Saturday, april 20

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MikeL
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Saturday, april 20

Post by MikeL » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:02 pm

Great day today! I launched around 115 after a few others. Being low at first was a bit iffy, and I had to scratch for a little while with a few others on the lower bowl(s), but finally got my ticket out when it turned on. Above launch it was great. Larry was nice enough to mark a thermal for me at towers that took me to 7480; I later caught another at trash to 7616 (personal best for me at Kagel). Got to fool around west of towers launch and out towards lances (should have gone to big T but didn't have the testicular fortitude.)

Later (after 3) it seemed like there was lift everywhere between launch and the LZ so I eventually started looking for sink to get down to land. Got over 2 hrs. :D

with regards to forecasts: the socal RASP/BLIPMAP site seemed to do a pretty good job predicting lift and wind direction:

http://www.soaringpredictor.info/raspta ... table.html
http://www.soaringpredictor.info/windgram/windmain.htm

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