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Volume 14, Number 139
Jul.15 2010
World Record Encampment, Zapata County Airport, Zapata, Texas, USA
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Wed, Jul 14 2010, 4:43:42 pm EDT
Day called due to wind

http://www.ager2010.com/

Jamie Sheldon's blog / task tweets

DHV reports here

Corinna's Sky here

Matjaz Klemencic's blog here

Jonny Durand's blog here

Daphne Schelker's blog here

The scores have been fixed up. See the official web site.

# Name Nat Glider Total
1 Gerolf Heinrichs AUT Moyes Litespeed Litespeed RS-3.5 1801
2 Balazs Ujhelyi HUN Moyes Litespeed RS4 1720
3 Gordon Rigg GBR Moyes Litespeed S4 1659
4 Jon Durand Jnr AUS Moyes Litespeed RS 3,5 1649
5 Elio Cataldi ITA Wills Wing T2C 1642
6 Attila Bertok HUN Moyes Litespeed 1633
7 Alessandro Ploner ITA Laminar Z9 (Icaro) 1614
8 Martin Harri SUI Moyes Litespeed RS 3.5 1576
9 Filippo Oppici ITA Moyes LITESPEED RS4 1572
10 Mario Alonzi FRA Aeros Combat 09 13.2 1560

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Wed, Jul 14 2010, 6:43:42 pm EDT
Day called due to wind

http://www.ager2010.com/

Jamie Sheldon's blog / task tweets

DHV reports here

Corinna's Sky here

Matjaz Klemencic's blog here

Jonny Durand's blog here

Daphne Schelker's blog here

The scores have been fixed up. See the official web site.

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to Table of Contentsto next topic Freaking Bloggers!

Wed, Jul 14 2010, 6:55:24 pm EDT
Freaking Bloggers
Why don't they give us the real news?

Gerolf «Gerolfontour» writes:

Woke up early this morning shook awake by some kind of strange nightmare, that maybe yesterday’s task didn’t actually happen and my current lead in the Comp was nothing more but a sweet illusion.

I quickly grabbed the laptop to check for scores as I hadn’t seen any last night – but of course there was no scores to be found on the official site YET AGAIN (we are in Spain, for those who read the Oz Report infrequently, “manana”-country so to speak).

So I decide moving on to the Oz Report for clues (always my next source of wisdom), but all I find is numerous blog links with no results but just a short Jamie comment that the conditions and task were similar than the day before, and so were the issues with the scoring.  Yeah, and also the mountains were still in the same spot as the day before :-)

I’m all in a frenzy now.  I click onto her blog hoping at least to learn some more on how Carl is feeling these days and find out quickly that him and Gordon where the first in from the Brits.  What a relief – at least the Brits did well!

I log onto the DHV blog.  The DHV site usually covers very well the life and times of Primoz Gricar, and as he often ends up in the lead gaggle, I am thinking I might even learn something about my own flight this way.

But this morning Regina is more focused on the important fact that Life-tracking isn’t a very reliable technology – at least in the hands of hang glider pilots - and it basically works only in one of six cases on average.  I had a hunch about this all along :-)

I’m surfing on. On Matjaz’ site we learn that the nights are acceptably cool but the bugs are unacceptably nasty here around, especially at the campsite.  Did you know?  Matjaz is also a big fan of Primoz and reveals to us how they started low but got up and high and then low and then high again and … and to spoil the whole story … in the end both made goal including all the other Slovenians.  And what about ME?

I got to find out now, I got to move on. But Daphne is still reflecting about the opening ceremony where she met nice friends and all, and there is also a cute video of her boyfriend being sprog-tested – I quickly realize I might not find much about task flying on here.

I move on to Corinna’s World.  If you’re into facts, this site isn’t for you.  But, it’s got some surreal quality to it. Corinna has this rare talent to present the reader with an “alternative reality”, if I may word it this way.  But this morning I’m desperate enough to give it a peek.

And, as if I knew it – drama, drama.  Air had come in the camel bag and as if that was not enough already it turns out a dextrose bit – I’m not making this up - carefully taped to her helmet, came lose - just before landing.  Can you believe it?

And, you guessed it right: no dextrose, no good landing.  The cruel reality of hang gliding!

If this isn’t grabbing you right away, what is?

But then there it is - thank you Corinna - just as I was about to click you away, a little side comment of a side comment so to speak, kind of a by-the-way thing: Gerolf won the day, followed by Blay and Johnny.

Finally it’s out.  And I can go back to bed…

…wondering what this blog world has come to?

Hey, you reporters, writers and part-time poets: this Comp isn’t about YOU and your friends.  This is about ME, ME, ME and Balazs (and Gordon to some extend)

Well, at least as long as we top those lists.  After that it will be about the Blays and Johnnys, the Attilas and Christians, Alex’ and Primoz’, Martins and Marios or who else will make the story of the comp in the days to come.

So please, give us a lead story here for crying out loud.  Try to cover at least some of the plot of the day – tell us, what really matters for the results to finally come out the way they do!

Don’t get me wrong.  We all love you interest in personal side shows.  Your gossip stories and odd looks at things.  But such “coverage” should be done in ADDITION to the main plain task facts, not in EXCHANGE for it!

I have to apologize to Gerolf.  I had received the results for both days and the combined from Koos before they were up on the official web site, but as I was catching a plane to Zurich I was unable to publish them in the Oz Report in time.  I hate it when I miss a scoop.

Vicki sends the results from day two as she is so happy with the good results for Moyes.

Total scores after 2 days at the Europeans:

1st-Gerolf Heinrichs Moyes Litespeed RS 3.5 1801
2nd- Balazs Ujhelyi Moyes Litespeed RS 4 1720
3rd-Gordon Rigg Moyes Litespeed S 4 1659
4th-Jon Durand Jnr Moyes Litespeed RS 3.5 1649
5th-Elio Cataldi Wills Wing 1642
6th-Attila Bertok Moyes Litespeed S 5 1633
7th-Alex Ploner Icaro 1614
8th-Martin Harry Moyes Litespeed RS 3.5 1576
9th-Filippo Oppici Moyes Litespeed RS 4 1572
10th-Mario Alonzi Aeros 1560

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to Table of Contentsto next topic Quest Air to go scooter towing

Wed, Jul 14 2010, 6:55:47 pm EDT
A low cost entry point for new students

They also get to learn how to foot launch and land.  Paul, Mitch and Lauren are going up to Steve Wendt's at Blue Sky to learn how to teach scooter towing, the low and slow method.

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to Table of Contentsto next topic Going to Venice

Wed, Jul 14 2010, 6:56:11 pm EDT
Head for the coast

http://www.willswing.com/blogs/PilotBlogs/tabid/38/EntryId/309/Quest-Venice-Beach.aspx

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Wed, Jul 14 2010, 6:56:30 pm EDT
Looking from the nose down

http://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20258&start=15

Check out the picture there.

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to Table of Contentsto next topic ATOS climb out

Wed, Jul 14 2010, 6:56:46 pm EDT
No editing, eight minutes

Andy Long <<andylong>> writes:

Here's a rather rapid climb out from off the trees at St. John mountain in Northern California.  I recommend 720p, full screen and turning up the volume for the full effect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8l1xJCEHxs

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