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freebird  (A 38952)

Jul 23, 2002, 7:47 PM
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I was jumoing a sabre 150 for about 45 jumps and before that I had to jump a sabre 170 on my student jumps. I now have had 3 jumps on a Sabre 2 135 ( my canopy I just bought ) I have not had any big problems landing it ( like getting hurt ) but I do land on my butt , leg or knees. I land on everything but my feetWink
I just hope I made the right choice. I wanted something docile and something that could penetrate through a little wind. I am about 103lbs so I used to have to sit around alot on a slightly windy day under the 170 and 150.Crazy


f1freak  (C License)

Jul 23, 2002, 8:03 PM
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I was the same when i moveddown from a pd 190 to a sabre 170. Pissed me off, then one day it was like BAM and i could land fine. you will get the feel for it. hang in there.Wink


Premier faulknerwn  (D 17441)
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Jul 23, 2002, 8:33 PM
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Keep practicing. Go to www.performancedesigns.com - John Leblanc has the outline of a seminar he gives about small people versus big people and canopy sizing. It is quite enlightening.

Wen


ramon  (D 26115)

Jul 23, 2002, 10:25 PM
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If you come to SDHouston have me (I've been taking a lot of landing pictures) or Eric Butts (super swoopie cobalt dude) or another canopy person come watch.Angelic

I suspect slight nervousness and not completing the flare to be major culprits.Smile

ramon


freeflir29  (D 10000000)

Jul 24, 2002, 6:55 AM
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Yep...get some video and coaching. You'll be landing on your feet in no time. Don't worry...there's a chic at my DZ that has close to 500 jumps. She still lands on her butt occasionally....Laugh


freeflyz  (D 25150)

Jul 31, 2002, 10:49 AM
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Did you adjust the brake setting??? Or not enough brake??Look at your brake lines after you unstow them do you have a 90 degree bow in your lines???just a thought!


skycat  (D 25740)

Jul 31, 2002, 12:25 PM
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Ok I know this will sound odd, but what length are your risers? Unfortunately us small chicks can't use those cute 18 inch risers, why you may ask? Well cause of our short arms. Due to the fact that we have short arms, it is harder for us to finish off the flare because well we can't reach down far enough. So we have to cheat in the other direction....risers. By jumping 20 inch risers you are basically giving yourself 2 inch longer arms. Which amazingly enough is pretty much all you need. For me anything longer than 20 inches and I have trouble reaching the slider, so it's a delicate balance between having a long enough flare stroke and being able to safely do slider house keeping.

Anyway check your riser length, they maybe to short.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Jul 31, 2002, 1:19 PM
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Kelli is correct; riser length makes a big difference in the "feel" and flare of your parachute. I jump very short risers, but don't need to flare all the way, so they are fine for me. The longer toggle stroke afforded by longer risers is fine, so long as you can reach that slider. Still, if you don't touch your slider, then even that doesn't matter.


Chuck


wlie  (D 27320)

Jul 31, 2002, 5:26 PM
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She still lands on her butt occasionally....Laugh

Won't you like her to land on your face.Laugh



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