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  2. Hi everyone - Can anyone recommend a DZ in europe that has monthly unlimited passes? Will have my pick of places in Europe to base myself this summer and am looking for recs.
  3. FailingWthStyle

    Tracking Suit question

    Oh, certainly. The live feedback will still give you information as to whether a change in body position you make is better or worse. Looking at the data post-jump will also give you a sense of what worked well and what didn't. It's just that the specific numbers themselves won't be reliable, especially if your pattern involves one or two turns. And comparing those numbers across different days / wind conditions would hold even less value.
  4. vtmike

    Tonfly ICE 60cm

    Time Left: 29 days and 23 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Tonfly ICE. 60cm Light use. $225 plus shipping

    $225.00

    truckee - US

  5. So, maybe it’s just because i’m not made of money, but spending $500 on a jumpsuit seems absolutely insane to me. I have an RW suit I paid $160 for from the FB marketplace, but as far as a FF suit goes I don’t have one. I was thinking of possibly buying a scuba skinsuit/wetsuit for like $30-80, as inspired by this news article. https://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/news/35-budget-dynamic-jumpsuit/ I’m a skinny guy so I need a tight-fitting suit to jump with and help stay level with others anyway. Are there any real downsides to getting a skinsuit or wetsuit, aside from fashion? I’m talking outdoor jumping btw, maybe a wetsuit will fall apart easily? Anybody got any other sub-$150 FF suit alternatives?
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  7. My mom was always pretty happy to hear I was too busy to make many jumps ("you haven't been skydiving, have you?"), BUT whenever she introduced me to someone, that person would say, "oh, this is the skydiver!" Parents want their to be safe and live forever, but they also love to brag about the cool things their kids do, and how their kids are more adventurous (or whatever) than all the other kids. And they want their kids to feel joy and passion. You might talk to your mom about how skydiving will set you apart from the other applicants for college and grad school (it really will, especially if you learn to talk about how what you learn about yourself and human nature in the air, applies in daily life and in school), and that it will HELP you achieve the goals you have that she supports. Then follow through on that. If your plan is to become a DZ bum once you finish high school, that's going to be a tough one to sell, lol
  8. SethInMI

    Creating a Game Room - ideas?

    she shouldn't just put herself against it, but more just swing around it.
  9. It will open faster with just the removable slider. Full rds adds enough drag to match the regular slider.
  10. RDS is smaller than regular slider. Regular is 23"x31" and RDS is 20"x29"
  11. Administrator

    The 2019 Malfunction & Incidents Collection

    We recently posted an article showcasing some really sweet videos to get you amped to hit the sky. The reality however, is that not every jump goes as planned. Sometimes you find yourself victim to a bad pack job, bad technique or failed equipment. The collection of videos below are some of the malfunctions that made their way onto Youtube in the past year. Use these videos to learn from other's mistakes, look at how others reacted to their incidents and how it affected their outcome. While some malfunctions one can laugh about later, others should serve solely as a lesson to other jumpers. From the uploader: "On my first jump with my Strix i had a toggle fire and needed to cutaway! Not the best body position and pitched with some speed. This is the only way that my great SABRE 1 wingsuit canopy can get into a diving spin." From the uploader: "After an uneventful jump, on deployment one of the riser covers of the Wings rig did not release, leading the PD 90 to deploy unevenly and start violent spinning behind the neck of the jumper. He was about to cut away the wing and pull his reserve when the riser cover released. The jumper checked his altitude, reasoned he had altitude to keep working on it a bit longer and then untwisted. He landed back at the dropzone exhausted and shocked, then switched container manufacturer as soon as he could." From the uploader: "Bag lock is a b*tch, especially on a tandem skydive. This TI and passenger were in the saddle by 1650 feet." From the uploader: "A skydiver has some heavy line twists on opening, which he fights all the way down to his hard deck before cutting away and deploying his reserve parachute -- which also opens with heavy line twists. Yikes!" From the uploader: "Skydiver rides his reserve parachute safely to the ground after a canopy malfunction!" From the uploader: "A pilot chute in tow malfunction is never fun, especially when you try to manually deploy your main parachute and end up flipping onto your back with a mess of lines wrapping around your leg. That’s exactly what happened to this skydiver. He pulled his cutaway, deployed his reserve and crossed his fingers that the reserve would clear the ball of $#!t above his head." From the uploader: "This jumper deployed their main, saw a malfunction they could not recover from, and cutaway. Their three-rings separated but a line got caught and the main parachute remained connected to the container. While attempting to clear the line entanglement, it appears the jumper pulled on their RSL and extracted their reserve pin; giving them a two-out. The jumper flew the reserve and, twenty seconds before safely landing their reserve, the main finally released." From the uploader: "As they exited the plane this jumper’s deployment bag came out of their container and gave them a horseshoe malfunction. They realized their pilot chute was still in the BOC and deployed it in an attempt to remedy the situation. Unfortunately, the pilot chute failed to extract the main, resulting in a SECOND malfunction! This time the jumper was faced with a bag lock. They cutaway their main, regained stability and deployed their reserve." From the uploader: "After an uneventful wingsuit flight this jumper deployed his main and found himself with a line over that sent him spinning. Unable to fly the canopy, he cutaway and – after dealing with some line twists – landed without further incident." From the uploader: "This skydiver pulled at 4k feet to get comfortable under canopy again -- it was their first jump after a 4 month break from skydiving. Once they deployed, they checked their canopy and thought it was an end cell closure, but quickly realized that it was actually a line-over. They began pumping the risers to clear it and continued to do so until they reached their decision altitude. The jumper claims they were preparing to cut away when they did one last pump of the risers and cleared the line-over."
  12. billeisele

