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  1. Timxx

    Fear of Landing

    This also worked for me. I used to look down to estimate when to flare and an Instructor gave me the advice to look 30 feet or so straight ahead. This really helped me to know when to start to flare. If she will be able to have good stand-up landings, there is no reason for having any fear. I f it is more about what happends if something will go wrong, practise PLF and do it. She will notice with bigger canopies and low WL you jump at the beginning, there is not so much that can go wrong, if you can do a proper PLF.
  2. I have a Spectre 190er mit Vectran Lines and put 200 jumps on it. Almost always very soft and plenty (maybe a bit too much) snivel, soft and steady openings, except for one time. Therefore also a Spectre can have hard openings.
  3. Can you explain what Brian Germain said and why he is against double-stowing?
  4. Timxx

    EPs: Look up before pulling reserve?

    Should that mean you would also recommend not cutting away a PCIT? It's against what I've learned and training videos...
  5. Maddingo posted in another thread the roll packing technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdXHiLWI1AM I would like to know if there are any problems, concerns using this method? Do you use the roll pack method or has anyone experience with it? THX and BR, Tim.
  6. Timxx

    Pack Monkey experience anyone?

    Sorry for Hijacking this thread staginthesky. I will open an own thread to discuss this method.
  7. I have the same container and I asked my rigger even to put a 168er Pilot ZPX in and he replied that I can do it, but it is a little bit too loose and it is better to choose a ZP 168er. A 149er would be even more loose and Aerodyne clearly recommends a I4. I personally would not do it.
  8. Timxx

    Pack Monkey experience anyone?

    Are there any problems with that technique? Can very experienced jumpers or riggers confirm to pack this way is fine?
  9. Timxx

    Chin mount on Skyhelmet Fujin

    Just to try to pump it up again. Nobody has a Skyhelmet fullface with a camera mounted on the chin? Thanks in advance and best regards, Tim.
  10. Timxx

    Fragen vor Ausbildung

    5€ pro Sprung habe ich noch nicht gehört. Bei uns sind es glaube ich 18€ (exkl. packen). Habe schon mal iwo 13€ gelesen, aber um die 5€ noch nie. Ich wollte auch gerade deswegen unbedingt rel. schnell ein eigenes System. Wann ein eigenes System sich rechnet, kann man nicht genau sagen. Wenn du wirklich für 5€ leihst, dann wohl erst bei einigen Sprüngen. Mach erstmal deinen AFF (erstmal den Schnupperkurs) und schaue dann wie viel Zeit und Lust du hast. Dann kann man alle anderen Entscheidungen nach und nach treffen. Evtl. bekommst du auch dann was günstiges von Jemanden angeboten. Wenn du ganze Tage einplanst, solltest du mehr als 4 Sprünge machen können (je nach DZ)...
  11. Timxx

    Fragen vor Ausbildung

    Die Systeme werden auch alle geprüft, gewartet, etc. Alle möglichen Schüler und Besucher springen damit. Die werden schon sicher sein. Halt eher nicht so komfortabel und man sollte kein FF mit vielen machen, aber bei so wenigen Sprüngen, ist das ja eh irrelevant.
  12. Timxx

    Fragen vor Ausbildung

    Wenn es juckt, du das Geld hast und die Motivation da ist, mach doch erstmal den AFF Kurs und schaue dann weiter. 20-30 Sprünge sind wirklich nicht viel. Wenn du einen ganzen Tag einplanst, das Wetter mitspielt und du halbwegs schnell packen kannst später, kannst du locker 7,8 oder auch mehr Sprünge machen (auch je nach Dropzone). Gibt bei uns am Platz aber auch einige, die für einen oder max. zwei Sprünge vorbei schauen, ein wenig reden wollen und dann wieder fahren. Die machen bestimmt auch gerade mal 50 Sprünge im Jahr. Würde bei der Sprungzahl wohl auch kein System kaufen und die Leihgeräte sind natürlich nicht komfortabel, aber erfüllen ihren Zweck. Warum also nicht?!
  13. Timxx

    EPs: Look up before pulling reserve?

    In the thread it is clearly posted, that a tandem RIG with a baglock is a very unique situation, where it is maybe necessary to clear the risers, before pulling the reserve, because of the collapsed drogue. I do not think, that if your (not collapsed) PC is not clearing the risers, that you are manually able to do so (as bill said). Or what do you think? In the case you are not able to clear them, the only think what will happen is you are losing time...
  14. Timxx

    Chin mount on Skyhelmet Fujin

    Skyhelmet did not really start their business (mass production) yet. You can contact them via FB and they will send you a link to a reservation form. You can reserve a helmet and if they get close to finishing the production of the reserved helmet, you need to pay to transform your reservation into an order. Currently you need to wait a minimum of two month (estimated and not guaranteed), but it can be much more and in the past afaik it was up to 4 month or maybe even more.
  15. Timxx

    Chin mount on Skyhelmet Fujin

    Hi all, I ordered a Skyhelmet Fujin and I'm pretty sure I want a chin mount with a rubber band routed through the air ventilation (like the GreelFab mount for a Cookie G3). I think this is the most secure way to mount a camera, because I think if a line get stuck on the camera or the mount, it will just break away (the rubber band will not hold) immediately. Does anyone have a mount on their Fujin or does anybody know how and if this works? Thanks in advance and best regards, Tim.