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Wing Malfunction or Deflation

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Age: 0
Weight: 160
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January 1, 2006
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I had been practicing spot landing, lots of them. On this one I wound up high either through misjudgement or thermals and by 100 feet it became obvious I was going to be long. So I pulled more brakes to slow down. Still high, more brakes. Then I felt the glider start to spin. I let up the brakes immediately and it recovered with very little altitude loss. But it was only probably 80 feet. Had a gust struck at that point or I didn’t let up then, I would have crashed to the ground — it was a VERY close call. Spot landing practice is good but I remind myself that it is not worth a broken back. Don’t accept going for it so hard that you lose control of the glider.

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