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  1. When I set up a new Racer I always throw away the paper card and start them with a new Tyvek one. I agree those paper cards are not good.
  2. +1 on those who vote for the Zebra 301 Fine point - my preference is Blue. I too have wandered from pen to pen and found the 301 to be the best out there for the ulta-waxy cards used by some manufacturers.
  3. 1 hour 10 minutes. I am a dad with kids, job, wife, house, etc - so I can't be at the DZ all weekend every weekend. Usually I jump every Saturday and I go out early early and head home after lunch. That works really well for me.
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    favorite sewing machines

    I agree with this guy. I have owned 2 20u's, both the green and blue model. All machines have ranges for their various features: stitch length, foot pressure, stitch width, material thickness....When a 20u is working with any 2 characteristics close to max adjustment, you get very odd behaviors and you'll need to time/tune the machine specially for the job. Every 20u I have owned or worked with has that behavior. My personal choice is the Consew 199RB-1a. It will handle a much wider range of materials and sewing characteristics. Good used 199s can be purchased for around $800 if you look around.
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    Dropzones in Dallas area

    In all due respects, and take this from one midwest jumper to another, you aren't going to get less windy by zipping to another DZ in the same geographical area.
  6. As a dealer for one Mfg, I ask for 50% down and full payment on delivery. I thought that was standard in the industry? That allows me to put the rig on the customer and make sure they are truly happy with the product before I ask for payment in full.
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    Angelfire 150 in Infinity I-33

    My big canopy rig came with an AF logo on it (but I have a Raven 218 in this one, but nobody knows that....)
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    Angelfire 150 in Infinity I-33

    The Angelfire is a Wonderful reserve and quite popular around here. They have a unique line attachment points integrated into the rib rather than just a tab bartacked to the bottom skin and rib fell. I do want to Preface that a few years ago, Parachute Labs made some changes in the reinforcing tapes and dropped the pack volume 12%-15%. Call the manufacturer and they will give you the pack volume by date.
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    Angelfire 150 in Infinity I-33

    This would be tight for sure. I jump an AF150 reserve in a 400 CU container and the fit is jiiiiiiiiiist right.
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    New AAD made in USA

    Maybe for sport skydivers, but it would't take many [url https://military.cypres.aero/] military contracts [/url] to pay back some of the R&D costs.
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    2017-18 Wings

    I presume you are referring to the reserve PC not having enough drag to cleanly extract the reserve freebag? Multiple well-documented cases of this occurring.
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    Eclipse Container, Harness redo

    I would argue that the the Eclipse had some improvements on the V2. So who knows, maybe the new Eclipse will be better than the Vector 3! We won't know until we see it.
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    Eclipse Container, Harness redo

    You are aware that Shoobi is back in business and relaunching the Eclipse this year?
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    Gear Check!

    It varies by Manufacturer.
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    What's with Javelin's main pin flap?

    I agree. There is nothing wrong with a 'top down' main pin flap on modern rigs. And also there are still many top-down main pin flaps in production on modern rigs and they are no less freefly friendly that the reverse style. If anybody would like to challenge that the reverse design is fundamentally better, I would challenge them to provide data or evidence as such.