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  1. Sweet, what height is your 270 on the Gangster, and what size wing?
  2. The Crossy2 has a really short recovery arc, it's horrible for swooping. Get rid of it. Don't agree that the Saf2 and the Sabre2 are the same, the Sabre2 dives more. I'm 70kg and I started my 90 at 420ft on the Sabre2 120.
  3. I have dozens of feet first angles, plenty of 2-Ways as well. I can hold a slot on my back with a HU Leader, I'm still working out belly. Been playing around with it, generally I'm finding if I chase it HD Back first then transition to HU Belly this is the easiest way to get relative and start working out the inputs. I do it off the side of the jump in my own airspace so it's safe. Will keep updating this thread as I figure it out, and maybe post some footage.
  4. Thanks for the reply, this is pretty much what I've heard around the DZ as well. I was on a Sabre2 120 and personally decided to use a KA107 to bridge the gap between the Sabre2 and the JFX2 while I'm still loading my wing under 1.8. I would have considered the Crossy3 if it dived more, just my $0.02
  5. How was the jump from the Crossy3 to the JFX2?
  6. I freefly a lot, I have a suit for the Wind Tunnel only. It's a tight dynamic suit which isn't suitable for the sky. In the sky I just wear tight jeans and a shirt. Just pick a shirt long enough so you can tighten your leg straps over so it won't blow over the top of your handles if you're head-up flying. What matters is consistency. Always wear the same or similar clothes so you become familiar with your flight surface, this is the advantage of a jumpsuit - it always flies the same.
  7. Thoughts on when to start chasing angles on your feet? When did you start? Is there a limit of how flat/slow you can chase? Is it constructive to start chasing them earlier rather than later? I'm confident I can chase them and stay safe (will start on my back). My general train of thought is when I learned angles on my head I spent quite a few jumps chasing them before learning the exit and flying efficient enough to make and stay on the jump.
  8. Primacy in learning is key. In my experience, the skydivers who get quality coaching early (there are shit coaches) are better off long term because they are taught solid foundations early on, and don't develop bad habits. Just my opinion.
  9. Absolutely, work up to what you're comfortable with, everyone is different! When I'm doing 45min in a day, I usually fly 3x blocks of 15 minutes an hour apart between each session. This gives you the debrief time in the tunnel between rotations, and the 30 mins debrief time between sessions. Edit to say: When I'm flying VFS with my team, we usually only do 20 minutes a night (20 x 1min).
  10. If I have the time on my account and a coach available, I would look at doing 30-45 minutes per day. I'm working on dynamic so it's not too taxing on the body. I find after the 45min mark the fatigue from (mental and physical) starts to inhibit my flying.
  11. I would regard it pretty strange to do 20 minutes straight but I have seen people do 30 minutes straight when working on low speed dynamic in the past. This isn't all belly though and is a little easier on your body as the load is spread out between belly and back. Typically when I fly 20 minutes (in a 30 minute session) we work the rotations so the others on the session break my time up. A typical rotation might be 8 x 2.5 Minute blocks for me and 5 x 2 Minute Blocks for the other flyer, there will be some consecutive time at the end in that case, but breaking it up helps massively with getting tired. If you're the only person on the session, you could aim to to do a rotation of 2 mins on, 1 min off to give the body a rest and debrief quickly with your coach (if you have one). You definitley have the right to dictate when the tunnel is on or off during your session if there are no other flyers, don't forget you're paying good money for that fan to be on!
  12. Interesting, I find that I'm about 50/50. I will try to do some time with a coach and find some stuff to work on, then do a follow up session by myself feeling out what we were working on for myself and reviewing the footage after rotation. Where I fly, coaching makes the tunnel time 50% more expensive and so I think this works best for me.
  13. Agree with this - go to the tunnel and see if you can enjoy yourself. That'll tell you if it's the fear affecting your experience in the sky. Alternatively, if you just don't like freefall focus on becoming a canopy pilot
  14. I fly a bit of tunnel, coached and uncoached. What sort of split do you do betweeen coached and uncoached time, and why? 75/25? 50/50? 25/75?