tabouare

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    Voodoo Curv 1.0
  • Main Canopy Size
    168
  • Main Canopy Other
    149
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • AAD
    MarS

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    Voltige
  • License
    B
  • Number of Jumps
    133
  • Years in Sport
    3
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    No

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  1. I'm from Canada so balloon jumps are not "really" legal. Balloon operators must land with the same number of passengers from take off to landing but in the case of skydivers, it's a little different. When I organize a group, the general rules are: 1. No noob, to prevent injuries 2. No social media photo can be posted 3. Passengers must stay inside the balloon (50% max ratio jumper / passenger) 4. No BASE rig allowed As IJskonijn said be prepared to land in an unknown location. Pilots are great at spotting good fields though. Bring a second pair of shoes and socks because morning dew will soak them when you help packing the balloon. I strongly suggest that you know how to pack your parachute to pack yourself after the jump. I have 3x under my belt and going for number 4 tomorrow. It's awesome, I find it very sketchy when you have to climb on the edge of the basket and it reminds me of my first jump for the fear of letting go. There is no noise, no wind when you're on the edge and for me, it takes a lot of will to let go but once you do,. WOW
  2. Ah sweet AC, it must be nice to pack in the cool air My DZ doesn't have it, humid and hot it is but we have a roof. The other DZs around me are preventing us from packing inside due to Covid-19 so in the grass, under the sun it is...
  3. I found those German training on youtube, it looks a lot like the allied training I didn't find anything on sex swings from that era though
  4. How many jumps do you have? What type / size are you jumping at the moment? It sounds like you're very new and I would suggest renting if you can instead of buying at this time. As an example, my home DZ offers these rental sizes to allow us to downsize safely when we're ready to do so. Navigators: 280, 260, 240, 220, 200 Sabre 2: 210, 190, 170 Navigators are student canopies and are very forgiving for landing. I injured my ankle on the 4th jump, walked with a cane for a week and when I came back 1 month later, I was scarred of the ground. I'm the same weight as you but it took me 24 jumps on a N240 to be able to time the flare properly. As soon as I was nailing the landing on every jump with different wind conditions, I felt confident that I could handle a smaller canopy. For me, there was little differences between the N220, N200 and S2 210 and I quickly ended up on the S2 190. I remember that I hated to rent gear, I had bruises from every jump but it made more sense financially to rent until I was stable in sizes. I bought my first rig with a Pilot 168 and the piloting skills foundation came from the additional time I spent under the N240.
  5. Thanks for clarifying that the MOJO was designed to be installed without touching the container and is less invasive than the Trap. I didn't think about it when I wrote my reply. I was resizing the harness at the same time so it needed to go to RI and the MOJO was so new that I wanted to make sure it was installed properly.
  6. My Curv didn't come with the MOJO MARD but for me it was worth it to pay to get it installed. As gowlerk said, it's YOUR decision and all opinions have little values since we won't be jumping that rig
  7. I'm also having a hard time visualizing your issue Curv 1.0 2015. Main has been packed for almost 4 months so not as springy. My guesstimate is 1-2lbs to pop the pin in both configuration. The amount of bridle under the right flap doesn't make a difference for the required force to extract the pin.
  8. If you want to have nice stabilized videos for showing off, you're probably better off with a post production software like Reelsteady. For your hero 4 it could make sense but if you upgrade to a hero 7 or 8, you'll need to deactivate hypersmooth to get the most out of the software. According to reviews on the interweb, the hero 8 has an issue with the 2 flip tabs that are used for mounting. The tabs allow for movement and I don't know what this means with high wind if you don't use a case. https://www.cinema5d.com/reelsteady-go-stabilizing-app-for-gopro-footage-better-than-hypersmooth/
  9. I bought one but have yet to jump it and I did get my hand on it yet. Still sitting at a friends house where I shipped it. Here's my previous post on it with no answers since the product is new. I put as much info in that post for future reference.
  10. I don't know if this was reported or not as I have a lot of issues with the display on Chrome Version 79.0.3945.79 (Official Build) (64-bit). We've been having some weird glitches at work over the last few weeks but this seem to be a problem with DZ.com. The forum seems to be hidden behind DZ.com logo and I can't access it. The menu on the right is static and when you scroll down it stays in the same location in the browser. The main articles / photos on the main page are a little weird looking, not centered left or right.
  11. Thanks for the info, the mount looks nice. I bought the Vmag since it was on sale a few weeks ago but testing will wait till next year. I found this video from Brian Germain and its easier to see the features than the videos on the official website https://www.facebook.com/groups/ParachuteRigging/permalink/2725747587449016/
  12. One of my friend has around 150 WS jumps with a Storm 170 WL 1.1 and had 3 cutaways that looked exactly like yours. Check this thread, all advice are in there and you can browse in the wingsuit specific forum for other inquiries.
  13. There's a good FAQ on reddit for the first jump and getting licensed. It should answer all your questions I especially like this one "Can I wear my [insert superhero who can fly here] costume?" https://www.reddit.com/r/SkyDiving/wiki/first_jump_faq https://www.reddit.com/r/SkyDiving/wiki/getting_licensed
  14. I got this reply from VMag but I'm still interested in the comparison with Grellfab if anyone know. Arrow colors In red: a line caught in the camera for whatever reason In blue: the force required to pull the camera off the mount In green: the resultant force in the system where friction will probably play a role Line-snag-test.pdf