speedy

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  • Main Canopy Size
    108
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    115
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Marl -Germany
  • Licensing Organization
    DAeC
  • Number of Jumps
    3500
  • Years in Sport
    16
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography

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    Yes
  1. You only stated the age and not how many jumps the canopy has. Age and number of jumps are not the only factor. Where was the canopy packed (indoors/outdoors), beach jumps, packed in the dirt, left out in the sun. All these things can degrade the material and reduce the flare. Ask a qualified rigger to look at it and she/he should be able tell you if the canopy is OK or not. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  2. This of course is only looking at the risk of dying. All the other carnage (broken legs, pelvis, spine etc.) I have seen clearly shows me that Skydiving is not a safe activity. You just have to ask yourself is the risk worth the fun you get out of it? As time goes on I find myself coming ever closer to the answer of "no". Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  3. speedy

    GoPro underwater

    I took an older model ( Hero 2) snorkeling and the picture quality was terrible. Nothing was in focus. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  4. speedy

    Snagless GoPro helmet

    I was looking at this helmet recently. One problem is the mounting inside. If you get a hard knock to the front, you will get a nice GoPro print on your forehead. A fellow skydiver at the DZ said he knows of one death associated with things mounted inside the helmet that transfered the impact force directly to the users head. This helmet does has some padding between the camera and the head. In my opinion though its not enough. There needs to be some sort of plate to prevent the edge of the GoPro digging into the wearers head. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  5. speedy

    Video for tandem

    Most vidiots at our DZ use CX110 or CX115 for video and SLR Canons or similar for photos. GoPros are used for backup photos/video. I don't take the SLR on a Tandem unless the pax has ordered photos, which is rare at our DZ. I personally prefer the Sony CX for video because I don't like the fish eye look the GoPros have. The photos from my canon 350D are far superior to what the GoPros produce despite having fewer pixels. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  6. No it's not, it's fake just like the guy who landed on cardboard boxes. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  7. speedy

    Avoiding Neck Injury

    I assume that you have been to a doctor and had your neck checked out. It could have been damaged by one of those hard openings. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  8. speedy

    Skydiving is inherently dangerous

    Comparing time taking part in the sport or number of jumps to number of journeys in my opinion does not really work. You are then trying to break down how you fit in with the wider group that takes part in the activity. I always look at it this way ( all info based on German statistics). There are 57 million people in Germany with a driving license ( ok, not all of them drive), there are about 4000 deaths a year on the roads. So if you drive a car you have about a 1 in 14000 chance of dying in a single year if you drive.. There are 11,000 people with a skydiving license (ok, not all of them still jump), there are about 5 deaths per year skydiving. So you have about a 1 in 2000 chance of dying in a single year if you skydive. Who are the unlucky ones in either activity? Certainly in skydiving it's not just the inexperienced or the one time jumpers and the same goes for car drivers. You are correct sir, you don't lie to your mom. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  9. Nice mounting but it does not eliminate the need for a cutaway system on the helmet. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  10. speedy

    front riser traps fingers on landing

    Of course, my mistake, I forgot the rules, power 1st Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  11. speedy

    Cypres misfire

    What was the canopy size and wing loading? At our DZ the smaller student canopies are fitted with expert cypres. Students only get to jump the smaller canopies after a number of jumps on larger canopies fitted with student cypres. A small student canopy for example is a 200 sq ft navigator. Good to see cypres is working as designed. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  12. speedy

    front riser traps fingers on landing

    I am no expert, but I would have thought pulling the riser down so far that it can do that is counter productive. You are distorting the wing so much it can't fly properly. Other than not pulling it so far down I don't know how stop it from happening. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  13. speedy

    Biggest fads in skydiving...

    Square canopies - I mean look at how many people are getting killed on them these days. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  14. speedy

    Smallest DropZone

    So, you didn't check the spot before you jumped? Dave Fallschirmsport Marl
  15. speedy

    In light of the Velo Guy thread...

    It must be different here. After a year of advertizing at my local DZ I couldn't find anyone to buy my Velo at the cheap price of 300 Euros. So I gave it away for free. Dave Fallschirmsport Marl