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    4 Upcoming Halloween Boogies

    Skydive Arizona - Halloween Boogie (25 - 27 Oct 2019) No registration fee - discounted $22 lift tickets Organizing by Arizona Dream, AZ X-Force and Arizona Airspeed Crazy 8s event brought to you by Arizona Anthem Canopy training by Justin Price Nightly Entertainment and Free Boogie Beer! Annual costume contest with Epic prizes! Free Curv container for Best Costume! Sugar skull face painting, Hot air balloon jumps, DC-3 jumps and more! Skydive Sebastian - Halloween Boogie (2-3 Nov 2019) NO registration fees! What you'll get: *Wicked FF, RW, Angle, and WS organizing *costume jumps *tricky contests *spooky games in the air & on the ground *treats from our sponsors So book that flight or make it a roadtrip, and don't pay any registration because its all on us! Keep an eye out over the next two weeks while we announce all the s͏p͏o͏o͏k͏t͏a͏c͏u͏l͏a͏r details about LOs, events, sponsors, and prizes! Spaceland San Marcos - Halloween Boogie (24-27th Oct 2019) "Two Otters and a Super Caravan to keep your happy butt in the air!!! We're filling in our list of organizers. Here's what we have so far.... Freefly - David Lange, Carly Barto, Konstantin Petrijcuk, Tyler Perkins Belly - Louis French, Scott Latinis, Doug Feick, David Bowen Wingsuit - Anthony Kimball Zoo dives, contests, shenanigans - Brian Casserly (AKA Pussfoot) Saturday night entertainment - Derek Lewis - https://www.facebook.com/FiveMinuteParty-116054008418316 Saturday night - Costume contest!! It's easy to play! 1) dress up 2) show up 3) impress the judges....you can win free jumps! Register at https://sanmarcos.skydivespaceland.com/shop/event-registration/2019-san-marcos-halloween-boogie/ West Tennessee Skydiving - 28th Annual Halloween Boogie (25-27 Oct 2019) Inverted Biplane Jumps, $100 a slot, $50 for video Michael Mullins Super King Air, 7 min to 14,500ft -$26 a slot (half price early bird special if you manifest before 8 AM) -Helicopter Jumps Coach Jumps are always free to students who are trying to acquire thier USPA "A" License -Balloon Jumps - $150 Rental gear is not available for balloon jumps. Must have USPA A license Registration will be $35 this includes 5 raffle tickets (you can purchase as many additional tickets as you want) Dinner, free beer, and free Jell-O Shots!! The winner of the costume contest on Saturday evening will receive one weekend of free jumps courtesy of West Tennessee Skydiving (does not include gear rental) Mark your calendars guys and don't miss out! Let's have us another amazing boogie this year!!!
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  4. mark

    JumpShack AKA Parachute Labs, Inc.

    You might try their rigging school, Parachute Rigging Institute: http://www.parachuterigginginstitute.com/14.html --Mark
  5. Tried hitting their website over the weekend - got "Error establishing a database connection" Tried sending messages here to their listed contacts - rejected that the individual can't receive messages. Anyone have more/better/additional means of contact (I don't have their phone# here)? Or did something happen to them that I missed?? JW Yes, I know there are many opinions on the Racer/John/PLinc/etc... Just a rigger trying to do his job.
  6. Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

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    Selling old complete rig. Rig: Parachute De France - ATOM 34-1 (year 1996 ) Main canopy: Electra 170 (year 2000) Reserve - Techno 190 (year 2005) Price 700 EUR

    $750.00

    - HR

  7. Jeremy12

    Phantom XV Helmet + accessories

    Time Left: 29 days and 10 hours

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    I am selling the following: - Phantom XV helmet (large) - Chin-mounted Gopro frame (camera not included) - Helmet bag - Spare parts for helmet Helmet's colour is Navy Blue, and fits 22.5-23" head size. It has a clear lens and an audible altimeter pocket inside the helmet. Spare parts are provided in the event that one of the plastic brackets on either side of the lens break. Comes with chin-mounted GoPro frame with quick release. Helmet bag can fit all equipment and more. Asking for $200CAD for everything, willing to sell separately (pm me to talk about it). Shipping from Halifax, NS. Buyer pays shipping.

