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  1. b52

    Rafale vs. Freak2 ?

    If you had 2 reserve rides in ~40 jumps in a freak, I’d be seriously worried about my pull technique. Did it not fit well? Never had issues with both PF and Squirrel so not sure what you did. Le pull is easy in both. Now the onesie pull seems to be the future and my favorite. Regarding no pulls in the freak, there have been several in PF suits too. This is a useless discussion just as the recent reserve canopy manufacturer discussion in my opinion.
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    Freak vs. Hunter

    When you say it takes muscle to fly the Hunter. Do you mean your arms are exhausted after ~90+ secs on your belly or back?
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    LEAD TIMES and poor customer service

    Same excuse every time...so nothing has changed.
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    New Canadian Wingsuit Record

    To clarify. I am not referring to the camera guy who makes sure the grid works. I am referring to the video you posted. Big flocks look amazing, so why not get someone in addition who can capture it nicely?
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    LEAD TIMES and poor customer service

    Because we can...and people have different preferences.
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    New Canadian Wingsuit Record

    Congrats on the record. Very cool. Next time, please get someone who can actually fly camera well to capture the beauty of the formation, maybe someone who can carve around the formation. It's sad to see a record not captured well on camera.
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    LEAD TIMES and poor customer service

    The solution is so simple. Hire someone who has experience in providing good customer service. No sky or base jumper, especially the type of person who does not respond or gets defensive. I am happy to wait 4-6 months. UPT does it and it works. Why PF can't do it is a mystery to me.
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    LEAD TIMES and poor customer service

    It's only about communication and providing the correct lead times. It's really simple and I am happy to wait 4 months. Don't hire a sky or base jumper, just someone who has experience in providing good customer service. UPT does it and it works. Why PF can't do it is a mystery to me.
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    Havok Carve or Squirrel Funk?

    He would probably, but never as clean and that's where the design of the suit matters. As said before most experienced WS Acro pilots will tell you that the wings are too stiff, the leading edge too soft, putting tension on the trailing arm edge is not really possible...this matters if you want to carve around formations, fly clean..so it probably does not matter for most pilots, but if you look at the Funk as an acro suit, it definitely does. That's why I am saying the suit is not close. I am sure Squirrel will get there with the Funk as they listen. This again is not about brands it's just my experience with the suits. I have and it does not look like comp material. So when's your video coming?
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    Havok Carve or Squirrel Funk?

    I have flown both and I don't really care about brands. I have more Squirrel products than PF. I can't wait to see your video of snaprolls and carving around a rodeo in a Funk. Please post it once you have it ;)
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    Havok Carve or Squirrel Funk?

    Probably the best acro pilot is involved in the design of the Carve and PF has the most experience in this suit segment. Other manufacturers were probably ahead in the bigger suit market (although it mostly comes down to preference anyways). When it comes to an advanced acro suit like the Carve however, no other suit comes even close. Inlet position/design, wing thickness/pressure, tightness around the body,... I am sure Squirrel will catch up with version 2 and if they include an experienced ws acro pilot who gives them the necessary feedback.
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    Squirrel Funk

    And...? Don't get me wrong, it's a good promo, but it is basic flying, a lot of it not controlled or clean for ws acro standards. A great free flyer doesn't make a great ws acro pilot. It certainly helps, but it's different. Watch the stuff some of the european acro ws pilots do.
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    Venom Power first flight

    Thanks for posting, fantastic glide ratio. It seems the suit is big leap for PF in the bigger suit market. I have one on order too. Wish PF would start marketing their products so customers don't have to do it for them. Well maybe they will start doing it once Squirrel has completely taken over ;)
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    Squirrel Funk

    Could not agree more. Squirrel is always willing to help, tries to improve safety with a positive attitude, advertises safety (what's safe will always be debatable) , and do not have a defensive tone. They just need more experienced ws acro pilots (most of them seem to have experience with bigger suits) on the team to improve the Funk.
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    Squirrel Funk

    A friend of mine had the issue with an Aura. He sent it to Squirrel, they fixed it by adding a bit of fabric to move the position of the zippers. It was done within a week. Great/fast customer service. The only reason why I hold on to my Havok is because PF has more experience with acro suits. In my opinion the suit is better balanced and can be flown more agile as the wings are not as rigid as the Funk. Does anybody know of any videos of carving around formations in the Funk. It seems it's mostly done in Havoks, might also just be pilot skill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuUbfHaa_pw&list=UUqCe11PfGLN7fiJ442JQvuw http://iloveskydiving.org/view/videos/hello-tuesday-wingsuit-skydive/