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Do I need two suits a tunnel and ff suit?????????

 


airborne82nd  (C License)

Dec 21, 2004, 5:13 AM
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Do I need two suits a tunnel and ff suit????????? Can't Post

i plan on buying a new Freefly suit measured up ect..

can i wear that suit in the tunnel??? some one told me that i would need to purchase a seperate tunnel suit also

Now i have a tony rw suit and i fly that in the tunnel and in the sky feels same minus rig ect....

so i want to fly in the tunnell and train to freefly in the sky do i need two seperate suits?? and why???

thank you

Chris


Paulipod  (B 1234)

Dec 21, 2004, 5:16 AM
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In every facility I have flown, you normally have option to wear your regular clothes. And I have never purchased a 'tunnel only' suit....

Depends on the facility I guess.

Smile


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Dec 21, 2004, 7:26 AM
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You do not "need" a different suit to fly in any decent tunnel. An option you might want to consider when you buy a freefly suit though is a "tunnel flap". Ouragan has that option and I have it on my suit. It's a full-length flap secured with velcro which covers your front zipper in it's entirety. There is absolutely no possibility of your zipper coming undone and corking you out with this option.

Chuck


Paige

Dec 21, 2004, 8:12 AM
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Don't need one but like Chuckie Blue said, Ouragan suits has that great tunnel option for the zipper. I think it looks much nicer tooSmile Def. no need for two suits. I got a tunnel suit from Ouragan and love it. All personal preference. I ordered it before my accident and now that I've been tunnel only for a while, I'm really glad I did. You fly your body not the suit its great.


Chrissay  (D License)

Dec 21, 2004, 11:17 AM
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Someone in another thread mentioned having a problem with having a 2 piece freefly suit in the tunnel, is that common? I plan to hit the tunnel in Eloy in March and just wondering if I may have a problem with my current ff suit.


arlo  (D License)

Dec 21, 2004, 12:05 PM
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i would not recommend a 2 piece suit because the top WILL fly up. the guys will probably tell you to wear a 2-piece. Wink

arlo


Jib  (C License)

Dec 21, 2004, 4:59 PM
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You can wear whatever you want but...
A skinny woman may be able to wear something skin tight and still fly. For big people, I've heard cordura recommended for extra drag and really baggy suits. In the sky, you just go faster; in the tunnel, some extra drag could make a difference.
How slow can you go?


tetra316  (D 26945)

Dec 21, 2004, 5:35 PM
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Re: [Chrissay] Do I need two suits a tunnel and ff suit????????? [In reply to] Can't Post

A friend of mine who has a two piece suit constantly wears it in the tunnel with no problems. He just sewed some velcro on the suit to velcro the top inside the pants to prevent it from flying up. Works great.


SkydiveNFlorida  (C License)

Dec 21, 2004, 7:08 PM
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A friend of mine who has a two piece suit constantly wears it in the tunnel with no problems. He just sewed some velcro on the suit to velcro the top inside the pants to prevent it from flying up. Works great.

You know, i'm contemplating that. But, then in the summer when I don't wear the top and just jump in a tank or slim shirt the velcro might be annoying. If you do it, definitely put the rougher part on the shirt.

I have an ouragan suit and the top tucks in really nicely and it is made extra long so it won't come out. I have never had a problem in freefall, but it did come up in the tunnel! Thankfully I was wearing so many layers that no one got a showTongue

-A


tetra316  (D 26945)

Dec 21, 2004, 7:34 PM
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Or just buy some extra velcro and mate it on your pants when you don't want to wear the top.


Stacy  (D License)

Dec 21, 2004, 8:21 PM
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My Bev suit came unzipped once in the tunnel. I had been doing about 40 mins of RW flying and flew on my back/kneeflew for my last rotation. boxman cued me to drop a leg into a stag position and down went the zipper! BlushShocked

teehee. moral of the story: don't wear a little tank top under your jumpsuit. Laugh


diablopilot  (D License)

Dec 21, 2004, 8:58 PM
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Quote:
don't wear a little tank top under your jumpsuit.

No really, please feel free to......Tongue


Chrissay  (D License)

Dec 22, 2004, 5:49 AM
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In reply to:
i would not recommend a 2 piece suit because the top WILL fly up. the guys will probably tell you to wear a 2-piece. Wink

arlo

No doubt!

Most of the time I wear a pair of swoop shorts and long sleeve t-shirt to freefly in too, I assume that the t-shirt would most likely come untucked too?

Someones idea of velcroing the two piece together sounds like a good idea too. I may have to look into that.CoolCool



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