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Remarkable scenery. Rocket ship glider (watch for the VG action – like a downhaul to flatten or ease the wing shape). Cool gimbal thingy that maintains the horizon and the infamous, Gonzo-flying Wolfi.

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In layman's terms, how much better is this wing than what you rode? I"d love to see a GPS track of his route.

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In layman's terms, how much better is this wing than what you rode?

VGs came around right after I quit flying. Variable geometry allows the new wings to be much more controllable at slow speeds i.e. launching and landing. My Wills Wing HP was a "blade wing" and High Performance for the day but notoriously hard to land. Because it had a sharp stall, the landing flair timing was critical or you'd bonk the nose.

Big jump in high speed glide came with the "topless" generation. Carbon cross bars and clever engineering made it possible to eliminate all the top rigging (lots of drag) while still being strong enough to handle something like 5 negative Gs. Energy retention with these is amazing and guys are doing consecutive loops with positive Gs over the top and making it look easy. Lots of buzz now about a new topless Wills Wing glider, the T3, that has racer heritage but they figured out how to make it super easy handling. About $10k Good

https://www.facebook.com/WillsWing/posts/10156489963029426

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How did they film that? Drone?

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camera with "invisible selfie stick" (software edits it out)

From youtube description

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This was filmed on the Insta 360 one X

https://www.insta360.com/product/insta360-onex

Gwenael Gourlay uses something similar (gopro 360) for his windfoiling vids.

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Very considerate of him to wear a body bag. Then again, maybe I've just to much bad stuff...

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