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Everything posted by phoenixlpr

  1. I'm not sure if I recall it right the whole audience broke out in laughter on that scene.
  2. I have pinched my skin once, so follow is divers: Slow is smooth....smooth is fast. I had released my arm wing on countless times on a Stealth, that suit was prone to jam with itself, there was some zp material along the zipper. I'm really happy with Tony Suit X-Wing and the escape sleeve, I can reach my risers at once, without any hassle.
  3. Think about the history of vertical wind tunnels! Those were small and quite impractical at the beginning. Let's see in 5 years is this idea living or dead.
  4. You can get 6m easily in a wind tunnel
  5. That is not magic just a high quality YKK zipper there.
  6. No wonder we refer this place as .
  7. Here is my story: I have jumped the very same canopy in the gears alternately: VectorII: loose fit, original corners Javelin: ok/tight fit, original corners I had about 50-70cm excess line in the bottom of the container before the first(last) stow. I had lot more line twist on Javelin. Step 1: I started to leave even more line free: 1.5-2m I pack bridle to pin. I got line twist less frequently, than before. Step 2: I got my Javelin's convers opened up. Line twist became rare. I have a SFS Fire now with semi stowless bag. I still leave about 1.5-2m lines free on the bottom of the container. I don't have regular line twists anymore. I jump a Crossfire2, WL ~ 2.0.
  8. What kind of D-bag you have? How much lines do you leave out of stows?
  9. Quattro/OptimaII depending on the price.
  10. What size? This thread has been started with Hornet 170. You can expect a fairly short recovery from canopies that big. This was in reference to the OP's Hornet 170. Right you are that size has a big impact on the recovery arc. In my (admittedly rather limited) experience canopy type characteristics still have a significant impact though. Compared to the Sabre2's I've jumped the Silhouette damn near stalled itself from auto-flare after a hard turn... Let's have a thought experiment. You have managed to put your canopy into dive somehow. Why is your fairly big canopy is coming out of dive? That system fly/falling consist of your canopy, lines and your body. If the air resistance of your canopy is significantly greater than the air resistance of your body you canopy is getting out from the dive by itself.
  11. What size? This thread has been started with Hornet 170. You can expect a fairly short recovery from canopies that big.
  12. Thanks for the video! It was a great boogie! The rest of the jump were made from King Air. The door is the Pac is quite low, I remember 3-4 guys were hanging outside on exit.
  13. Hook-up of the right front group of lines is incorrect, you can see the right front riser has a 180 degree twist. I ou can see the tip of the riser faces backward. It is a rigging fault.
  14. What trouble can happen jumping a rig like that. Tension knot?
  15. Does everything look OK on this picture? Thanks for you opinions!
  16. I was thinking the opposite, even AFF could benefit from the use of these. From exit to landing... Sure all you need to hear is a student talking back or just scream.
  17. I spent $30 more to get my SkySnatch vs the cost of a brand new equivalent PC through UPT. $30 more for potentially better and more stable openings in my WS? Worth it 100%. I had a couple severe line-twist, which I can not explain better than PC oscillation. The first third of my lines from the canopy was spoon up 2-3 times. I pulled high, but I could not resolve any of those other means than cutting away and landing with my reserve. The price difference of a regular PC and a SkySnatch is about 2 reserve pack job. I'm considering to get one and try it.
  18. Think! You missrig your RDS slider and you are dead on opening, so they would get bad press, loose business..... I understand that. I think vectran line-set is a different case.
  19. You need 15s to reach terminal velocity.
  20. Some Polish guy was looking for old, 20 years old reserves to buy, mostly interested from PD.I was wondering why....
  21. Some people jumps with a ski helmet and goggles. I have tried once and got my goggles down on my neck in no time after exit. I was wondering what to do. I was a hop and pop, so I decided to pull and not to mess with my goggles.
  22. What is the slider for? You can kill yourself in worst case.... You are welcome to be a test jumper, just be sure you have a good video of your show.