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  1. Nope, but it might've been "we'll let this one slide" case. I fully agree with that. The main point here is, you don't need to convert your national license (in terms of getting equivalent ratings) to jump in a country (not sure about APF). 3rd party insurance might be needed either through USPA temp membership in the US or from a standalone insurance company (as they required in Slovakia for example). Getting your license converted with equivalent ratings is required only to gain new ratings (or to work in the industry I guess, like instructor/tandem).
  2. Even further, I jumped at an USPA-member DZ without USPA membership/license (with only my Serbian national license).
  3. Some (but not all) DZs in the US might require you to have USPA membership. You can buy a week-long membership online for $30 (I'm making up numbers here a bit, but it's something similar). However: 1. The only thing required for this is the moneyz. 2. This is a membership, not a license. If you want license with ratings, you need to go through the conversion (including exams, etc.). Not sure about APF though, but it could be an exception to what I've said of course. Edit:
  4. I think there's some confusion here (either with my interpretation of the answers or from others' interpretation of the question). 1. You can jump with basically any license anywhere. With national license from Serbia I jumped in Serbia, US, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia... You do need to have a logbook with you though. You don't need to convert your license to USPA license to jump in the US. Some DZs might not allow you to jump with A license if they don't know you or might require you to take a jump with a coach/instructor to asses your skills and safety. 2. You cannot take the A license you got in Bulgaria and take an exam for B license in Germany. For getting ratings elsewhere, you need to have your license converted. So you would need to convert the Bulgarian license to the German national license (as others stated, that's mostly likely just paperwork plus maybe some sort of exam, depends on the national governing body regulations) and then take the exam for B, C, D licenses or any other ratings. So to sum it up, you need to convert your license to get new ratings (or you can get them at the same place where you got your A license without any conversion) and you don't need to convert your license just to jump somewhere.
  5. You can also contact L&B about this, I found them really helpful and responsive.
  6. Don't have direct experience with these, but I'd like to add the slider type ("square" vs "domed") to the conversation. Not all sliders are the same, I would guess that CF3 has a domed slider, not so sure about Katana.
  7. "Students should use audible altimeters only after demonstrating a satisfactory level of altitude awareness." Not sure if you're asking about USPA, so please clarify that.
  8. Tonfly has impact rated helmets for quite some time now as far as I know.
  9. Not really, Kiss is $319 now ( and was actually being sold (official price, brand new) at $200 I think for a few months last year. Most (all newer/popular ones?) helmets have pockets for audibles. As for the 2-way communications, depends on what you'll be using I guess. I use Lexin b4fm (bluetooth comm for motorcycles) which has a speaker and a microphone you can attach with the velcro. On my Cookie G3, I just routed all of the cables behind the padding and placed the speaker on the opposite side of the audible which can be done on most helmets easily I guess (helps if the padding is held by velcro so it can be easily removed and reattached). Not sure what other communication options are out there.
  10. Did you check other lines (aside brake lines) for twists (including cascades)? Check cascades at the brake lines as well if you haven't.
  11. Not putting any pressure, just reviving the thread in case you forgot :) Thanks!
  12. The way I see it, bands have two main tasks: 1) Non-locking: Keep the lines organized so they don't tumble around in the wind and get entangled with everything 2) Locking: Keep the container in the dbag until the line stretch. Semi-stowless dbags replace the non-locking bands with a pocket. As far as I know (and can imagine) only if locking stows break before the line stretch you can get a hard opening, and that doesn't really depend a lot on semi-stowless vs "regular" (non-locking stows can keep the bag closed a bit as well if they're not on the closing flap of the dbag, but that's in the domain of luck I guess). I find the line stretch from the semi-stowless cleaner as it keeps the lines from the wind while providing less resistance, meaning it's less likely to jam a bit and add a twist to the dbag. And the packing is faster of course because you have to replace broken bands less frequently. I've heard of the semi-stowless dbags with magnets biting the canopy after extraction, so I prefer plastic tabs.
  13. Really depends on what you want from your alti and your budget. The most popular option (don't have a paper to reference) seems to be Viso. If you want a big screen with lots of options you can take a look at Dekunu. Want to go cheaper with bigger numbers on a display and a usb rechargable option, you can take a look at Skylife altimeters. There's no "the best", take a look at the options available at the stores, see how they differ in features (screen size, total size, mount options, logbook, tetris you can play during the climb, etc.) and decide what you would prefer the most. What I can specifically recommend is having a wrist mount as it is easy to turn it to the back of your arm once under canopy to more easily see it while holding the toggles/risers/other.
  14. Doesn't exactly fit the description (as the jumper survied) but might be useful to you if you don't find the other one. Taken from this post:
  15. Any chance you could post the video here so the rest of us could see it as well? Thanks!