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  1. I would recommend making sure you have features similar to this page (if you weren't already aware of it): markschulze.net/winds/ It is the quickest/fastest way for me to check the winds on jump run, at opening, during setup, and on the ground....and it's tied to my GPS location. ~$0.02
  2. Great article, and I think it's important for jumpers reading this that the size recommendations are specific to the BASE environment and NOT skydiving!
  3. https://vimeo.com/182544818 https://vimeo.com/user33057070/trap-system https://vimeo.com/188757111 https://vimeo.com/user33057070/trap-system-intro https://vimeo.com/user33057070/mirage-trap-system-in-malfunction-scenarios
  4. Bringing this back from the dead for all the naysayers https://vimeo.com/217519079 That...and it's just an awesome vid to watch!
  5. +1 John. An BTW, this is a very nice thread with constructive comments/opinions while remaining on-topic. Kudos boys!
  6. Yes, it has a VERY long recovery arc that you must actively add inputs to in order to plane out. I'm loading this wing right at 1.95.
  7. Here's a quick vid from one of my last jumps for ya: https://youtu.be/dCUe2lihE24
  8. +1 for the KA97 at that WL. I've got 100 or so jumps on mine loaded ~1.95, and it's definitely a swoop machine with the proper inputs/technique. I agree with Di0 that it's not the best all-around choice for a canopy with that WL due to it's steep descent in full flight....but I will add that you can still achieve very flat flight in 3/4 brakes or rears and it can be great for getting back from a long spot. According to my N3, I average 35-40 fps descent rate in full flight, but only 6-10 fps in deep brakes :). I've dialed in my 270s at about 700 feet using a brake surge > double fronts > turn technique, building acceleration through the turn. I have a VE coming my way for this season, but I have a feeling I'm not going to see a huge increase in performance from the KA ;). I'll see if I can find a vid or two to post for ya. My $0.02.
  9. Video has either been deleted, or you need the right permissions...
  10. I've seen many hawks / turkey vultures soaring and hanging in thermals as high as 1800 feet under canopy at my home DZ in Nebraska. I've seen bald eagles twice before as well, and makes me wish I was flying a flag at the same time haha. I usually can't get that close to them before they fly away though.
  11. Thanks for the write-up! I had a mangled adapter that I tested this out on yesterday, and it worked like a charm :). My process was slightly different: --I already had a multi-connecter to 2.5mm cable that had a broken port. --I cut off the good 2.5mm female end, and exposed the wires (red, black, green, white.) --I bought a cheap cable at a local photo store, which was a multi-connector to 2.5mm male cable for ~$8 (didn't want to wait for eBay as OP directed above, since I have tandems this weekend.) --I cut off the multi-connector end of this and exposed the wires (red, white, yellow.) --I spliced as follows: --red to red --white to white --green to yellow --I simply left the black wire alone The final product is a cable that as a multi-connector port on one end, and a 2.5mm female port on the other. This way, I can connect any standard bite/tongue/blow switch that I want without having to re-splice again. I can take pics later tonight if anyone wants to see. Thanks again HighTechRedNeck!
  12. That is Badass! I'm surprised the balloon operator allowed everyone to bail out at about the same time! I always love your photos Juan, thanks :).
  13. ^ Agreed. I jump a Sabre2 107 now (loaded @ 1.75) with a Funk, and like the ability to WS and perform HP landings with the same canopy. The most important factors to consider (IMO) and be aware of when WS with any canopy: --Your level of comfort with the canopy you fly when sh$t goes wrong, i.e. line twist, hard openings, etc. --Pull altitude that gives you adequate time to deal with above issues. --Having the appopriate size PC / bridle --Awareness that smaller canopies = shorter lines, and the affect that can have on deployment. As such, your technique at deployment may need to change. ~$0.02 ***Also, you may want to have a Mod move this to the WS forum to gain more insights :). ***