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    Wing Suit Flying
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  1. Great question broski! Changing your angle of attack has less to do with your toes and more to do with your posture. In a wingsuit, your body should (almost) always be completely flat (especially those arms). This maximizes wing efficiency, and allows you to keep that wallet full of airspeed. If you're going head low, you're flying in a dihedral orientation. If you don't know what the fuq dihedral means, then check out Richard Webb's take on it (which every WS pilot should read anywho): http://topgunbase.ws/speed-2-stability-vs-drag/ You can adjust your AoA with nothing more than your head and shoulders. Imagine if the Hunchback of Notre Dame was trying to fix his posture, and stand up as tall as he could. Well.. this is effectively similar to best body position in a wingsuit. Stretch that body as long as you can, with 0 degrees dihedral, and adjust your AoA by adding a bit more hunchback to the mix. Clear as mud?
  2. 32'' ZP Icarus pilot chute for me. It's worked well with a relatively large surface area suit (Freak3). That suit flares so damn well though that I think going up to a 34 or 36 may be in order soon.
  3. Thankfully we're all marsupials and and have a skin pouch
  4. @GoneCodFishing hit it on the head. Also remember to always fly with 0 dihedral sweep no matter your angle of pitch. If you're pushing your arms down to flare, then you're not really flaring. The only thing that should change is your head position && posture. When you're diving you're like the hunchback of Notre Dame, when you're flaring think about having great posture and getting as long possible,while slightly lifting your head.
  5. Its like all the great parts of wingsuiting without all the shittiness! I really wanna start a 4way RW team, but in Mutations
  6. I don't need an E License to femur in. My D works just fine for that.
  7. I've heard such mixed things about this. I believe that it's best for trackers to go second to last before wingsuiters. With that said I got yelled at by a salty ass organizer named Chazi at Lost Prairie this past year for even asking about this, so who knows. Apparently everyone at Eloy knows best
  8. If you are deploying your suit in full flight asymmetrically, you're going to have spicy openings like this. I have alot more luck by bending my knees ( almost to 90 degrees) at the top of the flare. This will put you head high, and your burble wont be nearly as large. Oh and get a Winx. I will never buy anything else.
  9. Don’t listen to Jerry McGee here. The Havok is a great suit, and the only people that bash them are ones that have no experience flying them. if you can’t keep up with a swift, you probably just don’t know how to fly a wingsuit. The Havok is a great suit, but 500 is steep for that old of technology.
  10. Elaborate. I have a Carve 2 and its the best suit ive ever flown. Easy to try new stuff, and decently lofty for a suit its size.
  11. The WinX is completely suitable for jumps without prom dresses!
  12. I jumped a Squirrel Epicene for 300ish jumps, and the last 100 have been on an Atair WinX (both in a 210). I cannot emphasize how much better the WinX is. It has super soft buttery openings like the Epicene, yet the toggle pressure is higher and the bottom end flare is so much stronger. I skidded in half of my landings on the Epicene, and I have yet to slide in a single one on my WinX. I use it for all types of jumps, from wingsuiting to RW, and it always feels right at home. WINX all the way!
  13. 1.11 Fly slow, pull low . . I'm the best skydiver on the mountain!
  14. I have 350 jumps on my Epicene. It opens great, but it flares like dog shit. Giving it a little fronts helps, but its still no where near the flare power of a Horizon or WinX. The Epicene is a great canopy for someone who wants really nice openings, and to just get to the ground safely. If you enjoy canopy piloting even in the slightest though, the WinX is a wayyy better canopy. Will be interested to see if the Epicene Pro actually flies any different than the original. Fly slow, pull low . . I'm the best skydiver on the mountain!