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  1. I just purchased a new M2 for another tandem system we've brought online at one of my DZs. On initial inspection, I'm impressed. The cutter housing is fantastic, having been flattened on two parallel sides so that the cutter cannot roll keeping the loop perfectly straight up and down through the opening. The display unit is rugged, super simple to use and the unit calibrates quickly. The packaging was very professional too, and while that doesn't directly matter, I infer a lot about a company and their attention to detail. For $1000 retail and a 15 years/15,000 jumps without service or even a battery change this is a steal! I'll be putting more online over the next few years and see how it goes. Pea snout knee grows. -a Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  2. Missing Nitro Rigging wingsuits, been around since '04 and still going. Flockus, Pipistrellus, Volturius, Rigor Mortis, Rigor Mortis XXX, Delta-9 http://nitrorigging.com/wingsuits Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  3. SassyCassie- Spot on. You get a jump ticket on the house if you're ever in Idaho. Hucktoberfest boogie is next weekend. -a Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  4. They're all black death, out of 7500 Infinity rigs out there, 7400 have killed or maimed people. 3 of them were even found guilty of rape. My inventory of student equipment is exclusively Infinity, and if VSE made Tandem equipment I'd be using that too. What I've learned from coming across this thread is to be sure to send you on your way should you come across my DZ either for work or funjumps until you've had a few years to grow up. Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  5. Too bad you didn't make it down to the event Damien, it was a blast. How about we end this discussion lest we find ourselves with more regulation and less skydiving going on in the world. Demo is a word. The FAA uses it one way and people use the word every day to describe a million different things. I recently did some work for a hollywood production and was told I could not list my title as Rigger, even though by FAA definition I am one. I had to use Parachute Packer because 'Rigger' is a reserved word in the hollydork world. So... The FAA used DEMO, with a described set of parameters that would require us to file a 7711 for. Big deal now they're the end all be all of dictionaries too? We can still DEMONSTRATE our skills and call our jump a DEMONSTRATION OF OUR SKILLS, FOR SHORT A DEMO, even if it isn't a exhibition requiring a Certificate of Authorization. Hey I "demo'ed" a canopy from one of the manufacturers the other day... HOLY SHIT DID I NEED A PRO RATING??? We should be doing everything in our power to promote MORE skydiving, and less RESTRICTION of it. I don't see there was any real reason to start this discussion Damien. -a Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  6. My WJ-AVE5 has become dark on the output. I know there are some gain controls on the inside that can adjust this but I don't know where to begin. Has anyone here been through this? Thanks. - Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  7. US$75 entrance fee. It will be in Valdivia, Chile. February 19 20 21. Each jumper will make 1 jump per day and need to dry and repack main and reserve after each jump. There will be riggers there to assist if neceessary (at least I will be there to help jumpers repack reserves!) The fee includes lodging and breakfast for participants. Companions pay US$40. 1st Place US$300 2nd Place US$150 3rd Place US$75 The event concludes with a town celebration and fireworks display! Contact Peter at skydive Pucon... [email protected] (English and Spanish). - Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  8. XX VERSIÓN DE CAMPEONATO NACIONAL DE PARACAIDISMO EN LA MODALIDAD “PRECISION AL AGUA” FEBRERO 2009 Premio : El Campeonato Nacional de Paracaidismo de “Precisión al Agua” es un evento único en el mundo. Su particularidad reside en que los deportistas deben tratar de acuatizar o intentar llegar al centro de una diana flotante ubicada en medio del río Calle Calle, en la turística ciudad de Valdivia, en Chile. Año tras año llegan hasta la "ciudad de los ríos" avezados deportistas de todo el país, y el extranjero, para desafiar esta singular competencia que ha ganado un importante espacio dentro de los fanáticos del paracaidismo. Estos descienden en un blanco dispuesto en medio del río, formado por una diana flotante que está compuesta de una cámara-neumática central y otras seis adosadas a su alrededor. Esta estructura tiene diferentes puntuaciones dependiendo del sector donde primero toque cada paracaidista. Cabe destacar que el último día de competencia coincide con la celebración de la "noche valdiviana", tradicional fiesta que se realiza en la ciudad, donde se lanzan fuegos de artificio y desfilan decenas de barcos engalanados sobre el río Calle Calle. Historia La historia del Campeonato Nacional de Paracaidismo, modalidad “precisión al agua”, se remonta al año 1978, ocasión que se realizó por primera vez en Chile en el lago Rapel, Sexta Región. Posteriormente se efectuó, como también por única vez, tanto en el lago Villarrica en la Novena Región, en el año 1981, como en el Lago Llanquihue el año 1982, localidad de Frutillar, de la Décima Región y desde 1983 hasta hoy en día en el río Calle Calle en la ciudad de Valdivia, capital de la nueva Región de los Ríos Desde 1983, la Ilustre Municipalidad de Valdivia se ha encargado de realizar este novedoso certamen deportivo, en el núcleo del tradicional río Calle Calle. Cada versión seduce a intrépidos paracaidistas nacionales y extranjeros para participar en este evento, único en el mundo. Tradicional es la participación de clubes de distintas ciudades de Chile y otros pertenecientes a las Fuerzas