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  1. Ok, now we're talking about something I can answer for you 100% accurately.

    Back in 1991, SEAL Team 6 practiced high speed exits to see what exit speeds were possible. Their findings were anything over 220 is extremely dangerous. As far as what would be the fastest speeds? I personally have jumped at 280 mph. I know a teammate that jumped at 320. These speeds would be the absolute max exit speed I feel you could do. I can attest that it is extremely painful.

    At 400+ you would break bones, rip equipment, etc...

    As far as height, my max jump was 38,000 feet.


  2. Appreciate your feedback. I fully understand the differences in military versus recreational gear. My main question is there a size limit on chutes at DZs and are rigs such as the PARIS and the MC-4 allowed?

    To answer an earlier poster inquiring why I would want a larger canopy, it's a comfort thing. I realize the reason canopies are larger in the military is a weight issue, but I have been using rigs of this nature for about 6 years and am extremely comfortable with them.

    Maybe it's just the Strong Z-Po. Has anyone else used these? My friend said it would be similiar to what I am used to but it's very different.

    Maybe I am just too picky and need to drink more.


  3. I am in the market for a complete rig. I have spent the majority of my time skydiving in the military, so the equipment we used is a tad different from what is used recreationally. What would be best for someone like me? I have been using a good buddy of mines Strong Z-Po. It's all right, but something is lacking. It's a lot smaller than I am used to. I believe it is 210 square feet. I could get my hands on a PARIS or even an MC-4 but haven't even checked to see if it is allowed at DZs. Is it?

    If not, what canopy and and container would you reccomend? I am looking for something at least 320-350 square feet. A lot of what I have seen for sale on the internet is not what I am looking for.

    Please help this frustrated ex squid.


  4. Funny, I used to live in Deltona and Sanford for about 2 years growing up before I became a squid. Haven't been back in years. I have heard Deltona is now pretty big compared to the days of barren, wooden, desolate areas that I remembered.

    Nice meeting you. Yes, would be nice to meet the MOF (Mistress of Forums). <---- Yes, us military geeks acronym everything, didn't you know that?


  5. New to the forums. Wanted to say hello and nice to meet you all.

    I learned to skydive in the Navy. Been addicted ever since. I got out in '99 and continue to jump every waking moment.

    I currently do consulting for various SWAT/Tactical units around the state of Florida. When I'm not doing that I take to the skies for some fun.

    Glad to be here and look forward to meeting everyone.