Nicolaos

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  1. Time Left: 6 days and 8 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Hurricane 105 Main (DOM: Apr 2003, S/N: 0103) {http://parachutesystems.com/hurricane} o Immaculate condition (used mainly as backup or show-jump canopy) o 471 jumps o No Repairs o Lemon-Yellow top & bottom o Lemon-yellow ribs ($400 buyer pays postage)

    $400.00

    Wokigham, Berkshire - GB

  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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."
  7. Thanx bud. It looks as if there is no hard rule aginst it, so i'll try both ways and let you all know.
  8. 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.
  9. You didn't say the magic word!?
  10. 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
  11. Update for all of you who gave me hekpfull advice: I eventually (one year after my purchase) got Fiat to give me a brand-new car without having to pay anything in. I took the brand-new car and traded it in for a New Renault Megan. It's an awesome car and renault's service is outstanding. Thank you to all for your replies and help. Nicolaos
  12. 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!
  13. Hey sweetie, when have i ever not believed you? I would rather drive around in a Fiat than call you a lier!!
  14. [Haven't got one right now.... tash Ok, now u r just teasing!!