (and too old) to have the courage.  My wing is big, lazy and boring and that's how I like to fly.

As far as that nice laminar and smooth sailing with the occasional nice lifts - some of Pusch Ridge is good, but I've never been able to nail down a good spot to launch without worrying about tripping on my turn around. (I'm kind've a klutz)
 
2020-07-04 5:49:14 PM  

rcain: In one state you can soar with the condors...

You soar with the buzzards in the other


Hehehe...  never had the pleasure of either.  The most fun I've had when flying with birds was actually a corvid of some kind or another. It was big, but not overly so and I'm not a bird-watcher or ornithologist so I couldn't tell you exactly what it was.  But that guy actually kept pace, turned when I did and was actually kinda doing some of what I would describe as good-natured farking with me.
 
2020-07-04 6:03:02 PM  

lardweasel: studebaker hoch: Huh.

I've never once seen a paraglider on Mt Lemmon.   Not saying it doesn't happen.  That's pretty cool.

I guess you use the monsoon air flow out of the east for ridge lift?   It's pretty laminar, when it's going that is.

Egads!  I don't fly down south in the monsoon season.  I'm too new at it (and too old) to have the courage.  My wing is big, lazy and boring and that's how I like to fly.

As far as that nice laminar and smooth sailing with the occasional nice lifts - some of Pusch Ridge is good, but I've never been able to nail down a good spot to launch without worrying about tripping on my turn around. (I'm kind've a klutz)


I used to fly ultralight airplanes, and during the monsoon, after the tstorms were done, the evening air was some of the best to be had.

Then again I never rode lift except for short periods.  .

Where the heck do you launch in Pusch Ridge?
 
2020-07-04 6:04:18 PM  
What's his fark handle?
 
2020-07-04 6:14:06 PM  
Frankly I'm disappointed this wasn't VR paragliding drones
 
2020-07-04 6:21:06 PM  
I do the same thing, but I do it in my living room.
 
2020-07-04 7:11:20 PM  
edmo:
Reminds me of base jumpers, the people who get bored jumping out of airplanes.

Base jumper.....as in basic jump funny.

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2020-07-04 7:30:33 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.


once again the "fark hate brigade " proves that there is nothing fark cant hate on.
 
2020-07-04 7:37:54 PM  
Anything can fly if you put enough wing on it but landing is another thing.  Was it wet or dry? Could you use the couch again?
 
2020-07-04 7:38:21 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: lardweasel: I took up paragliding after my brother-in-law turned me on to it.  It's one of the most mentally engaging, yet peaceful things I've done.

It's a lot different paragliding in AZ compared to CA, though.

I have an old friend that used to paraglide though Utah and Wyoming.  He'd park his dirt bike out in the desert, drive to the top of the mountain, sail for a few hours, land at his bike, and ride it back to his truck.

Nice hobby, if you have a mountain handy :)


We have one here in Utah that has people come from all over the world. It's actually pretty cool, because it's right next to the freeway, and you'll drive by with 2 dozen or more people in the sky... And then in the afternoon, they switch to the north face, where there are homes, so me specifically bought by paragliders, so people will launch off of rooftops and out of back yards. The mountain itself is only 200 feet to walk back up the slope, so it's nice and easy, but the landscape is ideal. This is one of the mountains that sometimes blocks storms from getting into the valley (or out), so even though it's not huge, it's perfectly situated for the sport.
 
2020-07-04 7:42:24 PM  

Nocrash: Anything can fly if you put enough wing on it but landing is another thing.  Was it wet or dry? Could you use the couch again?


Watch the video. Yeah, I know, it means that you have to visit Daily Fail, but it's a sacrifice. He lands on the street, and it looks like he slides across on the couch for about a hundred feet or so before fully stopping. The whole rig seemed OK, actually.
 
2020-07-04 7:43:25 PM  

Fara Clark: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

once again the "fark hate brigade " proves that there is nothing fark cant hate on.


They seems to be incapable of hating on shiat just to piss on someone else's parade, but that's about it.
 
2020-07-04 7:44:05 PM  

Nocrash: Anything can fly if you put enough wing on it but landing is another thing.  Was it wet or dry? Could you use the couch again?


Username certainly checks out
 
2020-07-04 7:45:20 PM  

edmo: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

Reminds me of base jumpers, the people who get bored jumping out of airplanes.


BASE jumping is completely next level compared to skydiving from a plane. There isn't even a ripcord involved, they don't have the time. They have such a small window that they jump with the pilot chute in their hands, usually.
 
2020-07-04 7:48:43 PM  

Resident Muslim: some_beer_drinker: that looks kind scary

I seem to notice he's not strapped in?


I'm pretty positive there is something attaching him to the couch, its just hidden.  A small wing collapse (which is common, even in stable air) and he would be falling.

The bag on his side is almost certainly a reserve parachute too.

/been a paraglider for a decade now.
 
2020-07-04 7:52:41 PM  

studebaker hoch: Marcus Aurelius: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

Racing.
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Gah.

Those guys looked like they were going about thirty miles an hour before vehicle breakup.

Any survivors?


They all survived, which is why it's so hilarious.
 
2020-07-04 7:59:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Fara Clark: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

once again the "fark hate brigade " proves that there is nothing fark cant hate on.

They seems to be incapable of hating on shiat just to piss on someone else's parade, but that's about it.


Wut?
 
2020-07-04 8:47:45 PM  

Fara Clark: Mikey1969: Fara Clark: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

once again the "fark hate brigade " proves that there is nothing fark cant hate on.

They seems to be incapable of hating on shiat just to piss on someone else's parade, but that's about it.

Wut?


English. That's wut.

The only thing they seem to not hate on is hating in shiat itself.
 
2020-07-04 8:54:45 PM  

Mikey1969: Fara Clark: Mikey1969: Fara Clark: Urmuf Hamer: A lot of effort to fark up a peaceful scenic ride. If hang gliding is getting that mundane for you take up, I dunno, sports or something. What are you good at? Go do that.

once again the "fark hate brigade " proves that there is nothing fark cant hate on.

They seems to be incapable of hating on shiat just to piss on someone else's parade, but that's about it.

Wut?

English. That's wut.

The only thing they seem to not hate on is hating in shiat itself.


That makes sense
 
2020-07-05 12:21:44 AM  
Damn he wasn't even strapped in.  Looked great though.
 
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