How high (low) do you train over ground, when the box is almost over your landing field?
Last season I was at Gelitzen and would stop the manouvers at about 300m, this allowed me to just reach the (alternative) landing field a couple of times when I miscalculated or messed up. But this year I'm flying at different locations due to time and budget constraints, and often reach the "box" with under 400m.
I see a lot of Acro pilots do tricks until almost the ground, and have the feeling that I'm being too conservative and not training enough because I still chicken out if I'm not sure I can finish with 300m safety height over ground.
The same goes when there is a dynamic soaring wind or thermals over a ridge, but the AGL is relatively low.
How much reserve height do you calculate in?
Is it different if over a ridge above take off or over the landing field?
I'm not referring to learning new tricks, but practicing ones I've done before (though they mightn't be perfect yet).