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Offline Jakalas

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Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« on: November 25, 2018, 12:55:45 »
Guess it’s my turn now...


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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 17:00:59 »
Plums of STEEL!  :o

Beautiful edit mate.
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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2018, 18:17:44 »
Had to put the gogs on for that one.. :blink Several  clench moments later...great vid.  ~~
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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2018, 21:14:03 »
Ten out of ten jakalas, that was truly something special!

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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 11:02:15 »
Can't believe all the amazing vids from the Wales trip. They are all so great and different styles. It's great to see different styles all at the same location.
I bet there were some crashes?
Some of those spots would have been interesting to have to do the 'walk of shame' to, more like the 'role climb of shame'.

Actually coming down there would have no shame at all.

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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 09:46:00 »
There were a couple of scrapes, yes.  :whistling:

Was utterly bricking it on my first flight, then settled in after a little reassurance from ZeroG. Still, I flew that first spot "mavic style" just in case.
Glad I brought a backup quad though.
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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 17:59:10 »
There were a couple of scrapes, yes.  :whistling:

Was utterly bricking it on my first flight, then settled in after a little reassurance from ZeroG. Still, I flew that first spot "mavic style" just in case.
Glad I brought a backup quad though.
I'm not sure scrape is the correct term when it involves water! Lol.

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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 14:45:06 »
Had to put the gogs on for that one.. :blink Several  clench moments later...great vid.  ~~

Thank you hoverfly. Yes it was quite hard not to allow myself to freak out when it happened, but very glad that I didn't.

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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 14:48:21 »
Can't believe all the amazing vids from the Wales trip. They are all so great and different styles. It's great to see different styles all at the same location.
I bet there were some crashes?
Some of those spots would have been interesting to have to do the 'walk of shame' to, more like the 'role climb of shame'.

Actually coming down there would have no shame at all.

I think we all knew that there was a high level of risk involved, and that it would be a case of crash = it's gone. There was a few minor ones that was luckily near enough to retrieve, however the damage was not always minor. I think two quads in total between all of us did not make it home in one piece.

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Re: Wales 2018 - Horseshoe
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 14:49:51 »
Plums of STEEL!  :o

Beautiful edit mate.

Thank you Andy  ~~

Ten out of ten jakalas, that was truly something special!


Thank you Lamaule  :notworthy: