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Paragliding Shoulder Pain Survey

I've received this this afternoon - if you can help them, please do:

Subject: Paragliding Shoulder Pain Survey

Dear all,

SHG Bash

A big thanks to Andraus and his team for the great food.
Stars came out about 8 pm and the fire was great.
Thanks to all those that came and a big thankyou to all that helped with the marquee etc.
Special thanks to Catherine and Gary, also Mark for his firemaking.

Party Postponed until 10-9-2016

Start: 10 Sep 2016 - 17:00
End: 11 Sep 2016 - 13:00
To those planning to attend the SHGC bash this weekend, it is being postponed for one week due to the rain and gusty winds forecast for Saturday evening. The Summer Bash will now be taking place on Saturday 10th September, from 5pm onwards. There will still be a hog roast, beer, plenty of space for camping and the all important roaring fire.

Andreus will cook us fabulous food. Mark will stoke the fire, tunes will be played, beer and wine drunk on a balmy Autumn evening.

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Gin Carabiners

A faulty gin carabiner has been brought to my attention.

The internal spring has become displaced or suchlike such that it appears to close but has not actually engaged with the locking pin. See picture.

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Lightness 2 Lumbar strap

A lightness two lumbar strap failed in flight recently.
The harness in question had been SIv'd and had a few hours on it but was not in generally worn condition.
Please check your lumbar straps where they pass through the adjustment buckles.

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Sup'Air harness buckles - no doubt other brands to follow. Different buckle to previous S/N

Unfortunately only in French at present:

http://www.supair.com/document/safety/Safety-note_boucle-alu-T_2016-06_F...

Approximately translated as 'the safety T lock buckles numbered in the S/N have opened unpredictably in flight. The fault is not visible. stop flying any harness so equipped now...'

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Acro in front of launch

Performing aerobatics over or in front of launch is a really great way to demonstrate that you are an incompetent muppet.

Take off, clear launch.

If you wish to perform acro, find an empty part of the sky well away from any launch or landing areas. Then confine yourself to that area until you wish to return to normal flight.

Check that the airspace is clear before approaching any landing area. join any landing pattern in an orderly manner. Do not spiral or wagga your way to the front of the queue.