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Everything posted by sheeks

  1. Ah understandable, cool that all makes sense then
  2. So you’re saying that it’s fine to leave the outmost line off to the side, and it’s mostly important that I keep the inner three into the center as possible? Because it seems like that would make things easier
  3. So I was reading online, that 7-cells only have 3 instead of 4 of these lines. But when flaking, I count 4 of each. I was wondering if I should actually only be bringing the innermost 3 to the center of the packjob, and leaving the fourth outermost line on the outside? Maybe what I read was just a generalization, but not sure
  4. oh word that actually makes sense, i hadn’t really though about wanting to make sure they all hit the air at once before
  5. What’s the point of this step during the packjob, is it really necessary? I don’t really understand what the purpose of it is, i’m a pretty new jumper so excuse my ignorance
  6. So i’ve got a new infinity rig, with the double riser covers, and i’ve noticed that when unpacking the rig to practice my packing and pulling forward on the lines it seems fairly hard to release the risers from the covers I saw a video of Bill Booth the other day saying how it should take less force to open the riser covers than it takes to unstow the locking stows, to ensure that the risers are free before the bag is at line stretch to avoid slack in the lines by the time the canopy is released I was wondering if any of you have had trouble with the riser covers getting stuck closed on deployment with infinity rigs?
  7. So, maybe it’s just because i’m not made of money, but spending $500 on a jumpsuit seems absolutely insane to me. I have an RW suit I paid $160 for from the FB marketplace, but as far as a FF suit goes I don’t have one. I was thinking of possibly buying a scuba skinsuit/wetsuit for like $30-80, as inspired by this news article. I’m a skinny guy so I need a tight-fitting suit to jump with and help stay level with others anyway. Are there any real downsides to getting a skinsuit or wetsuit, aside from fashion? I’m talking outdoor jumping btw, maybe a wetsuit will fall apart easily? Anybody got any other sub-$150 FF suit alternatives?
  8. Not only is it the cheapest AAD, but the batteries never need changing and it never needs servicing. Almost seems too good to be true. What’s the point of buying a vigil or cypress in this case? What are your opinions on the M2?
  9. That’s interesting especially considering that the sabre 2 is supposed to come with the 26 one stock, it seems like they had just sent you the wrong original slider Have you tried pulling on the rear or front risers during opening? That should get the canopy open much quicker, if you haven’t tried it then go for it next time. Just “flare” the rears 2 or 3 times while it’s sniveling above One question I have though, is with the domed slider does the slider often get hung up?
  10. I bought a used spectre 170 with 400 jumps and I noticed the crossports on the ribs between the cells have some fraying on them all, nothing too substantial maybe like an eigth or quarter of an inch deep in some parts on them, and they’re all fairly consistantly frayed is it worth having something done to them or is it best to leave them be?
  11. That’s so strange that he would be vertically descending so quickly, I can understand going over 29mph forward with the wind on your back, but downward, on a nav 280?
  12. You think even the 45mph “intermediate” settting on an AAD would be reasonable then? Can’t see why i’d be descending at a vertical rate of 45mph below 1,000 feet on my canopy, I don’t swoop
  13. If canopy flying conservatively at 1,000 feet and below at a 1 to 1 wingloading ratio, would it be wise for wingsuit flyers to change their AAD setting to student? On the offhand chance of tumbling down passed out in a suit but going less than the 78mph minimum for regular setting The student setting goes off if your rate of descent is over 29mph, I don’t think a canopy 1 to 1 would be going close to that vertical speed under normal conditions, right? If one has a changeable cypress then i assume it’s not worth shelling out for a new wingsuit cypress right?
  14. Any audibles out there with a volume that can be adjusted quiet enough to like not cause hearing damage long term?
  15. It seems to be one of the more common malfunctions, but how could it be prevented? Surely with the amount of times that it happened, that it’s not always caused by someone who just neglected to check their 3-rings, right?
  16. Here’s a question, as for the domed slider PD gave you, how different are the dimensions? Meaning is the length and width the same as the original, and how much extra fabric did they add in the middle to make it domed?
  17. Wtf? Were all those injuries caused by skydiving?
  18. I just mean that I think a lot of the reason why slammers happen is because the wind force isn’t coming at the slider from the right direction to keep it in place, assuming that it’s properly quartered in the first place. It was just a mostly irrelevant hypothetical scenario to basically get around to the point that I think domed sliders might act as a bit of a safety feature by helping the wind penetrate the slider more efficiently in unusual circumstances
  19. Hey Jerry thanks for the input, as someone who’s built both regular and domed sliders before, do you see any particular advantages to flat sliders that can’t be had with domed sliders assuming they both wear at the same rate, aside from the philosophy of “if it’s not broken don’t fix it”?
  20. Adding a pocket to a slider would probably do the same thing without adding any additional wear i’d assume