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Everything posted by BKW82

  1. +1 Also, I keep looking at it trying to see closing pins and all I see are two people 69ing.
  2. 178 jumps in 10 years and 1000 posts on Dorkzone.com... how about adding another option: - Get a life and jump more.
  3. I completely understand what you're saying. Now take a look at the video again... this guy is leading a very nice tracking dive/angle flight while on his back, then at the end of the tracking dive, he flips to his belly with precision. You can CLEARLY see he is an experienced and capable skydiver if you understand what you're watching. This would then lead me to believe, which has also been confirmed by people who have been through this scenario, that getting stable after cutting away from a violently spinning canopy is actually quite difficult.
  4. I've had a semi-elliptical put me on my back in line twists before, only loaded at about 1.3 as well. It's not as common, but it does happen. Agreed... uncommon. Loaded x-braced canopy? Pretty much guaranteed.
  5. In regards to an RSL, The first rebuttal you'll here from a person that owns a x-braced is "I want to get stable after a cutaway from a spinning line twist." My rebuttal now will be, did you see this video? And second, no one stuck a gun to your head and made you buy the Velo. When I get line twists on my semi-elliptical pilot, fly's straight. Choices choices choices.
  6. http://www.niagarafreefall.com/freefall/ Sadly my home DZ is 3000+km away from the tunnel so any friendly discounts are out the window. I would love to go iFly Seattle (closer to where I actually live) but that isn't feasible for now. I'll see if I can negotiate with them once I show up though. Dude, that tunnel looks fucking awful... don't waste your money. You're not going to learn how to fly your body in there, only how to fly a trash bag that will be flying you.
  7. Pilot ZPX 150 would pack like a Pilot ZP 132.
  8. Bottom of that ring should be at the top of your iliac crest (hip bone). It's a perfect fit in regards to the MLW, dude.
  9. Great idea. I actually do have a relative that lives in Arizona!! What do you suggest I do?
  10. If they ship it out of state, then you save the taxes, close family member/ friend in a nearby state? Just a thought. Why would I go through all of that trouble to save on state tax when I can do the same with Chutingstar and they ship it right to my front door? Come on, guy.
  11. And by the looks of the picture, all the tribesmen came out to see this magnificent event ;-)
  12. BKW82


  13. Although head-down attitude seems imprudent on deployment, I do notice more on-heading openings when I have a bit of forward coast left over from my tracking. This is not high decent rate, mind you, just forward movement. It seems to give the canopy a place to go. If anyone else does this as well, please chime in. +1 I always deploy while tracking flat... softest openings and consistently on-heading.
  14. And certainly "condoms" should be up there as well.
  15. Thanks, will keep that in mind next time I'm in the market. Now, which SQ1 do you work at? Ha
  16. If you freefly, seems as though most of the premium suits you see (i.e. LiquidSky, Vertical, Ouragan) are made from Taslan. From what I understand, it produces more lift than traditional fabrics, so you don't need to wear all that extra material. I can vouch for this since my older Tony Suit (pretty baggy) doesn't have quite as much lift as my Vertical suit (tailored fit).
  17. Nice find. I bought a Mirage G4 and not sure if there is any way around paying taxes with SQ1 since I live in CA, but with Chutingstar, not paying taxes meant saving over $600 on a complete rig.
  18. Just out of curiosity, why do you have "LiquidSky" written all over it?
  19. So weird... I never experienced this before until I switched to Sorz goggles and immediately started getting popped blood vessels in my eye. The only explanation I could come up with was maybe something to do with pressure building up inside the goggles? There aren't any vents in these giggles like others... Anyone care to take a stab at it?
  20. It's been my experience that the majority of jumpers (with less than 10 years) don't know how their rig actually works. A lot I know in the USofA dont even know how to pack their rigs so they have someone else pack them for $5, and at NO stage do they even get to inspect their kit for wear and tear, let alone anything that might indeed be life threatening.. There's way way too much apathy in the sport Such an elitist type comment... how do you walk around with that big head of yours? I'm pretty sure any skydiver with a little bit of experience fully understands how their rig works; how to inspect the rig for wear, how to properly put the rig on, how to deploy their main, and how to deploy their reserve. Are you assuming that everyone should understand their rig at a rigging level? I also fly planes, but I guess I'm ignorant because I don't know some of the insignificant pros and cons between Cessna, Diamond Star, and Cirrus. I say "significant" because on paper or in a forum like this, you may be able to split-hairs on subjects to feed your ego, but all planes previously listed, from what I understand, have a pretty good safety record. You could say the same for "life saving devices" others have listed as well. Wow, a parachuting system must be so much more complex than a $200,000 plane. Please enlighten me wise one because for a second, I almost forgot how to use a parachute (whats up with your overuse of emoticons?)
  21. As others have said, Chutingstar is great to deal with. I have found their prices to always be better than Square One up front, but with the added benefit of not paying sales tax and they offer free shipping. I just ordered a brand new complete rig from them and they will be delivering it WAY ahead of schedule. Happy customer.
  22. If it were me, Micron with Skyhook for the win, but the turn-around-time is comical. So if I were factoring TAT into the equation, I'd go with the wings.
  23. My thoughts exactly. I mean, guys I was really hoping for each of you to have the front and backwards facing GoPros on your helmets. I'm telling ya, if you just had more POV action shots, you guys wouldn't have looked like assholes ;-)