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  1. nigelh

    Why do Tandems have 9-Cell reserves?

    Quick question, Tried Google and searching here first but nothing came up. Does anyone know why Tandem reserves are 9 cell and not 7 cell? Looking for genuine answers, not "I think....." ;-) -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  2. nigelh

    CP 2018 Event Master

    Pink Open 16-19 August Klatovy This list hasn't been done in a while so starting it again after seeing a Facebook post -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    AFF Training Location - Recommendations ?

    Hi there, I have a package that includes accommodation and breakfast, PM me your email address and I'll send through some details -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Human Flight 3D Movie ... IMAX

    or maybe not..... -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Sony X1000V

    Liking the camera so far, but things I don't like are * Bought 2 different UHS-I 3 cards that won't work with 4K * GPS layover only shows horizontal speed * Interval photo is only 2.1 megapixel, Single Photo mode is 8.8 but hard to use in freefall Any one know if the HDMI supports 4K? -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Swoop shoes

    I'm on my second pair of Adidas Boat shoes, designed for watersports they have holes in the sole, they dry quick and allow ventilation http://www.adidas.com/us/climacool-boat-lace-shoes/B27263.html -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Sony X1000V

    I will be going out literally now to buy one, BUT if there's a newer version coming out very soon I will hold on.... Anyone have any idea on this? I have tried looking it up -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Crossfire 3

    There will be a Crossfire 3 and and Crossfire X, The X is higher performance and may take on another name. At the moment they are focusing on getting the Safire3 and the wingsuit canopy out on the market -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    New Garmin Virb X & Virb XE

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    New Garmin Virb X & Virb XE

    This looks interesting... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i3WhjxToPQ If the GPS is any good it could also be useful for swoop training and also wingsuit. Here's some more info I stole from some guys review: - Both models now have WiFi, GPS, accelerometer, and full ANT+ sensor capabilities (previously only the higher end VIRB had it) - Addition of gyroscope, increased sensor data collection at higher rate - Slight resolution increase to 1440/30p for VIRB XE - New slow-mo options: 240fps @ 480p, and 120fsp @ 720p (XE only) - Natively waterproofed to 50-meters (no external case required) - Flat front glass/case that Garmin says will repel water droplets - Ability to connect to supported Bluetooth-enabled OBD sensors (automotive primarily) - Ability to connect to Bluetooth 4.0 audio devices (i.e. microphones) - New ‘Pro’ mode for adjusting white balance, sharpness, ISO, exposure bias, and color profile - New auto image rotation option, which ensures photo/video is right-side up - New continuous photo mode - New photo burst to 10 frames per second for VIRB X (previously was 6 fps - New photo burst to 30 frames per second for VIRB XE (previously was 6 fps) - Ability to have camera ‘sleep’ in between long-interval timelapses (up to 120-seconds now) - Dedicated photo-taking button (also automatically tags video highlight too) - Ability to capture Garmin HRM-RUN Running Dynamics & Garmin Vector Cycling Dynamics data - Improved microphone that isn’t blocked by rubber stopper, works underwater - Ability to share videos/photos directly from Garmin VIRB mobile app - Ability to create gauge/dashboard overlays form the Garmin VIRB mobile app on videos - Ability to control and stream up to 10 cameras from the Garmin VIRB mobile app - Support for 128GB micro-SD cards (increased from 64GB) - Uses GoPro mount on camera itself -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  11. nigelh

    CP 2015 Event Master

    FLCPA #1 21-22 February @ZHills, FL DISL #3 28 February @ Skydive Dubai Desert Campus FLCPA #2 14-15 March @ZHills, FL Danish Nationals Open, NJFK Denmark 23. - 25.th of May FLCPA #3 23-24 May @Raeford, NC ABCPC Meet #1 June 6-7 Skydive Eden North Edmonton Alberta FLCPA #4 12-13 June @Raeford, NC USPA Nationals 15-18 June @Raeford, NC(not positive on exact days) European Cup 12-14th June @ Dunkeswell, Devon UK NECPL #1 July 11-12 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ ABCPC Meet # 2 July 18-19 Edmonton Skydive, Westlock Alberta UK Nationals & Open 24-26 July @ Dunkeswell, Devon, UK Italian Nationals & Open 24-26 July @ Pullout, Ravenna Italy Canadian CP Nationals July 27-August 3 Edmonton Skydive NECPL #2 Aug 8-9 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ Pink Open 13-16 August @ Klatovy CZ ABCPC Meet # 3 August 15-16 Skydive Eden North 8th World Cup of Canopy Piloting 23 - 29 Aug @ Farnham, Canada NECPL #3 Sep 5-6 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ ABCPC Meet # 4 Sept 12-13 Edmonton Skydive NECPL #4 Oct 3-4 Skydive Cross Keys Williamstown, NJ World Air Games 2015 1-12 December @ Skydive Dubai -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  12. nigelh

    Tile App - Find Your Gear?

    I know how to find kit, if you're surrounded by nice big freshly mown fields then yeah it can be pretty easy, But I'm jumping right on the edge of a town, and my last 3 cutaways have resulted in my kit floating away in to town, fortunately for me I have always got my kit back, but I know of many people that have lost theirs. -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Tile App - Find Your Gear?

