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  2. sundevil777

    Packing tool

    I can’t understand the benefit to the pack tool, such a small diameter it hurts more than using a wide pull up cord/ribbon. Even those seem fancy to me, for I grew up using gutted 550 cord. I’ve started using that again the last couple weeks.
  3. I have three old skydiving patches I need help ID'ing Do not have any pics yet but will try if need. 1. Round 4 inch patch. NORTHWEST SPORT PARACHUTE CLUB in black on outer gold border . White and red gores on round canopy. Black skydiver and lines. Green ground black X for target. Purple mountains with snow peaks. 2. Round 5 in. patch. Small gold outer border. White and red canopy. Black jumper in freefall. Red banner with gold PARANAUTS. 3. Arrow shaped 3 in. patch. White banner on top with black PARA-NAUGHTS SKY DIVING CLUB. White and red gores on round canopy white lines. Gold feathered wings with red white and blue shield. Any info on drop zone era etc on these patches would be appreciated. Thanks Joe Wachs D-4671
  4. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    Exactly, there is nothing there but childhood memories whether sincere or not they are not reliable.
  5. 377

    DB Cooper

    I think some of you may have missed the part where I said I do NOT believe LD was DBC and I give credit to Robert Blevins for leading me to this conclusion. I just don't ascribe evil cunning motives to Marla. It's easy for time and subsequent events to morph memories, especially distant ones from childhood. 377
  6. Wondering if anyone has advice on a tool to help with a basic pack job
  7. I used to have a 9 cell Performance Variable canopy called a Demon. I had it in size 100, and it easily packed like a 120, at least. It was made of a different sort of ZP material to other ZP canopies, and it felt thick and heavy. Sure there must have been other canopies out there that were made from the same material.
  8. Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    We have a large inventory of used main canopies. If you are looking to complete a rig, downsize or put together a second rig...check out our list! -PD Sabre1 135, Like new Black Dacron Lineset, DOM: 5/97 - $650 -PD Katana 135, Estimated Jumps: 700, 150 on new lineset, DOM: 2014 - $1500 -PD Stiletto 150, Unknown total jumps, Lineset excellent, DOM: 95 - $600 -Precision Nitron 150, 400 jumps, less than 100 on lineset, DOM: 2008 - $1200 -Aerodyne Pilot 150, 98 jumps, DOM: 6/2018, excellent condition - $1900 -Aerodyne Pilot 150, Estimated Jumps: 400 Jumps, 50 jumps on new Lineset, DOM: 2015 - $1600 -Nitro 120, Estimated Jumps: 250, DOM: 2006, Lines Good, RDS - $1100.00 -PD Spectre 230, Excellent Condtion, DOM: 11/04, Lines Great - $1000 -AirTime Designs Jedei 136, around 550 jumps, DOM: 1995 - $300 -PD Sabre1 150, DOM: 1995, Unknown Total Jumps - $400 -Precision Xaos27 - 93, 250 jumps, DOM: 2003 - $600 Also have a few other Sabre 150’s, Lotus 99, Vengeance 120 and other used Mains and complete rigs available. Trades Considered. Feel free to message me with any questions and more details. Need Gear? Selling Gear? Trade-In’s, US Financing and Consignment available: http://www.dropzonesolutions.com

    $650.00

    Tampa, FL

  9. wolfriverjoe

    Bugs & Functionality Tracker

    Yes, they do. Thanks.
  10. wolfriverjoe

    AFF instructor course

    Presuming you meet the requirements to take the course, my understanding is that fall rate range (ability to fall faster or slower) and ability to fly very close to others are at or near the top of the list. Disclaimer: Not an instructor, but I've observed AFFI courses a number of times, and had some fun discussions with the instructor candidates.
  11. flexhead

    New Vector V-306 16 +1 MLW

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Brand New Vector 306 - Serial #72401 - MLW 16 +1 - Coming off production November 1st, 2019 Why wait for custom when this beauty is already headed for inspection. Holds up to a 120 main down to 104 in standard 9 cell. Also the 94 to 84 cross braced. The reserve can be PDR 099 up to 106 Optimum. Made to fit range of 5' 4" to 5' 7" Check it out here....... http://vos.uptvector.com/4/vieworder4.asp?on=201909065&dist=1230650

