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  1. Here is the last email I got: Dear, Thanks for the mail.I really likes to pay you in cash at hands.but right now i'm not withing your reach that i could easily comes for the payment , so why we need talks better on another means of payment which is by means of Certified Cashier check,which is more secured and better than any other means of payment. So,kindly get back to me,so i know which of the two is your most preferred means of payment for the said item.l...The payment will being advance by Check and i will need the following info: The payment will be in advance by Check and i will need the following info: 1)Get back with the name to be written on the Check. 2)Your address where it is to be delivered (not a postbox address). 3) Your cell phone number is needed for an effective communication PLEASE NOTE: That the Check will be cleared first before releasing the Item ok Reply
  2. I got almost the exact message, except he referred to it as "the item" instead of "the car". Only, in my case it was odd, as I also live in NY.
  3. Using variety of control inputs to get out of a jam (hopefully) isn't routine and I will give you that. I also don't think that people who don't touch risers or lean in the harness for 95% of their canopy flight are inhrently and necessarily unsafe. But less safe? Yes. I meant to say that those extra piloting tools exist to help in certain, less routine (but equally real) circumstances.
  4. Few weeks ago, a jumper gets excess steering line worked into a half hitch as he unstows brakes. Still tries to flare with toggles which turned him square into the ground in the direction of the free steering line. He wasn't hurt badly but the danger is obvious. You could say "well just cut away if you can't land on rears" but it is perfectly possible to land a canopy on rears safely. I'd go further and say that that canopy shouldn't be cut away. It's there, square, and safely steerable/landable (with risers).
  5. Funny, we survived quite nicely for decades without anyone ever touching a riser - front or rear, and I can't think of a single situation I've ever been in that required the use of front risers because someone was in front of me or any other scenario. I'm not implying that there's anything wrong with exploring/learning/mastering all that a canopy is capable of, but the use of risers is not a necessary component of safe flight. Disagree. Or rather, I would say pilots who spend the time and energy to learn their available control inputs (including fronts, rears, harness) are safer pilots. I think people get hurt year after year because they only know how to turn or fly or land one way. Having to land out, downwind of the target area greatly increases the chances of winding up hurt when you didn't think touching risers would make a safer pilot. The sport and everyone in it is much better off because a few people spent the time and effort to learn what risers do and how to use them.
  6. Without seeing video or knowing much about the canopy she's currently flying, I'd err on the side of caution and not jump faster equipment when her ability to perform a basic flight maneuver (flaring) is in question. The safest thing would be to take a look at her technique or her equipment to find an issue, not buy faster equipment. If it turns out to be a simple line length issue, for example, it's better to get the flare down pat on the 150!!
  7. Freefly consideration makes sense. The manufacturer said 135-150. I currently pack a 150ZP and the fit is tight, so I believe a 135 would fit, but didn't know if it was just a recommendation or if anyone knows if a 120 is possible.
  8. I already did. I was asking the forum if anyone has any experience fitting a 120sqft canopy forum in said container.
  9. I have a javelin odyssey J1K with a sabre2 150 currently in it. The manufacturer says it will fit a 135, but will it fit a 120? What about a Safire 129?
  10. Hey all, Are there class sizes for canopies? My manufacturer says my container can fit a 150 or a 135, Sabre2 sizes. Which Safire2 sizes would those correspond to? Would it be a Safire2 139? What about a 129?
  11. Oh you're right about that. Not everyone in group is jumpmaster qualified, either. Which is why I said "likely". The only points I am making is that 1) ramp jump probably means experienced jumpers on the load, and that 2) the fact that he's pulling JM duties in this video definitely means he's an experienced jumper. Definitely too experienced to be screwing up ripcord grip awareness.
  12. Never. But you're also likely not in a group with just 5 jumps to your name.
  13. The way I understand it, the decision to cutaway would have been a bad one due to the combination of factors: 1) loosened chest strap altering the "location" of handles, and 2) busted decision altitude. I think a judgement mistake would have occurred in assuming that 1) his cypres would definitely fire (with a 2.2 WL spiraling like that, maybe, I don't know) and that 2) if a cypres fire DID happen without first cutting away, that it would entangle the main and lead to a worse situation.
  14. Yes, dude, really. I guess your mileage may vary. In my 65 jumps I haven't ever seen a reserve snake out the door, but I have personally seen plenty of deployed ones in the aircraft. How many ramp jumps have you completed in division? Are they pretty rare or pretty often? You think by the time someone gets on a ramp jump load they've jumped a few times (i.e., experienced)? That's the point I was making.
  15. Fairly new jumper here ... so OP said his decision to cutaway with his brake fire was a bad one. I get that you don't want to risk a main-reserve entanglement; however, isn't NOT cutting away a spinning main (no matter what altitude) more dangerous than a low cutaway? I'd like to know that for EP knowledge.