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phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Jun 9, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Is anyone jumping a deployable speedflier canopy?

What is needed for that?
What copopy is adviced?
Any source to read about it?
Thanks!


Pendragon  (D 104102)

Jun 9, 2011, 3:59 PM
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I'm sure someone has probably D-bagged one... but in line with paragliders, their line sets and trim would not make any speedwing I can think of suitable for higher speed deployments.


LetsGoOutside  (D License)

Jun 9, 2011, 5:43 PM
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I'm sure someone has probably D-bagged one... but in line with paragliders, their line sets and trim would not make any speedwing I can think of suitable for higher speed deployments.
Yeah, direct bag and lauches a la unpacked BASE have happened plenty, but none of the gear is meant to withstand opening shock.


Calvin19  (D 29712)

Jun 9, 2011, 6:35 PM
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I have deployed several speed gliders from aircraft as well as several paragliders. An Ozone bullet works OK.

I have several ways of doing it, trash bagging works best, with a removable slider.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jun 9, 2011, 6:59 PM
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I have deployed several speed gliders from aircraft as well as several paragliders

What sort of speeds are we talking here? You mention the trash bag technique, so should we assume that the deployments were all from jumprun speed? If so, what type of plane?

Also, how many deployments did you put on any one wing?


Calvin19  (D 29712)

Jun 9, 2011, 7:30 PM
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one wing took 2 deployments then line anchors began to fail.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jun 9, 2011, 7:44 PM
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No shit. I didn't think they could hold up to many deployments, but I would have guessed more than 2.


Martini  (D 23756)

Jun 9, 2011, 9:00 PM
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How severe were the openings on YOU? Like 4 seconds slider down?


LetsGoOutside  (D License)

Jun 10, 2011, 9:39 AM
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I have deployed several speed gliders from aircraft as well as several paragliders. An Ozone bullet works OK.

I have several ways of doing it, trash bagging works best, with a removable slider.
What did you use for a harness? My Ozone Atak wouldn't stand a chance.


Frankyspanky

Jun 16, 2011, 5:42 AM
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Is anyone jumping a deployable speedflier canopy?

Yep it is an icarus.

Speed wings are too flat and stiletto like (elliptical) for my liking. we learned that is not the best for speed a decade ago, but they will get there eventually.

They are good for no wind days and 'kids' hills, but you cannot beat the performance of a (decent) parachute.

As the paragliders get more and more used to actually going fast and steep, we will see the speed wings become more like high performance parachutes.

My speed flying wing is an Jyro (icarus) 105 for 1993 in mint condition, the speed flyers tell me it is tiny.

To me it feels quite big...?

and yes it is deployable....


Rigless

Jun 16, 2011, 8:55 AM
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Wink
Attachments: Petra69 - Copy.jpg (81.0 KB)


AdD  (D License)

Jun 21, 2011, 5:06 PM
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Speed wings are too flat and stiletto like (elliptical) for my liking. we learned that is not the best for speed a decade ago, but they will get there eventually.

Sounds like you don't really have much experience speedflying a variety of sites and conditions. No offence intended but speedflying on a skydiving canopy is like base jumping your reserve. I don't want the newbies on here to get it in their heads that this is a good idea or that experienced speedflyers would recommend it, because they wouldn't.


superstu  (D License)

Jun 21, 2011, 6:55 PM
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One of my teammates (Scott) has been doing a lot of "special projects" in regards to stuff like this. Here's a little video he just put together of his antics as of late. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KHNJJaDhD8


Calvin19  (D 29712)

Jun 22, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Wink [petra]

A full on, badass, ultimate speed and distance machine. Nick is freaking amazing on that thing. I hope I can fly one one day.


jjudd  (D 31065)

Jul 18, 2011, 9:20 PM
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http://vimeo.com/16226960

This guy may be someone to talk to he sounds like hes been there and done that


Calvin19  (D 29712)

Jul 18, 2011, 9:25 PM
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http://vimeo.com/16226960

This guy may be someone to talk to he sounds like hes been there and done that

That guy is an idiot and no one should ever believe anything he says. that video is fake and photoshopped.


piisfish

Jul 19, 2011, 1:05 AM
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That guy is an idiot and no one should ever believe anything he says. that video is fake and photoshopped.
you say that because you are jealous you don't have his photoshop skillz Laugh


Calvin19  (D 29712)

Jul 19, 2011, 6:35 AM
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That guy is an idiot and no one should ever believe anything he says. that video is fake and photoshopped.
you say that because you are jealous you don't have his photoshop skillz Laugh

Just pissed that he gets ALL the girls.


piisfish

Jul 19, 2011, 7:07 AM
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That guy is an idiot and no one should ever believe anything he says. that video is fake and photoshopped.
you say that because you are jealous you don't have his photoshop skillz Laugh

Just pissed that he gets ALL the girls.
get a close shave, a wig and fake boobs then Angelic


jjudd  (D 31065)

Aug 25, 2011, 8:22 PM
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That guy is an idiot and no one should ever believe anything he says. that video is fake and photoshopped.

Photo shopped or not, i dont care. Why one would jump a speedflyer period from terminal or H&P is beyond be. Find it intriguing though if it were real and anyone that wants to push the sport/limits be my guest


jjudd  (D 31065)

Aug 25, 2011, 8:25 PM
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also how the f is he at 8000+ feet (altimeter and visual reference from the video) if he didnt jump from a plane? speedflyers dont exactly gain altitude in my recolection?


Calvin19  (D 29712)

Aug 25, 2011, 11:13 PM
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also how the f is he at 8000+ feet (altimeter and visual reference from the video) if he didnt jump from a plane? speedflyers dont exactly gain altitude in my recolection?

You obviously know nothing of dynamic soaring. Speed gliders are very capable of maintaining energy and stability through the abusive sheer layers required for dynamic soaring. The kid in the video (an idiot) is gaining altitude so fast he broke his paragliding variometer, so he borrowed a friends skydive altimeter. He launched from a grain silo in a tornado.


piisfish

Aug 26, 2011, 1:36 AM
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He launched from a grain silo in a tornado.
well, all I can say is that the idiot redneck pilot can fly Laugh


wildcard451  (D License)

Aug 26, 2011, 9:05 AM
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also how the f is he at 8000+ feet (altimeter and visual reference from the video) if he didnt jump from a plane? speedflyers dont exactly gain altitude in my recolection?

You obviously know nothing of dynamic soaring. Speed gliders are very capable of maintaining energy and stability through the abusive sheer layers required for dynamic soaring. The kid in the video (an idiot) is gaining altitude so fast he broke his paragliding variometer, so he borrowed a friends skydive altimeter. He launched from a grain silo in a tornado.

Calvin you owe me a new keyboard.


shropshire  (C License)

Aug 26, 2011, 10:50 AM
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He launched from a grain silo in a tornado.

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