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Thought he was gonna die. (Velocity CRW)

 


Deuce  (D 25597)

Sep 29, 2004, 8:17 PM
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Because it relates to two Velocities, I figure it's a more appropriate post here.

Photographed some hi-performance CRW this past weekend, two stack with Velocities. At one point the bottom canopy completely collapsed/deflated on one side. It quicky reinflated, but it was sketchy for a couple seconds.

Thought I'd share.

-I am definitely not a swooper. I enjoy getting the most out of my 1.6:1 Spectre, and chasing these guys was a blast. Those canopies are FAST!
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Canuck

Sep 29, 2004, 10:06 PM
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I have had the exact same thing happen under my Velocity 96. I was on the bottom of a 2-stack with an Onyx 95. It flew just fine straight, but as soon as we tried to make a left turn, the entire right side of my canopy folded under. Freaky ass shit! Fun though. Sly

Canuck


Reginald  (D 28162)

Sep 30, 2004, 6:00 AM
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Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW. That and the 10 hook knives you need to wear. Just my opinion...


Reginald  (D 28162)

Sep 30, 2004, 6:01 AM
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What altitude were they at?


Premier Tonto  (D 515)
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Sep 30, 2004, 7:40 AM
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In reply to:
At one point the bottom canopy completely collapsed/deflated on one side. It quicky reinflated, but it was sketchy for a couple seconds.

And I've seen the same thing happen on AR-7, Rubis and Matrix CRW canopies.

I think this belongs in the CReW forum so I'm putting it there.

Now tell me the dude on top is wearing gloves that look like they're very skin coloured, and that he's not doing Velo crew gloveless....Unimpressed

t


(This post was edited by Tonto on Sep 30, 2004, 7:45 AM)


weegegirl  (D License)

Sep 30, 2004, 12:35 PM
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I watched something similar happen during a HP 4 stack. The micro-lines burned a hole in the one guys shoe. It looked UGLY but turned out fine.


DShiznit  (B 27023)

Sep 30, 2004, 2:01 PM
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In reply to:
Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW. That and the 10 hook knives you need to wear. Just my opinion...

awww, come on!! It's a blast!! Cool


selbbub78  (C 34824)

Sep 30, 2004, 2:12 PM
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In reply to:
Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW. That and the 10 hook knives you need to wear.

wouldn't want it any other way AngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelic

crw skies,


D22369  (D 22369)

Sep 30, 2004, 11:48 PM
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Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW
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too bad, you can learn more about your canopy in two jumps than you would in 20 normal descents.

Roy


DShiznit  (B 27023)

Oct 1, 2004, 6:23 AM
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In reply to:
Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW. That and the 10 hook knives you need to wear. Just my opinion...

Well if you are browing the CRW forum, there's obviously a small part of your mind that really wants to try it.....

Laugh


darkvapor

Oct 1, 2004, 12:51 PM
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Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW.

That's a real shame... There are some very good CRWDogs at Skydive Dallas and the N. Texas area.. You would have a blast, learn a lot.. and do it all safely.. Ask Joe or Lee to take you up some time..


Andrelr  (D 270)

Oct 3, 2004, 2:16 AM
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Agree with Tonto. Happens pretty often. More common with non-CRW canopies. Bottom guy flares the canopy open.

Hi Tonto: happened quite a bit when we used to jump together!

Cheers
Andre


Premier Tonto  (D 515)
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Oct 3, 2004, 10:19 AM
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HEY!

How you doing?! Any Crew going on out there?

PM me, OK?

t


jceman  (D 19212)

Oct 3, 2004, 4:42 PM
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Re: [DShiznit] Thought he was gonna die. (Velocity CRW) [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
In reply to:
Yet another reason in my mind to never do CRW. That and the 10 hook knives you need to wear. Just my opinion...

Well if you are browing the CRW forum, there's obviously a small part of your mind that really wants to try it.....

Laugh

Seeing as this was originally posted elsewhere (and moved after his post), it's presence now in the CReW forum is irrelevant.Wink


Andrelr  (D 270)

Oct 10, 2004, 3:45 AM
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Hi Tonto
Not much CRW going on here at all. Put out a post to that effect a while ago and got a reply from a Brit serviceman based in Iraq!
I haven't touched another canopy in midair since I came to the Middle East. Sucks. Forced to waste all that air on RW.
Cheers
A



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