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Hey you perris jumpers...

 


skymedic  (C 33561)

Jul 10, 2001, 4:19 PM
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Take a look at this pic. who is this guy and please tell me he isnt gonna jump it? I got this off the perris web cam page of todays pics. here is the place

http://www.perriscam.com/images/PHOTO1427.JPG

Sorry dont know how to make it a live link(kinda computer illiterate)

Marc


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Jul 10, 2001, 4:32 PM
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That looks like Jim Slayton playing with a tiny Icarus Extremely Extreme kite. It looks too small for today's jumpers.



skymedic  (C 33561)

Jul 10, 2001, 4:34 PM
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I thought at first it was a kite but then saw risers and toggles attached and heard rumors of icarus going sub 40...



Marc


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Jul 10, 2001, 4:42 PM
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Looks like that one is sub 20! Smile Nice kite idea.

Whoa... That was cool!


DiverDave  (C 31722)

Jul 10, 2001, 7:15 PM
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Jim Slaton runs the Perris Evolution canopy school, which includes a significant aerodynamics lesson as part of ground school from what he's told me. My guess would be that this is a ram air kite to be used as a teaching aid... but that's just a guess.

Cheers... Dave



PalmettoTiger

Jul 10, 2001, 7:42 PM
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If anyone tried to jump that thing, it wouldn't take very long to pack. Or deploy. But I have my doubts about how much it would slow you down. Smile

Blues, squares,
PTiger

"Beer: the OTHER other white meat."


DZBone  (D 14358)

Jul 10, 2001, 8:05 PM
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Dave's right. He used this as a visual aid when I asked him about holding toggles and front riser loops.

You guys kill me. You don't really think anyone could fly something that small, do you??

At least not yet...

hehe

Carl



skymedic  (C 33561)

Jul 10, 2001, 9:30 PM
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no I don't think anyone would fly it, but then again no one ever thought they could go sub 50 and they did. its only a matter of time.

Marc


Shark  (D 24499)

Jul 11, 2001, 7:24 AM
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You guys kill me. You don't really think anyone could fly something that small, do you??
Since it's used as a teaching aid, isn't approved for student use?? Then they upsize; bigger is better. Or maybe it's the *kids* model for those 12 and under...



DZBone  (D 14358)

Jul 11, 2001, 9:27 AM
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maybe it's the *kids* model for those 12 and under...
Hey, maybe airann could use it for her dog!




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