Mar 20, 2002, 7:35 PM
Post #1 of 85
what do you fly?
there are quite a few people posting here and I just wanted to know what do people jump for a main and at what wing loading. I guess I am just trying to get a feel for who speaks from experience and who posts opinions he or she had heard or learned from others. I for example jump a VX79 loaded from 1.95 to 2.2 depending on how much weights I wear.
How about you? What is your main and how much do you load it?
Looking at this thread, I'm a bit concerned that newbies reading this will think that loadings of 1.7 - 3.1 are 'normal', and may feel peer pressure to downsize. Those jumping at these loadings are generally highly experienced, are taking a considerable risk, and need to stay very current to be safe.
Most skydivers are loading at 1.1 - 1.6 and still have loads of fun!
As somebody wise once said: "The only good reason to downsize is because you want to go faster."
and somebody else said: "Tiny rigs aren't cool - walking without crutches is cool."
I'll get off my soap-box and go bowling now. Do I deserve a CN number yet?
I find my Stileto 170 at 1.5 - 1.55 depending on last nite's dinner is plenty fast for this recreational jumper.... with only enough time / weather in a year to do about 150 jumps, its more then adequate.
PS: that dont mean I'm not itching to go smaller, but reason has prevented it....
Remster Muff 914
[edited for my awfull fat finger typing...] [edited again to add number of jumps, at the request of the green on...] 800 some jumps
(This post was edited by Remster on Mar 21, 2002, 7:19 AM)