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  2. mark

    LARGE GEAR

    UPT, Mirage, and Jumpshack are all C23b manufacturers, i.e. no TSO weight or speed limits. Sunpath Javelins are currently certified for 300 pounds and 170 knots. The newest RI rigs are certified for 325 pounds and 150 knots. PD makes tandem reserves and military reserves certified for much higher weights than typical solo civilian applications. These require more altitude for opening, so other altitudes (opening, malfunction decision, AAD activation) need to be adjusted upward. Tandem reserves are readily available, and PD military reserves occasionally find their way to the civilian market. --Mark
  3. SStewart

     Dave Dewolf

    Dave had many "saves" himself and when you multiply that by all the riggers he trained the numbers would be in the thousands. A life well lived.
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  5. tibcsi77

    Voodoo V1 rig

    Time Left: 29 days and 22 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Voodoo V1 container (3/01) with Aerodyne Sensei 91 cross-braced main has green spectra lines (7/11), Precision Micro Raven 120 reserve (1/00) (never used!). Rig has no AAD! I am 5’9” 150 pound, fits a little snug on me. It would go up to 6’ and 180 pound for sure... Reserve last repacked by a rigger last year February in Australia. Container professionally cleaned. The rig haven’t been used in a last 3 years due to shoulder dislocation. The container is professionally modified to a left-handed deployment, also by a rigger. Paypal and North America only!!! Thanks for checking out my rig! Have a nice day! Blue skies!

    $2,250.00

    Bellevue , Washington - US

  6. accumack

     Dave Dewolf

    A giant in this sport! R.I.P. Dave say hi to Joe Smith!
  7. pchapman

    LARGE GEAR

    At the OP: Rigger Lee got at this a bit, but you'll be pushing the certification limits of standard gear. Some rigs are certified to the old traditional 254 lbs (jumper plus gear), others as high as 300 lbs, but I'm not sure if there's anything beyond that. (Unless one uses adapted tandem or military gear.) So it might be hard to be totally legal. Not that people haven't slightly overloaded gear before. People over 230 lbs (without gear) skydived even when nothing was certified past 254 lbs, so with the available gear they were always overloading it a little. Reserve canopies have a similar issue to the rig itself. E.g, the biggest PD reserves, whether regular or Optimum variety, max out at 290-300 lbs for certification. So, similar to what Lee is saying, you at least want to maximize things in your favor by considering gear features that are more forgiving of high weights and speeds.
  8. Unstable

    LARGE GEAR

    I want to second this feedback - being a larger jumper and the increased snatch forces RiggerLee mentioned, you are at higher risk for line dump with increased consequences associated with more mass traveling at higher velocities. At a minimum, I would steer you away from stowless (fully or partially) bag designs. While you are at it, consider a Firebolt as a main canopy. Full elliptical (fun to fly) and a very deliberate sniveler. Originally marketed towards camera flyers in the mid-2000s. The Firebolt is also a hybrid design, which will help with volume and ease of packing.
  9. SethInMI

     Dave Dewolf

    You add "indirectly" and you would have a LOT of people.
  10. JerryBaumchen

     Dave Dewolf

    Hi Gary, That is what I will always remember about Dave. A fun guy to be around, Jerry Baumchen
  11. SWP123

    Mirage G4 M3

    Time Left: 29 days and 20 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    -$1100/OBO -DOM 12/2010 -450 jumps -Built for 5’11” / 170 lbs -Generally holds 135-150 main / 143-160 reserve -Articulated harness, RSL, 24” risers, dive loops, soft handles, freefly tab, hook knife -I’ll pay shipping to your rigger, US only

    $1,100.00

    Spokane, WA

  12. Time Left: 29 days and 20 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    Low pack 2018 ZPX Pilot7 137 700HMA lines $1750 US Only 97 jumps. Will ship from within US or Canada Would consider exchange for a Pilot 9 cell 150

    $1,750.00

    Champlain, New York - US

  13. Time Left: 29 days and 20 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    Liquid Image 1080p goggles Impact series, mod 367 for sale - $80 plus shipping. CMOS 5mp sensor, 135 degree FOV (not changeable), 32 meg internal, 30fps at 1080, 60fps at 720, can add 32gb micro card. Comes with all attachments, cables, manuals, extra battery. Worked well, crisp (but medium FOV). Email me at skydawg.bob@gmail.com

    $80.00

    Monona, Wisconsin - US

  14. Time Left: 29 days and 20 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Almost new J-Nite wingsuit, only 59 jumps on it. Very powerfull, not for beginners !!!! Will ship from within US or Canada. build for 6'-1" 175 lbs

    $700.00

    Champlain, New York - US

  15. bfelt

    Z1 small helmet for sale

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Z1 helmet for sale - $75 plus shipping. Size is very small - for a 20" or so head. Used very little - very good shape. Everything works - front button, visor and sizing cord, liner in very good shape. A different liner could be put in, but shell is small.

    $75.00

    Monona, Wisconsin - US

  16. peek

     Dave Dewolf

    Dave was one of the greats in skydiving and parachute rigging. Always cheerful. Always helpful. I'm going to miss him.
  17. Skoop80

     Dave Dewolf

    I'd love to see a show of hands as to how many of us "directly" owe our lives to this man. I'm one
  18. speedamigo

    Phoenix-Fly Alpine (ultralight)

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Selling my beloved Phoenix-Fly Alpine which is tailored for me at 190cm / 6'3", 92kg / 200lbs. Detailed measurements can be provided upon request. Manufactured in spring 2016, 46 basejumps, 14 skydives, in excellent condition. This is the perfect suit for alpine jumps and lightweight missions: Ultra-light fabric, lighter and thinner arm-foam, no fins or fin-sockets (for weight savings), large leg-wing/deflector pocket, lower-leg pockets, hip pockets, slightly bigger cut to accommodate for gear and warm clothes. Additionally it features BASE soles, skydive zippers and a belly camera hole. Located in Bern, Switzerland.

