Mentosfresh

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    Squirrel Colugo 2
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    148
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    GoJump Oceanside
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    35066
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    650
  • Years in Sport
    4
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  1. Does anybody else carry supplementary insurance that covers skydiving? A lot of providers specifically exclude it.
  2. Mentosfresh

    Hinged knee braces?

    Anybody here with knee problems jump with a hinged knee brace? Which ones do you recommend and why?
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    Helmet chinstrap keeps coming undone

    I've had my Bonehead Rev2 helmet for about 2 years now. Recently I've been noticing my chin strap loose mid-flight while wingsuiting. At first I thought I forgot to put it on before exit, but I noticed it this past weekend come undone when I turned my head one way. It's been happening more frequently lately Luckily it hasn't flown off. Anybody else experience this? What can I do about it?
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    Beginner friendly wingsuit camp/boogie in 2016?

    Wingsuit Rally at Skydive Arizona November 3-6
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    experience with new funk 2 by squirrel

    I got to put a couple flights on it this weekend. I'm really liking the minor differences. Overall pressurization has been reduced. It is no longer hyperpressurized like the Funk1, and even with the zippers fully closed, I had no issues collapsing the suit. The tighter fit makes the suit just feel more precise. Forward speed has definitely improved. I was able to catch up to groups I don't think I would have been able to in the Funk1. Openings were a little bit more spicy. Fantastic float. On 2 of my jumps, my dytter actually thought I was under canopy prematurely, which I can only usually do on big suits. As predicted, I did notice a slightly longer inflation time when performing back exits. The tail is just slightly more susceptible to flutter if you have a bad body position so I had to put just the smallest positive leg pressure to prevent that. Still incredibly stable on its back. I want to say that the reduced back inlets reduces drag which is what is partially adding to additional forward drive. Wasn't able to practice too many transitions or barrel rolls yet, so I'll try to play around with those next time I jump.
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    experience with new funk 2 by squirrel

    Received my Funk 2 this evening. I'll share my initial impressions. Hopefully I'll get to fly it this weekend. All inlets now have the structural rib in the center. Rear inlets are smaller than the fronts now and leg wing only has 1 center inlet rather than the 2 on the Funk1. Using a blow dryer, the smaller rear inlets are less efficient for sure. Wonder if this will affect back exits at all. Front inlets allow amazing inflation as usual. Glideskin on the legs is no longer there. I always thought it was kind of pointless anyways. Fits me like a glove in all areas. Definitely a different feel to the baggy Funk1. Leading edge structure is fantastic. It uses the same grainy glideskin as the Freak with the stretchy wrist area. The mylar is now larger, almost going to the end of the wing inlet. There is now removable structural foam that only goes down half span. Using the blow dryer, I tested out how collapsing the suit felt. It seems like the Funk2 is much better at holding in air. I didn't notice as much of a difference with the pressure zippers open compared to closed. There was still a noticeable positive pressure to collapse both arm and legs wings. On the Funk1, there was a stark difference. With the zippers open, there was very little resistance. Really excited to test this out in the air if weather permits. I'll report back on how it flies.
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    Belly mount for gopro

    I used to use the black plate that the GoPro packaging comes with and cut 2 slots in it. Then I threaded a belt through it. It works alright. Then I got the chesty mount from GoPro and instead of putting my arms through it like you are supposed to, I put my legs through it like underwear haha. Never had a problem with it and very stable.
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    Wingsuit rodeo - what do we need to know?

    I wouldn't recommend sliding off. I know of an incident where the rider slid off and their reserve handle got caught on the wingsuiter's rig causing an unintentional reserve ride. I would recommend rolling off. I've had two riders wrap their legs around my wings. It was much harder to control the flight. Althought deploying off the back is cool, I've had a rider get slammed very hard on opening since we were flying very fast. On exit, the rider needs to be as close as possible. I sometimes actually hold the rider on me by grabbing their leg straps or hugging their rig or legs behind me.
  9. SCAD Jumping? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjEsWj369rc
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    REVIEW: Bonehead REV2 Helmet

    I use a mini extension on the built-in mount and fold the GoPro down as shown in the attached picture. It barely gets in the way of my vision and you can also see if the red light is blinking which is nice. I'm probably going to replace the thumb screw with a pan head screw to remove that potential snag. Having the cutaway gives me peace of mind.
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    LEAD TIMES and poor customer service

    Colugo2 with non-standard coloring
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    LEAD TIMES and poor customer service

    I was quoted 4 weeks delivery and received it in 2.5. Can't complain about that at all!
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    Phoenix Fly Phantom Edge?

    Never underestimate the greed of a large corporation! http://allaboutbeer.com/red-bulls-lawsuit-virginia-brewery/
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    colugo 2

    I got to give mad props to Squirrel for getting my Colugo 2 to me in 2.5 weeks!
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    Funny Skydiving Nicknames

    There was a girl who slept around a lot who became known as "Rental Rig" Also another guy who had long hair, and one drunken day after sunset we cut it off with a hook knife. Hence he became known as "Hook Knife"