• Content

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


Posts posted by phoenixlpr

  1. johnmatrix

    I remember watching that in the cinema and thinking Bond movies had just gotten a bit ridiculous.
    Now look.

    I'm not sure if I recall it right the whole audience broke out in laughter on that scene.

  2. johnmatrix

    I have been discussing wingsuit arm escape backup systems recently with others - cutaways and escape sleeves and was reflecting on that fact that I don't think I know anyone who has ever had an arm zipper jam.

    In over 400 wingsuit jumps I've never had a zipper failure resulting in being trapped in the suit. It's pinched my skin before but never caught on clothing.
    I have had one arm zipper break where the tab came off the zip, but the zipper still functions.

    I still think escape systems are an important backup, but just wondering if anyone has any experience or other stories with having to use them... ?

    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. Bluhdow

    Honestly...I don't get it.

    I could see the appeal to someone who doesn't actually wingsuit to get a feel for what it's like. Or maybe eventually it can safely be combined with some VR technology for a real-ish experience. But why would any experienced wingsuiters ever want to fly in it? Especially if it costs anywhere near what normal tunnel time costs.

    Unless they make a much, much larger version there's not much room for any real movement or skill building. Just kind of...hovering.

    Vertical tunnels provide a lot of value as freefly training tools. I don't know that these angled tunnels will be quite as valuable in that respect. It just seems a bit gimmicky.

    Now...maybe they will be valuable for R&D purposes. But I'm not really qualified to speculate on their importance there.

    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. joeybee

    After I got on the ground and before my next jump I found the zipper slider for my leg was missing. I must have pulled it to the top near my hip and it came off and was lost. the zipper teeth are not damaged but I need a new or used slider. Suit is a Phoenix Fly Phantom 2Z. Anyone have any ideas?

    That is not magic just a high quality YKK zipper there.

  5. Danl-c

    Magnetic stowless bag. I leave about 10 inches of excess. I think I am a little unlucky with the canopy as well. Directly after every opening, no matter if it is a WS flight or regular frefall, the canopy turns to the right. Most of the time 90 to 180° sometimes up tp 360. I borrowed a 120 from a friend and put about 30 jumps on it before I bought my 135. Not once do I recall it turning. Even had a line twist on it and it motored straight ahead. I have measured the lines on mine and everything is within the parameters.

    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.

  6. Snowcrash



    Could anyone say what the recovery arc is like on a Hornet? My understanding is that this is more common on canopies with shorter recovery arc, no?

    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.

  7. ByMike

    Wing suite camp from 2011 in sweden all (almost) jumps made from Pac, works just fine. Just loud and slow only... ;)

    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.

  8. jdewey95

    New A license here, can someone point out what I'm seeing? The point where the toggle lines attach looks weird but I can't put my finger on what it is

    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.

  9. nickfrey


    I wonder how long it is before they have a BSR on units like this similar to cameras that requires at least 200 jumps to operate.

    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. :D

  10. Lethal1ty17

    ***The SkySnatch is of course a nice PC, but IMHO, a bit of overkill for skydiving, not to mention $$$.

    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.

  11. 28337

    pull right out of the door OR wait 5+ seconds to reach terminal velocity. If you pull after 2-3 seconds, airspeed is too low so deployment is not stable, you can get twists, turns, snivels, etc.

    You need 15s to reach terminal velocity.

  12. 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.