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  1. +1 Yes, Yes they Do...
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    Women and the sport

    First, Welcome to the Forums.
  3. Check with Skydive Spaceland. I'm pretty sure they do it there. You can also go to
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    Help:opinion on Synergy canopy

    I have a few hundred jumps on a Synergy 170. I pack it like crap and it opens brisk but on heading. Sometimes I have to pump the brakes to get the slider down but I'm used to it now. I've never had a problem landing it - anywhere, but that's just me. When I first got it I was 158 lbs before gear, Now I'm 191 before gear. I was up to 208 at one point. It has always treated me fine. I do like a quick opening (400-600ft) it has never slammed me. I just had a brake line brake on opening a few weeks back. I'd like to say it was due but I think I didn't really slow down like I should have after spending the entire jump tracking for the DZ. It still didn't hurt.(Questionable weather, long spot, only me and a tandem with video on the plane.) I could have landed it on rears, but it was going to be an off DZ landing and my first landing on rears, so I chopped it. I really like the HMA lines. I would like to add that I got a synergy because I got a really good deal on it. Why not go ahead and get a 9 cell ZP? Everyone always asks me who makes my canopy or what am I jumping. I guess they are not very "mainstream" at the DZ's I have been to.
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    Larsen & Brusgaard Customer Service

    Search the threads, L&B's customer service is top notch. I thought the wrist strap on my Altitrack was too long and they were more than happy to custom make one for me, free of charge. (I know I could have cut it, sewed and melted the strap, but I saw one that someone else had done themselves and it didn't look so good.)
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    Skydive Oregon, Inc.

    When I got there everyone was very friendly and made me feel right at home here. I only had a chance to do 2 jumps (work got in the way). I lost my wedding ring at 8k on a 2 way, Oh well, That just means I'll have to come back and look up there some more. It took almost no time to check in, the manifest people and DZO were really nice and helpful. I will be sure to stop here again if I'm ever back in the area. You should too....
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    Yes, I had a racer made for ME. I got it back in Febuary and it rocks. I got velcro sides and tuck tab top, I great blend of old and new. Why did I get one? So you would ask me why.. I think this is one of the best rigs on the market and will be for a long time to come. I hear the reserve openings are quick, But I wouldn't know, yet..
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    Canton Air Sports

    I was working not too far from 3 different DZ's. Guess who answered the phone? Not the others. Yes it is still winter and I know a lot of people are still down south. Today was a warm, blue sky day and all I could think about at work was jumping and (Aerohio) was only 15 miles from where I was. I guess it's still too cold for them, No one answered the phone. The last time I tried to get ahold of them they took 5 days to get back with me. 5 DAYS!!! I called canton and they answered with a, "hang on, let me shut this plane down" (just got off of a jump run) I got in my van and started out there. I did only get one jump in before it got all dark and cold out, but I still got a jump. I think from now on I'll tell anyone if they are in this area to go to Canton Air Sports.. I do not want to say anything bad about somewhere I have not been but I will say I had a great time at this dropzone.