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    We went up hoping for 7.5ish like we got on the earlier load. He has a 1000 wingsuit jumps, BTW. It was his first jump of that day. We didn't expect to see him that weekend, guess his new suit dragged him to the dz.

    Having just watched the exit video of the strike, I have to say come on guys if you think thats a safe exit you need to stop flying wingsuits. Lets get a bit of basic safety back into the jump. None of us want to damage the aircraft or risk the lives of our fellow jumpers or ourselves so lets just have a chat when we see lousy exits and get out sh*t together. We all love this sport and want it to grow so lets get the basics right. Exits are not difficult, we used to jump a no flaps king air 90 with a GS1 and Pax750XL there is no excuse pilot or otherwise. We are responsible for ourselves and each other so lets just put this to bed and make some nice clean closed safe exits. B|

    There is a night and day difference between the miami exit and the exit in the video I posted. If you can't see that maybe you should get some grey cells!

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    I'm getting an X2 and was wondering what kinds of performance other super lite flyers are getting...

    Do it and let us know. Only other really light person I know is Rob H from Z hills. AFAIK he got his Xbird recently.

    Unless you plan on doing solos ONLY or plan on gaining a 100lbs , don't sell your small suit.

  3. We went up hoping for 7.5ish like we got on the earlier load. He has a 1000 wingsuit jumps, BTW. It was his first jump of that day. We didn't expect to see him that weekend, guess his new suit dragged him to the dz.

  4. Well, I didn't see he gainered it. It was his first jump in his X2, it was the caravan, we were at 5.1k. The pilot said on the ground 'if you guys hit the tail and I live you guys are dead!' GUI usually exits in a poop and flips over so I assumed that had happened here too. Will edit this post and link a video of GUI in his V3, his normal exit is a 'poop'. I see more double poop and triple poop exits than any other exit at Spaceland. Anyway, this was relevant to the tailstrike thread and I saw someone other than Mike and Brian say poop just as I finished editing the video...

  5. Nice video! I did 16 jumps at my home DZ this year....Mike and Brian did a few more. Got some video connection is slow from here....will upload in a couple of days and it will be a very basic edit.

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    The two jumpships with lower horizontal elevators (Beech & PAC750) are both low-wing planes. So for these (when looking forward on exit), wait till the plane’s main wing trailing edge goes by your face to open your wings.

    Or just do a tail-first (poop) exit and stay knees in and bent forwars until the tail goes past.

    like this?

    Your video is still uploading Mike.

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    Now I guess that all the people who criticized and laughed at GIselle MArtins must be looking at their feet grumbling that they knew that soaring would be possible

    Why? Even if someone did manage to genuinely soar a wingsuit she'd still be an ignorant non jumper with a crap idea.

    The flights look awesome! Congrats!

    On to piisfish's comment. No, I am laughing at you :P.

    The soaring element has been a part of all L/D numbers reported by Yuri at Smellveggan and Brento. If anything, that video is a good advert for why a wingsuit is a piss poor vehicle to soar in. In the right conditions the paraglider, hang gider etc. can stay aloft for an eternity (compared to wingsuit) .

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    He said his mama would be proud as the PC was cocked. It was a weird looking ball of shit in the screen grabs.

    :D:D That was in response to a comment DSE posted.

    Anyway. The PC was found knotted without using the bridle. It wasn't like Jenn's Malfunction from 2005 FlocknDock where the monkeyfist handle went into the opening at the base of the PC.

    When found the Bridle window was blue and Scotty untangled the PC and did the common test everyone does after cocking the PC, it was good. Rigger's assessment is that the PC was fully cocked and there is no kill line shrinkage.

    PC was purchased in 2008 (is a 30" Cazer with the long bridle and a PVC handle) but has less than 150 jumps on it. It is like new when compared to many PCs in use at the DZ.

    It was packed using the standard Mushroom technique.

  9. I had a chop today

    1080P video is uploading it will be online in half an hour or so. Low res version is online, I have only included the link for the HD version.

    Wingsuiters, I included the landing portion of the jump coz it is at that point I remembered Macca's incident from a few years back. I was planning to land towards the T in the road and then saw a gate and changed direction to land.

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    Who owns the SkyVan: Spaceland/SDC or Deland or other?

    pretty sure not the Spx/SDC Van. can't say if it was delands or not?!?

    Fucking wingsuiters:S:D:o

    DQ, There is 2D and 3D video of the door flying off. 3 free flyers/Belly flyers were doing brain surgery on the door.

    Fucking non-wingsuiters! :P:D

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    I don't care what suit you fly or who makes it, which part of the world you're in, whether you fly with your legs straight or bent up to your neck, if you can achieve a GR of 9 or just 0.9...

    Happy fucking Christmas.

    In 2012, can we please try to all get along?

    Happy Christmas everyone.

    Oh, the pancakes becon...IHOP anyone?

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    VB...there is this thing called a flysight and if it says its a glide ratio..its a glide ratio.

    I know what a G/Ratio is....... you will never catch me arguing G/R round here.

    There is this other thing called a flytec, it gives me more info. Mine is bigger than yours. It logs my G/Rs.

    Really? Has the prof signed off on your understanding of Glide Ratio?
    The flysight is made in Canada. Where is your cheapo flytec made?

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    The hot topic is all about safety and glide ratios ( and what is a glide ratio. How would you know if one came up to you in a bar and made a pass at you).

    And what if its really an arctangent angle that only appeared to be a glide ratio while drunk?

    appearance is everything

    VB...there is this thing called a flysight and if it says its a glide ratio..its a glide ratio.

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    A comparison:

    Canopy pilots dominate the podium at competitions.

    Wingsuit pilots
    have a forum where they bitch about Jeb, mostly cuz they are extremely EPIC jealous and lets face it he is having more fun than 95% of you... sucks to be you.

    Almost forgot:Heil safety!
    Yawl have a nice flight.;)

    And most Skydivers are GIGANTIC drama queens.