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outrager

Sep 11, 2002, 3:30 PM
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Yo !

The new Skyflyer really picked up in Norway. Best flights had an average vertical speed of 14..15m/s(32..33mph) and the best time was 1:34 (one of Trollveggen exits, 1540m AGL). I didn't measure the glide ratio precisely (not an easy task) but it finally went over 2. Exits have been very easy, and the suit is flying at 4sec or so - like the old Classic. I did not use PC pouch on the suit, as it proved unnecessary - the regular pouch on the rig still works fine. The new Merlin prototype (wingsuit container from Vertigo) did the job quite well, and probably added a bit to the perfomance.

On a different subject, i've checked out W.L.O. toggles and they are a must-have for any slider-up BASE rig! These toggles allow you to fire brake lines in a slider-up configuration (using only one hand), clearing a line-over or tension-knot mal instantly. I've tested them on one of the first flights, and was amazed at how easy and quickly i could release brake lines. Use them, at least until we learn to land the suits ;-)

bsbd!

Yuri.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Sep 11, 2002, 8:34 PM
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Rock on, Yuri! Do some TRICKS!


Macaulay

Sep 11, 2002, 11:28 PM
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Have you notified Bird-man yet? They still have the "who breaks 90 seconds" first thing going on.

- Mac


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ernokaikkonen  (D 12)

Sep 12, 2002, 5:12 AM
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I'm sure they know, they're just really lazy updating the site....



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