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  1. Hi Guys,

    I am having a very weird issue perhaps somebody has had this and was able to fix it.

    When I import a clip recorded in HDHQ from my CX105 to vegas put it on the timelime without any editing the clip runs faster than normal speed even compared it to normal Sony AVHCD player. Vegas definately runs the clip fast. Thus it looks like fastforward.

    Help please help

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    it was always x-birds on the podium.

    Because thats what the best 4 pilots flew those years....;)
    And actually Lutz pretty much handed everyone their ass when the first incarnation of the Stealth2 (Stealth WoM) flew there.
    Last year Harry Kloska was the first person to fly the Venom prototype at the competition in Gransee, and immidiately set the 4th highest score for time and 5th for distance ever in the whole comp circuit. And he isnt that skinny a guy even.

    Every single one of these results is more related to pilot skill than anything else. And depending on the suits they choose to fly, these results can stay like this or severly mix up. I have no doubt any of the flyers wouldnt score in the same top 3 if they switched to any other suit.

    There is a lot to be said for these competitions, but its mostly a comparison of athletes. And depending on the suits they show up with, the results show a certain suit as the best choice.

    Gransee and Marl both pretty much share the same flyers every year. Its logical the podium is 'always the same'

    Look at the results from the Hungarian competition from the last years.
    2010> 1st Stealth2, 2nd V3, 3rd Xbird
    2009> 1st Stealth2, 2nd V3, 3rd Birdman S8
    2008> 1st SM1, 2nd Stealth1, 3rd Blade
    2007> 1st BM S3S, 2nd BM S3S, 3rd Blade

    Paints a whole other picture. And with Intrudair also becoming a bigger and bigger player with suits that seem to mirror many design aspects from all kinds of doubt we'll see those results mixed up even more in the future.
    There are a lot of conclussions to be drawn from competitions, but the ones mentioned above for sure arent the correct ones...

    It always ends with certain people only showing their 'copy!copy!' posts with negativity attitude towards one party....

    Just enjoy the fact that several people design wonderfull suits to fly. And look at them up close to see what they are actually capable of and made from...B|

    What I do find funny Jarno is how everything Bird-man was the best when they paid the bills and how PF is now the only thing since they're paying the bills.

    Nothing wrong with supporting your brand but giving credit to other manufactures for the good products show maturity and confidence in yours.
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  3. We unfortunately will have to take your word. As I not prepared to carbon date pictures/drawing. But there is a difference between speaking and doing.

    Tony did make them sold them with the wing design over arms zippers before the rest.

    Copying and using each others designs for inspiration is great it gives us skydivers alot more choice, and choice is good. So I not saying copying is bad and not knocking PF. It's just funny that the suits being copied most is Tony's suits. (Pictures or idea or the not can't claim it, if you didn't patent it or produce it first).

    I do however hate people who do the brand war thing give each suit it's dues, some suits are better for different people.

    I am also not fond of negative sales, telling others what's wrong with others suits instead of telling me what's good about their suits. Thus sell your suit in it's uniqueness and without knocking the opposition.

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  4. The fact remains software will be sold and someone is going to make money from it within the skydiving community(motive to fight hard for there system).

    Photoshop doesn't care what system is used so no finger in the pie besides, I might have bought photoshop for different reasons not necessarily for judging formations.

    Alot of people who bought canon's and nikon's get a copy of photoshop elements anyway.

    Thus judging system doesn't affect photoshop sales thus no conflict of interest. New head-dot system software sales is solely depend on the exceptance of the judging system... conflict of interest.

    Then again do I really care which system is used, will I buy software to judge formations nope sorry. I am only interested in seeing Wingsuiting grow and progress.
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  5. My suggestion

    Close the registration a week or perhaps two weeks prior to the event. This would allow organizers to finalize the desired formation before the event starts. It will also give then accurate numbers.

    It would also provide the team captains with time to look through the jumpers in there group, allowing them to try and figure out who their known’s and unknowns are.

    Quick question: Spot you were at Elsinore at least 4 days before the event why then leave your registration to the last second?
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  6. Hi

    Personally I don't think there isn't much difference between these two suits.

    The big difference between then is a cutaway vs no cutaway, but this leaves me with a question for the peope who own Stealths. Has anybody cutaway the wings during freefall and if so what happened with airlocked wings you cutaway. Did they stay inflated, if so did they cause control problem and did they influence deployment.

    Perhaps people flying other airlocked wingsuits with cutaways systems can also let give us an idea what there wingsuits did with cutaway wings during freefall.

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  7. ... Stupid question for the Camera gurus. non-HD has NTSC and PAL does HD have the same ?

    I will be visiting the US again this year and buying a camera over there is alot cheaper than South Africa but we're pal region in SA, meaning up till now buying video
    camera in the US wasn't an option.

    Thanks in advance for the answer.
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  8. Hi Guys

    I am looking to buy a camera for skydiving purposes and having read the 450D thread especially the comment
    regarding lenses the MP doesn't seem to matter as much as the lense.

    I have to decide between the 450D and 1000D. I'd appreciate some help and advice from the pro camera men.

    I have read the dpreviews threads on both but as someone new to photography all the technical stuff doesn't mean so much to me.

    1000D review

    450D review

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  9. Personally I think this discussion is already a step towards improving future attempts. It's great to known that my favourite discipline is alive and kicking.

    Personally I don't care if it a official record and unofficial record or just a kick as formation. The experience was awesome the people were great, organisiation was brilliant.

    Best of all I got to meet awesome people who will probably be friends for life. Long live wingsuiting, may is it keep on growing.

    P.s. Jarno nice grid idea but move the center line through the center of the formation as the picture may be at an angle.

    Cheers Riaan
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  10. What a great event, I was part of Mark Harris's group.

    Thanks to everybody involved in organising the event.

    Hopefully we do this again next year. See you all at Skydive arizona tomorrow.

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  11. Great Video .... inspirational stuff

    It always nice watching a video with a bit of everything
    gives everybody a small view into a few sports.

    The wingsuiting in the video is crazy stuff

    Thanks Jarno for link it brightened my day.
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  12. In my personal opinion you first have to look at how many ws jumps are made compared to FS and RW and CF(CRW).

    Then secondly wingsuiting is still new to the community and very few people consider wingsuiting there primary discipline.

    I also think the fact that you know you have restricted moved does help to keep you more cautious.
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  13. Personally I love my Vortex II but I do think people that don't like the rig, don't like them due to customer service.

    I've only dealt with parachute systems once and it wasn't the smoothest process but I have heard some horror stories in terms of customer service.
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