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'99 Javelin freefly safe?

 


kurtvdpoel

Aug 31, 2003, 1:05 PM
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I want to buy used gear and can buy a Javelin from '99.

I want to start freeflying.
I have 75 jumps and weigh 175 pounds.

- Javelin '99
- Sabre 170 '98
- Reserve size?
- Cypres '97

What do you think about this gear setup?
Is this gear freefly safe?

Thanks in advance,

kurt


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Aug 31, 2003, 3:27 PM
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A 99 Javelin should be fine for freeflying.

Have you jumped a 170 anything yet?


brits17  (D 24752)

Aug 31, 2003, 3:34 PM
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99' Javelin is fine for freefly. If you've got 75 jumps already, a 170 should be a good buy, hopefully you've got a little practice under something around that size.


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Sep 1, 2003, 6:03 AM
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my 92 is fully FF safe although slightly modded by its previous owner.

it really ought to be fine - just ask you rigger if your unsure and certainly on a 99 any mods that he thinks nes will be very minor


kurtvdpoel

Sep 1, 2003, 12:43 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your answers.

I have 30+ jumps on a 230 and 15 jumps on a 190.
I stood up all but 4 of my landings. The landings
I screwed up where on a 270. I landed downwind
once but stood up the landing.

I will ask my instructor what he thinks of it before
I buy anything. I will let my instructor jump
the gear to check everything is fine. He offered this
himself before I buy any gear. After that I will make
some jumps myself to see I'm comfortable with the
gear.

kind regards,

Kurt


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Sep 1, 2003, 12:49 PM
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Standing up 15 landings is not a sign you're ready to downsize. Standing up landings is sometimes overrated. It's the standup you're completely in control of, even though there was a last minute gust, that counts. Being able to do it inside the envelope is one thing. Making it look easy because you're always in control is the key.

Wendy W.


kurtvdpoel

Sep 1, 2003, 1:13 PM
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I know that standing up a couple of landings doesn't say
anything. But I'm just buying my first gear and have
to choose some size to get started. I weigh 165 (75 kg) pounds
instead of 175, apparently I made the wrong conversion
last time. I will be loading the canopy at 1.1:1. I don't
know if this is too much for my experience.
And I will consult my instructors.
When I buy something I want gear for 500+ jumps.

Kind regards,

Kurt


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Sep 1, 2003, 1:20 PM
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In reply to:
When I buy something I want gear for 500+ jumps.
You can easily, and compared to the price of buying a complete rig reasonably, downsize your main one size in the same container.

Buy a main that you can safely land in any conditions (i.e. the worst possible) right now. Learn to fly the snot out of it. Then sell it and buy something a size smaller. Learn to fly the snot out of it. Repeat as needed.


matttrudeau

Sep 1, 2003, 4:08 PM
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I have a 99 Jav and it's great for freeflying. Has bridle cover and reserve tuck tab. Nice riser protection. No complaints


bch7773  (C License)

Sep 1, 2003, 9:30 PM
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I've got a '93 Javelin, and its freefly safe... as long as I keep the velcro new. I'm gonna get it modified anyways, just to be safe though.


schwede  (D 6463)

Sep 2, 2003, 6:23 AM
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In Sweden we have a small guidline called the "Jespercurve"!!!! which we are using as a rule regarding choice of canopies for newbies and people with little experience (small amount of jumps) and according to this list YOU should be jumping nothing smaller then a 177 sqf chute, BUT recommended size with your experience is a 210 sqf canopy.

After this guideline was introduced in Sweden we have had very few accidents with low experience jumpers with hotshot canopies...

Have fun and stay safe

Schwede


poohbeer  (Student)

Sep 2, 2003, 10:31 AM
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In reply to:
In Sweden we have a small guidline called the "Jespercurve"!!!! which we are using as a rule regarding choice of canopies for newbies and people with little experience (small amount of jumps) and according to this list YOU should be jumping nothing smaller then a 177 sqf chute, BUT recommended size with your experience is a 210 sqf canopy.

And where can we read/see this guideline for ourselves? Is it available online?



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