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  2. I'm also 70kg and started my 90's at similar height (~420) on a Sabre 2 it dives more than a Saf2 and possibly more than both the Crossfire 2 & 3, the 3 doesn't dive a whole lot more than the 2. The Gangster from Fluid Wings is the one I'd choose (and I did) due to the recovery arc, I prefer it to the JFX (haven't tried the JFX2) but it's still a high perfomance wing and please please check with some smart people whether you're ready for it!
  3. Parachuting is a method of transiting from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity, involving the control of speed during the descent using a parachute or parachutes. It may involve more or less free-falling which is a period when the parachute has not yet been deployed and the body gradually accelerates to terminal velocity. History The first parachute jump in history was made by André-Jacques Garnerin, the inventor of the parachute, on 22 October 1797. Garnerin tested his contraption by leaping from a hydrogen balloon above Paris. Garnerin's parachute bore little resemblance to today's parachutes, however, as it was not packed into any sort of container and did not feature a ripcord. The first intentional free-fall jump with a ripcord-operated deployment was not made until over a century later by Leslie Irvin in 1919. While Georgia Broadwick made an earlier free-fall in 1914 when her static line became entangled with her jump aircraft's tail assembly, her free-fall descent was not planned. Broadwick cut her static line and deployed her parachute manually, only as a means of freeing herself from the aircraft to which she had become entangled. The military developed parachuting as a way to save aircrew from emergencies aboard balloons and aircraft in flight, and later, as a way of delivering soldiers to the battlefield. Competitions date back to the 1930s, and it became an international sport in 1952. In World War II, thousands of combatants across the globe experienced exiting an aircraft and parachuting to the ground. A few of the survivors had discovered that it was enjoyable, and after the war ended they kept jumping. The National Parachute Jumpers and Riggers was born in 1947. This group would later become the Parachute Club of America, and finally its current iteration: the USPA . Parachuting as a sport had begun to permeate the international community. In the 1970s sports skydiving became very popular thanks to a quick-release system of the main parachute based on the three rings or rings, designed by engineer Bill Booth, that allowed anyone to use it. Common uses Parachuting is performed as a recreational activity and a competitive sport. It's widely considered an extreme sport due to the risks involved. In 2018, there were 3.3 million jumps in the US. Modern militaries utilise parachuting for the deployment of airborne forces and supplies. Special operations forces commonly employ parachuting, especially free-fall parachuting, as a method of insertion. Occasionally, forest firefighters, known as "smokejumpers" in the United States, use parachuting as a means of rapidly inserting themselves near forest fires in especially remote or otherwise inaccessible areas. Manually exiting an aircraft and parachuting to safety has been widely used by aviators and passengers to escape an aircraft that could not otherwise land safely. While this method of escape is relatively rare in modern times, it was occasionally used in World War I by German military aviators, and utilized extensively throughout the air wars of World War II. In modern times, the most common means of escape from an aircraft in distress is via an ejection seat. Said system is usually operated by the pilot, aircrew member, or passenger by engaging an activation device manually. In most designs, this will lead to the seat being propelled out of and away from the aircraft, carrying the occupant with it, by means of either an explosive charge or a rocket propulsion system. Once clear of the aircraft, the ejection seat will deploy a parachute, although some older models entrusted this step to manual activation by the seat's occupant.
  4. Can anybody reccommend a Florida dropzone with a freefly event or load organisers on the weekend March 7-8th 2020? I'm going to randomly find myself in the area and was thinking to bring my rig, the higher the level the better HD sequentials would be perfect.
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  6. Thank you. I should talk more to my instructors. Always ready for a PLF--I've really learned a lesson.
  7. I am working on a wingsuit project and I need someone to make a video for me of its different parts. I'm a little confused because of various explanations I read in articles. They helped a lot but now I have a lot more questions and need to see it more detailed and also someone with experience to explain it to me I'll be so grateful if you could help me
  8. Annual skill camp for Angle flyers, this year also for beginners! 2 weeks in total One week for beginners (groups up to 3 + coach) 20 Jul – 24 Jul One week for more experienced jumpers (groups up to 5 + coach) 27 Jul – 31 Jul Take one, or take both Registration opens soon Held in Skydive Finland, Utti, Finland For more information such as coach line-up, follow our facebook -events: Beginners week Experienced week More information info@skydivefinland.fi About Skydive Finland: Located at Utti, Finland 2h drive from Helsinki Airport Busses and trains available, contact us to arrange a carpool! Bunkhouse (7€ per night) Camping available Cessna Grand Caravan OH-DZF Utti Angle 2019 Videos: Beginners Experienced
  9. Time Left: 1 month and 21 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    I am selling a Stiletto 135, DOM 04/2000. Excellent condition, no patches, no holes, lines are in good condition. My last jump was over 3.5 years ago and I'm finally parting with my gear. I had originally bought this canopy to build a 2nd rig and that never happened. If you're interested, shoot contact me. I'm willing to pay for return shipping, if you get it and your rigger finds something wrong with the canopy. I will only sell through a verifiable rigger or DZ. Don't ask me to sell or ship directly to anywhere other than a rigger or DZ.