Armadas, los que han recogido inolvidables experiencias en cada oportunidad. El Campeonato de Paracaidismo logra tal atracción en la comunidad Valdiviana y turistas, que en cada versión se ubican varios centenares de personas a orillas del Calle Calle para disfrutar las jornadas, donde el cielo se llena de vistosos colores y divertidas situaciones. Este evento se perfila como uno de los más importantes dentro del programa de actividades deportivas de la Ilustre Municipalidad de Valdivia el que, con el correr de los años, ha ido adquiriendo gran relevancia, no sólo en el orden nacional, sino también en el extranjero, por su particular modalidad de descender aterrizando o acuatizando en el agua. Jornadas Cada paracaidista realizará un salto diario, sumando un total de tres durante el evento. La puntuación de cada salto será sumada y totalizada el último día de la competencia. Se usan normalmente, aviones cuadriplazas modelo Cessna 180, con capacidad para 4 paracaidistas por vuelo, pero hay oportunidades que se recibe el apoyo del Ejercito de Chile o de la Fuerza Aérea de Chile con aviones de mayor capacidad. Los saltos se harán, dependiendo de los inscritos, de a 1 paracaidista por pase haciendo 4 pasadas o de a 2 competidores por pase, entre 3.500 y 4.000 pies AGL. Cada participante debe secar y empacar su cúpula principal y reserva, después de cada salto. Inscripciones Cada participante deberá, si es posible, cancelar y formalizar su inscripción vía email previo al campeonato. El valor a pagar por anticipado hasta el 15 de Enero del 2009 será de $ 35.000 (US$ 50) por participante, de lo contrario, el valor a cancelar después del 15 de Enero de 2009 en adelante, ésta será de $ 50.000 (US$ 75); y el correo para que puedan enviar el correspondiente comprobante de depósito es info&skydivepucon.cl. La cuenta corriente a utilizar será la del Banco Chile 260-31048-04 a nombre de Peter Vermehren, Rut 5.199.972-K La cuenta corriente en moneda US$ a utilizar será la del Banco Chile 5260-31048-09 a nombre de Peter Vermehren, Rut 5.199.972-K Estadía La entidad organizadora del Campeonato y la Ilustre Municipalidad de Valdivia dispondrán del alojamiento para cada uno de los participantes, el que incluirá un desayuno diario para los mismos. Los acompañantes que quieran asistir contarán con las mismas facilidades pero deberán cancelar $ 30.000 por el mismo periodo, por lo que requerirá que los participantes lo informen por adelantado para proveerles de alojamiento, ya que el cupo es limitado. Tendrán preferencia los competidores en los cupos disponibles, de no ser posible, se les comunicará ala brevedad Jueces Los encargados de garantizar la correcta participación de cada competidor y certificar cada puntaje obtenido por deportista, serán tres jueces locales e independientes, dispuestos por la organización. Estos se encontrarán ubicados en embarcaciones contiguas a la diana flotante para testimoniar el aterrizaje de cada paracaidista. Premios Habrá una Copa para cada uno de los 3 primeros lugares, con un estímulo en dinero, además de certificados de participación para cada uno de los saltadores. Los valores de los estímulos para ésta versión será: para el 1er lugar $200.000 2º. lugar $ 100.000 3er. lugar $ 50.000 Si se reúnen mas de 3 o mas mujeres participantes, la organización premiará a las 2 primeras adicionalmente con un estímulo de: Mejor lugar $ 50.000.- si logra estar entre los 6 mejores puntajes Mejor lugar Copa mas medalla Segundo lugar Copa mas medalla Tabla de Puntuación y Diana Flotante Cada deportista realizará un salto al día de competencia. El puntaje que obtenga en cada salto será sumado y totalizado al final del campeonato. El menor puntaje por salto es 0 (cero) y corresponde a aterrizar en el centro de la diana flotante. El puntaje mayor por salto es 18 (dieciocho) y será asignado al paracaidista que aterrice ( de ex profeso) en tierra, el que -a la vez- quedará descalificado automáticamente del Campeonato. (Ver tabla de puntuación). La calificación que obtenga cada participante corresponderá al lugar donde descienda. De esta forma, mientras más cerca aterrice en el centro de la diana, menor será el puntaje numérico de clasificación. En caso de empate, se tomará el resultado individual del primer día y de persistir, el del segundo y si aun siguen igualados, se sumarán los estímulos y se dividirán entre los empatados La Figura ilustra la diana o estructura flotante, compuesta de siete cámaras de goma, (tipo aro 16) amarradas entre sí (una interna y seis que la rodean) que estará en el río con sus correspondiente puntuaciones. Este entramado se asemeja a una flor acuática, pintada para las diferentes puntuaciones. Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ydJW1N7w2c glad you're ok buttheads. -a Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  10. avenfoto! you too huh? come to twin and build an Idaho CRW team with me. tree and I tried to teach ourselves last year and it didnt work out so well. Eric Gallan came up memorial weekend and we did 2-stack rotations and some biplanes. I'm ordering a lighting but I need another crw dog out here. i got tons of hook knives in the hangar. here's a pic. CRW is definately where its at. With jump tickets going up and freeflailers moving to tunnel flying I hope to see more canopy disciplines like CRW flourish. suck it easy, Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  11. I'm not sure where you get the idea I'm forcing this on my customers as test jumpers. I'm bringing it up HERE, to do exactly what your saying. The manufacturers are on this forum, unfortunately none have replied yet. - Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  12. Send gear to Splatula Rigging 780 Falls Ave. #400 Twin Falls, ID 83301 I'll find something to do with it. - Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  13. Hey Nick. Holy crap we're not fighting!
