TOSS AEROBATICS EVENT 2012 and the Half pipe pip tester
Godaarn it’s hot.
Last week peaked in the late 30″s virtually the whole week
and out in the winelands we were slapped with 40 odd degree days.
But finally it abated a wee bit on the weekend and
we were able to get some really good time up at Red Hill
practicing for this weekends up and coming TOSS Aerobatics Event 2012.
Hot was not the word as the temp peaked at 30 degrees once again
and you could literally feel the heat coming off the deck and through your shoes
With a record entry of field covering both the Expert and Sportsmans class
this looks to be a good old clash of the Titans in both classes, so roll on the weekend
and the weather and lets have some really good fun.
Some of our Sportsmans guys like Marc and Jeff could well give
a few of the Expert class guys a clap if they wanted to!
Thanks to Dave Greer and Russell Conradt for driving the Durban crew to get here,
and we are so happy to host the 7 souls that will make the journey down here.
Awesome guys, just bleeding awesome!
Notably the half pipe has been a hoot to try and figure out.
Nowhere as easy as it looks and requires some serious energy
to get right. Going to be a few falls from grace if one tries to get a little too clever with it.
Basically 3 center moves and 4 turn around moves make up the routine, which when you add in
1/2 Cuban 8’s etc can become somewhat testing to complete and gives the old pip a real test
to link all the relevant moves without tripping up on your own ego…