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east coast speedflyers.......

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kitesurfa
east coast speedflyers.......

Submitted by TransientCW

 

Hi. I am moving from portland, OR to yorktown, VA in mid june. I have a background in skydiving and BASE, but next to no speedflying experience.

anyone around yorktown, VA or within driving distance? is there any speedflying somewhere around the area? i have a car so driving is no prob. would love to link up with some people........

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Dwhenline

I used to live in upstate NY

as far as speed riding with skiis, well good luck just not gonna happen much.  Tree line is too low on the east coast.

speed flying may slightly better, especially coastal dunes.

I would get the paragliding license.  It just simplifies many aspects of the sport.  It is not like Europe in the USA, many of the club sites demand that you have a USHPA membership.  you may jeopardize the site if you get caught.  that would make you very unpopular.

Best of luck

 

don

I have found a good place in colorado for speed riding in Winter.  Next wiinter I encourage everyone to look me up in Ouray

d

respectfully

dwh

Dwhenline

I used to live in upstate NY

as far as speed riding with skiis, well good luck just not gonna happen much.  Tree line is too low on the east coast.

speed flying may slightly better, especially coastal dunes.

I would get the paragliding license.  It just simplifies many aspects of the sport.  It is not like Europe in the USA, many of the club sites demand that you have a USHPA membership.  you may jeopardize the site if you get caught.  that would make you very unpopular.

Best of luck

 

don

I have found a good place in colorado for speed riding in Winter.  Next wiinter I encourage everyone to look me up in Ouray

d

respectfully

dwh

kitesurfa

Submitted by Anonymous
 

I'm just getting into speedriding from a long term skiing and short term paragliding background(although my GIN Nano 14 is great for speeflying too) out in New Zealand, but will be moving back to upstate New York this fall. I will also be spending some time in Ohio. If anyone is keen to meet up and start an East Coast crew I would be down to be part of that!

Shoot me an email sometime at rovito.m@gmail.com

 

kitesurfa

Submitted by Anonymous
 

update: found nags head, NC which is a bigass sand dune apparently, and shenendoah which is NPS. both are a few hour drive from yorktown. not sure if a license is required for either spot. how does the community feel about people launching from spots that require a license, without one? im used to being a BASE ninja and doing just about everything illegaly? just wondering how you experienced guys feel...........

 

kitesurfa

Submitted by Anonymous
 

hey guys I live in Newark and I would like to get into speedflying
I weigh 200lbs and I have a spectre 170 is it possible to do it or would I a bigger or smaller canopy?
my email is lvgsxr750@gmail.com

 

kitesurfa

Submitted by Anonymous

 

thanks for the heads up. ill be there june 27th until november. i will hit you up. i should get my P1 as well.....

 

kitesurfa

Submitted by dan770

 

Getting into speed flying here in PA. I do paraglide around VA, MD and PA. I would recommend learning to paraglide as well if you want to use club sites. Otherwise its quite a pain to find places to speed fly. Get in touch with me when you make the move. There are a few places to fly that arent club sites we could try out.

-Dan

 

kitesurfa

Just found on Youtube

Speed-Flying on Long Island with GMI Paragliding Speed-Flying School

School contact is
http://www.supair-usa.com/GMIschool/SPEEDFLYING.html

 

kitesurfa

Submitted by TransientCW

 

looks like im gonna have to start an east coast crew!