Nabz

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    Mirage G3
  • Main Canopy Size
    210
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    190
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    GO Skydive
  • License
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  • License Number
    13853
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    95
  • Tunnel Hours
    1
  • Years in Sport
    1
  • First Choice Discipline
    Belly
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    55
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefly
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    40
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  1. Nabz

    Ares II or Viso II+

    I don't have any complaints about the VISO II except that it is very weak in terms of construction of the unit, I had mine fall from a picnic table onto little rocks (like the peas we land on) and it cracked my screen. If the ARES is built better - which it seems to be - I would go with this on for longevity purposes. Otherwise I see the VISO numbers just fine and it does its job.
  2. Nabz

    License Number

    Your membership # will remain the same but your licence # will change as you progress to diff ones
  3. We dont know each other but I am happy to read you have recovered! God Bless
  4. Me again... as I originally thought, the metrics on FF speed is WAY off... I did a belly jump and recorded 330kmh in 22 second free fall. App is a good idea and concept but you still have to iron out some of the issues.
  5. Nabz

    Downsizing as a student

    IMO you said it perfectly, you were good with the 240. So stick with the 240 until you get stand up landings every time and then downsize to your 210. Something to note, your Sabre 2 is going to be MUCH faster than your Student Canopy, I have the same exact canopy and the same progression, 280-260-240-210 (WL of 240 and 210 is the same due to loosing some weight.) Also make sure you understand how your Sabre 2 flares up high as it is different than most student canopies. I LOVE my sabre 2 and I am comfortable sticking at a 210 for a while longer.
  6. Nabz

    Night jump - altimeter?

    Borrow someone's VISO II if they arent jumping with you, there is a backlight feature. Not the brightest but bright enough.
  7. I got to use this App last week and I have to say the data is pretty cool to analyze. I am not sure how accurate some of those speeds displayed are, gave me 110kmh horizontal speed on my canopy (lightly loaded at 1.05/1 and a 210) and had my freefall speed (sit flying) at 377kmh lol. Asides from that the 3d map of your free fall and landing is awesome, i am sure with time and updates it will get a lot better.
  8. Nabz

    AFF training in Canada - Quebec

    GO Skydive is as you mentioned similar to the vibe at Voltige, lots of fun jumpers all kinds of skill levels. We have a lot of free flyers, not many belly but we all get along. The people here, all the way from the DZOs to the Manifest are amazing people, always willing to help and very friendly. Fun Jumpers/Students/Coaches all are fun to be around. I would suggest going to the DZs around you so you get a feel for how it is there, as you will be spending alot of time there. Tabouare, i am due to go to Voltige sometime in August, ill message you on here before I come and say Hi
  9. Nabz

    Sabre 2 openings

    I have a Sabre 2 loaded at 1.05:1, openings are off heading at times, the shittier my position when i pitch the more off heading it is, the most i get is a 180, most of the time its between 90-45. As far as hard openings, all I feel that is hard is the snatch force when it gets out of the bag, the rest is pretty smooth. When I do hop and pops I don't feel a single thing and is smooth as butter.
  10. Nabz

    AFF training in Canada - Quebec

    I did my PAC aka AFF/PFF in Gatineau (Quebec) at GO Skydive last year, it was the same format as what you mentioned, it was safe and they made sure safety was always number 1. At GO they gave me the choice of doing the hybrid (tunnel and then one 2:1 jump) or doing it like you say in France, i went with the tunnel and i had no regrets. I think its a great idea as you will experience what free fall feels like (on your own) before even jumping as a student, which is great help. Bonne chance
  11. Nabz

    Relaxing

    Socializing is nice and all but I recommend saving at least the last mins of your ride up rehearsing in your head as well as focusing on your breathing, helps more than you think. And as it was said above, jump more. The more exposed to this "stress" the better you become at handling it.
  12. This is exactly the thing I wish I could do with my wife... one day lol. She went from never even wanting to think about a tandem to now wanting to jump (by end of summer she says lol) Congrats to you both !
  13. Nabz

    First Rig

    Like you I have flown only rental and student gear until i bough my own rig. I know some say you're wasting money by buying a rig as a newbie but after factoring in how much I will jump (which turned to be a lot more than I thought) i am glad i did, rental fees + lift tickets + packing (for rental they only allow packers) add up very fast, especially if you plan on jumping a lot. Also when you buy make sure you get something that can be easily re-sold as to no be stuck with it. To answer your original question, i got a Sabre 2 and I love it. Flies great and is fun to fly even at low wing loading (1.07:1), as mentioned deployment is a little rough at times and needs a good 800-1000ft of snivel, might want to adjust your deployment altitude. Only reason i say that is i normally pull at 3.8-3.5k but noticed on alti that its opened at 2.5-2.8K which in the case of a Mal would be cutting it short, so I started to pull at 4K to be safe. Flare is great and landings improved but will take some getting used to the 2 stage flare. Hope this helps.
  14. Nabz

    Static Line Only Jumps

    I dont think there is anything wrong with what you want to do. A lot of people do Hop'n'Pops only, this is where you jump out at 5K, wait 3-5 seconds to stabilize and pull. This would be the closest and most cost efficient thing to what you have suggested, but i am almost certain you will have to go thru the whole training process and FJC. Good luck and Blue Skies!
  15. Nabz

    Tall Tales

    I had a retired Army Vet here in Canada, well up there in age, in his mid to late 70's tell me that his best friend died because he saw one of his SL students going into a mal and jumped out after her to help her "untangle", not realizing he didnt have a rig on.... I was like "Wow cool story" now the sad part is I have a hard time believing most of his stories which BTW some are pretty cool.... a little too cool now that i think about it lol