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completed my first wingsuit jump

 


AND1  (C License)

Aug 6, 2012, 12:05 PM
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ha all yesterday after a long brief i took of and did my first ever wingsuit jump its only took me 5 years to get to this stage and i no its not going to mean much to most but as far as I'm considering it was my best jump that i have ever done and its not the best suit out there a bird man classic 2 but it will do me for the next 50ish jumps till i can upgrade now does this sound any goo according to my viso2 we left the plane at 9100ft and i was under canopy at 4500 and i got 45sec


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Aug 6, 2012, 1:28 PM
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If you wanted to do it, why did you wait until you had 500+ jumps to do it?


mccordia  (D 94775)

Aug 6, 2012, 1:50 PM
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If you wanted to do it, why did you wait until you had 500+ jumps to do it?

option 1: UK rules
option 2: Not being in a rush and wanting to be competent skydiver before adding a wingsuit in the mix.

Both are great reasons to wait untill 500 jumps or more...of all good reasons to start wingsuit or any other dicipline or sport, rush is the worst one..


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Aug 6, 2012, 2:01 PM
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I'm not questioning his decision, I'm just interested in knowing why.


AND1  (C License)

Aug 6, 2012, 2:01 PM
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In reply to:
If you wanted to do it, why did you wait until you had 500+ jumps to do it?

option 1: UK rules
option 2: Not being in a rush and wanting to be competent skydiver before adding a wingsuit in the mix.

Both are great reasons to wait untill 500 jumps or more...of all good reasons to start wingsuit or any other dicipline or sport, rush is the worst one..

You hit the nail write on the head both of the above options above


AND1  (C License)

Aug 6, 2012, 2:03 PM
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The downside of living in the uk you have to have a minimum of 500 jumps


mccordia  (D 94775)

Aug 6, 2012, 2:03 PM
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I'm not questioning his decision, I'm just interested in knowing why.

Thats exactly what I was stating as well. Not questioning anyone's decision. Merely stating a few good reasons.


Arvoitus  (D 3917)

Aug 6, 2012, 2:22 PM
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Didn't know that UK had minimum of 500 jumps limit for WS'ing.


murf62

Aug 6, 2012, 2:25 PM
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The downside of living in the uk you have to have a minimum of 500 jumps
......or 200 freefall jumps within the last 18 months. Where did you do your FFC?


AND1  (C License)

Aug 8, 2012, 9:41 AM
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i did my ffc at my home dz at bridlington


kallend  (D 23151)

Aug 8, 2012, 4:10 PM
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Welcome to bird-world. Your 45 second time is roughly double what you would have achieved in a regular skydive so you must have been flying OK. With practice you'll find you can stay up longer.

Classic II is the suit I learned on.


snwbdr94  (B License)

Aug 8, 2012, 5:21 PM
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With practice you'll find you can stay up longer.

QFT

Also to the OP, Welcome!



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