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    skydive miami, skydive air adventures (clewiston) and SC, Bo
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  1. I've seen a Tandem Rig, the construction is well done, if that model you saw is freefly friendly, then I guess you're fine. One thing to have in mind and is very important, is customer service, how fast can you have your requests attended to, replacement parts, free bags, reserve pilot chutes, etc. Spain has a distribuitor: Miguel García magarcia@para-sport.es ParaAvis doesn't bother with the North American market so that's why is hard to find info here. You will have more luck I guess in European Skydiving Forums. Do you have pictures of the container? Let's see it, post them here! Blue skies
  2. https://youtu.be/lDQhg078QKI?t=4759 -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  3. So, Icarus world ended up producing a new wing. Fluid Wings had something (Tesla) and then there's no more info...The Echo seems to be th the new proposition... -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  4. Took me a year to just try it, and I was a waiter at a country french restaurant...They also sold frog legs...I'll stick with frog legs before Snails... -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  5. Waiting to Demo the Gangster 135... -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  6. From the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5710873/US-soldier-guilty-destroying-three-Humvees-worth-660-000.html?ito=social-facebook -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXa4w4aYKEk -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  8. What camera is the instructor wearing? -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  9. When you have an hour to burn, John LeBlanc talks about the evolution of planform shapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-mUyy1fhjE -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  10. Yes, in the end they all have stabilizers, be it a single fabric or inflatable. My friend tried the nexus...super strong flare. I tried the Tesla. Best thing is to order a Demo and explore it's flying characteristics. -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  11. One thing to note is the sensitivity to your position in the harness...if you lean to one side, the canopy will start turning. It doesn't have stabilizers. if you have one strap looser than the other one the Nexus will have a "Built in turn" during your flight. This is true with any canopy, but more so with the Nexus. -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  12. Pull Out with the pud at the bottom of the pilot chute? or at the top (apex)...mine is at the top...I reach full arm extension and then release... -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  13. Sorry, nothing to do with performance, both are great wings with similar characteristics that come with the type of planform both use. It's just a mere subjective appreciation. I had to adjust the brakes on the X-fire in order for it to flare better, until I did that the toggle stroke was very long and I found myself a whole weekend comparing it to the Tesla. Which flew awesome the first time. I think this is the reason why I said that... The next weekend when I adjusted the brakes, I felt much better under the X-fire, and the wing performed great. I would be super happy owning any of these wings. Now, Fluid Wings is local, not a huge company like PD or Icarus, my friends fly their canopies and I like them. This also plays part on how I feel about the Tesla. Felipe -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  14. You have to keep in mind that you went from a 129 Crossfire 2 to a 109 Crossfire 3, That change in size will make Flying characteristics more pronounced. Sebastian is gonna be having demos some time in 2018, will go and check it out. Felipe -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."
  15. I fly a Crossfire 2 150 @ 1.83:1. I demoed the Tesla 150 and the X-Fire 153. My typical landing is at 90 degrees @ 300 Ft Double fronts, let go of one for the turn and bring it back to double and continue with final adjustments if necessary compensating with the harness... Didn't have to change initiation altitude with any of them or technique. This new wings require for you to be steady on the harness, lots of roll on them with either toggles or back risers. However they sustain your weight longer at slower speeds, as in the last bits of your landing. The stitching and sewing on the X-fire is of more finesse than the Tesla. X-Fire at the moment (icarus will fix this) has way too long brake lines, I reduced them by 3 without affecting tail deflection when front risering and it flared better... I didn't fall in love with the X-fire but I did with the Tesla. These are new Schuemann Planforms without traditional stabilizers, and you have to really demo them to get a feel of their characteristics. PD showed a video of a similar canopy like 3 years ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nkok0Tn0z4 NZ Aerosports has something in the works as well, you can see it at the minute 00:40. https://vimeo.com/122159755 FlyBird has a canopy on his webpage but not on its list of canopies http://www.flyfirebird.com/fb/canopies Let's see how those wings fly... C-ya Felipe -- Blue Skies NO FEARS, NO LIMITS, NO MONEY... "A Subitánea et Improvísa Morte, Líbera nos, Domine."