    $3,199.00

    Sebastian - US

  12. Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Complete rig for sale for petite person. Icon V Container Size I1 with Pilot 96 ZPX and Smart 120 LPV Reserve. Specs for each item are broken out below. This rig is in excellent condition with low jumps on it; container looks brand new. Always well-taken care of, always packed indoors, never wet and never jumped on west coast. Buyer pays for shipping. Original owner. Rig was made for 5’2” 105lb female NOTE – Rig does not include AAD · Pilot 96 ZPX with 725 Spectra lines in excellent condition with no holes or patches. Canopy has never been wet, always packed indoors and has never been jumped out west. New brake lines installed 9/2018. DOM - July 2017 Number of jumps – 250 · Smart LPV 120 with 0 jumps DOM – May 2017 · Icon Gear Bag Excellent condition never used. · Icon V Container Size I1 Excellent condition - only 200 jumps. o DOM - 12/2017 o Ballistic Material o Chest Strap -Type 17 o Stainless Chest and hip rings o Bellyband o pilot chute – Freefly o Riser Rings - Standard o RSL Type - Skyhook o Riser Length – 18” o Backpack material – AeroFit Backpad o Magnetic Riser Covers o Contrast Stitching o Removable belly band o Harness Size A-A-A-D

    $4,600.00

    Jacksonville, FL

  13. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Wrong? I don't think so. I saw that ABC interview and a couple of others. She offered absolutely no evidence on WHY she would suggest this. Not a scrap, not a whisper. And she was right there in the home doing Thanksgiving with the family the entire week. Kind of strange, don't you think? I'm going to toss out some unsolicited advice. Once you start looking at witnesses and evidence in the case with a balanced eye, instead of going along with 'the program' on a popularity basis...you'll gain a lot more credibility. In other words, you will get the attention of the public, (who are an important part of solving the case) and the events you sponsor will have more credibility as well. Ha...it's a good thing you have someone like me who isn't afraid to ask the tough questions. Or to present the truth on certain issues without regard whether it upsets someone or not.
  14. wolfriverjoe

    Latest Flight

    Oh my. There's some pretty cool stuff on that FB page. https://www.facebook.com/exosaerosystech/ You have an interesting job.
  15. Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Need a big boy's rig? We have these two new +2 OSA containers (chests 43" to 47"), in stock now...... V-355 $3151. 19 +2 MLW http://vos.uptvector.com/4/vieworder4.asp?on=2019051420&dist=1230650 This rig holds up to a 230 main down to 190 standard 9 cell. The reserve can be PDR 193 to 235 OP. Made to fit range of 6' 0" to 6' 4". V-353 $3126. 19 +2 MLW http://vos.uptvector.com/4/vieworder4.asp?on=2019051419&dist=1230650 This rig holds a 230 main (low bulk), or 210 down to a 170 in standard 9 cell. The reserve can be a PDR 193 to 235 OP. Made to fit range of 6' 0" to 6' 4". Not quite that big but still tall and want larger canopies?? Have a look at these two +1 OSA (36" to 43"), also in stock now...... V-355 $3182. 18.5 +1 MLW http://vos.uptvector.com/4/vieworder4.asp?on=201907119&dist=1230650 This rig holds up to a 230 main down to 190 standard 9 cell. The reserve can be PDR 193 to 235 OP. Made to fit range of 6' 0" to 6' 4". V-353 $3182. 18 +1 MLW http://vos.uptvector.com/4/vieworder4.asp?on=201907118&dist=1230650 This rig holds a 230 main (low bulk), or 210 down to a 170 in standard 9 cell. The reserve can be a PDR 193 to 235 OP. Made to fit range of 5' 10" to 6' 2".

