funjumpz

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    98
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    150
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Hawaii
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    24696
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    14000
  • Tunnel Hours
    1
  • Years in Sport
    19
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    2500
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    2200

Ratings and Rigging

  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  1. funjumpz

    Digital or Analog Altimeter

    I prefer multiple modes of altitude awareness. Wrist mount alti of some sort, and an audible alti to suit. When I started skydiving, I would also wear a chest mounted altimeter. It was GREAT on tracking dives and under canopy. Just look down and it's right there like an airplane instrument on the dash! It is SUPER nice to be altitude aware without much effort. To get crazy about it, use both! A digital wrist mount, and analog chest mount......why not an audible too!? Be safe, Have fun!
  2. funjumpz

    Blade

    All I can say is WOW! New technology rocks! Many small things make this canopy an amazing flier! for one thing, you are closer to the canopy due to a very short lineset. This makes it fly touchy like a crossbraced canopy, but still flies like a parachute, not a wing. The angle of attack on the canopy is set up as if it is always in rear risers. To me this is a huge advantage. When I plane out, I don't have to hold rears anymore, it already does it, and it is a smooth transition to brakes, offering quite a bit more distance to the swoop. The tight flying is very fun, and this canopy recovers very fast if you want it to. I am still amazed at how much range this canopy has. it floats great, it dives hard when you want it to, and it can be landed in a small area easily. I love my BLADE!!!!! Do yourself a favor, and at least DEMO one.