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    4001
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    17
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    Freefall Photography

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  1. sid

    EG Suits FF Pants.

    I would suggest washing them in cold water and by hand, but if you do that AND they still shrink I ain't buying you a new pair......... DEFINITELY don't put them in a tumble drier (and that's nothing against EG products which I believe are excellent, but if something is gonna shrink a drier will make it really shrink)
  2. sid

    Post your handcam setup

    I use a Sony HC21, in a Skydiving Services Glove with a Royal 2.0 lens. I'm happy with everything but the stills that I pull...... I have about 300 jumps with this set up......
  3. sid

    Altico Dolphin label?

    I think it's on the reserve riser
  4. sid

    Firebolt: A good first purchase?

    DISCLOSURE: I work for the manufacturer of that equipment I jump a Firebolt sport main and a Firebolt tandem main and I don't think you'll have any issues with it as long as you respect the equipment. The Firebolt is very capable of flying sedately and calmly, but it is capable of some more exciting performance when heavily loaded. I weigh 170 lb and jump a 164 and I can float it back from a long spot and get excellent landing flare. Just my $0.02c
  5. sid

    Packing question

    This is a technique that some people use to avoid having the steering lines come around the front end and possibly create a line over. I know a few people that do this. I have packed thousands of parachutes and never done it, so consider it a "variation" on the pro-pack technique (if that's the right word) and optional. As long as you manage your lines carefully it's not "required" rather "optional"
  6. We got some walkie talkies (good ones) from Radio Shack and I made pouches that slide over the chest strap. Trust me, you could hard wire the signal into some student's brains but they "won't hear the radio" if they don't listen no matter where it is.........
  7. this one's pretty good http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/Winds/Aloft.cgi?location=SYR&Submit=Get+Forecast&hour=12&course=azimuth of course it's bookmarked to Syracuse there but you can back out of it
  8. sid

    packing question

    on most harness container systems the bag is designed to "rotate out" of the main container as part of the deployment sequence. When you deploy you are starting a sequence of events designed to slow you down dramatically and without bodily injury. Part of that is the rotation of the bag out of the container (if you look at the bottom of the container you will see that it is "boxed" or sewn to create a place for the main bag to rest). edited to add ('cause I really wasn't fully awake) - this feature is also a safety function. Should the main pin become dislodged the bag "should" require positive force from the pilot chute in order to leave the container (helping to minimize a nasty malfunction). Hope this helps....
  9. sid

    Tandem M.S.W.s

    okay - I've only had 2 cups of coffee so acronyms aren't my strong point this early, what's M.S.W.?
  10. sid

    Bar Tack Question

    they look okay to me, as long as they trap both sections of the line (the part inside and the outer sleeve) they should be fine........
  11. That just looks like some nylon (maybe Type 4) sewn loosely around the links (usually around rapide links) to protect both the grommet from the link and vice versa. Less bulky than plastic tubing links and demanding less space against the riser covers when the rig is packed.
  12. No, I think that's classified as a "nice opening"
  13. pull the main out, ship the rig to me in New York, I'll inspect and repack it and ship it back to ya! I charge $50 for a repack, but I'll let you deduct the 2 way shipping costs.....
  14. sid

    PROTEC helmets

    here ya go http://www.pro-tec.net/