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  1. Dos


    This is the ultimate bicellular elliptic canopy. I tried Semi/fully elliptic canopies before (Crossfire 2, Stiletto, Sabre 2) and this X-Fire is quite the bomb compared to the previous ones. It has na absolutely incredible harness response. I really feel connected to the canopy and the fact it has no stabilizers provides a nice over steer. It's the very first canopy I feel I have full control on. It's a Schuemann Planform designed canopy meaning the leading edge is super elliptic while trailing edge is quite flat. I see it as a bicellular Leia. Rears are super powerful. Fronts are quite hard but nothing unmanageable. Toggle turns (yes I tried those) are super slow but those breaks have like an infinite resource while landing. Openings are very nice but not too slow. Almost always on heading and predictable. You can feel Icarus put some effort on this part! I jumped a stiletto for 400 jumps before the X-Fire so I might be biased . I think I might stick with an X-fire (I own a 102 for now) if I want more in a few hundred jumps instead of going to the cross braced realm.
  2. Looks pretty expensive and full of snag hazard for us :(
  3. Looks pretty nice ! I plan on changing my old GoPros and your video made me seriously consider that sony cam :)
  4. I just received mine. Works great with a nice quality. Kris, you are the Man !
  5. Talking about safety, this looks super great ! But, I'd be too afraid to loose my cam at the door or during a collision. Specially when freeflying. Thanks for sharing though :)
  6. Hi :) You already answered your question. At first, students are only told basics and mandatory safety instructions. If not, the amount of informations would be too huge and students coulds loose focus on primary things to keep in mind. I think there's no way you'd annoy people by asking questions. It will demonstrate you dig in safety and progress which is a very good thing with students (you know, some saw freefly, wingsuit, mister bills and whatever looks cool and want to do it because they feel ready) Just learn step by step. Is your DZ organizing events for rookies ? teaching some basic canopy piloting lessons, jump run understanding, how to plan a tracking jump, and so on ? I did learn a lot in these little classes. Internet is also a great source of information even if you CANNOT rely on it like the messiah's parole. Always actualy ask some instructors / experts at your DZ even if you don't have doubts about new knowledge you got. Welcome in the sky dude :) stay safe and blue skies ;)
  7. My savior :') What flatlock adaptator did you use ? The Fuel or G3 version ? I was thinking about getting a custom composite plate made for my Speed (similar to one I saw here on an orange Fuel helmet)
  8. A very simple editing software is Openshot ( ) and it works on Linux, Windows and Mac. It's certainly not the most powerfull but it is quite easy to use.
  9. Well thank you, I'll give it another try then !
  10. I received mines (after being litteraly robbed by the customs) These are very cool and as efficient as expected. The only con is that it doesn't work with the Session mount (the end nut of the mount seams to be sealed on the mount and I didn't manage to get it out in order to replace it by the schier clamp. Fortunately, I still have some GoPro 3 mounts that work just fine :)
  11. anyone knowing a mouth switch that would work with the wifi connexion of a camera ? (precisely the Panasonic DMC-GX80) I think it could be possible but real less easy to craft than the good ol' wired connector.
  12. Thank you for the explanations :) I'm a bit less ignorant :D
  13. What would be the point in using 2 GoPros ? I'm not criticizing here, just wondering why. I'm using 2 gopros myself : one to actualy have a video and the second one on time lapse mode to take still pictures.
  14. waiting for mines to pass the Europe customs :D But it's not a snag free mount (even if it's slightly better than the stock thumb screws) The real advantage of the Schier clamp is that your can set the angle of your GoPro very quickly and have it truly locked without the need of a screwdriver.
  15. That does not answer the question. PAL 50fps or NTSC 60fps are quite similar and I agree on the fact that 24/30fps looks less fluid than 50/60fps If you plan to only use it on youtube or for yourself on a computer, no matter what you use, it'll work. By default, I'd use the NTSC setting because it has a slighly better frame rate than the PAL one and all computers or youtube can read it.
  16. The video is quite impressive indeed ! I didn't find anything on that cam on the net. Does someone knows when this little beauty is going to be released in europe ? Here's another video compared to the X1000
  17. Hi everyone. I didn't saw this part of the forum before posting elsewhere :D So, I'm Dos a recent skydiver (2 years in the sport and 230 jumps as I write these lines) living in Belgium. I have a great interrest in freefly, angle jumps, canopy piloting and of course farting in the plane ! Cheers all And may the beerline be crossed many more time to quench my thirst ! PS. English is not my mother tongue but I think my posts are writen in a quite decent grammar. Well... It's understandable tho PS 2. Here's my ugly mug
  18. You'll definitely need a freefly friendly rig as it will be exposed in the relative wind. I think it's better to learn back flying, then sit flying and practice a lot ! In my point of view, freestyle is the ultimate static discipline incorporating "basic head up positions" + a great range of other ones. IMO, the best way to get there is to get tunnel hours behind you. I could be wrong as my experience is very limited (I'm currently getting experience in HU flying. Sky and Tunnel) but it's the long way to the top if you wanna rock'n roll :D
  19. Thanks :) I will still wait here for an answer as I got no satisfaction in the answers of chuting star and None of them seemed to have tried this before. I'll compare the curves of the speed to the ones of my G3. If they are similar enough, the adaptor could do ! I also found other solutions to get a flat surface on top of the helmet like this one which have an adjustable angle :
  20. What about Panasonic Lumix GM5 and GX80 ? For all I know, those are quite good cams for a decent price but I also know no bite switch would work with it (remote control "communicates" with the cam and is not a simple switch).
  21. Hi there. I'm currently using a Tonfly Speed with a simple adhesive GoPro mount on the front and I think about "getting more serious" about shooting videos. I'd like to modify the helmet to get a flat mount on top but I don't know how to deal with that. I saw the cookie flat lock which seems pretty nice but I don't know if it would work on the curves of my helmet. ( ) Have someone ever tried this or have any other solution ? The goal is to screw a cam on top and preferably having it easily removable. - a video noobie in the sport :D