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  2. paracommander

    Aerodyne Triathlon 160 7-Cell Canopy

    Time Left: 29 days and 23 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Aerodyne Triathlon 160 Canopy. Great Condition. Good for CRW and Accuracy. Wonderfully Soft openings. I have switched to a Crossfire canopy and I don't need this one anymore.

    $400.00

    Cedartown, GA

  3. CoolBeans

    Preventing Hard Openings

    There is lots of very useful information in this thread. I'm myself very interested in different ways to prevent hard openings. Nobody mentioned that very easy trick so far, so I'm pointing it out. One of the very good ways to prevent hard openings is to look at your free fall speed. The slowest possible free fall speed is at the very beginning hence do hop & pops!
  4. betzilla

    Javelin TJNK.5 Reserve???

    nope. Just the optimum (and that won't be any fun).
  5. paracommander

    BASE Rig with Dagger 244

    Time Left: 29 days and 23 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    BASE Rig with Dagger 244. Missing Pilot Chute and Toggles.

    $500.00

    Cedartown, GA

  6. Hi there, I'm trying to grasp the accuracy landing topic. I'm currently a student on a big canopy (260sqft I think it's Navigator). I normally start the pattern at 1000ft, turn left at 600ft then turn left again to final at 300ft. Only after turning to final I start to get an idea how far I'm going to fly before landing. Would you please share how you are approaching the accuracy landing? Regular landing pattern: Tools and tricks that I'm interested in: 1. Looking at the horizon and target - is target "going up", "going down" or fixed? if fixed that's the point I will most likely land at 2. S turns on final - if I know I'm overshooting I could bleed some altitude by doing small left/right turns; I've been told that's a bad idea as it makes me unpredictable and other jumpers can be confused; however it is very efficient 3. Flying in deep brakes on final - never tried that myself, I've seen/heard/read that this could be a way to bleed altitude faster in case I was overshooting; but then how do I flare? 4. Using front/rear risers to either land sooner or later - no idea about that, is that even an option? 5. Modifying last turn to final at 300ft - instead of regular 90 degrees turn I could cut it short or circle around by turning little bit to the right first and then doing long left turn; the challenge with that one is that I don't know how far I'm going to fly before I actually turn to final 6. The way I flare - quick half-way down should give me a bit more glide, slow full flare should stop the canopy sooner - is that true? 7. Pay attention how long/quick my downwind leg is and based on that figure out when/how to do final turn. I have no idea how to use that one in practice 8. Get the insights about how strong the wind is by looking at the wind sock - that's the theory for me, I have no clue how to actually apply that in practice other than seeing wind direction and knowing that I want to land upwind I'm aware that before executing any new maneuver I should talk to S&TA at the dropzone. Another important thing that I already experienced - before anything I have to observe traffic. I had one situation where I was fixed on the target (is it going up? down?) and didn't see tandem landing close to me - as a result they had to do some corrections. I'm just curious to hear your opinions.
  7. KBUDA

    nil winds

    This doesn't answer your question, but I can't figure out for the life of me why some dropzones don't have a plan for no wind landings. I've always been fed bs about "the winds could change once we're at altitude" or whatever, but at the follow-the-flag or land-with-the-arrow dropzones, more than half the time you get cross traffic. It always feels like I spend 80% of my canopy flight setting up for the current wind direction, and it changes right as I enter my landing pattern, and no matter how many times I go through it I ask the question (while flying the now incorrect pattern), should I commit to this, or make an adjustment? I would rather take a thousand 3mph downwinders than ever have to ask myself that question again. Rant over.
  8. lift_ticket

    complete rig (no AAD)

    Hey Donnie, I'm 6' 200lbs. What size is the yoke?
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  10. 3331

    Ian Head

    RIP Ian Head. Died this morning, complications from diabetes.
  11. CrazyOrange

    Squirell Sumo

    Time Left: 29 days and 22 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Size 175cm / 72 kilo (5'9" / 159 lb) 20 skydive, like new. Buyer pays shipping.

    $400.00

    Saint-Petersbourg - RU

  12. Cjgroom

    Javelin TJNK.5 Reserve???

