Nicolaos

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  • Main Canopy Size
    89
  • Main Canopy Other
    JVX
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    135
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Johannesburg Skydiving Club
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    875
  • Licensing Organization
    PASA
  • Number of Jumps
    953
  • Years in Sport
    8
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    300

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    Coach
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  1. For the CP Champs & cup when in SA we used a local system (I think called Speedtimingsystems). Was super easy to use and very accurate. Now I see the same system was used in Dubai mondeal and Russia. The guy that does them is moonjumpster. Do search on DZ.com and ask him price etc.
  2. Tonto was always, and will never stop being, a great teacher & mentor to anyone that's willing to learn and grow. My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and all who crossed his path.
  3. Psycho-packing helps you keep slippery canopies under control. F111 canopies pretty much pack themselves. Psycho-packing lets you hold small canopies in your hand like a football and bag them one-handed. Accuracy canopies are too big for that. No reason to do that. Thanx bud. One down. Saves me a bit of time...cool.
  4. Awesome dude, thanx. I am borrowing a canopy at the moment, but as soon as i find a decent second-hand accuracy canopy to buy i will try both ways (and probably even psych-pack) and compare. As long as there is no real dangerous reason not to use a certain pack-way i'll try it. Thanx again to all for your imput. N
  5. What is the manufacturer's recommendation about packing? From manufacturer: "The flat packing method is the recommended way to pack a Parafoil.The Pro pack has been used sucessfully but is not usually done as the length of the canopy makes it a bit harder to keep under control. I have tried both ways and the flat pack just seems to be easier to me. If you have a different way that works for you I would certainly be interested to give it a try."
  6. Thanx bud. It looks as if there is no hard rule aginst it, so i'll try both ways and let you all know.
  7. Is there any reason not to pro-pack an accuracy canopy? Is flat packing still used for accuracy canopies because of tradition or is there a reason? I am just curious. I am really keen on trying it out unless someone has a good reason not to.
  8. You didn't say the magic word!?
  9. I am looking for a seconf hand accuracy canopy: must be bone of the below: 1) Da Vinci 2) Foil 3) Eiff Classic If anyone has one in good condition and is not using it, please contact me. Regards Nicolaos
  10. Lo the Chanti. You are not the only skydiver from your DZ that has concerns about this DGIT (i like this acronym - thanx Andy) I myself will remove myself from any load that this DGIT is on. I just hope that we will not have to wait for a fatality before he learns or is banned from our DZ!
  11. First of all let me start by saying that i do not work or own shares in Airtec (the company that produces the Cypres2). That said i believe that too many people complain and not enough people that will give a compliment when it's due. Recently i had to send in my Cypres2 to Airtec in Germany to get the display unit fixed as i broke it (long story on how, but i managed). I just wanted to publicly thank the Airtec team for a quick and efficient service and specifically Sandra (the lady that i mailed) for her friendly, efficient, and professional service. It was a real pleasure dealing with them. When buying a product the after-sale service i of great importance to me and they outdid themselves. Thank you
  12. You will also notice that the more you relax on your landings, the better they become and visa-versa. I only started relaxing after i attended one of Brian germain's canopy control courses. Since then i have loved avery landing and enjoy my landings as much as my freefall... sometimes more. Congrats, keep it up.