Personal Journals about Hang Gliding

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 am

Here's how soaring parachutists rationalize their aircraft collapsing in flight as it carries them high above the ground.
The implications of being not so high above the ground are not mentioned.
With a final word by USHPA's Jimbo to give money to a USHPA instructor.

http://www.paraglidingforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=p540543

Certainly of greater use to a psychologist studying mania and delusion than a discussion of aerodynamics.

Image
ImageImage
The term Paraglider Dead Man's Curve was coined by sport aviation journalist and filmmaker Rick Masters.
It entered the lexicon of paragliding via the OZ Report in June 2009.
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=25711
Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:19 pm

PG fatality #1,687        June 1, 2018        Paragliding Slaughter Season kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere.
In a joyriding crash, the passenger provided protection for the commander upon impact.
The commander was flown to a hospital via helicopter.
The passenger was taken to a morgue.
Last edited by Rick Masters on Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:58 pm

PG fatality # 1,688        June 1, 2018        Paragliding Slaughter Season opens on June 1 with PG deaths 31 and 32 for the year.
Image
Collapse.
The reserve didn't help.
Too bad.
Like a collapse, the reserve parachute is also regarded as a safety feature by soaring parachutists.
It makes paragliding twice as safe.     :wtf:
Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:15 pm

Paragliding        93 dead soaring parachutists in the past 12 months.
In celebration of the upcoming 2018 Paragliding Slaughter Season,
we present the Paragliding Slaughter Season theme song.

Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:28 pm

Powered paragliding        June 3, 2018        I kid you not.     :o

Image

Image
Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby magentabluesky » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:20 pm

Mark Reuss, the current GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, crashes the Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car at the Detroit Grand Prix. Don’t tell me I need to wear a helmet. I am an Executive Vice President. Look ma, we crash with no helmets.
magentabluesky
Michael Grisham
magentabluesky
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 184
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 10:26 pm

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:08 pm

I regard people not wearing helmets in extreme sports as akin to human sacrifices of virgins to the volcano.

Image
It is not a forced sacrifice but a willing self-sacrifice - and therefore acceptable as family entertainment.     :twisted:
Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:27 pm

Paramotoring        May 18, 2018

I am an EMT but no longer current.
Look at the way the responders move this guy with suspected spinal cord injuries.
Unbelieviable!     :o
Don't break your back on this beach, paramaniacs..
http://www.wafb.com/story/38175611/parasailer-crashes-onto-pass-christian-beach-injuries-severe
Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:34 am

Rick Masters: Dangerous Thoughts    USHGA #30816    View my rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
A lot of foolish people think they're hang gliding with parachutes - but nobody ever thinks they're parachuting with hang gliders.
Rick Masters
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 3155
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:11 am
Location: Owens Valley

Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby magentabluesky » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:15 pm

Carbon Fiber and Lightning

This is what happens when lightning strikes carbon fiber.

Lightning Bolt Strikes Fishing Pole While Fishing

magentabluesky
Michael Grisham
magentabluesky
User avatar
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 184
Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 10:26 pm

PreviousNext
Forum Statistics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

Options

Return to Blog Forum

cron