AdD

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    In defense of Icarus Tandem

    2,500 tandems here, wish they were all on Icarus, spot on about the toggle configuration as well.
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    Skydive New Zealand

    You need 500 jumps at a lot of them, not just the C.
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    Bluetooth LE Canopy recovery report

    Very interesting, I'm keen to hear more.
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    Speed vs. wingload

    Speed is proportional to the square root of wing loading.
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    Xaos 27 collapse??

    On your high wind - straight in approach the inertia of your body is less than in a swoop. Variations in wind speed during the approach probably resulted in your canopy falling below its stall speed and losing line tension and pressure. There was a video on iloveskydiving with a similar incident. I always let it rip on my velocity when the wind is high.
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    Chaminda Senadhira (Jump Pilot NZ)

    Chami was a great friend and one of the best pilots I had the pleasure to work with. His loss is felt deeply around the world.
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    ground launching near socal?

    Jim Slaton's Groundlaunch Center might be a place to start. Brian Germain showed me some nice video of coastal soaring on sand dunes out there, somewhere near Monterrey I think. Soaring on dunes is the best place to start I think, much less dangerous than hill launches IMO.
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    Road to Velo

    Hey dude, I transitioned from a jedei 136 to a velo 103 this summer around 800 jumps. I love the 103, it takes the work out of swooping if you know what I mean. On my jedei I felt like a steeper dive and longer recovery arc would be preferable to pulling out of a steep dive really low for a good swoop. The only thing you will hate is the openings, I'm still working on that, don't look up!
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    no snow in Canada

    Are you guys in BC in those pics? Right on, it never snows there from what I hear.
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    Writing a paper

    Too young to go yourself? Head to the local dropzone and see it firsthand!
  11. 1.6 , 200' (270 from 600' on jedei 136)
  12. Wow dude, wow. So this beam was 80' below the exit point? That is one of the most incredible stories I've ever heard.
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    Head down HELP!!!!

    Coaching is good. I didn't have much though, learned HD a lot on my own, then started 2 ways. I found doing headstands on the ground with my hands locked under my back of my head helped surprisingly a lot. I would work on getting my legs wider apart every day so I would be able to be more "legs dominant" in the air. Keep watching that alti!
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    Digitude Altimeter - Standard

    I like mine, the issues I have are that when I land it likes to read 100ft, even though I zeroed it on the ground, and that it will turn off easily if bumped in the plane.