MrTumnus wrote:OXO wrote:What I really disagree with is decreasing the bank when flying out of the best lift. This will just move your circle out of the lift.
If you fly in reality, try it next time you fly. It does work.
I don't agree, decreasing the bank when flying out of the best lift. you will never see me decrease bank when flying out of the stronger lift.
I think that what you are trying to do is combine the two methods. so when decreasing bank you are flying towards the core.
But the way you describe it, it won't work. Try to paint yourself a picture of a thermal, and draw a line that you fly, you will never hit the core again.
Why I use both methods is that with the most common method " widen out when encountering the strongest lift" you need to know when you are gonna encounter the strongest lift. And so far nobody can tell where that is, because if so we wouldn't need to discuss the centering. What we / I do is: fly a complete circle, and based on the climbrates during the circle we know where to fly to. So in fact, when I am in the strongest lift, 270 degrees later I will fly straight.
The nice thing of the "tighten-on-the-surge" theory is that you can act on what is happening, and not on what 'has been'. But you can only apply this once in a thermal, after that you need to apply or combine both methods.