Jaysus

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  • Main Canopy Size
    94
  • Main Canopy Other
    JFX2
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
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    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Graz
  • Number of Jumps
    1400
  • Tunnel Hours
    40
  • Years in Sport
    7
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    800
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    600
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  1. Also no medical is needed for fun jumpers in Austria.
  2. Well, I can not speak about having had that much fear or sleepless nights during my AFF, but I at least had some similarities. I started the AFF course, because my, back then, girlfriend wanted to start skydiving, so I went with her to try it out for myself as well, even though I never was interested in it. I for sure, had some fear at the first jumps as well, and basically all the AFF jumps I did not enjoy and was also kind a like working on checking all boxes on the "task list" for every jump. I eventually started to enjoy the jumps when I was cleared for solo status, and even more after I got my license and started to jump with other people. For what its worth, my back then girlfriend, is not really jumping anymore, I made a lot of new good friends that I do not want to miss anymore in my life and I have logged well over 1100 jumps since then. So, I am not saying keep on going to get rid of your wife, but maybe you will start to enjoy it if you decide to give it another try ;-)
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    Using a Slink to attach bridle at d-bag?

    I think he is talking about the attachment from the bridle to the d-bag, not to the canopy. In my rig, I have a rapide link, works goods so far. I remember a post from reddit, about using slinks/rapid links ( https://www.reddit.com/r/SkyDiving/comments/909dza/just_wanted_to_share_this_cutaway_on_my_third/ ) There was a problem when using slinks and they released a service bulletin to replace them ( https://imgur.com/a/la95I5t
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    Tailgates

    In theory the snaps are for sure a good thing, because they force you to place the slider correctly during packing. But in practice they won't avoid hard openings, at least not to a 100%. A friend of mine just had a hard opening like 1 week ago on a Velo with snaps ( and he used the snaps, normal Slider Setup, no RDS ). Also here is a Tip Tuesday Video from PD about snaps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjHuCmeFyrM
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    Safire III or Crossfire III

    If you have to ask that question, you are probably better off with a Safire III ...
  6. When I got my own rig, I started out with a 139 main and a 149 reserve. Now I have a 119 main and still the same 149 reserve.
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    Sony X3000 side mount?

    Yes. I have tried it for one jump on my Cookie G3. I would not recommend it. It is bulky as fuck mounted like this, talk about snag hazard. Also every time I turned my head when I was under canopy the camera touched the risers because it is so bulky, which is just super uncomfortable and limits your vision if you are not able to quickly turn your head, because you get stuck at the risers with the bulky shit. If you want it side mounted, there are better options available ( at least for a Cookie ), like this: https://www.flycookie.com/shop/accessories/sony-sleeve/
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    New Xfire vs Crossfire 3

    I have not flown the X-Fire, but I do own a Crossfire3 and put about 350 jumps on it. One guy at my dropzone got a demo X-Fire to try. What I saw there, and what I see from the videos online, the X-Fire is definitely the more aggressive / sporty canopy and has a longer recovery arc compared to the Crossifre3. That being said, I still love my Crossfire3 and you can have a lot of fun with it doing 90s, 270s and whatever you like :)
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    Delayed Reaction Tunnel Injury

    I don't think its "common". It probably will always depend on the kind of injury and on the person itself. Sometimes my knees or elbows hurt directly when hitting the wall on 4way training, sometimes they start hurting a day or two later. That being said, I never had a real "injury" from the tunnel, only the usual stuff, bruses, aching, ...
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    Two canopy out.. to release or not release?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4x1ptlBF1Q here is the video from the APF
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    4-way dive pools of 1980's

    I don't know anything about the changes in the 4-way dive pool since 1980, but regarding your link, the numbers next to the blocks are just for: (1) - USPA Open & Advanced, NSL AAA (2) - USPA Intermediate, NSL AA (3) - NSL A At least, thats what the foot note is saying, and what matches my little knowledge to it, but maybe (2) does match with some blocks of the 80's, what do I know :-)
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    Upper Austria

    Only dropzone I can think of in Upper Austria is in Wels ( http://www.unionlinz.com/ ). But I don't know anything about paragliding going on there. If you have time to travel around you could also go do the dropzones in - Krems ( http://www.fallschirmspringen-krems.at/ ) - Wr. Neustadt ( https://www.paraclub.at ) - Graz ( http://www.oefc.at/cms/ )
  13. Hi! My home dropzone is in Graz, Austria. We only operate on weekends and on public holidays. As far as I know the same goes for the other dropzones in Austria. Only if there is a special event or AFF Training going on the dropzones sometimes operate during the week, but I don't think there is something like this next week. Jay
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    LOWG - 1.OEFC Graz

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    Safire2 139