yvanpec

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  • Main Canopy Size
    139
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
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    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Bex
  • License
    B
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    250
  • Tunnel Hours
    2
  • Years in Sport
    1
  1. This is my Squirrel VS PF experience I live close to Chamonix and made friends with a lot of Squirrel coaches/flyers so when it was time to order my suit I went for a Swift 2. One of their coaches took my measurements. Suit arrived in 6 weeks, as stated by squirrel at time of order. Fit of the suit was horrible, being especially way too short on legs which made flights difficult. Anyways, flew it a bunch and some friends and I decided we wanted to get some Epicenes and Freaks. We contacted Squirrel and asked what kind of deal we could get ouf of a single $15,000 order. Got an email back from Mike explaining that their margin is almost nothing and bla bla bla. Squirrel gives $200 back to their coaches when their name appears on the order, so I guess they make at least $200 profit per suit, right ? In the end we got discounted SkySnatches and free shipping. A mere 4% discount. Then it was time to give em some money, and since they don't accept bank transfers (wake th f^ck up guys, seriously), we had to call our bank to raise the credit card limit just for this one time and bla bla bla I got my wingsuit stolen out of my car after having it for a month. I emailed Mike and asked if they could make me the exact (except for legs) same one and if they could, maybe do me a favor by jumping the line since I had already waited 6 weeks for the first one, and that we just placed an order worth 15 grand. Squirrel basically told me it sucked but I had to wait just like everyone else. So I cancelled all my orders. I then went to PF for a PTS and a Havok. Both were built in 2/3 the timeframe they gave me at first, both fit perfect, I was able to get the VAT back which is nice. So eff no, Squirrel is NEVER seeing a dime from me again. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  2. Hi all I had all my gear stolen in France at the Chambéry Dropzone today. I know it's mostly a US based forum but we never know where all my stuff will end up at Voodoo Curv 2.0. Typhoon pattern with orange stitching. 150 jumps on the cypres In it was a green safire 2 139 All blue with orange stitching Squirrel Swift 2. Brand new with only 15 jumps on it. It all fits a 5"7 175 pound jumper They leff the GoPro behind, I guess memories are more important than gear. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  3. not unless you lube em up to push em in.... Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  4. Just got my rigsleeve and I must say it's very awesome. I travel with my rig on airplanes at least once a month and I got tired of securing handles and all that crap. I usually go to Dubai, Emirates is used to seeing skydivers with rigs onboard pretty frequently. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  5. UPT has replied to that Facebook post. Length of loop is correct, bridal routing is not. Incorrect bridal routing "may" have cause the pin to pass through the eye loop on deployment. Everyone should be able and capable of doing a pin check to themselves with the rig on their backs. Would have saved that dude a reserve ride. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  6. just make sure you can hear the damn radio ! if you feel like you need someone to tell you when to flare, even for 10-15-hell 20 jumps, just let an instructor know, he'll probably set you up with one. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  7. My DZ's elevation is roughly 1600 feet. The aircraft is a Pilatus PC-6. Climbs easier in the winter so we usually get to 14 000. Add 1600 to that and you can see why this is not really possible in the summer time when the air is hot. The other day the pilot gave us extra height, about 16 500 total.....let me tell you that it started have a pretty significant effect on my body. Our little airport is right in the mist of a military training airspace, so we are often restricted to 12 or 12.5 on weekdays.The ticket price stays the same. who cares real. it all averages out in the long run. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  8. So you turned too low to complete your intended rotation. When you posted this video did you feel that it was representative of your normal 'swoop' performance? If the answer is yes, then it conclusively shows that the problem with the recovery arc is becase of you, not the canopy. It's recovering quickly because you're stabbing out. You need to turn higher and let it dive. If no, do you have a video of a good turn? yeah that's pretty much what I have been doing (although I dont think I "swoop") So I guess I have been doing it all wrong ! Very hard to judge from my point of view so thx for taking the time to tell me what's up. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  9. heard that, and will do ! Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  10. I bumped into you mom. took me while to get around her. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  11. Of course I do. Let me just remind y'all that the title of the post wasn't "look at that awesome shit !" Posted the video to get feedback. Some people are educated enough to be able to give that said feedback. Some are just germans. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  12. 1. This is the altitude and the procedure my DZO told me to work from. So I'll talk to her about your point. 2.Already dressed this. Since I got my new rig, I can, and do stow my slider behind my head. 3. I extend my arms to the max, so I am not sure what you are talking about flaring at 1/2 input. My thought process is pretty simple, since it's a tiny DZ with only 3 to 4 people capable of teaching me(who dont really want to take the time, and are busy doing video work), I pretty much try on my own. Hence the coaching I just booked next month. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  13. Let's try a real discussion Two questions (both of which have already been mentioned) 1) Why were you using heavy toggle input directly after letting go the front risers, and what effect do you think this had on your recovery arc? 2) What benefit do you gain from loosening the chest strap if you haven't lowered your slider? 1) I wanted so stay parallel to the landing zone and not interfere with anyone in the pattern. I am aware it's not ideal, but felt I had to correct my trajectory. 2)I have only recently (30 jumps or so)started to put my slider behind my head.My old rig was very big for me and the slider wouldn't really stay in position as I would be sitting way down in the harness. Issue fixed with my new Curv. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  14. cool man. I suck more than you and your homies when you had the same jump numbers. I very much apologize for that. I'll go back to the real world now. One more failed attempt at having an online discussion. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.
  15. Just a few things from your video -Your slider is not pulled down (and your chest strap is probaply tight) in this case the slider wasn't pulled down, but my chest strap is always loosened to the max. Better be on the ground wishing you were up there than being up there wishing you were on the ground.