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Just a quick heads up on these hidden monsters. Took off immediately after the Spain match yesterday evening into a southerly 3mph wind direction (prevailing wind was east, with a northerly component above 1200ft asl). Bimbled around the fields about 800-1000ft agl in an approximate 7km radius circle, with only very slight occasional turbulence, but mostly smooth air. 30 minutes into the flight - Bang, left wing collapsed and a cravat. WTF. 10 seconds later after 4 pumps to get the cravat out, I was going up at 600ft/min, but concentrated on recovering the wing and maintaining direction. Where