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and pack your lunch.
some of the guys launch and stay up there for hours.
they bring music, food, water...umm..other things...and enjoy an afternoon of buzzing up and down the coastline.

like jerry, i'm an updraft beach guy.
the boys who fly the canyon thermals can have 'em...i've already met plenty of rocks and can attest to their tenacity.
beginners wear much the same stuff: helmet, over-ankle boots and gloves.
you can entry-level into the sport really comfortably for about $3500, after which your only investment is patience, waiting for the right wind speed and direction.
these days, they're pretty good at predicting good/bad days, so you don't end up doing a lot of sitting around.

oh, and to keep the thread on track: i once flew past a harley guy. he had on a pudding helmet. he was wearing fingerless gloves.
i didn't wave.
neither did he.

...back to practicing my waving. mr. steve carlton is gonna snap hisself a perty piktur of me tomorrow so i need to polish up the technique. i'm a little weak on my thumb placement.
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