If you are trying to goad me into an argument, it won't work. I will answer you if you promise not to be immature to the point of being warned by a moderator.
Your points were:
1. He was flying a velocity. Yes I agree a much more dangerous wing and as I said already in the post above you that although you and I understand this the guy at 100 jumps on his brand new spanky Sabre 150 with his barely there canopy control doesnt know the difference between that and an experienced CReW dog with his Lightning 190 at 6,000 ft with uber canopy skills. We need to post responsibly in my opinion and that means discouraging these practices so no one else has to pay that price. I also to clear the record mentioned that in this case I was trying to push my opinion on everyone. I also think it worthy to mention that when the BEST canopy pilots in the business tell me and others that they wouldn't even think about doing it EVER again, maybe that is noteworthy advice.
2. The sport actually outlawed low pulls and in the interest of answering your off topic point I did not in one place say we should outlaw F111 canopies. I said that there is no point in learning how to flare a paffed out F111 canopy when the person in question and indeed 99% of skydivers will find themselves under a ZP main very early on in their career and for a very long time. I am a proponent of using new(ish) gear because using antiquated gear is just plain silly in a sport of seconds and feet.
This is a very public place and the amount of people reading what we as more knowldgable skydivers write down is taken for law in many places and I just don't want to see people get hurt misconstruing information we write in hear as it is not only CReW guys with 100 of jumps getting the information it is normal 50 jump wonders that may not have heard of Nate Gilbert and then think it's a great idea.
PS. If you are going to debate with me please discontinue recycling my comments and phrases and come up with your own.
(This post was edited by chachi on Nov 10, 2004, 4:49 PM)