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bdrake529  (D 29503)

Jan 28, 2009, 1:50 PM
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Having recently placed my order for a V3, I'm eager to hear the feedback of those (non-PF employees/test jumpers) who have already received theirs.

Though I bought it solely for BASE purposes, I'm curious if anyone has flown theirs in a skydiving/flocking environment. Is it easier to flock with than the V2? I know some people have no problem flocking in V2s, but a lot of people I know have a hard time due to the lack of lift at slow forwards speeds. The promo-material for the V3 seems to indicate the bigger armwings help alleviate this.


tr027  (D License)

Jan 28, 2009, 5:14 PM
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Soon, Smile but there's very few suits around here, it's really cold right now, and I didn't buy the suit for flocking anyway.


sdctlc  (D 16437)

Jan 28, 2009, 5:58 PM
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Soon, Smile but there's very few suits around here, it's really cold right now, and I didn't buy the suit for flocking anyway.

Do you even skydive anymore? Shocked

Scott C.


hjumper33  (Student)

Jan 28, 2009, 9:30 PM
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Im just glad the V3 means I could pick up a very nice and very cheap V2!


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Jan 28, 2009, 10:04 PM
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Do you even skydive anymore? Shocked

Too good for that, Scott. CrazyLaugh


mccordia  (D 94775)

Jan 28, 2009, 11:57 PM
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From what Ive heard, some people are getting suits as we speak..
So it shouldnt be long before some more trustworthy people share their views on how it flies (and flocks)Cool


pattersd  (D License)

Jan 29, 2009, 6:45 AM
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I saw him out at Snoho a couple of weeks ago, he had more patience than me a three hour wait to get in the air was too much. (an hour and half was for the fog to clear)


980

Jan 29, 2009, 6:45 AM
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I bought it solely for BASE purposes,

once you use it for that.....


you won't really care about this:
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flown theirs in a skydiving/flocking environment.

Tongue


MexPilot  (A License)

Jan 29, 2009, 7:38 AM
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Mine should be arriving soon. Smile


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Jan 29, 2009, 8:41 AM
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In reply to:
From what Ive heard, some people are getting suits as we speak..

I should have one here tomorrow.


Birdman_Mike  (D 25676)

Jan 29, 2009, 8:48 AM
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My V3 arrived yesterday! I plan to fly it this weekend :)


PhoenixRising  (D 28021)

Jan 29, 2009, 9:00 AM
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post a pic


mccordia  (D 94775)

Jan 29, 2009, 9:13 AM
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In reply to:
post a pic

First everyone is bitching about Mike being in pictures...now you want him to post pictures...come on...be niceTongue


unclecharlie95  (C 100027)

Jan 29, 2009, 9:15 AM
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i believe they have photoshop intentions.. Wink


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Jan 29, 2009, 9:22 AM
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post a pic

BITE your tongue! It MIKE!


PhoenixRising  (D 28021)

Jan 29, 2009, 9:23 AM
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I actually just want to see it. But now that you mention itCool

Justin


bdrake529  (D 29503)

Jan 29, 2009, 10:13 AM
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So it shouldnt be long before some more trustworthy people share their views on how it flies

I consider the PF guys trustworthy enough to design and build a suit that I will be trusting my life to (in a way). So no knock on them for wanting an outside opinion.


mccordia  (D 94775)

Jan 29, 2009, 10:21 AM
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I know..Im a big fan of PF and the gear they make....so much I broke ties with old 'friends' and am now pushing a brand (PF) I really believe in....but enough on that one..Crazy

The V3 is an amazing suit. And I wish people could see more of the stuff Robi and the guys have been doing with it off the mountains...its mindblowing....

More and more V3s should be arriving at their resp. new owners around these days...so it cant be long untill pix and video start popping up everywhere..


mnskydiver688  (D 30125)

Jan 29, 2009, 3:40 PM
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Along with inevitable tongue... Tongue


skydiverek  (C 952)

Jan 29, 2009, 4:00 PM
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I I wish people could see more of the stuff Robi and the guys have been doing with it off the mountains...its mindblowing....

Well, is this V3 Smile?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBJPXq89IQw

Shocked


VectorBoy  (F 321)

Jan 29, 2009, 5:37 PM
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I consider the PF guys trustworthy enough to design and build a suit that I will be trusting my life to (in a way).
If you plan to start WS base you may want to do a few with your acro before getting bigger wings.

In fact I highly recommend you get the shadow leg wing-mod for the acro, regardless if you base it or not. Have you noticed the few people with new custom acros that have more leg wing? A little bird told me it is a sweet combination.


bdrake529  (D 29503)

Jan 29, 2009, 5:43 PM
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If you plan to start WS base you may want to do a few with your acro before getting bigger wings.

BASE progression this summer
PF Tracking Suit -> Acro (why do you think I kept it?) -> V3

Didn't know about the "shadow-mod" for the Acro. Will look into that.


Martini  (D 23756)

Jan 30, 2009, 9:29 AM
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Do you still skydive Dave? Smile


pattersd  (D License)

Jan 31, 2009, 9:56 AM
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not when I'm going to have to hang out 3+ hours before getting a jump in.Unsure


Martini  (D 23756)

Jan 31, 2009, 12:25 PM
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I don't know when the Caravan returns but Ritzville is a great DZ. Warm weather, no fog in summer, no s&t mill. I'm likely to NOT get a V-3 (see, still on topic) but prolly a Raptor PDQ and keep the V-2.


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