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70sdiver  (Student)

Feb 6, 2006, 8:08 PM
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Just got back from lake whales were i demoed a 260 navigator.Im 290 with gear and have been jumping a 300 falcon.i ordered the 260 navigator after 5 jumps .It opens really soft and I like the powerful flare.The only problem is it dont like to be flat packed opens in a diving turn every time.so im pro packing it now.The colors are red yellow and blue.


kingbunky  (B 5376)

Feb 7, 2006, 6:12 AM
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...and now the worst part of ordering new gear. the wait!


littlejohn

Feb 7, 2006, 7:04 AM
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i agree with the guy when i bought my dad a new canopy for christmas all i could do is wait


70sdiver  (Student)

Feb 7, 2006, 7:19 AM
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looks like 10 more weeks *sigh*


Mostly_Harmless  (C 35480)

Feb 7, 2006, 8:04 AM
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Waiting is the worst! I had an eleven week wait on my Javelin which should be coming anyday.


kingbunky  (B 5376)

Feb 7, 2006, 9:00 AM
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the good news is, my 10 week wait on my new canopy is almost over, but the bad news is it'll be another 3 months before the season starts and i can actually jump it. lotsa time to practice packing it i guess. Unsure


DeNReN  (B 5642)

Feb 7, 2006, 5:03 PM
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In reply to:
the good news is, my 10 week wait on my new canopy is almost over, but the bad news is it'll be another 3 months before the season starts and i can actually jump it. lotsa time to practice packing it i guess. Unsure

Ohhhh...what did you order??

And you guys in Moncton must be wimpsWink...the guys here have been jumping all winter(when ever the skies are clear)...I even got a jump in last sat Smile


trippin  (A 12345)

Feb 7, 2006, 6:19 PM
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should have my new wings rig by the end of the month,the waiting is killing me.....


littlejohn

Feb 7, 2006, 7:23 PM
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packing it is the easy part


ncfitzge  (B License)

Feb 11, 2006, 6:15 PM
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I know how you feel. I ordered a Pilot 188 in Dec and it will not arrive till the first week of March.


sundevil777  (D License)

Feb 11, 2006, 6:26 PM
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If you do like to flat pack, a version of it that is often called stack packing can be done that keeps the nose pointed straight ahead and splits the tail, just like how reserves can be packed. I'll describe more if interested. I think my stack packing method is easier for large canopies compared to pro packing.



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