Willingly standing in a Welsh northerly in March may well be the first sign of madness but the moment I stepped out of the car into that bitter wind I was snapped round.
The 3m test wing was the first to go, just half ballast hurled off the VR98 slope. At half ballast she was probably heavier than many of the models I have watched so many times on the VR98 film. Reversals and the tighter turns of VR98 didn't feel as fast as up turns and sweeping carving turns.
Even with increasing amounts of ballast the wing was rock solid. Carving around the sky at these speeds takes gentle thumbs so as not to kill the speed. But it does feel easy. I'd like to claim I was practising different turns but there was a lot of just having fun flying very fast in big air.
Time to really wake up and the Falcon 100 model- this model wakes you up better than any expresso! I just love the Falcons- without a course its hard to know just how the 2 models compare in terms of speed. But the Falcon is definitely quicker and so much fun, fast and quick can be different things. For pure soaring pleasure I don't think I have ever flown a better model.
A great morning's flying and really got the juices going!