  14. the slider slide right up no problem, and the pack job takes to ears just as easily. I'm doing pushrod seals on the 182 tonight but tomorrow ill be packing reserves and will pack my personal one like this and take pictures along the way and post them for you and anyone else having trouble visualizing it. THere is lots of high speed data as base jumpers are using this slider-up off of large terminal walls. You can use any type of nose treatment as before to slow or speed opening the only difference I see is the containment of the tail. - Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  15. I'm not saying mine is better. If I thought it was better I wouldnt be asking the question here. A lot of people feel its better in the base world (slider and sliderless) and I asked for an opinion from riggers (especially manufacturers) that have experimented with this for a lot longer than me or the guys I know using this method. You haven't really given me anything other than "the manual works" which is where I was at already. I (and probably others) would like to know why some of these other methods were ditched... as i mentioned in the first post " I'm sure in all the years someone has tried this packjob". I'm not trying to fly a jolly roger flag here, but it's stupid NOT to ask "why" once in a while. The world isn't still flat, right? Don't answer that. Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  16. finally a legitamate response, and even with some pillow talk! Ok, I see, so you pulled the center-cell of the tail back over the folds so you can do the traditional s-fold of the bottom under the top-skin? COol, I didn't think of that. PS- go fuck yourself with a retractable baton. Nick rugai recommmends the 21" model.
  17. christ in a sidecar... please don't post here if you have zero relevant experience. stick to the freefly forum or bonfire please. Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  18. FOR RESERVES. I'm on 'dropzone'.com, ya, not http://www.blincmagazine.com? Heh, the container manual or the canopy manual? Both usually have parachute packing instructions. Anyway, to clarify for this thread, I'm not at all concerned with any legalities or faa technicalities. I'd much rather deliver to the customer a better product/service than what any "manual" says. I'm looking for real world knowledge on the pros/cons of using this folding. Phoneixlpr- I don't see Rigger as one of the qualifications in your profile. Do you have any experience with testing different packjobs? If so, please provide useful information. - Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  19. I'm sure in all the years someone has tried this packjob and I'd like some input. Its being used by many for fixed object jumping and I like the way the flakes contain/reef the tail just a bit longer reducing the chance of line over. here's a picutre to describe the folds. obviously this isn't a resreve, and there's no slider, but that's not necessary to desribe the differnce from the 'standard' reserve packjob. What do the rest of you think? Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  20. Closed up but I need to contact old DZO. I have a rig of his and the phone numbers I'm calling are disconnected. Abbie www.splatula.com www.SnakeRiverSkydiving.com Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  21. Hi, Can someone who was on the jump or someone who can confirm the circumstances of the incident email me at [email protected] please? http://www.splatula.com/bfl -abbie Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  22. Actually 2 of them are just some dudes I met a couple times and Jan I never knew. Yes, but now that they're out there if you have the link, feel free to forward it along. I'd rather it be passed along that way than just linked on a forum. You can email me and I will email you back the directory. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. 'Odd'? Are you sure you are 'normal'? It's a sense of humor different than yours. I find it 'odd' that people wash their hands after pissing, rather than washing up BEFORE you touch your dick. I treat my cock with respect and wash before, but since the majority of people don't follow this habit I'm considered the 'odd' one. Thanks for the non-sequitur. If I was going to let myself get drawn into a bigger waste of my time that this post already is, I would as you how you are part of "The Solution". Have you joined the Nazi Party maybe? Ok, that's a little harsh, but how about we agree to disagree and move on. kthxbye, a Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE
  23. The population of Norway is HALF of just Los Angeles County in California, USA. Trying to unite all the jumpers in the USA is much more difficult. There's too many politics surrounding most anybody that tries to put in the effort. An association to fight for access is great, but not at the expense of creating another USPA. With that said, the ABP (Alliance of Backcountry Parachutists) is still quietly plugging away. The ABP is working at making getting NPS lands to offer fair and equal access. A "building day" is a long ways away in the US as some cities are creating local laws specifically against BASE jumping. -a Abbie Mashaal Skydive Idaho Snake River Skydiving TandemBASE