Meanee

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  1. Meanee

    Airplane Repo

    They had someone "repo" Lodi plane. Apparently they had to jump out of it to "get familiar" and sneak away after landing the canopy in a way that people on the load won't start wondering where this guy went. Entire show is heaping pile of shit.
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    AFF at sky dive the ranch

    I think just having "TSK" mentioned gave me a hangover. Fun times.
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    Aon2 X2 or Dekunu One for Wingsuiting

    Yep, I was the one who suggested this to them, after my disappointment with WS mount.
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    Aon2 X2 or Dekunu One for Wingsuiting

    This is one thing that pissed me off about their mount. I already own Chutingstar wedge mount. But it's not possible to mount Dekunu on it without the velcro wrap. I'd rather just buy velcro wrap for Dekunu and use my wedge mount. At least it's sturdier.
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    Aon2 X2 or Dekunu One for Wingsuiting

    I have Dekunu and I find their wingsuit mount to be trash. It just bends and makes it difficult to read. Other than that, they did improve a lot and unit is not bad.
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    Altimeter Options for Wingsuiting?

    I have a hand mounted Viso 2 and Chutingstar mudflap mount with digipouch for Alti2 Atlas. I just received my Dekunu mudflap mount, so I will switch things around. Dekunu will be on mudflap, Alti2 will be on the wrist.
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    How popular is wingsuiting?

    At my small-ish DZ (Grand caravan, maybe Otter if they get busy), quite often I am the only one with a wingsuit on loads. They do WS coaching weekends or FFC weekends, and then you see more people wearing a dress. It is frustrating, because I love to wingsuit but not often I get to do it with others. So I am just working on my flight performance solo. One of the reasons I am not that great keeping formation with others. I am considering going to another DZ next summer. They have much larger WS community. Just a lot less creature comforts in DZ vicinity...
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    Altimeter Options for Wingsuiting?

    I am an absolute noob when it comes to wingsuiting (~45 Swift 3 jumps), so for what it's worth... I have a Chutingstar mudflap mount, with digipouch. That houses my Alti2 Atlas. I have Viso 2 on my hand. It works great for the most part. Alti2 tends to go into canopy mode when you are wingsuiting. I never look at my wrist alti while in flight. Biggest problem is somewhat of a glare from digipouch plastic cover. But I am yet to have any difficulty reading it. My container is not the very best fit. So under canopy, I cannot see my mudflap alti. I rely solely on wrist-mounted Viso 2. I also own Dekunu One, but it's somewhat useless until they finally release the WS mount. Chutingstar mudflap mount may look confusing as hell in the beginning. However, after you mount it, it works well. Great for freefly as well. Definitely a good investment.
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    Smart Altimeter

    Unfortunately they are only game in town if you want a smartwatch with good design, battery that lasts 4 days, and ergonomic menus. :(
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    Smart Altimeter

    For what it's worth, installed on Note 8. I do not have WatchOS-based watch, my Samsung Gear S3 runs Tizen. Phone reports this: Accelerometer: 416hz Barometer: 30hz GPS: [measuring...] Any interest in porting this to Tizen?
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    Swift 3?

    Fair point. I should've said "everyone I spoke with"
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    Swift 3?

    I recently picked up Swift 3 and love it. However, I do not have a lot of experience to draw from, with my ~25 total WS flights. My FFC suit was Phantom or Shadow Edge. Swift 3 felt a lot twitchier due to larger leg wing. It took me a bit to get it under control. I think after 10 flights, I kind of have it dialed in. Now it flies like a dream. It is definitely fast. Me being a complete newbie, I managed to get 107 seconds of flight time out of mine. Last jump was 130 but I did not analyze Flysight data yet, just looked at a result from my Atlas. Everyone recommends 7 cell canopy and I guess for a good reason. I fly a 1.15 loaded Sabre 2, and with good results. Good openings, easy to land, and easy to get out of line twists. My coach told me that as long as it's not over 1.3, I should be fine. But I may invest into a Pilot 7 later.
  13. Hour and a half one way. I have 3 dropzones approximately same distance from home. I just pick the one that costs a bit less in tolls and is not far from interstate. One requires you to drive through a shitload of backroads. Another one is a toll road all the way to it and then some backroads.
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    Well... AFF here I come..

    It varies person to person, but fear goes away eventually. It may be on jump 10, or jump 100. I got injured on AFF-A, and my anxiety was through the roof on a retake (been over 30 days). Around jump 10, I was perfectly fine. YMMV, but as you learn more about your gear and about your skill, fear will step back a bit, replaced by confidence.
  15. Doubt you will find any reviews. They have few of these out in a while, and these are only prototypes. They are aiming to start shipping first batch around beginning of Feb, and posted some production shots. However, a lot of things are still up in the air. No video walkthrough of their devices, no manuals, no info on their backend web services, etc. I did order one, since I am hoping to start wingsuiting soon. I will keep my alti-2 Atlas on a wingsuit mount, and Dekunu on my wrist. So far, not a whole lot of communication from the company. I am sure they are busy, but at least one marketing person could've taken few extra shots of production. They have people to do some cool video stuff in After Effects, so why not show more of actual unit? That being said, my excitement for the tech in this thing is stronger than my somewhat apprehensive feeling about pre-ordering stuff I haven't seen. It's not overly expensive (I thought it will be around $800, based on the fact that my "simple" Alti2 Atlas was $400), so I am willing to risk it. I work with technology daily, I like gadgets, so this thing scratches my itch for more toys.