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Everything posted by KrisFlyZ

  1. Congrats!!! That is Awesome!!!
  2. Uh huh and something about Cleaning up your own back yard . . . Quote There is a difference between a typing an error and not knowing, I've seen way too many americans spell and say Gandhi as Ghandi. In case you cared.......
  3. I wanted to buy a Suunto. I did'nt because the faq said don't use it. I did'nt want to spend over 300 bucks to experiment. If some people are using it cool, I might buy one and wear it while jumping with an audible and another backup alti.
  4. The spelling of Gandhi is Gandhi
  5. Just incase someone was looking to buy one. These watches are built for sking, mountain/rock climbing and golf. The following is from the sunpath homepage, link below. Go to the Sunpath The following is from the SUUNTO USA website. Scroll down to the General FAQ section.
  6. Maybe I'm mistaking on this, but regardless, I sure as hell won't wait over 5 months for a rig - If you thought a 5 month wait was too long you should'nt have ordered it in the first place. The dude asking the question should have thought about it before placing the order. Yeah yeah I know the whole instant gratification thing, but I learnt (in part due to injury) that its better to wait for what you want, especially when it comes to skydiving gear. Also seems like the winter months have made the jumper quite jumpy
  7. Wings actually offers a rush delivery option 3 weeks + shipping time for a about 150 dollars extra.
  8. Agreed $50M is way way too much. I can see a jury that sees one side present a case and another side not even care to present a defense, wanting to award putative damages generously.
  9. Don't they also sell the Escape Chute?? Escape Chute Read this article Gear Article The following is a quote from that article.
  10. Yes!! I updated my neptune with 2.0.8 as well. I also downloaded Paralog and paid the registration, have to wait until tomorrow to download the information. It downloaded the first jump so I know it works
  11. Ordered 5 mins ago. Sabre2 190. Top Skin, outside ribs and stabilizers silver. Slider and inside ribs Black.
  12. Let us go into the world of variables. Canopy starting height = h ft Forward speed of canopy = c ft/s Descent rate of canopy = d ft/s wind speed = w ft/s the area of the ellipse in which the canopy can land is Pi * [(h/d) * c] * {[ (c + w) * (h/d) plus or minus (c - w)* (h/d)]/2} that is Pi* (h/d) * c*c is the same as no wind conditions when the canopy speed exceeds the wind speed. Always!! i.e The wind has no effect on the area in which the canopy can land even though the shape of the area is now an ellipse!! The previous calculation was messed up because of the rounding. I recalculated without rounding and the result is the same. if the wind speed exceeds the canopy speed The formula becomes Pi * (h/d) * c * w and yes this ellipse is bigger in area than the circle. It is obvious afterall!!
  13. When we tip the cone the circle becomes an ellipse. The area of an ellipse is The area is actually slightly less .... From the above calculations by Derek, a = 10560 + 1172.8/2 (running distance + holding distance(this is in the canopy's direction when faced into the wind, this number would have to be subtracted when the canopy goes back in the wind or the speed of the canopy is less than the wind speed)/2 = 5866.4 b = distance flown when crabbing 90 degrees to windline. This is same as the radius of the circle in the previous case of no wind. 5867.2 Now this makes the area of the ellipse after converting to Sq. miles Area = 3.14 * (5867.2 * 5866.4 ) divided by 5280 * 5280 = 3.88Sq. Miles. I am saying that this is less because the area of the circle is 3.14 * 5867.2 * 5867.2 before conversion to sq. miles. Interesting !!!! I gave it more thought because it seems impossible. The tip the cone anology makes it seem that the long radius of the ellipse would lengthen when the cone was tipped. However on further thought, it seems like this is a little more complex than making a blanket statement that covers all cases. 750 FPM downward speed might not be realistic for a canopy that only has a forward speed of 25 mph. A change in that to reflect a more floaty canopy would show a considerably different result.
  14. I have not played around with the Neptune since my injury but I believe that the time can be set. Also Go to Alti-2 website, they mention a bug in the year part of their code. And a suggested corrective measure until 2.0 is released.
  15. They say the 2.0 software will allow downloads of the log data. Paralog is claiming that their software will work with the Neptune before alti-2 is ready to launch 2.0. This is a good thing for us Neptune Owners. How much does the Paralog Software cost?
  16. I noticed the same thing....~300 bucks more on the last two paychecks. The reason being that I maxed out my FICA contributions for the year. Check it out, you might be able to jump away the 300
  17. lol!! Divx == most likely porn. Don't use DivX, divx leaves spyware on your machine.
  18. It would make an interesting study, if someone paid me to do it
  19. Actually, the Voodoo from Rigging Innovations has always included everything standard. One thing that nees to be said is that SS is an option on the Voodoo.
  20. I don't think it took 1200' to open because the canopy would be fully inflated before I finished my 1000, 2000, ...5000 count. The videos of my jumps confirm this as well.
  21. Do you have a neptune? Or any other electronic device that tells you canopy deployment altitude? My Neptune said I was under canopy at 3800' when I waved off at 5700 and pulled. And no I did'nt feel anything like a snivel on opening. I think I was open before 4000'. I jumped the original sabre not the sabre2.
  22. You know I realized that but there is no way of fixing that after you start a poll. Also I think there are many minor incidents in skydivng as well like all the non fatal accidents on teh road.