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Chris-Ottawa  (A License)

Dec 11, 2006, 5:15 PM
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Hey guys and gals,

I love looking at canopies when they are in full flight. Let's see some pictures either from the ground as you are on final approach, or while under canopy.

I love the ones where you catch your shadow during a hard turn; and cross braced canopies with wicked designs. White canopies with bright cross braces are sweet looking, and so are Cobalts with bright designs.

Let's see 'em, show off your sexy main or if you prefer to show us your nice blue reserve, feel free!

Please include some details:
A: Type of Canopy
B: Size of canopy
C: Custom or factory
D: Any thing else you care to share

Thanks!

Chris

I've included an example. This is unfortunately more a picture of myself, but it's the best one that I have of my canopy. It's a factory Spectre 135.


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peckerhead

Dec 11, 2006, 5:22 PM
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Diablo 135







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Elisha  (D 31656)

Dec 11, 2006, 6:02 PM
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If Lany would actually take a decent picture of me under canopy, then I would show it. Tongue


MrBrant  (B License)

Dec 11, 2006, 6:05 PM
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My last canopy - Pilot 188. (which has much nicer colors than my new canopy - unfortunatly Sly)
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monkycndo  (D License)

Dec 11, 2006, 6:56 PM
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Sabre2 150 with custom design in yellow and navy. I wanted to go asymetrical, but didn't like it from side to side. So went with different top and bottom skins.

Geeked the camera for Turtle.
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Chris-Ottawa  (A License)

Dec 11, 2006, 7:10 PM
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That looks like a really nice area, Cali I assume?


jheadley  (D 28710)

Dec 11, 2006, 7:15 PM
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1st, Sabre 2 170, taken from ground, I was at 500 feet or so.

2, Sabre 2 150, taken on landing by Laszlo Andacs.

I like having a center cell that is different from all the other cells, it makes packing easier.
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monkycndo  (D License)

Dec 11, 2006, 7:15 PM
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This years boogie at Lost Prairie, Montana.


Chris-Ottawa  (A License)

Dec 11, 2006, 7:17 PM
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Elisha, do like I did, take up your own camera and take your own picture.

I'm gonna turn into a "camera guy" around the DZ. I love keeping my digital camera handy. Once I get enough jumps, I'm gonna get into camera to help the DZ if needed, but mostly to document my jumping and other's jumping.

I use a 2MP Sony DSC-U30, it's smaller than a cellphone so I keep it in my jumpsuit.

Here's some other pics I took while under canopy, I love doing H+P's up high and enjoy the ride down.

Pics 1+2 Mile High @ 10k and pic 3 is in New York @ 4k .

I love my home DZ for spotting, can anyone tell why??? Haha. It's slightly hard to miss.

Chris


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adventurechick  (C 35899)

Dec 11, 2006, 7:34 PM
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First picture:

A: Spectre
B. 190
C. PD Demo Canopy
D. This was my landing after my SCR at Skyfest!

Second Picture:

A. Spectre
B. 170
C. Used canopy... but still practically new!
D. I love my canopy..... so wonderful :o)
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jumpjunkie  (D 24376)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:00 PM
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Here's me swooping the pond at Skyfest this year. I really like the reflection off the water. I'm flying a Velocity 96.
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jumpjunkie  (D 24376)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:06 PM
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Oh, and I forgot, it's custom. So if you see another canopy that looks exactly like it, do me a favor. Tell the ass that I want my rig back!

Thanks for your help in advance.


stratostar  (Student)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:09 PM
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1. My T-10 OD green factory colors of course.Tongue35ft
2. My PC MK-1 24ft red with black,yellow,black stripes, never seen another one like it or any oldtimers who could name it, custom? Traded a 10 speed bike for it in 83.Blush
3. Just a cool shot of someone else,I took.Cool
4. Same as 3
enjoy


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MotherGoose

Dec 11, 2006, 8:16 PM
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I'm adding this one just for being "different". Not even sure what kind of canopy this is, can anyone help? The jumper is Russian, so this one may be foreign. Either way, somehow I don't think this canopy has a twin out there . . .
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Cashmanimal  (D 30009)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:21 PM
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The general consensus is that i am flipping off the camera... I don't remember doing it, but that's cool, I'm over it, haha!
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stratostar  (Student)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:23 PM
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FCI knock off.


MrBrant  (B License)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:32 PM
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In reply to:
3. Just a cool shot of someone else,I took.Cool

Somebody's gotta tell that jumper that their boat wants its anchor back!! Laugh


stratostar  (Student)

Dec 11, 2006, 8:33 PM
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Smile Rookies, what ya expect, leave the slider flap'in too....TongueSly


Casquito  (C License)

Dec 11, 2006, 9:48 PM
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Katana 107
All white with red ribs/stabilizers
Custom colors
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Cacophony  (D 23912)

Dec 11, 2006, 10:14 PM
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Velocity 96 (factory)
Nothing else special. Taken during a CPC meet.

And yes that is a monkey in my weight belt! Tongue
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phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Dec 11, 2006, 10:34 PM
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Pilot150: R-R-R-R-R-W-Y-R

Cobalt135: Yellow with Purple diamonds and ribs.
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KRBKV  (C 177201)

Dec 12, 2006, 12:48 AM
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Here is mine! In front of you!

1. Sabre2
2. 135
3. Custom
4. approx. 300 jumps on it and i still like it VERY much! Smile It opens soft and onheading.
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Hille80  (D 29249)

Dec 12, 2006, 1:07 AM
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1. Safire 2 169ft
Custom white/royal blue

2. Same canopy after cutaway and 4h x-search thru a giant cornfield in Klatovy Crazy
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freekflyguy  (D 11658)

Dec 12, 2006, 1:31 AM
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In reply to:
Elisha, do like I did, take up your own camera and take your own picture.

Ive gotta turn into the fun police here.

You should not be taking photographs with a hand held camera under canopy.

Whilst you are shooting away you are unaware of your surroundings.

A recipe for trouble.


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snafuhere  (D 29581)

Dec 12, 2006, 4:10 AM
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XF2 in flight by our-best-cameraman
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