• Content

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


Everything posted by KrisFlyZ

  1. Yeah I do it was released last summer. I think I wrote x-bird on the order form... or something like that. You stirring the pot?
  2. Protoptype Pics? Just spotted some pics of a different looking suit in this item. Maybe the next V will look like this. Kids are the best fans. That must have been fun!!
  3. Something like this They are using BASE gear.
  4. Reserve 176 Main 170 I did start with a 190 main. The PD Optimum is available now in the bigger sizes. Standard rig sizing is not so much of an issue these days. One can get a big reserve and still plan for the next smaller size main when buying a custom rig.
  5. The attached picture is to add a crude visual aid to what Luke said. The pictures show roughly the angle of the body relative to the horizon in the two different flight modes. Have fun experimenting
  6. I have a second rig for jumping the BASE main but low opening is not allowed at our DZs. I once got grounded for a low opening(not on purpose) and my Neptune read 1600'. .
  7. Really? Did I say free packed BASE canopy as a main in my post? I would like to open my skydiving main in the vicinity of 3K on wingsuit flights . PS: you can keep your BS.
  8. May simply be the issue of too many practical problems. If I fly close to a mountain, I need to have a BASE container on my back. Surely, you agree that having a skydiving rig means opening at at least 3000' above solid ground. Depending on the mountain topography, this might mean peeling away from the mountain about 1000-2000' above the 3000'. How many mountains are there that have walls at the correct angle for proximity flying for thousands of feet over 5000'?
  9. Absolutely irrelevant! And so is the whole conversation of Monowing vs Triwing which was an offshoot of me suggesting that a Blade, Pro-fly or Ghost are roughly the same size and shape. If we come to that, what someone(even if they are your buddy) feels they know about someone Else's flying skills is also completely irrelevant to the topic as well. Thanks for noticing!
  10. You have no idea of the not so subtle difference. Its not that one suit can or can't do a manuever like the other. Its how you use your body to initiate and follow through to perform every motion in the suit. You can totally feel it. Like dancing some moves require the hips to start others the shoulders and arms. But of course some people just bomb out of the sky to a somewhat predetermined deployment area and then land somewhere...... without ever learning how to really fly.And then post here about it over and over. Reminds me of a Loic anecdote. It was at Deland in 2004. He was there and someone had organized a wingsuit gathering. Two planes full of them, Loic was organizing one of the planes and as he was talking to the group before before boarding someone told him he had no idea what he was doing. He didn't like it, that was clearly visible, but he just brushed it off and went about his business. If someone can tell Loic he does not know how to fly, who am I?
  11. I only asked because I interpreted the below sentence in your post as...there are things you can only do with one suit or the other. But if that is not what you intended, I am cool with what you said below
  12. I am genuinely curious. What are these mono-wing specific maneuvers and corresponding techniques that only work with a mono-wing?
  13. You can't expect to drive Kristin Scott Thomas in that Stingray, can you?
  14. What about Transparent? I heard rumors of a collection going on for one of those wingsuits.
  15. You're not dealing with an Aston and your Vette will only eat lunch as long as it makes up for inefficiency with increased displacement. What happens when the competition has the same'll see eventually .
  16. The pics look very neat and compact. I remember verticals being offset forward(this is from a while ago). These look really vertical, it must be much tougher. I would have said 'Great Job!' but you guys must be having too much fun for it to be called a 'Job'
  17. I ordered a V3 two days ago knowing fully well what the wait time is. I have no problems with wait time or paying extra. I have been around the sport for enough time to understand "it gets here when it does". I was trying to say, compete by releasing a product that is in demand, not by suggesting that the wait time is a flaw.
  18. Neither Tony suits nor another manufacturer offers a comparable product to the V3. If they did and produced it in considerably quicker time than PF, that is what we all want as wingsuit consumers. That is true competition!! Then, PF either has to speed up in response to the market conditions or lose business to the competition. Spoiled for choice! That is consumer heaven!!
  19. There isn't a similar product to the V3 in the market. If there was, a comparision of lead times would be valid.
  20. Sure, if one is buying a similar product. Blade is similar to a Pro-fly/Ghost. My intention was simply to point that the comparision was like apples and oranges. I can't comment on build quality of Ghost/Blade from first hand experience. The only suit I have owned of those three is the Pro-fly. It is built very well.
  21. Sure, if one is buying a similar product. Blade is similar to a Pro-fly/Ghost.
  22. Isn't it the same as the threads in wind video(what was the name of that Austrian company?) we saw earlier? Just in waay better HD!!
  23. The data about the Eiger mushroom to Grindelwald that has been posted has always been 3200m exit and about ~2300m usable altitude, if you can earn it. Please point out if that is wrong. There is no way that I can draw a line from the opening point back to the mountain edge in such a way that the distance is 5.4km and in the 3200m altitude range. The last picture has been cropped so it does not show the exact location of the exit point, both lines(made with the Google earth ruler) start at the same point. Matts high nose jump. V3 of same jump, posted to show the landing area is the same. So, blue line as opposed to red line. The House next to the wierdly shaped mound and the white cylindrical object. Can be seen at the far side of the landing area at 1:08 onwards. This is in Matt's video at 1:01 The flight ended in the same landing area as the one from this V3 video. This is why the text regarding the redline above has been struck out. The blue line is 930m. That makes the the L/D 2.58, 930m flight, 560m altitude, 100m for start, 100m for landing. Average forward speed for this flight is 930m in 39 secs or 53.34 mph.