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Posts posted by Rashiid

  1. Would anybody be interested in a HUD altimeter projecting on the visor of a full face helmet? It sounds like a good idea to have such a thing projecting on the upper right hand corner of the visor .. but the only thing I thought about is where to mount the projector inside the helmet and a million other things to think about. It seems like a an interesting idea that I would love to work on for my senior project class next semester, any tips or help/thoughts about this project would be appreciated !

  2. I'm a new into the sport so I wouldn't have a higher WL than 0.9 or 1. I was just wondering what makes a rig old (design/safety wise) but it turns out to be there isn't really a difference. I'll talk with the rigger at our DZ and discuss my goals and budget as you mentioned. Thanks for the advice!

  3. Thats what i'm looking for, a rig that has been treated well and ready to passed on to a new jumper .. I'll be belly flying for a while so the FF issue wouldn't be a problem. Thanks for the advice.

  4. Would anyone buy an old rig for the right price? (if it is in good shape) i'm talking 1995-2000 rigs? are they as safe as the newer designs? what changed versus newer rigs?

    I just got my license i've been jumping older rigs and hey i'm alive, but for some reason I feel that older rigs are not safe.

    Please share your thoughts and let me know what you think? is it worth paying a few extra $$ for a newer rig?


  5. I want to be a skydiver.
    It seems like i'm trying to skip the basics and jump to the advance moves real quick, I always tend to rush to try to learn everything ( its just a habit I have). Buying a rig seems to be the way to go for the first hundred skydives and at least until I get my B-license with all the canopy courses with it.
    Thanks for the detailed advice and hopefully I'll get into FF when i'm ready.

  6. Hello, I 'm not sure if there is a similar post to this but I just wanted to get different points of view on this topic.

    I just got my A-License and I'm having this inner-conflict with myself, should I buy a rig and progress in skydiving doing RW stuff? or buy a bunch of tunnel time and learn to free-fly which is the reason I actually got into the sport? I always admired free-flying and thought that was the way to skydive.

    So what do you guys think? get some tunnel time and learn to free-fly in the tunnel and then go back to skydiving? (i'll try to stay current but i'll be renting gear) or buy a rig and get my jump numbers up and then go learn to free-fly? the first plan makes more sense to me financially (I'm a college student so money is an issue) but I just wanted to hear what you guys have to say.