    Hey guys wondering if you know if it can fit a regular pdr 143 in the tjnk.5 or does it have to be optimum/low pack volume. Main is a Sabre 2 150
  13. EJU

    DB Cooper

    Daily DB Cooper Bite for today. I discuss the subjective evidence.
  14. wrespess

    Icarus TX2 330 DOM Oct '17

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    800 Jumps. Fresh Line-set. No holes or or damage. Other Gear for Sale: https://drive.google.com/open?id=140wXkQBA1FXOmlg4ypWE014nElNpslJs

    $2,200.00

    , Florida

  15. BigMick

    Pilot 210 ZPX

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Pilot 210 ZPX. About 350 jumps, made in 2015. Selling from Houston.

    $1,500.00

  16. kurtzlut

    Outside Video Person for Cessna 182

    Time Left: 13 days and 18 hours

    • WANTED
    • NEW

    Dallas Tandem Skydiving needs an outside video flier from April 26th to the end of May. You will do all the videos on the DZ at $75 per video/picture package, or $60 for vid or pics. Two rigs are preferred. We do not allow hook turns. Please contact lutherkurtz@gmail.com if you have interest.

    $75.00

    Ennis, TX

  17. Dokeman

    Pilot Wanted

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • WANTED
    • NEW

    Pilot needed in Jacksonville, FL. We fly 3 182's and operate Friday - Monday. We also fly Wednesdays when we can. Unfortunately there is no housing provided, but there are plenty of options available. Minimums are 500hrs/25in a 182. Must be in Jacksonville or willing to relocate/commute.

    $12.00

    Jacksonville, Florida

  18. CrazyOrange

    Spectre 170

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Never been wet, no rips or patch. Original lineset, still crispy. More pictures upon request. DOM 01/03 Buyer pays shipping and escrow if need it.

    $800.00

    Saint-Petersbourg - RU

  19. kamikazekiko

    Vortex V5 Container

    What size canopies will it fit?
  20. kamikazekiko

    Brand-New Mirage G4 M7 - Container

    What's the size it's built for?
  21. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    And I believe you. We might schedule up a search later in the year. But except for Nick B and Darren, no one in Cooperland really showed any interest or offered any moral support. (Financial wasn't needed) I tried posting notices at Mountain News and they got deleted. For your own part, if you actually posted something to the Cooper Forum that was positive...and had my name attached to it...I would drop sheer stone cold dead from shock. The Oregon folks win this one. We're doing Cottage Grove. It will be like old home week. I spent some years in Roseburg and Sutherlin when I was a kid. My kid sister was born in Canyonville. I'm more geared up for this trip than the time we went to see the eclipse.
  22. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    Actually, the location of the placard would be a benefit to the case. nobody knows what the landscape looks like. some believe the card never moved from it's location making the flight path incorrect based on the winds that evening.
  23. this site has a list of canopies: skydivekompasroos
  24. Hey, before I spend time to compile a list myself I thought I would ask if anybody here has or knows of any available list which contains the basic data of all the skydiving canopies by all manufacturers, and the same for containers? Something along the lines of: Brand, Model PD, Sabre 1 PD, Sabre 2 PD, Valkyrie ... NZ Aerosports, Leia NZ Aerosports, Crossfire 3 ... Parachute Systems, Volt ... etc. etc.
  25. philh

    nil winds

    I am wondering if there is any statistics on incident rates for zero wind conditions. Im thinking there may be reason to expect them to be higher than normal due to 2 factors 1) More likely confusion over landing direction 2) faster landings . On the other hand nil winds does make it easier to get back from a bad spot. Does anyone know if there is such data and whether it shows any effect or not?
  26. garvarg

    Swift Plus 175

    Time Left: 29 days and 12 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Swift Plus 175 DOM 1993. The canopy is in Russia. Price is $200. I can provide any photos upon request.

    $200.00

  27. Reills

    Shipping skydive rig internationally

    Depending on the price of the rig + duties being paid on receipt in your home country it may be a better/cheaper and more fun option to go pick the rig up, get a few jumps on it, then bring it back with you
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