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What was your very first wing suit size.

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Jumped a Birdman Classic at Eloy with Scott Campos on jumps 201-202. Thought WS'ing was ok but not worth spending money on.

Did another 2 jumps on a S3 that was too small when I had 600 or so jumps a few years later. Spinning line twists on my Katana 135 at opening convinced me it wasn't that great.

Bought a Velo a few hundred jumps later-started doing XRW with a buddy who (at the time) was flying the daylights out of an S-bird, rekindled my interest in WS'ing watching him fly next to me. Put 15 jumps on the S-bird (with appropriate canopy/PC) and decided maybe WS'ing was worth extra cost.

Made 2 scary jumps on an Apache (WS #16and 17, respectively).

Did a few more jumps with the S. Talked Tony out of me trying to fly one of his prototypes at the time (I think it was Tulip) when I had like 20 WS jumps. I don't have a lot of sense, but that suit woulda been pretty silly...

Bought an X-Bird and a Pilot 140 at around 1200 jumps and with 25 wing suit jumps under my belt. Have never had any issues flying the X. Have jumped the Funk and the Aura now. Nice suits, not buying one anytime.

I like flying WS, I hate having to use "pig" canopies like the Pilot to do it. I really hate being in a gunny sack that acts like a boat anchor for the canopy, under the canopy. I'll WS at boogies or at the end of a day of teaching/throwing drogues or shooting video. I probably am not ever going to be a "really good WS pilot". But I am safe when I fly one.

Have over 100 jumps on the X now. Maybe one day I'll take it to Brento. But I'll put another 50 skydives on it before I do.

Not the best progression, but it worked for me...

-Harry
"Sometimes you eat the bar,
and well-sometimes the bar eats you..."

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5 or 10 on a borrowed Classic,
50 on a brand new Firebird which I swapped for a second hand
Phantom1 (250) because it was so much better for the same wing size.
250 on a Vampire 3, started Base on it after around 20 sky jumps,
100 on a Colugo
25 on a Colugo2 and counting.

All numbers approximate!
Do you want to have an ideagasm?

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Started WS flying at ~200 jumps and WS BASE at ~180 WS jumps...


S-Fly Expert: 150 Skydive - 1 BASE
R-Bird: 250 Skydive - 90 BASE
V4: 20 Skydive - 50 BASE
P3: 250 Skydive - 20 BASE
Viper: 10 Skydive - 50 BASE
Havok: 110 Skydive - 1 BASE
Venom Power: 15 Skydive - 50 BASE

Rounded numbers. :P

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2004 Birdman Firebird 1st flight
2004 BM skyflyer1 -60 jumps :)
2007 Bm Blade 400+
Test flied, S-Fly, Bm Skyflyer's 3,3s,6,8,Tengu
2008 PF, Vampire, Ghost, Tony's x-wing,XS-Bird,
2009 R-bird,S-bird,X-bird,Rigor Mortis
2011 X2 400+, testflied Viper,
2013 BM Blade3 borrowed 30,
2014 BM Katana 40, Tony's Rebel2 100, PF Havoc 40+
Havoc as multipurpose&backflying, Rebel for competitions, Katana just for fun
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2004 Birdman Firebird 1st flight
2004 BM skyflyer1 -60 jumps :)
2007 Bm Blade 400+
Test flied, S-Fly, Bm Skyflyer's 3,3s,6,8,Tengu
2008 PF, Vampire, Ghost, Tony's x-wing,XS-Bird,
2009 R-bird,S-bird,X-bird,Rigor Mortis
2011 X2 400+, testflied Viper,
2013 BM Blade3 borrowed 30,
2014 BM Katana 40, Tony's Rebel2 100, PF Havoc 40+
Havoc as multipurpose&backflying, Rebel for competitions, Katana just for fun

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What .... no Phantom ..... :P

Life is short ... jump often.

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