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  1. interesting article, pack outdoors, on your own dedicated mat, appropriately spaced. only 15mins exposure in the well ventilated plane, spray disinfected between loads, jumpers too. when's kit on call? disclaimer: may contain confirmation bias
  2. +1 for skydiver seconds - "onetwofrefofisisevaightniTEN GOOOOOO!"
  3. this is worth saying twice https://uspa.org/SIM/5#2 30 days is tough, this time of year where i am you can easily go that with the weather.
  4. I had the same on a V1, ended up pitching the PC through the wing (e.g. grabbed the handle with wing covering and threw it anyway), probably not too smart. conversely, my venom is lovely, straight to PC, no dramas, every time.
  5. your friend is right, you will die. don't forget your go-pro
  6. a quick google threw up los banos, calif. which then led me to this place - https://www.facebook.com/groups/28649069239/photos/ scroll down through the photos and you can find this - i reckon it's a good group to ask in.
  7. hmm, looks kinda pulled down on the left. is this what a tension knot would cause?
  8. davenuk


    hey, i just started jumping a PF Venom Power, the zips which encompass the MLW are different to my other suit which is a sqrl. i liked the little bungee round button attachment and got thinking about making some sort of elastic toggle i could thread through the zip. my question is.... what are peoples thoughts on providing a flexible anchorage between the two zips vs relying on the locking ability of the zip and just use the string to assist in a failure situation? if i copy the sqrl type the tension effectively lifts the lock off the zip . here's the zip - cheers!
  9. something a little more helpful - i tried this sleeping bag roll method a few times and it makes my safire 2 come out sooooo slow.
  10. i have a safire 2, the slowest openings come from stuffing it into the bag in a horrible mess, then it billows out, so slow. if i pack it neat it comes out quicker but i would never say hard. you've got sliders on these canopies right?
  11. davenuk

    Over 55

    http://www.activeskydiving.co.uk/accelerated-free-fall.html go for a week, complete the course, come home and jump.
  12. sorry if this has already been covered, i did the most cursory line check.... this video was posted, and its content is probably like a lot of videos y'all have, i know i do....from early days(ahem). and the more you jump, the more, i've recognized how easy it is to get fucked. so when i watched this, i winced.... (i've been there, still do, occasionally, having those near misses.) and billvon posts some feedback, which if you bother to consider it, is totally sensible, however.... this guy is posting it because it was fun.... and well... that's what i like about the transient air to ground phase. he isn't asking for feedback of safety nature, it's all how gnarly is it that he's lost a shoe.... so how do you give feedback that basically says "woah! ffs that was sketchy!" without - a) insulting and degrading those awesome memories we have of those times when we also "got away with it" and b) educating, and making skydiving safer because we all want to do it longer and not see people that we like die or need a wheelchair assisted vehicle?