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  1. I've got myself down to the Flanders Boogie. This is my pre-second time I've gone. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to stay and any advice as what to expect other than 100% industrial grade awesomeness.
  2. Always worth checking the rated all-up weight on the Electra. I believe PdF rated their canopies quite low so one to look out for if you're looking at loading it up.
  3. Just turn up the wind speed! We fly 85% for 4 way and about 83% for 2 way/solo. There's a bigger pressure drop across a 4 way team than a 2 way team which has to be put back in by the fans.
  4. Possibly have a chat with intime scoring as you can run through the video and score your own times very much in the same way as rounds are judged. I don't know if their system does time markers but it'd be good to understand the time between each point. The big skill though is how each block or random is engineered and unfortnately you're going to need to get some coaching. There's some really nifty tricks to rack up those scores more quicky. Have a look at the Axis flight school.
  5. Fly more using your back so lean back a bit but also use your shins/legs to counter the forward movement that this will generate. Your back has a huge surface area so you can get a lot of lift from it. Also maybe think about cranking the wind up a bit. Sounds like you might be flying on your arms as well as your legs to get lift. As a drill try flying with your hands on your head and concentrate on using all other body parts for lift.
  6. iFly had some photos up a while ago of it in construction but they've rejigged their site and removed them. It looked huge. Topped out I reckon it'd use about 6MW of power (about 8000 horsepower). You'd need deep pockets for solo flying but you could probably do 16 way dynamic flying in there.
  7. A traumatic injury is just a physical injury. It doesn't mean it's severe. I'm assuming if the casualty was well enough to refuse medical attention it wasn't that serious.
  8. Have a look here. also contains announced tunnels and ones under construction:
  9. I'd add that, especially for teams, make sure that everyone is out and the door clear for the next flyer before your time is up. Belly teams seem to be the worst at this as they feel they need to fly the exit. It's really bad form to be leaving the next guy consistently 10 seconds down. Especially if they're getting 1:1 time + coaching.
  10. Ifly have the monopoly and will do it's damnedest to ensure it retains it. Don't expect cost effective tunnels (to quote their press release) in the US any time soon. (typing this from the hurricane factory at $460/hr including taxes)
  11. Also I see a lot of rigs that, in sit, move off the back so it makes controlling sit fly (particularly forward movement) difficult. If this is the case it's possible to buy belly bands to prevent this.
  12. Got a demo canopy sorted. Cheers guys!
  13. Do you have the ZP, zpx or ultra LPV version? What's your wing loading and how does it open in both wingsuit and nonwingsuiting disciplines? Your feedback is appreciated.
  14. If you Europe then there's some amazing tunnel deals to be had. Coupled with budget airlines a weekend away is a great way to fly cheaply
  15. Hi, I've emailed Aerodyne about their Pilot7 canopy on their website and FB page but I've not got anything back. Anyone from Aerodyne on here? Just like a bit of info prior to new canopy purchases
  16. Put your description on facebook, make it a public post, tag UK Mail in it and we'll share the shit out of it. This absolutely sucks.
  17. Like sh*t i suppose. The angle of the glass would be so steep as to cause turbulence at the wall and a really bad velocity profile as you moved away from the centreline. The largest angle should be about 6 degrees so. Any more than that and you'll have a turbulent, lossy design.
  18. Go for the bigger tunnel. If you make mistakes you have a little more time to correct them before hitting the tunnel wall. If I was doing static stuff (e.g. sit, head down) then either would do.
  19. I'm looking for a coach for about 5-7 hrs flying in Flystation late Sept. Mainly dynamic stuff. Any recommendations?
  20. Mega. 3500 euro for 11 hours...
  21. If you're going to buy that much time then seriously consider some of the European tunnels or Flystation in Russia. The price of the flights, accomodation, meals, tunnel and coaching will probably work out cheaper than just the tunnel & coaching costs in the US... especially Flystation... plus super smooth ISG loveliness and a trip to St Petersburg to boot.
  22. The best comment this month and sums up nicely.
  23. Similar. Working class background.. got into a grammar school with an 'assisted place' so effectively sponsored through it by the school itself. Got to Oxford University. 1st class degree, masters. Did okay.