kevino

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    124
  • Main Canopy Other
    Hornet
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    132

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Johannesburg Skydiving Club
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    772
  • Licensing Organization
    PASA
  • Number of Jumps
    2200
  • Years in Sport
    14
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    700
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    100

Ratings and Rigging

  • Tandem
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  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  1. kevino

    A2

    I have just taken delivery of my new A2 tandem main and did my first tandem jump with it today. After 200 tandems, all on old canopies, this was my first on a new generation canopy. Great opening, flies very well and with minimal toggle pressure. Good work Aerodyne - nice user friendly canopy.
  2. kevino

    Pilot

    I have now done 70 jumps on my Pilot, loaded at 1.4. For me the most pleasing aspect of the canopy are the conststent openings - period. Whether it is a Birdman jump, a subterminal hop 'n pop, or a regular skydive, the openings are always good. This is a great conficence builder. The canopy is very stable, even in turbulent conditions with light toggle pressure and the landings are fine. If there is one con(?) that is a lot of pressure is required to perform a front riser turn. Prior to my Pilot, I did about 500 jumps on a Hornet, which is the Pilot's predecessor, and also a great canopy. However, the Pilot is certainly a great improvement on the Hornet. Good allround canopy.
  3. kevino

    Icon Sport

    I have had my Icon Sport for about 3 months now. It is great to wearand looks good. The shortcomings are leg straps that keep coming loose no matter how they are tightened. This has led to some off heading openings. The riser flaps in the container are a great idea but they take up space where the D-bag should be inserted on packing. This creates creases in the main cover flaps and just looks untidy. Finally, all the materials used in the manufacture of this harness appear "lighter", that is less robust than the materials on any of the other rigs I've used. This may well be modren technology, but whether this rig is as durable and long lasting and can take wear and tear remains to be seen