    $152.31

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - CA

  8. Jeremy12

    Weight Belt

    Time Left: 29 days and 10 hours

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    I am selling my weight belt manufacturer by Frankais Inc, bought in 2017. It is able to hold a total of nine weight pouches. The belt comes with 6x lead weights, each weighed at 2lbs. The whole thing weights around 13lbs. The belt is adjustable to a waist of 29-44 inches. I put around 50 jumps on the belt, never had any problems. Product is in near mint condition. I am selling $100CAD, shipping from Halifax, NS. Buyer pays shipping. Cheers!

    $76.16

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - CA

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  10. Sass_III

    Crossfire 169

    Time Left: 29 days and 7 hours

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    Crossfire 169, DOM 2001, about 600 jumps, canopy in a really good condition, lines need to be changed within next 50-100 jumps. E-mail: aleksander.truu@gmail.com

    $399.00

    , Texas - US

  11. Few regulations, but you will score the best at classic precision landings with a large, specialized accuracy canopy like a Para-Foil, Eiff or PD Zero. Specialized PL canopies are usually low aspect ratio, 7-cells with huge stabilizers, keels, flares, vents, etc. The low aspect ratio reduces heading changes near the stall. Low wing-loading reduces the number of broken bones when you stall vertically onto the tuffet. By large, I mean wing-loading in the 0.7 pounds per square foot range. Suspended weight includes your body, plus helmet, clothes, harness, canopies, etc. Your second best choice is a large BASE canopy. Third choice is a large, 9-cell ZP canopy like those jumped by students. If you try to jump a small, 9-cell, ZP canopy at a serious accuracy competition, judges will politely suggest that you enter the sport accuracy category. With practice, any canopy can be landed, consistently within a metre of target centre, but faster canopies require far more practice. I earned my CSPA Exhibition Jump rating on a Stiletto 135.
  12. riggerrob

    Ideal body type for skydiving

    Flexibility can be improved in yoga studios.
  13. riggerrob

    DZ wind limit tdm skydiving

    First off: please do not use the word "legal" around me because I am allergic to lawyers who shamelessly argue any side of a case as long as they get paid. Lawyers and courts do not care about the letter of the law. Without written laws, you have to revert to "best business practices." If Strong Enterprises tells you not to jump tandems in winds exceeding "X" knots, you are morally obligated to stay on the ground. When forced to chose between slightly different standards (from two or three sources) work to the tightest, most conservative standard. The other vaguery is local wind patterns. For example, a dz may be safe to jump when winds remain steady from most directions, but winds get turbulent from the south. Then you have a legitimate reason for refusing to jump in southerly winds. Similarly, if southerly winds increase the risk of landing on a obstacle (e.g. lake), you have a valid excuse to stay on the ground. My personal standards are maximum 23 knots wind or gusts exceeding 5 knots. I watch the wind sock or wind-meter for 30 minutes before making that decision. Major vertical turbulence is also a valid excuse for not jumping.
  14. Ryan Flying

    Vector 3 loaded Great First Rig Saber2 170

    did this fit tight or loose on you? i am 5'8" and 160.
  15. airrush

    Vortex 2 for sale

    Time Left: 29 days and 3 hours

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    Rig sized for 5’11 - 6’0, has Hurricane 135 main, deceleration 135 reserve. Very good condition. Low jump numbers ( below 250 container, below 200 main). Built 2007-2008. Can send more pics / measurements. $1500 or best offer

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    New Tripoli, Pennsylvania - US

