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Everything posted by jc07025

  1. What are the reasons rapide links are more prevalent in crw? Are there safety concerns with having slinks on crw rig?
  2. Bit of a range on the PDR pack volumes on the PIA list, can someone confirm for me that it is DOM that is the main reason for this? Can anyone who sees a high volume of reserves tell me which of a Smart 150 or a PDR160 (both new) will pack larger?
  3. I won't get to taking a rigger course for another year, but in the mean time I was going to get a good old sewing machine and have a crack at some gear bags etc. Took a look on craigslist and saw this: http://comoxvalley.craigslist.ca/atq/5735941130.html It's a singer, searching the plate info tells me model 66, it is 100 CAD/75 USD. I don't think it can do a zig zag. Looks good condition from the pictures but I haven't gone to see it yet. I'm about to head out of country for a trip otherwise I would do some digging online, should I grab it? Is this model too old? Parts availability? Any help appreciated.
  4. Looking for a triathlon hybrid 135 with full dacron if anyone has one
  5. I was looking at previous years dates, looks like I could make it and know some people going, I'll check it out, thanks!
  6. Found the google group, thanks! Florida looks great, unfortunately I don't get back to NA till Jan 17th.
  7. Thanks, probably going to miss the tail end of the Canadian Invasion in Eloy, and I heard they don't allow crew at all anymore, but if I make it there's a couple other interested folks going so I'll see if I can arrange something with Nik.
  8. Can anyone point me in the right direction to look for beginner crew camps? Specifically looking for anywhere in the US from mid Jan to end March. I have gear (Triathlon), maybe a dozen two ways and a couple 3 stacks. I'm an eastern Canadian jumper so nothing up here till spring. Thanks, Joe.
  9. Thanks for the replies, unfortunately I don't get to pick when or where I go so I just sniff around wherever I happen to be for a DZ, looks like I'm out of luck this time. Maybe one of these days I'll make a boogie down south on my own dime
  10. Is there any regular active jumping in Panama City these days? All the DZ links seem dead, going down for a couple days for work next week, not sure if I should bring my rig.
  11. Hey Celli, I'm pretty close to you in experience and will be jumping at Madrid or Lillo in a couple weeks, I'll PM you
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  13. Yup if my schedule allows I plan on going to Z-hills with Nouvellair from Mtl and doing tunnel time in Mtl before going down
  14. French Canadians? That makes even me shudder
  15. Hi new member here with a question. I will be heading down from Canada to the southern states this winter to do my AFF and as many more jumps as I can fit. When picking a DZ I am looking at weather, does it have a tunnel, is it open 7 days a week, can I camp there, how far is the beer store etc... but I have a question about the tempo at different DZs. I want to jump as much as possible, should I go for the biggest place I can find that will have the most loads going all day? Or will that just get me lost in the crowds of licensed jumpers and tandems and bounced between instructors. Is there a happy medium where there are enough planes going throughout the day to get jumps in, but it is slow enough I can have a consistent instructor and not get crowded out? If so how would I find out if a DZ fits that description, any recommendations? (I'm mainly looking at FL but will consider AZ) I'm going late November to mid December, will everywhere be really busy in FL? Thanks for your time!