    Working in the sport if I can find my freebag and get back in the air quicker it'll be more convenient -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  14. nigelh

    CP 2015 Event Master

    European Cup 12-14th June @ Dunkeswell, Devon UK UK Nationals & Open 24-26 July @ Dunkeswell, Devon, UK Pink Open 13-16 August @ Klatovy CZ 8th World Cup of Canopy Piloting 23 - 29 Aug @ Farnham, Canada -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Tile App - Find Your Gear?

    It's now available for Android -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    Katana vs Neos

    Jumped both, didn't like the Neos because of the hard openings, It's made by Icarus Spain and not NZA, I'd recommend a JFX instead -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  17. The 90 rule is apparently also meant to reduce the chance of a collision but I recently jumped at a DZ that had a 90 only rule and I think it made canopy traffic more difficult, constantly holding off for the larger lower canopies that are on long finals, with bigger turns the responsible canopy pilot can get down and out the way quicker freeing up the airspace for others -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  18. Mine has been made and I can't wait to receive! -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  19. nigelh

    King Of Swoop 2014

    21 registered out of 80 spaces so far! Who else is coming? -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
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    King Of Swoop 2014

    Registration is open!! http://www.skydiveempuriabrava.com/noticia-news-295-2-THE_KING_OF_SWOOP_2014.html -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  21. nigelh

    CP 2014 Event Master

    Dubai International SL #2 - Jan 26 FLCPA #1 Feb 8-9 Z-Hills Dubai International SL #3 - Feb 23 FLCPA #2 Mar 15-16 Z-Hills Dubai International SL #4 - Mar 30 FLCPA #3 APR 5-6 Raeford NC Australian Nationals - April 16-21 FLCPA #4 APR 26-27 The Farm Dubai International SL #5 - Apr 27 South African Nationals Apr 28 - 1 May Pretoria FLCPA #5 May 17-18 Z-Hills USPA Nationals May 21-23 Z-Hills (Practice days May 19-20) Danish Nationals Open 7.th of June - 9.th of June NJFK NECPL meet #1 June 14-15. Skydive Crosskeys NECPL meet #2 July 12-13 Skydive Crosskeys UK & Irish Nationals & Open July 18-20 Dunkeswell, UK King Of Swoop 2014 July 21-27 - Empuriabrava, Spain NECPL Meet #3 Aug 9-10 Skydive Crosskeys Pink Open, Klatovy CZ, 14-17 August French Nationals & Open, Castelnau-Magnoac, 5-7 September, France NECPL meet #4 Sep 13-14. Skydive Crosskeys 2nd Annual Sun Path Products Canopy Piloting Open - Oct 8-12 Raeford, NC World Cup 2014 1st-7th Nov. ZHills Dubai International Parachuting Championships #5 Nov 26 - Dec 7, Dubai -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  22. nigelh

    CP 2014 Event Master

    Dubai International SL #2 - Jan 26 FLCPA #1 Feb 8-9 Z-Hills Dubai International SL #3 - Feb 23 FLCPA #2 Mar 15-16 Z-Hills Dubai International SL #4 - Mar 30 FLCPA #3 APR 5-6 Raeford NC Australian Nationals - April 16-21 FLCPA #4 APR 26-27 The Farm Dubai International SL #5 - Apr 27 South African Nationals Apr 28 - 1 May Pretoria FLCPA #5 May 17-18 Z-Hills USPA Nationals May 21-23 Z-Hills (Practice days May 19-20) Danish Nationals Open 7.th of June - 9.th of June NJFK NECPL meet #1 June 14-15. Skydive Crosskeys NECPL meet #2 July 12-13 Skydive Crosskeys UK & Irish Nationals & Open July 18-20 Dunkeswell, UK King Of Swoop 2014 July 21-27 - Empuriabrava, Spain NECPL Meet #3 Aug 9-10 Skydive Crosskeys Pink Open, Klatovy CZ, 14-17 August French Nationals & Open, Castelnau-Magnoac, 5-7 September, France NECPL meet #4 Sep 13-14. Skydive Crosskeys World Cup 2014 1st-7th Nov. ZHills Dubai International Parachuting Championships #5 Nov 26 - Dec 7, Dubai -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  23. nigelh

    Tile App - Find Your Gear?

    Unfortunately it's Apple only at the moment and I'm an Android user. Growth will certainly increase once they open it up to other devices, looks like Bluetooth 4.0 is the reason it's only iOS right now. But I'd be willing to gamble $20 and have one of these stitched into a pocket on my Freebag, people here usually have an idea of where it landed so cycling or driving around looking for a signal wouldn't be too much hassle -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  24. Okay looks like we don't know what time zone it finishes in So keep voting.... Shameless plug... I apologise again... -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232
  25. Hey all, Sorry to do this, Just 15 mins to go, could you click this Facebook link and then 'like' https://www.facebook.com/CYPRES.AAD/posts/854660757893591 -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~ Sponored by NZ Aerosports, CYPRES 2, Tonfly & L&B Team Dirty Sanchez #232