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Old 11-23-2014, 02:06 AM
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feel free to post pictures of your local slopes and the views from them. i will upload some more later!

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Old 12-04-2014, 09:56 PM
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The photos were taken at Cap Blanc Nez, France some time ago. Go to http://users.telenet.be/laurent.dejonghe/ to see the excellent video of this slope and of these Belgian slopers
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:51 AM
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i cant see the pictures mate, the link to the vid is good!!!
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OK,Maybe you guys can give me a rating. How effective would this slope be for, well, sloping?

Note; profile 'image' is not to scale. Use profile stats below image.
The line on the map line is more or less in the direction of the prevailing winds (up the slope, obviously).

Here is a satellite view of the field.zooming in you should be able to find the 'pit area' (such as it is).
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:31 AM
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cant see how steep it is or whats in front mate.........
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Click on profile.pdf to see a graph with stats. Steepness is a 6% grade (6 foot rise for every 100 feet traveled) From the top of the hill to the bottom is around 600 feet. As it is an abandoned landfill the only thing is grass all the way to the creek at the bottom. The top of the slope is at the far end of the runway from the pit area. Most of this is visible on the satellite view, which can be zoomed in and out and moved as necessary.

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Old 03-26-2015, 01:47 AM
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aymer cove, nasty rotor in anything above 20mph
start point, excellent for ds.... tricky landing though.
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:24 AM
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view from the air. Bigbury. my local slope and favourite..... Folly hill
view from folly hill looking South
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My slope - it will do, I spose

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nice!!! i have never been but a few of my boards have!
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No one has an answer to my Q?
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