    $350.00

    Dublin, California - US

  10. stabilizer lines (they don't always "fall" along the others...) I'm guessing that is what you are looking for.
  11. Can you post photos/video ? I have a hard time visualising your issue.
  12. Ryan275

    Infinity I13SN

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    Velocity Sport Equipment, INC Infinity I-13SN container for sale. Container shows signs of use but is in good condition. Has small patch on closing flap. I had new leg straps, pilot chute and D bag installed. See photographs for the size of the person the container was made for. I’m 5’7” 165lbs and I think it fits great. I also thought it fit great when I was 140lbs. buyer pays shipping of $30.

    $700.00

    Omaha, Nebraska - US

  13. A 7-cell rectangular canopy will have four of each suspension line type on each side - for instance, you have 8 A-lines, total, four of them left and four of them right. An elliptical model might have fewer D lines than A lines (I *think* that's what you were reading about). This varies from canopy model to model - Spectres do have four D lines on each side, however. You should be putting all of each line type into the center of your packjob, as much as possible - the more you've got lines creeping toward the outer edges of your pack job, the more you are inviting the still-slim possibility of a line over, since things can get further disrupted as you begin rolling the tail during your pro pack. So you would never want to intentionally leave a line out there...
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    Gently used Tony suit for sale. Will fit approximately 5'9"-5'11" and 170-190 pounds. Please email me at kmills0705@gmail.com as I do not check messages here often.

    $100.00

    Bloomington, Indiana - US

  15. I also noticed on your profile, it appears that you have been in the sport for 51 yrs. Is that true? If so, you were here before, well, almost all of us. Haven't you wondered what's taking so long? Did you know Ottley? If so, what wude he think of this whole thing? And finally, none of us live forever, wouldn't you like to see this done before you go?
  16. Both Mike Mullins and Paul Gholson stated they wude refund any members portion of their dues the BOD committed to this. I suggested Mike cude pay for the whole donation for less than half the cost of a rebuild on just 1 of the motors on his plane. So far, he has remained silent. Paul made his offer, I posted my PP acct and he put $5.83 in it. A Man of his word. As far as Government waste, do I even need to answer that? Answer this, why did the BOD decide to donate to an organization that has not gotten ANYTHING done in 48 yrs? No oversight. 0 accountability and at best, a questionable business plan? At the same time, choosing to ignore funding athletes for competitions, assisting DZ's to operate at airports. Those 2 things require members separate donations. As far as doing all this effort so I can "run" the museum, what possible benefit is there to that? I've never stated that and won't. I HAVE stated my reasons and if you read all these posts, you'd know what it is. Or you can continue to be an ignorant enabler and allow this to continue for another 48 yrs of failure. Perhaps that's your idea of. "Good things take time....."
  17. So I was reading online, that 7-cells only have 3 instead of 4 of these lines. But when flaking, I count 4 of each. I was wondering if I should actually only be bringing the innermost 3 to the center of the packjob, and leaving the fourth outermost line on the outside? Maybe what I read was just a generalization, but not sure
  18. it looks to me like he wants some results and after waiting almost half a century i think it is justified. he has some good points and offered some solutions. i think it is time to open everything up and let anyone who wants to look, look. if a member has a concern that his (and everyone else's) money is being used in a way that is counter productive or is being wasted, then he has a right to challenge that and have it looked into further. could he have done a better job? maybe, maybe not. does that negate his concerns? absolutely not. i am going to jump in and help now, as i am concerned as well. and i think he did comment that he got his money back and thanked someone for it, but am not gonna go look now.
  19. i would normally say the same thing, as i am not an instructor and i do not know you. having said that, i can safely say this: plfs will save you injuries in the future. practice them anywhere, all you need is something you can safely stand on that is about 2 or 3 feet high. i couldn't keep my feet and knees together at airborne school and they tied my boots together and i hopped around all day. i can do the most beautiful plfs now, 20 years later, and have done them at start when i jumped. i could have ran it out and stood it up, but on the walk back when i stepped in a hole i decided i made a good call with the plf.
  20. I'm thinking that in an actual skydive, the pilot chute will oscillate (as they do) enough to clear that corner without you noticing any delay whatsoever...
  21. Plan for a PLF (have you practiced them since your FJC? ). Standing up is a bonus. And talk to your instructors about it. They see you fly and land. They can give way better advice on your landings in person than you will get from anonymous internet users (like me)
  22. I read the whole thread. Now some questions for you. Have you asked for a refund of the money that went to the museum? If so what was the response? Do you ask for refunds of your tax dollars that go to things you don't agree with? USPA is the agency that is central for all things skydiving in the US so why shouldn't they support a very important part of the sport. The only narrow mindedness I see is someone seems to want to run the museum and is pissed he can't so is trying disrupt it. Good things take time.
  23. I have suggested to Tom Kaye that he join Quora and establish a profile there, and then go for Contributor status at the Everything D.B. Cooper Space. I gave a few reasons, but none I can discuss here. Well, okay. I can tell you ONE reason. I said his content would be read by many more people than right now. I sent him a picture to support my case. Let's face it. This beats "You cannot view links or pictures, register or login" somewhere else, which IMHO is so 20th century and all.
  24. A Sabre2 or Crossfire3 would be a good option. They both should be better for learning to swoop. Katana may also be a good next canopy, but after short recovery arc of both Safire2 and Crossfire2 it may surprise you, so be careful! And before all, good coaching is always a good idea!
  25. Here is the official video from "MINE IS BIGGER THAN YOURS - XXL November Edition 2019" from Skydive Algarve Portugal. Amazing wingsuit coaches, spectacular views, unbelievable feelings and more...
  26. Just a thought, Maybe you are tucking too much bridle under the flap.
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