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  1. Suha

    Safire 3 vs. Pilot...

    I had the chance to demo-jump the Safire 3 169 for about 15 jumps. I have around 500 jumps on a Pilot, the last 100 on a Pilot 168 with a 1.3 wingload. I also think both are pretty similar regarding how they fly. I did not feel a difference in their trim or speed. On the Safire 3 I felt less front riser pressure, slightly less pressure on rear-risers, more pressure on the toggles, slightly more responsiveness on harness input. The openings on the Safire 3 are more staged, it sits you up fast but then inflates slowly, cell by cell. I almost had no on-heading opening and it sometimes turned me completely during the opening without inducing line-twists. I don't know what was causing this, but my Pilot is more reliably on-heading. The recovery arc is slightly longer on the Safire 3 but still not very long. I did not feel that much difference regarding the flare. With my long arms and full arm extension I could get a good flare out of it. Overall I also think you can not go wrong with either of them...
  2. Suha

    Audible Altimeter

    Received mine yesterday but am having the same issues: Neither on a Windows laptop nor on a Mac the software is able to connect. I emailed the support, they replied immediately. They asked me to try a different cable as the one shipped with the audible, but this did not help. So they now will send another device to me, hopefully this one will work. At least their support is really quick...
  3. I changed from 2-handed to 1 hand on each after my first cutaway at jump 51. I did as I was taught: grab cutaway with both hands, look at reserve-handle, pull cutaway all the way (don't throw or keep, just let got after pulling all the way), grab reserve-handle with both hands, pull all the way. Even though I was looking at the reserve-handle all the time I had difficulties to actually grab the handle(it took me some tries), maybe due to the acceleration after cutting away or the immediate deceleration due to the skyhook-activated inflating reserve, I can't tell. So I now prefer to already have a hand on both handles... On a side-note: The cutaway-handle was not lost because the long cable was still in the cable housing, so after I did my controllability check on the reserve and I was looking down, I could just grab the handle and stow it in my suit.
  4. Suha

    Lazy bag packing!!!!

    The video from the website does not help?