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  1. EvilGenius

    Family and friends advice

    I used to go ski mountaneering and my sketchy tales freaked my mum out, now she's so happy that I'm doing nice safe skydiving! ;-)
  2. I skydive and speed-ride, the flight characteristics aren't all that different and I'd say a lot of the skills are transferable. As already mentioned traffic is a huge difference and if you're at a busy dropzone with a lot of canopies in the sky you don't really want to be going faster than a significant proportion of the load.
  3. EvilGenius

    Vector 306

    I put a old Sabre 2 120 and a Speed 2000 120 in a V306 and I wouldn't want to go any tighter than that. The Xfire 138 sounds like a really bad idea, especially a crispy new one.
  4. EvilGenius

    Skydiving fuel use - worldwide?

    Some numbers for you... http://myskydivingfootprint.com/
  5. EvilGenius

    Similar to Katana, but newer design?

    I went from a KA97 to a Gangster 90 after trying all the usual suspects and as has been mentioned already it was amazing...good luck finding one!
  6. EvilGenius

    Who's waiting/flying a Fluidwings

    Recently got myself an OG 90, fricking love it! I'm curious how big is the difference between the OG and the VK PS??
  7. EvilGenius

    Fluidwings Gangster

    Current Wing - OG 90 @ WL 2.0 Recent Wings - Comp Velo 90, JFX 84, Katana 97 I put 11 jumps on my new Gangster this weekend and I love it. I had so much fun with it and it's hands down the best canopy (IMHO) I've jumped to date. The openings are stress free and on heading with none of the surging/searching you get on a comp velo, no occasional surprise 360's like a Katana and I think even better than the JFX. I'm sure sooner or later she'll give me a surprise but so far it's been a dream every time. Front riser pressure is slightly lighter than both the Comp Velo & JFX but thankfully much heavier that the Katana. It was easy to keep it in the dive but you still get nice feedback. The rears felt great ripping around at altitude, super responsive and a ton of fun. I didn't have to use much rear input during landing because miraculously my roll out kept being spot on, the wing carried really well and again there was nice feedback and modulation. Recovery arc was longer than the Katana and the JFX, probably about the same as the velo but I'd need more jumps on a Velo to tell. Anyway I had plenty of time after roll out to spot the landing and loads of power. As for the flare, not much to say really you pull the strings and you land...job done. Harness, now this is where it's at.....the harness response is amazing! It's much more responsive than both the Velo and the JFX and that's a good thing. Not twitchy but just fun as it really makes you feel one with the wing, it's really intuitive to snap the last part of the turn from the harness.
  8. EvilGenius

    BOD Meeting July 2018

    At the 2016 world championships USA won 3 out of 20 events, France won 4....just saying! ;-)
  9. EvilGenius

    Any SAFE full-face helmets out there?

    Apparently it meets the EN 966 certification, I don't like the look of those tests....nope...nope...nope! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq0BrxVgjEM
  10. EvilGenius

    Fluidwings Gangster

    No worries I've seen worse. :-p Seriously, thanks for the info I've got an OG 90 coming which will be loaded at 2.0, sounds like it's going to pretty spicy!
  11. EvilGenius

    Fluidwings Gangster

    Fluid Wings told me that a Gangster 90 would pack about the same as a Comp Velo 90.
  12. EvilGenius

    Fluidwings Gangster

    Hey Kevin, did you manage to make any more jumps on the Gangster, if so I'd love to hear about them?
  13. EvilGenius

    Katana's dont kill people...

    I've been told the recover arc is longer on a Gangster than on a Tesla....I'll let you have a go when my one arrives! p.s. I'm liking my Katana but it's for sure not a relaxing canopy and as has already been mentioned I don't get the feeling there would be much 'dig' to get you out of the corner.
  14. Seems the DZ's disagree, from Skydive Spain ' webpage http://www.skydivespain.com/about/insurance/ "USPA AND BPA MEMBERS Please remember that unless you are a US resident for USPA or UK resident for BPA, then the Third Party Liability does not cover you when you are not jumping in the US & Canada and the United Kingdom, respectively. Therefore you must purchase additional insurance when you visit us in Spain."
  15. I've been told that's it's the USPA 3rd party insurance is only valid in Europe (outside US?) if you're a US citizen or Green Card holder.