  16. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    LaPoint jumped from a DC-9, he jumped from a small rear access door under the tailcone.
  17. Time Left: 29 days and 3 hours

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    Javelin J2 C17 Container with 2014 Smart 160 Reserve. Suitable for someone 5’8” – 5’10” 170lbs. Holds 135 – 170 mains. Container was built for a 5’10” 170lb medium frame individual. Will suit down to 5’8” no problem. I’m 6’ 190lbs and while I can wear it, it is tight on me, so I’d say 5’10” is probably the upper comfortable limit. Container DOM: Feb 1997, however this rig was a closet queen for many years, as the original free bag and reserve pilot chute were lost after a cutaway, so it was put away in storage. It now has a brand new pop-top/reserve pilot chute and free bag, plus a new chest strap was just put on (by a US based master rigger). Original rear of leg (ROL) pilot chute pouch was converted over to a BOC years ago. The ROL is still there, and the Velcro for the bridle had been covered over with pile velcro. The ROL pouch is fine as is, can be sewn shut, or you can always trim it away and have a rigger replace it with cordura. Other than the ROL pouch, there are no real defects of any kind, including any rips, or grass surfing burns. The teal panels on the back show only a minimal fading/handling wear compared to the brand new pop top, but are otherwise still very clean and bright, so it all looks great. A bit of wear to the embroidered Javelin name on the back of the yoke, but the one on the front mud panel is perfect. The rest of the black cordura looks great, with only normal usage showing. Container comes complete with RSL, standard Javelin main risers, and a blue Cazer Loft collapsible main pilot chute. NO AAD! Reserve is an Aerodyne Smart 160. DOM: 2014-02-11 [Feb 11, 2014]. This one is also a closet Queen. Other than being packed for the first time into this rig, it has only had two other pack jobs and no rides! Lots more photos available by email. $1600 USD obo

    $1,600.00

    - CA

  18. BParker

    DB Cooper

    Good summary. Add Lapoint to the list.
  19. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    And most of these guys would probably try to tell you they were right as rain. LOL.
  20. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    Vast majority of hijackings were political and/or mental issues...
  21. ghost47

    Downsizing Question

    Just out of curiosity, any reason you can't rent a 210 and try it out before buying?
  22. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Another nutjob hijacker. He REALLY got off easy. He is #99 on the Koerner list. Only did two years in the funny farm, then released.
  23. JoeWeber

    Downsizing Question

    I'll add just this little bit. If everyone considering downsizing at 70 jumps had your thoughtfulness and wisdom we'd have a much safer sport.
  24. terk

    Belly Suit by BevSuits

    Time Left: 28 days and 10 hours

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    Old style belly suit with baggy sleeve cuffs. Boots in good shape some loose threads. OD green, black W/ red grips. Has eyelets inside for swoop cords. I am 6ft 175 lbs. medium athletic build. I'll cover shipping in continental US.

    $175.00

  25. Time Left: 28 days and 10 hours

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    Basic analog wrist Galaxy Alti2 w/ velcro strap plus simple audible AON2 "Brilliant Pebbles" for helmet mount. Lens has some marring but is completely legible. Great starter package. I'll take care of shipping in the US.

    $175.00

    Chicopee, Massachusetts - US

  26. Time Left: 28 days and 9 hours

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    I just bought this new this past May. I have jumped 20 times with it and now I am retiring from sport. It would look great on you! If you don't already know, these Fuel helmets fit very snug- if you think you're a large you're probably an xl... Ask someone for a trial fit.

    $175.00

    Chicopee, Massachusetts - US

  27. celticrider67

    Diff between RW & Competition jumpsuits

    Flyhi... Thanks for your time and your response... your comments regarding fall rates... sounds like something I can't figure out by doing math... because right now... i don't know WHO I'll be jumping with... which brings us back to Ms Wendy's comments/advice... used it should be... assuming it doesn't prove to be a search for a unicorn... Thanks again and Blue Skies!
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