Acro - Rhythmic SAT
A Rhythmic Sat is a maneuver that can take you from a Sat to infinity tumble. It’s one of the most demanding and extreme maneuvers in the top acro pilots trick book. To do this trick you have to be in 100% control of your wing in high G loads and extreme speeds. Only the best acro gliders are suitable for this maneuver.
It’s also one of the most difficult maneuvers for us to teach, every pilot have to find the rhythm and from that start to build it up progressively, but that also makes it one of the most fun maneuvers to teach, its always different from pilot to pilot.
To Enter :
Start whit a Sat to the right or left. In the beginning it’s easier to establish a Sat before you begin. Later on you can enter it faster. When you have the glider in front of you release the brake fast and let the glider dive , when the gliders is at its lowest point under you, pull it back by applying smooth and hard brake ( this is the point that takes a lot of time to find). If you do it right the glider will slow down, and just as you start seeing the sky again release the glider, letting it dive fast under you (you will now see the ground). Just as the glider start climbing again, break it smooth and hard, when you start seeing the sky, release it, letting it dive under you again. If you do this right, by applying just enough brake in exactly the right time, you will force the glider to start building up a rotation on its pitch axis, going from horizontally to a stronger and stronger vertically rotation for every turn. Keep the other hand on the riser, you won’t need it until you pass over to infinity or when you want to exit.
On the entry you have to work fast and hard whit the brake, to make the glider start diving vertically, but the stronger and more established the Rhythm is the longer and smother brake input are required. The forces In a Rhythmic Sat is extreme, and you have to be really secure and confident whit this before you start.
The thing you do really, is almost the exact opposite from what you have learned before, you are now releasing the brakes just when the glider is at its most dangerous place, just behind you. By doing just this you are letting the glider dive whit so much force that it goes under you whit tension on the lines. It’s from this point you can start work it to infinity Tumble.
The exit is different depending on how high you are and what face you are in, but it’s always easiest in the beginning to stall it, do this when you normally would let it go for its next turn, or just as its starts to climb behind you. If you want to break it to a hold, then you have to be quick, slam on the brakes just as its starts to appear above you, BRAKE IT HARD!!!! Just as you would after a Tumble.
- Please don’t start practicing this maneuver until you master all the other tricks like Dynamic Sat, Misty flip and Tumble.
- Always fly with two reserves and with a glider suitable for these high G loads.