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  1. Or you could go on there and like my wife's design!!/photo.php?fbid=344185352337090&set=a.344185282337097.83337.226300784125548&type=1&theater All you have to do is go on and like her picture. Thanks for your help!
  2. How will a stiletto 107 fit into a mirage mo/mos container with either a pdr 126 or smart 120 reserve? i know their website says stiletto 135 is optimal. im just wanting to see if anyone out there has this setup and how the canopy fits in the container.
  3. The box you asked me about earlier will work. I had a Cx-110 in it.
  4. buddy of mine has some videos on his mac and i want to get copies of them but cant just drag and drop on my external hard drive that is formated for pc. what is the easiest way to go about getting them on my laptop?
  5. This is what we use at our dz and it works good.
  6. i was fairly conservative student status was on a sabre 190 and pd 190 10-40 sabre 190 and sabre2 170 40-100 conquest 150 100-600 stiletto 135 600-present(1500) crossfire2 119 wl 1.7 i am now thinking about downsizing. ive demoed a bunch of canopies also. i also jump a stiletto 107 regularly.
  7. Thanks. That would be the one place i didnt think to look.
  8. i was wondering if anyone knows the pack volume or a size for the strong g2r reserve. thanks
  9. me and a few friends are heading up to css to jump this saturday and was wondering what plane they are flying. i know they have casas there but ive heard that they have been flying the king air lately. i was just wondering cause we were hoping to jump the casa.
  10. you must have done the boomerang not long after we left cuase i notice the camper is gone in the background. To bad we couldnt stick around to see that. It was an awesome weekend and i had fun on/in the pond.
  11. The way i exit from a cessna is that the tandem instructor spots and then hollers cut. Then ill climb out and i hang under the strut with my back towards the prop looking back into the door.(i have sidemount vid. with top mount still) The tandem will climb out and do there count and then i drop off on my back and video them. I then either transfer to my belly or i stay on my back. The other video guy climbs out and stands on the peg and does a normal poised exit and stay on his belly.
  12. i was in your same boat a couple years ago. I was jumping a stiletto 135 and i had the choice of a katana or a crossfire2 119. I demoed both canopys and now i have a crossfire2 119 that i have about 600 jumps on and i am loving it. The Katana is not a bad canopy it just was not what i was looking for. Out of 10 jumps that i put on it, the heading on opening was very eratic. And i believe if i remember correctly 4 of those openings had linetwists. It did dive longer and harder than the xfire. The landings were longer and held alot more speed but i was having to run the landings out. On the xfire i put 6 or 7 jumps on it and every opening was soft and on heading. It didnt dive as much as the katana but it still dove very nicely and carried alot of speed into the landings and i wasnt having to run them out as bad as i did on the katana. The main thing i was looking at was opening because i was doing and still am doing alot of video. All in all i believe the crossfire is the better canopy for an all around canopy.
  13. the first two are from this past weekend when i went up with a buddy who was demoing a canopy for the weekend and i figured id go get some pics of him and we both enjoyed the hell out of the jump. The second one is from a tandem a few weeks ago and i just think its an awesome picture with the orientation and the plane in the background.
  14. awesome guys, keep them coming these are the kind of answers i was looking for. Thanks for helping me out a great bit.
  15. ok i see what you guys are all saying and i appreciate the response back from all of you. i understand it is up to the person who is making the jump. that is why i have my limits and wont jump above that. I guess what im trying to figure out is what is your personal limit in wind gusts. say the winds are blowing at 10 knots gusting up to 18. Would you jump or wouldnt you. i know that there are alot of things to consider such as is it coming over any obsticles or is it eraticly gusting or is it a steady gust and so on. but just as a simple answer would you jump in winds going from 10 knots to 18, or would you call it quits for awhile til they calm down. i would also like to hear from tandem instructors on this if they would take tandems up in wind conditions like these or what they consider there cutoff to be for tandems in gusty wind situations.
  16. i know my limits and ive been asked to jump in conditions that are past my limits and i wont do it. The reason im asking is just to see what other dzs or other jumpers think about wind gusts. And we also have to pay good attention to our wind direction even though most of the time its blowing up and down the runway. we have had the winds lately blowing perpendicular to the runway and it causes a lot of turbulence through out landing area along with the gusts. i guess what im trying to get at is whats your limit that you would jump in. if you have no limit maybe you should sit down adn think a little bit about what wind gusts will do to a ram air parachute. i dont have the time to explain right now but i will as soon as i get teh chance.
  17. i was just wondering if there are any dropzones out there who have or plan on implementing some sort of wind gust limitation. I would just like to know what peoples thoughts are on jumping in gusty winds and what your normal cutoff is. I know i personally dont care to jump in winds when the gust spread gets up over 8 knots. Thanks for all your input, it is greatly appreciated
  18. Also dont forget about skydive coastal carolinas. its a little bit longer of a drive then css or raeford but the view is awesome.
  19. you know me man.....always on the lookout for the man. come on now you know im to advanced for the wire, i got a mic implanted in my chest so cant now one find it
  20. Thanks for that info. do you perhaps know who might be running the canopy piloting stuff.
  21. i know there was a meeting a few weeks ago to determine the schedule for the CaSL meets and i was wondering if anyone has the schedule. Also i heard that they might be running swoop competitions along with the 4-way meets. Is there any truth to this and if so who would be running the comps.
  22. i mean i would like to be started by at least 10 not 1 or 2 like last time but well see waht happens
  23. we had one person sittin on the edge of the door leaning backin into the airplane then another standing on the edge of the doorframe then another standing on the step as far out as he could go and hten just rolled it right out the door.
  24. weve launched 3 way tubes out of our 182, its tricky but damn its fun