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  1. This is a few years late, but Suunto's are fine for an altimeter. I wore an Alti-3 with my Suunto Vector in freefall from 14,000 several times. No problemo! Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  2. Sounds great- thanx! Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  3. Thanx- the Aerodyne chart shows about a 1.3/1 WL (advanced)with my weight plus about 30 lbs. At the same weight, I jumped a 210SQ FT F-111 main awhile ago at Skydive San Diego, landed it and stood it up! Hurt like a SOB on both openings (jumped it twice which was two times too many!) As Zp canopies are more forgiving/tolerant/higher performing, what do you think about the Pilot 210 for my size? Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  4. Sunshine has 4 bundle deals (complete systems minus an AAD). The deal seems good to me price-wise. I'm thinking of going with one of these as they offer a Pilot main which seems to be a good, first main from what most of you have said. Questions: 1. Thoughts on good deal/bad deal? prices, etc. 2. How would I demo the main w/o buying the whole rig? This would be my first rig and I don't want to buy used as I don't want the hassle of finding something to fit me or have to have parts replaced. I'm 6'1" and 240 lbs "nekked". Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  5. There would have to be a reason, and there isn't, to wear body armor (BA). And if BA were to be given more than a passing thought, who would decide the standards? What "threat levels" would there be, how many, etc.? On what occasions or type of dives would BA be required/mandatory? This is something that we really don't need. This question, no offense intended, came from someone ignorant of skydiving. [;) Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  6. Elisha, Don't mean to sound rude myself but that was a bit of a smartass reply. By asking the question, it shows he's smart enough to question gear with age on it. Would you buy a ten year old car without asking someone's opinion? How about a ten-year old gun? What model is it, how many rounds shot through it, others experience with it, etc.? Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  7. What exactly is an airlocked canopy practically speaking???? Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  8. thanks! Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  9. Brothers and sisters, I'm heading back to Virginia and most probably Skydive Suffolk so I'll be talking to Larry. Anyhow, I'm 6'1' and 235 lbs. I have about 80 jumps. What would be a good ZP main canopy for me given my size and low number of jumps? 7 cell, 9 cell? I will probably go used vice new as that seems to be the most popular opinion. I've heard good and bad about Sabre2's but mostly good as a first canopy. What about Spectre's? Appreciate any and all advice. Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  10. I've got a Suunto Vector as well. It works great- going up, coming down, and under canopy. If by chance you know someone with access to a military exchange catalogue, they are $159 vice the normal $199. Blue Skies Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  11. Welcome to the skies. And just remember this: The sky is not the limit. The ground is- so shut up and jump! Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  12. Lisa, How does a canopy open off-heading? I assume this means in a different direction from the heading of the skydiver, yes? So if a good body position is maintained during deployment (as I usually do), what is going wrong? Also, what about the many stories about the Sabre's proclivity for hard openings? Is that packing or pilot error too? Thanks, Mack Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  13. Thanks, Sky Mama! I am glad to be back! Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  14. Just jumped a PD210(non-ZP) twice and I have the bruises to prove it. The openings were equivalent to being at Ground Zero during a nuclear explosion! I just got back into jumping and now have 76 jumps. Naked body weight is 235lbs and I'm 6'1'' tall(starting Atkins Diet soon!). I'm thinking about buying a used Sabre210 but I hear and read a lot of people have hard openings with these canopies as well. Is this a PD problem or what? What else would be a good ZP canopy for me? It seems like the new Sabre2's have other problems as well. Recommendations????? Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.
  15. Get a Pro-Tec Half Shell from Sunshine-Factory.com for about $39. I just returned to the sport after a bit of a hiatus and that's what I bought. Once I figure out which discipline I'm going into, then I'll buy a different one. As the other post said, Pro-Tech will do the job. Blue Skies! Mack The Knife "IT IS SAID THAT THE WARRIOR'S IS THE TWOFOLD WAY OF PEN AND SWORD, AND HE SHOULD HAVE A TASTE FOR BOTH WAYS." MIYAMOTO MUSASHI, A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS.