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South Wales Slopers

Started by clayts75, September 03, 2009, 13:46:25 pm

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clayts75

The forecast on XC makes Sunday out to be reasonably dryish, just a few showers? I could be reading it wrong $%&

Mike_Y

It was reported on the news earlier that this is to be the wettest weekend this year so far, looking at the river I have running down the street at the mo they ain't far wrong  :)

Just checked Metcheck and it has improved since I last looked

Metcheck
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

clayts75

Really hope it is flyable on Sunday as I am hanging to do some laps with the freshly painted (and repaired...again) Fishyfish.
I have even put all my ballast in it in anticipation :ev

Mike_Y

The updated forecasts for tomorrow are different on all the weather sites again  ::), they all agree that there will be rain at some point but they can't agree on when and how much. Still looking SSW to SW though which means we'd be closer to the cars.
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

clayts75

I'm gunna head up about 9ish for a fun fly as that time through to 2ish has been fairly consistantly a reasonably good bet weatherwise.

Mike_Y

Good luck  :af forecast has been spot on regarding the rain here, it hasn't stopped. Its one thing running back and for the car sports flying between rain showers but running a comp in rain is no fun, the stop starting and cancellation of rounds makes it a real chore and usually time runs out before end of play so no result anyway.

Take ballast with you  :)

Mike

As I look out the window its started pouring down again  >:(
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

clayts75

Good call on the comp cancellation, I totally understand :af
Take it you aren't going to venture out tomnorrow, Mike?

Mike_Y

Doubt it, I want to get a 60" EPP plank sorted for the next DS sesh so I'll probablyhave an afternoon in the garage.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

clayts75

I am finding out that the last two weeks of night shifts has messed with my mind and body!! Why can't I sleep :banghead:
I can't really go out in the garage as it is a bit noisy.


Mike_Y

I was up at 5:30 couldn't sleep  ::) it was still pouring with rain here until 6:30 but it has now stopped and the sun it is trying to come out so you might get an hour or two on the slope if the low cloud lifts.
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

clayts75

The low cloud didn't lift and it looked like it rained there all day. I waited about half an hour to see if it would blow through and then went to Southerndown, next to the old farm house on the cliffs. Sunshine and lots of lift and had a great morning. I took some helmet cam of my lumberjack and will post it if it is any good in the slope vid section. Sw is bang on for the cliffs along there and westerly is perfect for the big cliff at Southerndown beach.
Not likely to be clagged in there :af

Mike_Y

It cleared for a short spell here first thing but it was pouring again by 12:30, the sun is just breaking through the clouds now so hopefully thats it, there can't be much rain left up there  :)
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

clayts75

The clouds were forming really quickly to dark, heavy stormy clouds and heading straight up the heads of the valley road from what I could see from the cliffs. I only really got a light spattering from the edge of one or two storms.

clayts75

Video is up and running. I will zoom in a bit next time as it is a bit hard to see.

andreww

Good afternoon yesterday on Cold Knapp Point, very exciting ;D :af

clayts75


andreww

Nothing to tell really, just a good afternoon on the doorstep. Flew the Wolf K10, no winglets and single fin stuck out the back, went well, 1lb of lead stuck to its back, it was low water so plenty of beack showing just in case , but the just in case not required!! :af

clayts75


oldnslo

I will be in Penarth on Sunday. Just by Googling the surrounding area I think I found somewhere nearby that may be OK for the predicted Westerly wind. If you are stood on Barry Beach, looking out to sea, the headland sticking out on the left looks a possibility. Has anyone ever flown there?
:xx
I like to fly with both feet on the ground.

clayts75

Sorry Oldnslo, missed this post!
I've not flown the site, but AndrewW might have or Dav3uk might have as they are both local.
Hopefully flying tomorrow which is also a westerly. Might fly at Southerndown beach or the headland you described.
There is also the Westerly Slope at Mickeys up the Bwlch, but I don't have a key and tomorrow might be a day for flying near the car!!

dav3uk

Quote from: oldnslo on November 24, 2009, 20:19:56 pm
I will be in Penarth on Sunday. Just by Googling the surrounding area I think I found somewhere nearby that may be OK for the predicted Westerly wind. If you are stood on Barry Beach, looking out to sea, the headland sticking out on the left looks a possibility. Has anyone ever flown there?
:xx


For the last 20+ years for my sins......lol

even had a flair hunter pss off it once or twice.....twas a challenge

use my ridge runt down there on light westerly days

best if tide out as give an extra 20-30 of height(it has the second biggest tides in the world..so they say)

Dave
If it aint broke....break it

clayts75


dav3uk

20 ish and westerly for friday isnt it.

wont get down Bwlch way as collecting car from reading.

May get down Friars point in Barry for quicky later on tho, high water 12 ish but its only 8m so still some cliff left

But rain all day on most sites predicted

Dave
If it aint broke....break it

clayts75

Andy and I flew at Southerndown today. Andy maidened his halfpipe off the cliff :o . Fortunately it flew great and he didn't have to guide a spiral dive onto the rocks 120feet below.
Beautiful sunshine and a nice gentle breeze for most of the time. Wind picked up later on which makes landing very interesting.
Good Day :af

oldnslo

Well I made it to Penarth on Sunday. Time to have had a fly (from Paget Road?) except it rained either hard or harder. In the afternoon I could have skived away for an hour or so, except it poured. I shall have to look into PSS for flying boats, they should be watertight.
Apart from that though had a great day in welsh company.
I like to fly with both feet on the ground.

clayts75

I heard on the radio today that it has rained every single day this month in south wales. Feels like it hasn't stopped raining since July :D

dav3uk

Yesterday was dry i think, i got up the bwlch but the wind was everywhere it was swinging all over got 10 mins and gave up...
If it aint broke....break it

clayts75

Any of you lot interested in having some Pylon racing fun at the Bwlch on Dec 19th. Any EPP nosed and leading edge model will do. Zagis welcome. come and have some fun. If you have a Flying Fish, bring it too as I will be holding a race or two for them if the numbers allow. PM me or email me.

I know I'm pretty much leaving a note for myself, hopefully someone will read it and reply though :xx

clayts75

I'm off to Mickeys!
See someone (anyone $%& ) there hopefully :xx

clayts75

December 06, 2009, 15:06:11 pm #69 Last Edit: December 07, 2009, 17:27:35 pm by clayts75
Well I'm back. twas wery windy :o
Destroyed the Flying Fish after having a great time flying it with full ballast. Also flew the Lumberjack with full ballast, she loved it!
Met Harri Pihl (RCG slope holidays in Europe thread writer). He was flying a Aeromod Aldij (MiniJ?) all carbon 60" glider. Very strong little Blighter.
Nice bloke :af

Whoops

clayts75

Had a half day at work today so came home via Rhossili. Had a good fun fly with Cliffhanger. Great, smooth lift even though the wind was a little bit crossed from the South.
When we stopped flying, a BAE Hawk flew passed to the south and when we got back to the cars, a couple of Harriers (I think, though I have never seen one before) flew passed to the north. Nice little 'cap off' for a good arvo.  :co

cliffhanger

Clayt- Sunday forecast looks good for the Bwlch (not so good for down my way) with easterlies~15mph.
Will you be flying?

clayts75

Sunday does look great, awesome even :ev  ... BUT.... I think there is Qualifying for the F3F team thing (Viking Race 2010 Qualifier) happening this weekend.
NE for us and not sure where else to fly?
Clayt

clayts75

Be happy to walk up a hill in the Brecons (Pen Y Fan?) if anyone is interested.

dav3uk

Got 40 mins  on marine drive this morning before wind died totally...as for sunday depends how north of east it gets but the garth will take some north but not much i am nights saturday but will try to get out mid sunday....

Dave
If it aint broke....break it

clayts75

I'm staying overnight in Cardiff Saturday night, so a walk up Brecons way is out for me.  Machen works for N / NE. Just up the 467?
Long way for Cliffhanger though.
Googlemaps time

dav3uk

Cliffhanger im going to mountain wharehouse in bridgend fri/sat are you still up for a pair of gloves?

Dave
If it aint broke....break it

cliffhanger

Quote from: dav3uk on December 10, 2009, 21:20:43 pm
Cliffhanger im going to mountain wharehouse in bridgend fri/sat are you still up for a pair of gloves?

Dave


Yeah- great. Hopefully you've got a Paypal account.
Just give me your details and cost and I'll transfer the dosh!

Cheers.

Roger

cliffhanger

Quote from: clayts75 on December 10, 2009, 10:55:49 am
I'm staying overnight in Cardiff Saturday night, so a walk up Brecons way is out for me.  Machen works for N / NE. Just up the 467?
Long way for Cliffhanger though.
Googlemaps time


If I'm feeling up to it I'll try and "maiden" the bowl shown in pic- looking south, with Cray reservoir bottom right.
Reckon it's gonna be at least a 1 hr hike each way from off the Swansea- Brecon road shown. :o Should be worth it!

Eyeboy

That bowl looks the dogs danglers!! I hope it works as well as it looks!!
:xx
Yeah you?