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Everything posted by davenuk

  1. you dont have to be open but you do have to be honest. "attending a coached sports course at such and such a location". if they ask "what sport?", then tell them, it's all above board. or you could say you'll be staying here for one month - hiking... there will deffo be a lot of that.
  2. he's still the chairman of BS - https://britishskydiving.org/council-committees/ so you could try there - https://britishskydiving.org/contact/
  3. raindrops?! I was on a 7 way ws load last year and we all landed covered in snow and ice
  4. https://britishskydiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Section-8.pdf 3. CLOUD AND VISIBILITY 3.1. Cloud Skydivers may not leave the aircraft if, at the point of exit, the ground between the opening point and the intended landing area is not visible. 3.2. Visibility. The minimum flight visibility must be at least 5km.
  5. davenuk


    really? i have one of the first models and it's still working fine.
  6. i forgot my rigger had done this as I hadnt asked him to. (i think it's a general advisory now). he did tell me he had but i forgot and returned it to him because it was flashing "E". *facepalm* on the subject of WL - BS in the uk have implemented a new minimum canopy size chart by jump numbers a la francaise.
  7. a mate had a snappy opening on a pilot 150 yesterday, he's had the canopy from new, put a few hundred jumps on it. it was hard enough to snap one of the elastic zip retainers on his wingsuit.
  8. have you tried relaxing, arms swept back a little, a little tension on the suit but not stretching the shit out of it?
  9. I use a standard Mirage bridle and PC that have well over 1000 jumps for both WS and Other, no issues so far.
  10. 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
  11. +1 for skydiver seconds - "onetwofrefofisisevaightniTEN GOOOOOO!"
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. your friend is right, you will die. don't forget your go-pro
  15. 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.
  16. hmm, looks kinda pulled down on the left. is this what a tension knot would cause?
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. davenuk

    Over 55

    http://www.activeskydiving.co.uk/accelerated-free-fall.html go for a week, complete the course, come home and jump.
  21. 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?