    AAD fires

    missing the point simple: an AAD fire is not necessarily a "save", the manufacturer can't claim they have xxx saves because they have sold xxx cutters, there are plenty of instances when the AAD fired as programmed but the jumper had an open or opening main agree on the being low comments but that doesn't mean it's a "save"
  13. johnmatrix

    Tracking Suit question

    You can still train, for example if you're going for glide ratio you just adjust to get the highest number you can, like usual. Of course then the data isn't easy to compare to other jumps in other conditions, but I think it's always worth training with a Flysight, wind or not (and I've never tried adjusting for wind - but I should give it a go).
  14. I don't think that the "remove-ability" of the slider itself would help anything. You should compare the size of the slider. I never owned a Velo, so it's just guessing, but is the removable slider slightly smaller?
  15. Baksteen

    How cold it'll be?

    When I was a new jumper I bought a second-hand Rainbow warmsuit (airtherm suit). https://rainbowsuits.com/en?s=thermal By far the best investment in Skydiving I've ever made. IIRC they're based in Germany, so shipping costs probably won't be prohibitive.
  16. I always think the same! lol !
  17. I mean I do not have control of that card right now!! So I only have some savings right now lol
  18. So what, you're a legal adult. Make your own life choices.
  19. If you have 8-10k to blow why are you worried about the video price? Why don't you just crank out an A license over christmas or the winter? It doesn't sound like you do have the money which is why I originally mentioned you should wait. Take your time, the sky isn't going anywhere
  20. SSB

    Supervan 900 Caravan for rent

    Time Left: 29 days and 8 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Available March 2020, $700 per hour dry. Only for USA Drop Zones. Any questions please e-mail: skydivesb@gmail.com

    $700.00

    Lompoc Airport, California - US

  21. Jack1111

    Freefly F1 Parasport Suit wanted

    Time Left: 29 days and 7 hours

    • WANTED
    • USED

    Hello, looking for a parasport f1 freefly suit medium male. Any colour. Thanks!

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

  22. Well the longest flight they did was 3min. And for passenger service you don't need constant full power, like you do for skydiving. You can check the data avaliable for Pipistrel Alpha Electro: https://www.pipistrel-usa.com/alpha-electro/#technical_data And then get a sense of what they are getting - but basically they have a 22 kWh battery pack + a 60kW motor and mentioning up to 1h endurance. Then when you read into it, they say up to 45min minutes with cruise at 18kW power. And the same is with the Beaver.
  23. Time Left: 29 days and 6 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    One owner rig looking for new home. Bought new in April 2009 as a complete system with approx. 550 jumps, Wings W12-1 container, PD Spectre 150 main (4 red, 1 white, 2 blue cells), PD 160 reserve (no rides, due for repack), Vigil 2 AAD (will need new battery at repack, not subject to any recalls). Fits 5'3"- 5'8", 120 -145 lbs., 29"- 35" waist. Price $2800.00 if bought before Christmas. Shipping to continental US and USD only. Thanks for looking.... Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !!

    $2,800.00

    , New Jersey - US

  24. sundevil777

    Electric Aircraft - The Thread

    Something must be getting mixed up I think in the comparison, if those beavers on floats are going to be doing commercial service, they gotta be taking up the same or near the same number of passengers, don’t you think?
  25. My swift plus 175 had a great flare at a 1.26 WL. In my defense I thought it was a 200, as the size is not directly marked on the label, just coded within the serial number as R6 or R4 etc.
  26. I can pay now...I can even buy my own rig after AFF.... but the thing is that my mom won't agree with me. that is the problem.
  27. Thanks for your advice! I will think about that.
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