    $3,126.00

    Sebastian - US

  16. wolfriverjoe

    Leg-strap bungee necessity

    Does your rig have the little loops for the butt bungee? They're just binding tape sewed to the edge of the leg pads. Easy enough to add if they aren't there, but most rigs have them. The bungee itself is just a length of shock cord.
  17. Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    These items make excellent Christmas gifts and are easy on the pocketbook. Restube CO2 Flotation Device $74.95 Legend Tiki Parachute (18") $23.99 Legend Tiki Parachute (11") $19.99 Magnetic Slider Holder $24.95 Santa Ornament $19.99

    $19.99

    Sebastian - US

  18. anomie168

    Best Canopy for Smaller Older Jumper

    You should really consider the Pilot (9 cell) or Safire 2 (or 3 I guess, I haven't flown one yet). They both have great openings but the Saf snivels longer. Both land really nicely as well.
  19. muff528

    Bugs & Functionality Tracker

    Thanks, I'll give it a spin.
  20. ParrotheadVol

    DB Cooper

    Wrong once again. They did speak with her mother and her mother agreed that LD could be the hijacker. She even did a TV interview about it.
  21. Mid 70's at Clark AFB RP I jumped as Santa. My beard blocked my view but I did land on the pitchers mound as planned. Was handed a bag and moved into the gym to hand out candy. I was mobbed by the kids. Finally ended up throwing the candy up in the air for them to grab. Went into the men's room to adjust my pillow and the kids were climbing over and under the stall asking for more candy. Last time I did that. Joe Wachs D-4671
  22. Time Left: 29 days and 14 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    This rig has an RSL and is freefly friendly. Great rig for a large person -- I'm 6'7" and 220 and it fits well. It has served me well from freeflying to wingsuiting -- I just can't justify two rigs anymore

    $1,800.00

    Santa Cruz, California

  23. Pit76

    AFF instructor course

    If I'm correct here in Belgium at least 500 jumps, D license, minimum 25 coach jumps (where you where the coach), nominated by an instrcutor. And you'd have to be a solid belly flyer ofcourse.
  24. Time Left: 29 days and 13 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Great condition: perfect leading edge, slight grass stain on knee. Base soles and extra storage custom built into the wing from Squirrel. Fast suit built for a large human, I just don't jump enough anymore to justify more suits!

    $1,200.00

    Santa Cruz, CA

  25. evh

    Leg-strap bungee necessity

    Bungies prevent your legstraps from moving towards your knees when you are sitflying. If that happens, you could fall out, especially during an premature opening of your canopy (which is bad anyway). For all other body positions I don't really see a need for them. In fact they can be annoying, like in your example where you want to optimise the harness response of your canopy. In practice, I often remove or re-attach my bungie, depending on the type of jump I want to make.
  26. I believe some tunnels try their best to be safe. Basic skills can be taught safely, more advanced skills can become more dangerous. We all know that the spotter/instructor can be experienced.. or not, and with the fast growth of the sport, there are a lot of instructors that have only a couple of years of experience, learning to fly very well, yet putting minimal effort into different spotting techniques. The unfortunate part is, their training may have been rushed, and some companies don’t want to properly invest in their instructors. Some facilities are in litigation with lawsuits from customers and instructors. Some times ego can slow the learning process down, because instructors think they have it all figured out,(much like I did, when I had only 5 or 10 years of experience), but we need to listen to different techniques and even the newest of instructors, because they too have opinions, and the more tools we have in our tool box, the more valuable we become to this industry. We are stronger together! I like having two instructors in on advanced training, it’s safer, and allows us to gain more experience. Sometimes we have to spend money to save money. I have seen instructors take flyers through unnecessary progressions because they didn’t want to spot a big flyer, because they were not sure if they could control them and keep them safe, or didn’t feel like working hard or being dragged around the tunnel. But crazy enough, would never ask for help. After all, the instructors don’t make more or less money if you come back or not, and they are not the ones who are in a lawsuit if you are hurt, so they may not work very hard for you, and you may have to fly on your back for 5+ hour$! So as the customer, you are the boss, make sure that YOU are happy with the plan!
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