    $550.00

    Bern

  19. pftom

    Sigma passenger harness

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Passenger harness, Black/grey Only 100 jumps, as new just mud on legs Y mod & hook knife DOM Dec 2015 £300 $375, buyer pays shipping

    $375.00

    London - GB

  20. EJU

    DB Cooper

    Daily DB Cooper Bite. I discuss the notion that the real DB Cooper is one of the suspects that the FBI has considered over the years. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DBCooperChannel
  21. TVHigley

    Turbine 207 and 182 pilot

    Time Left: 6 days and 18 hours

    • WANTED
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    Skydive Chelan is looking for a full time pilot for the 2019 season (through October) We are a resort town in the state of Washington. Outdoor paradise... BASE, Seedflying, Paragliding, mountaineering, water sports galore! Must be legal to work in the US and have Jump pilot experience. Contact todd@skydivechelan.com with resume/CV

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Chelan, Washington - US

  22. He was 86. We’ll miss you Dave.
  23. RiggerLee

    LARGE GEAR

    Over the years I saw a number of canopies and harnesses damaged on hard openings with larger people. The amount of energy that has to be absorbed goes up with weight but it also goes up with the square of the speed. Falling even just a bit faster makes a big difference. But it's not as simple as that. Fill time of the canopy goes down with faster speeds. That's part of the reason that high altitude openings are so brutal. True air speed and volume fill rate go way up and make a disproportionate change in the opening shock. That's why a preme at a higher altitude is so dangerous especially if you are free flying or sit flying. Snatch force also goes up with airspeed causing more load on bags and canopies. the higher forces combined with heavier canopies are a good set up for line dump and staging problems. It's easier to break rubber bands with the higher load and a heavier canopy to pull against that will resist acceleration longer. Also bags are wider on larger rigs which with older bag designs means more line in between the stows trying to pull them lose. Right now I'm working almost exclusively with recovery systems dealing with 1000-2000 lb loads and the next air frame will be some where north of 7000 lb. All these things become more exaggerated, it's been interesting. You are going to want large canopies. Don't be afraid to go big. Large canopies fly so nice and you have the weight to drive them. You'll make it back from spots that no one can fly from. The opening issues are why I recommend an Optimum. It actually opens a bit slower then other reserves. That sounds like a strange thing to say about a reserve at least in a positive context. With the higher speeds that we are seeing these days I actually see advantages in it. It also seems to be more tolerant of higher speed openings. I know a couple of people that demoed them and made a point of opening them at high speeds from head down dives with no deceleration. I think they have a wider speed envelope then other reserve canopies. You're going to want a slow opening main to begin with but you might also think about having it lined with dacron line. I know it sounds strange, old school, but it does improve the openings. I don't really buy the "line stretch" theory but it's got other things going for it. There is a lot more friction on the slider. It sounds like a small thing but I think it makes a big difference in when the canopy becomes dominant over the slider and starts to push it down and how fast it pushes it down. They also have a lot more bulk and friction on rubber bands so you get better staging on the canopy deployment. That alone can be a life saver, literally. I've seen people killed by hard openings. A slightly larger or domed or flagged slider can be a good idea. Even if you don't seem to need it on normal openings it might save you on the anomalous hard one. But one change I would strongly suggest you make is to consider getting a "Speed Bag" from Jump Shack. Basically every line stow on the bag is a locking stow, they are a bit closer together, less line between them, and there are more of them then on a normal bag. It's about the most line dump resistant design out there. It's a bit harder to pack but you get used to it. Double wrap your bands. You'll break a lot of them but it's worth it. Just buy a big bag of them and keep them in a zip lock. And welcome back. Lee
  24. SethInMI

    Flysight vs GoPro

    No it makes sense to me. If I understand you correctly, you are using a position displacement vector direction to decompose your velocity scalar. And what is the use of the N/E velocity anyway? your graphs don't break it down, but I guess there are some flysight viewer screens that do?
  25. So after reading some recommend bench etc. No, don't. Fitness is made to strenghten your muscles, not your core or ligaments/tendons. DON'T talk to "certified" gym trainers, talk to graduated physiotherapists. They will know best how to strenghten your joints without risking injury. They will provide you with the correct set of workouts, maybe add some laser treatment or manual therapy if you have the bucks. I have a professional graduated physiotherapist in my family and can't stress enough how little gym trainers know about the actual structures of ligaments, joints, muscles etc.
  26. jf123

    How long to wait before starting back fly?

    I had my first tunnel experience recently. Did 20 mins belly last week and 10 mins belly then 10 back right after. By the end of the 10 mins I could hold position on my back for most of the 2 min block but still got a bit wobbly at times for sure. Just send it there is no harm trying. It does feels pretty opposite compared to belly.
  27. Time Left: 6 days and 13 hours

    • WANTED
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    We operate 7 day's a week, busy season starting end of May. We jump a Turbine 207 from 10,000 ft at sea level. Next to the ocean and the Namib dessert.

    $35.00

    Swakopmund, Erongo - NA

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