suuz83

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  • Main Canopy Size
    109
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
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    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Teuge, Netherlands
  • License
    B
  • License Number
    716290
  • Licensing Organization
    KNVvL
  • Number of Jumps
    690
  • Years in Sport
    3
  1. Same here..... Almost 700 jumps and never had higher wing load then 1.3. Also technically jumping a canopy size not yet allowed by Dutch rules for my experience . Well at least I don't have the desire yet to go super fast... Haha 230 to 170 from student to 65 jumps 65-180 jumps: Spectre 150 @ ~ 0.95-1 180-375 jumps: Sabre 2 135 @ ~ 1.05 375-550 jumps: Safire 2 119 @ ~ 1.2 550 + jumps: Crossfire 2 109 @ ~ 1.3 good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  2. suuz83

    Everest Skydive

    http://www.dropzone.com/news/General/Seven_Years_In_Nepal_The_Story_of_Everest_Skydive_1034.html just out of curiosity, what size canopy's are they using to land at 12.000ft AMSL? (tandem/sport) good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  3. suuz83

    AFF IN THAILAND

    Thai Sky Adventures in Pattaya is a good one :) good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
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    sleeping on the ride up

    I LOVE a nap on the ride up.... I don't think its unsafe. The snooze is so light that when something happens it has your attention anyway. good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  5. suuz83

    Sabre 2 vs Safire 2 vs Pilot

    safire 2 :D jumped the Sabre 2 for a while - flies great but Sabre 2's are known to swing around on opening and that's what mine did. Safire 2 opens great - soft and always on heading (unless I do something weird). Also I find the toggle pressure lighter and more fun to fly. At almost 500 jumps I am still doing 'baby' approaches (not using my front risers basically because I have no interest in that - yet) and my Safire gives me with no wind a nice 'swoop' while flaring because it flies so flat. I demoed the Pilot as well - I think it has a combination of both Sabre 2 and Safire 2 but found it a little more boring.... good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
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    skydiving exercises

    yoga - i love it, and since I do it I don't really have muscle pain after tunnel and skydiving :) good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  7. suuz83

    The usual where to go 11-26/12-7

    What about Perris/Elsinore in the last week of November? Is it as busy as Eloy or at least planes running all day and people to jump with as alone travelling freeflyer? :) good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  8. suuz83

    Size main? 215lbs male beginner

    Noticed that indeed with some good advice from Dave in the end. My comment was not really appropiate to your topic though but reading through it and through the lines I had the impression that you really wanted to point out that you know a lot because you are a flight instructor. But it doesn't matter what you are and what you do! And in my opinion it doesn't really work in any aspect of aviation when you point out to much how good you are. And that was just the feeling I got reading here. Anyway good luck with your course and just really start from scratch when you join your FJC, and even put the 'things you learned online' a bit to the background that day and have fun! I think then you'll be most open to the new things people teach you. good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  9. suuz83

    Size main? 215lbs male beginner

    Flight instructors are Skygods and know everything. In case no one noticed. They are better then anyone else. offtopic: not sure if you EVER want to join an airline but with this attitude will be REALLY hard to join and survive. good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  10. suuz83

    All this before first landing?

    I wouldn't compare flying under a canopy too much with flying an airplane. It's very different and confusing if you look at flying a canopy from an airplane pilot's perspective when you start jumping. Just don't worry too much and enjoy your first jump course. And it might be better for you when you leave your flying and flight instructor knowledge at home for that day and start absorbing all the new information instead comparing. good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  11. suuz83

    Skydiving and the brain

    Faster yes, but you'll never notice the relative speed in an airliner. Also max cabin altitude is around 6-8000 ft max so unless you're just doing hop & pops, as skydiver you will have a lot more exposure to lower O2. Another thing is the radiation which you have at high altitudes and they say it is bad for airline crew but you will not really get exposed to that during skydiving. good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  12. suuz83

    Chute Opening

    Haha true! good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  13. suuz83

    Chute Opening

    Sorry, didn't really know the statistics, but that was what we used to say to our passengers on aerial flights when they asked how dangerous it was to fly on a small airplane. I just assumed the risk was similar flying a small plane and jumping from it :) good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  14. suuz83

    Chute Opening

    I'm sure everyone is aware of the risk there is in the sport. But let's see it like this. The risk might be higher you die in a car accident on your way to the DZ or work. What would you think now everytime you drive to work? Leave a letter in case you won't make it back..? If I were you I would make some 20 jumps more and then re-asses your thoughts... If you still feel the same, consider if you really want to continue. If you don't, you understand everything everyone is writing here now. Another example; I work as a pilot, of which 4 year in general aviation and 6 months in an airline now. I my career, I have witnessed a crash, I have known 5 or 6 persons personally who died in a crash, and a few more not personally. That is horrible in such a short time hey? But would it stop me flying and renting a small single engine airplane in my free time: NO. Yes there is a risk, similar compared to skydiving. But if you true love what you're doing you will be aware and deal with that risk... So if you continue jumping, go to the DZ early, ask good advise and don't worry too much!! good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere
  15. suuz83

    Chute Opening

    Make 10 or 20 jumps more and ask yourself the same question again. And for those jumps, instead of 'trusting your gear' at that time, trust us saying that you can trust your gear. Also start packing, learning how a parachute is packed gives you more confidence in how it all works. And if it doesn't work properly at one time... you still have plan B - your reserve. good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere