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  • Container Other
    Javelin Odyssy
  • Main Canopy Size
    91
  • Main Canopy Other
    Sensei
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Optimum Reserve
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Teuge, NL
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    41543
  • Licensing Organization
    KNVvL
  • Number of Jumps
    4500
  • Tunnel Hours
    150
  • Years in Sport
    34
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    3500
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Tunnel Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    5000
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  1. This is not even required. It's scoring formations in working time, and working time starts when the first jumper leaves the aircraft. Hard to get a clear presentation though, when stuck in the door... Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  2. But why not on dropzone.com ? Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  3. Any good music available under Creative Commons license? Maybe not well known, but there must be some good garageband out there. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  4. Ever wanted to draw up your own divepool? Always wanted to work out the blocks the way they are really flown? Want to create a local competition not based on the official FAI divepool? And you also need it to look good? Well, here's the answer: a Visio stencil and bitmap of Skydiving Symbols. Enjoy Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  5. Have one for two years. No issues, works like a xdream Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  6. Stakka Bo - Here we go again Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  7. THE most common failures are with connectors . A pin sliding in and out of a socket is most definitely a moving part. A solution to this problem may be a small magnet and magnetic field sensor. Still I don't like this idea, too many fault trees. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  8. The Mamba is targeted at the same audience as the canopies you mentioned. So it has similar characteristics. I've been flying a Samurai 105 before I tried the Mamba 111. I liked it very much; a fun, versatile canopy. Openings are soft, but keep your shoulders level or it will dive. Possible to stay up there or get down quickly. Maybe not as ground hungry as a K, still easy to swoop. See also the june 2005 Skydiving magazine article. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  9. You may want to throw an Aerodyne Mamba into the mix... Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  10. Ah, now I understand. . I knew you guys were jumping these. Arnold was scrambling that Friday to get them to the post office to get them back to you guys. Yes it is. Never had a problem with it and it just got better with more speed. Thanks for the opportunity to try it. It was real fun . Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  11. Could you elaborate on that? Any reference to a wiring diagram? Thanx Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  12. Hi, I'll try to aswer some of your questions. The airlocks make no difference in glide performance, only in stability in unstable air (turbulence). The pack volume of an airlocked canopy is about 5% more than a non airlocked canopy. That has nothing to do with flight characteristics. So no, use same sized canopy. Hopefully this sheds some light on the matter. But from your question and your profile (400 jumps, Vision [email protected]) emerges a not so pretty picture. Looking at the Aerodyne website, this canopy is not right for you in several ways. First of all it's intended for Advanced canopy pilots, 200 jumps a year won't make you that. Second the Advanced scale starts with a wingloading of 1.6, which may explain you finding your canopy flying like a dog, loading it at 1.29. Each canopy design has it's upper and lower limits. You are experiencing why. So looking at the Aerodyne product list you'll have more fun with a Pilot 132. Yes same size, but loaded within design specifications, which can make all the difference for flight characteristics. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  13. From the Big Air Sportz Owners Manual (can be found online): From my experience with the Samurai 105 this is correct. I was lucky enough to get, after a long wait, my hands on a second hand Samurai. Contacted Brian about somethings, got excellent replies. In short: very good. Chaos, panic, & disorder - my work here is done
  14. No no, it's not a cross braced parachute. Like the PD Katana it is a nine cell elliptical canopy.