nedelja, 19. februar 2012

New world disorder (Paragliding landing camping)


We consider ourselves a free flyers, yet, it does not mean we fly with out any rules. I found myself again walking trough the landing field trying to convince our jelly fish friends that inflating and ground handling does not fit to the middle of the landing field. If someone is in need of ground handling training please, move to the side of the landing field.

I kindly asked a guy to stop doing that there and move to the side, but I just got back a selfish smile and the procedure went on for next 20 minutes before he finally started to pack his jelly in the middle of the field.
Considering his fat jelly he must have been a beginner, so guilt is all on his very own paragliding instructor who must be another piece of human kind that thinks everything flies just like the paraglider does.

I don`t know how can you find something like this funny, when you are doing something that can cause serious injuries or even death to both.

Dear Jellyfish friends,

please do consider that not everything flies like your jelly fishes do. I fly both so I can argue about it. With the jelly you can land in the middle of the crowd with a speed that every idiot will be able to move away. I, on the other hand, come down with 120+ kg mass full of tubes, wires and myself. If I am 5 m above the ground pointing at you believe me, I will crash in to you. I can not change the path when I get that low, so my only save out of this will be to smack your head with the tubes and save my bones.

Do you consider yourself as a human being that wants to make air a safe playground? Well, it does not stop there, we need to behave like that also on the ground.
Why do planes don`t park in the middle of the air strip??? And I think that they don´t need to tell them to move away, because it is obvious.

It is every schools job, that teaches their students about culture behaviour both in the air and on the ground, moving to the side of the landing should be one of the main things.

It really pisses me off when I see that someone can be so stupid that he would actually laugh at you when you try to do something better in the way of safety. That is the main problem of paragliding sport, it is far to easy to learn, so if it is easy, everyone gets in to the air. People who have something in their heads, and people who just don´t have.


Please excuse me for some words, I am not telling that everyone is doing it wrong, but as we said before, bigger number of pilots brings also bigger number of idiots that don´t think outside jelly fish square. Landing field is called landing field because people land there, not camp there.

ponedeljek, 13. februar 2012

Ice age 3

As you can see, not much flying past days... Only strong wind which cost town of Nova Gorica extra 2 million € in damage. Next to this the temperatures went down much bellow average and the nature started to build up ice sculptures. Even Soca river is getting ice where it has a slow current. All in all I have so much work past days that it would be really hard to look at flyable sky. Having a break in summer with comps is a must with a tempo where I work 10 hours a day and when I am off I have telephone calls all the time, which means zero free time... Really really looking forward for some time off at Winter race which is coming in 1 month. First race this year will be our league race in about 3 weeks from now.
So back to the cold. Kobala and Gorica are all with out the snow while east part of Slovenia is covered under half meter of snow. When the wind will drop we will fly, I think already on Friday.
Just to get the idea of how cold it is this days, take a look at picture of Kozjak waterfall I made yesterday.

ponedeljek, 06. februar 2012

Lanzarote video

It took me some time to make this video. My laptop just got retired from video work as he refused to do anything more, or whatever he did was just to slow to keep the artistic amusement flowing.
Now I invested money in to new home computer which will be my working horse for future projects. Videos from Lanzarote where patiently waiting to be cut in to one segment that works together. Pity that I was not able to include interviews with Seppi and Bob, but the noise of Lanzarote wind was just too big to use this clips inside.

Hope you will enjoy this one ;)

četrtek, 02. februar 2012

Windsurfing Vipava valley

Anyone remembers the 2010 Aeros Winter race when we had 200km/h wind, well it is on again now :) Self cleaning streets, cats that walk a little bit lower with the tail to the ground, these are the pictures you get to see everyday here now.
You rarely see some crazy pigeons in the air and that is about it. They closed the schools yet no one is not making too big deal out of it except television.
I think that after that long period of strong "burja" there must be some good weather coming :D Burja is what we call this special wind here, in Italy known as "bora" when the cold air mass falls down over the Vipava valley and makes this strong wind.

I heard a rumour that one famous guy is coming to make a TV show out of it. Found it on Facebook and laughed for some time :D
Would be fun do :)