Leben Was Geht

Aktivitäten von Gruber Bernhard Losenstein

Speedflying Zwölferkogel

May 29th, 2010

Hi Speedjunkies!
This day harry, patrick and me (bernhard) we went to Grünau im Almtal and hiked up on the Grießkarsteig to the Zwölferkogel (2099metres above sealevel).
The whole tour we had foggy weather, but the weatherforecast announced better weather. so we remain defiant and motivated each other, actually we had so much motivation to climb up to the mountain top also at shitty weather and wait until we get some cloud window and good wind to start.
at 4:30pm we were lucky to get better condition and we saw the first time from the top to the almsee.
so we had to be fast. harry was the first who want to launch his speedflyer swoop mountain 16m² from nervoures .
he needed some help from us, so patrik and me we held the ends of the speedflyer so it was not possible to get dangled on the sharp stones. harry did 2 motivated steps on the deep and steep rocks and flew away.
respect!!!! big up.
he had a really nice flight with some tailwind.

patrick and me, we went to the einserkogel because harry told us there is a better launching zone.
patrik managed the launching also very good and had a lot of fun.
unfortunately i had some drizzel and my speedflyer gin yak 16.5m² got wet.
also the up wind got less and squally and from the other side of the mountain i had some tailwind. so i started one time and had to abort the launching.
i went back to the griesskarscharte and there i started my speedflyer on the steep snow. some sprint and Highty-tighty! I was flying. first over the griesskarsteig and i turned left to the almsee.
what a great feeling to speed up the yak. the landing was no problem.
Fortune favors the bold.
thx for the action day.
cya asap on the mountains 😉
have a nice week

Paragliding Brandkogel

May 28th, 2010

Hi parachute addicts.
This day i went paragliding to ternberg.
we did 2 nice flights, one to the north side and one to the south side of the brandkogel.
unfortunately we had no thermal wind, but for me as a beginner i could really enjoy my first height flights…
ennstal is a great spot for paragliding.

Speedflying Gr. Pyhrgas

May 24th, 2010

hi hike and fly addicts.
This day was the day of the weekend.
patrik, harry and me we drove to spital / pyhrn for speedflying.
we hiked up to the grosser pyhrgas that has a height of 2244m above sealevel.
after 2 hours of walking we had some “good” northwesterly wind.
we found some starting place.
we ran down and after 2 steps we fly away. what an amazing feeling when you have so much air under you….. brrrrrr – no words to explain.
we did a machine gun start with about 20 seconds between each speedflyer.
it was a nice flight with 1604metres of altidude difference and it took us 11minutes.
thx for harry who showed us the speedflying and gave us the essential safety feeling and motivation.
then patrik and me we said let’s do it a second time. so we hiked up again to the mountain top of the grosser pyhrgas and had some low up wind at the top.
i reached a really good upwind in the middle of the valley. near me there was also one cloud. you can imagine the really nice upwind. i had really hard work to manage the different wind situations. i flow up with my speedflyer gin yak 16.5m² to the cloud above me.
than patrik landed so i did some steep turns downwards and i landed after 32minutes. it would have been possible to extend the flight for an hours or more for sure. crazy thermal lift…..
you can imagine our happy face and our body was full of body internal drugs like adrenaline and endorphine.
thx for this really nice day and weekend.
have a nice week

Kitesurfing Neusiedlersee

May 24th, 2010

hi windaddicts!
last 2 days we went to podersdorf for kitesurfing with the windgeschwindigkite crew
we had really two very good surfing days with good wind and on sunday we had warm weather too. after the last weeks of shit weather we enjoyed great summer surf feeling.
thx for the great time!

Speedflying Herndleck

May 13th, 2010

Hi Speedjunkies!
after a long time of not writing any posts on my site because i was doing a parachute course at the paraglyding school in ternberg with poscher hans and we opened our climbing school (Kletterkompetenzzentrum Camp Sibley) and doing some underwater works for the cablepark ausee, i have time to write this day.
first of all we had a very interesting and funny parachute training and i can recommend everyone to to a paraglyding course at ternberg. this is the best paraglyding school in austria!

unfortunately speedflying is not really legal so far, we bought such small stuff – a gin yak 16.5m² – that’s really hot!
the weight with the harness is about 3kg and it makes a lot fun!

This day Patrick and me we drove to ternberg for speedflying at the herndleck.
we hiked up to the top of the herndleck at 1026metres above sealevel.
there was some slope wind not much, but ok for starting. so we flew 3 times to the grassland before the rocks.
what a great rush and surge of adrenaline!

at the last time we had some following wind. so the landing was a little bit faster. nevertheless that was not a big problem for us with good landing technics like sliding on the wet grassland.
the cows there jumped away when they saw us – funny guys.

the next time when we have better slope wind we fly down to the landing near the enns.
life is so beautiful! feel the free spirit!
cya in ternberg for paragliding or speedflying