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    Cypres 2

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    Skydive Carolina
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    D
  • License Number
    30163
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1200
  • Years in Sport
    7
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping

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    GoPro HD Carry Case - Pelican 1200

    According to the specs on the cx-100 (I don't own one) it would absolutely fit. The dimensions of the camera are 2.25 x 2.38 x 4.5 and the internal dimensions of the Pelican 1200 are 9.5 x 7.12 x 4.12, which would certainly accommodate it. Hell, they even show a full SLR in the 1200 on Pelican's site. Now, as pilot-one mentioned, the trick becomes what ELSE you want in the case. I'm guessing you could get the camera and a charger in the 1200 (depending on the size of the charger), but I dunno... a larger case like the 1450 may end up being a better choice. My advice? Lay out the camera and all the goodies you want to have in the case along with it, allow enough room for padding between components, and add at least half an inch for foam around the outside of the components, then take a measurement of that to get a fix on how large of a case you need.
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    GoPro HD Carry Case - Pelican 1200

    Hey guys, just wanted to show this off in case anyone was thinking of getting a similar case to hold all their GoPro goodies. The size on the Pelican 1200 works great for what I'm doing, although if you're looking to store more gear with the camera (and still have it held in place with foam cut-outs), you might want to up size your case selection just a bit. By the way, the small white piece of equipment in the picture is a solar charger/battery pack (Solio Mono-i). -Lee They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    Pelican Gear Case Suggestions?

    I don't see the 1950 in their product line up? 1780 is about the largest I see. Looks like Hardigg, the guys who make the Storm Cases, were acquired by Pelican back in Jan 2009. Since then, the Storm line has became part of the Pelican lineup. -Lee They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    Pelican Gear Case Suggestions?

    Thanks for the advice, I actually stumbled upon their case calculator yesterday after I made the original post and used it to come up with one that would work. It should be here Thursday.
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    Pelican Gear Case Suggestions?

    I'm looking to buy a Pelican case for traveling with my rig, a couple jumpsuits, and "maybe" a helmet, although fitting the helmet is not a must. Does anyone have any experience using these to transport your gear? If so, what model?? ...I suck at gauging what would work and what would be just too damn big without seeing them in person. Thanks for any help! -Lee They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    So, what should I do in Switzerland

    So every year I come to switzerland to snowboard and this year I decided to bring along my rig. Anyone have any suggestions for places to jump or maybe some popular BASE jumping locations? If anyone knows of someone here doing ground launching, some information on that would be greatly appreciated! -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    A new take on the magnetic slider keeper?

    hah! Point taken... -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    A new take on the magnetic slider keeper?

    Ok, so after using the Skysystems Magnetic SkyTie for a while, I started thinking about some possible alternatives to the setup... tell me what you guys think. Option 1) Instead of having the magnetic flip strap setup, cut the SkyTie off just above the bottom magnetic that is attached to the reserve flap. Then take the magnet from the other side and sew it onto the rear edge of the slider. Now instead of having to flip up the keeper and then flip it back down over the slider, you just stick the slider directly to the magnet on the reserve flap. Option 2) [only applies to rigs with magnetic riser covers] Get rid of the SkyTie all together. Sew two smaller magnets onto the left and right rear edge of the slider. When the slider is brought down below the risers, stick each side against the magnetic riser covers and let them hold it down. So do either of these setups sound feasible to you guys? -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
  9. I've done two also. A basic course with Scott Miller when I had about 25 jumps and then a basic+advanced combo with Ian Drennan at about 175 jumps. I think requiring it for a B license makes sense. With all the injuries associated with bad decisions under canopy, it would be a logical step to require additional training in that area. Then again, I can certainly see the other side of the argument that the courses aren't always available in your area, which could stifle progression... -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    A to C in 5 months!

    yea, apparently I was just a late bloomer. -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
  11. WOOHOO! Go Hans!!! -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
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    A to C in 5 months!

    Scott and Greg
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    A to C in 5 months!

    You're exactly right. I started 5 years ago, jumped for a couple months, decided to stop after jump # 33 in order to pursue other things, and then started back this past June at Skyfest. The guys at PD and UPT helped me out a lot since no one was really there planning to work with a student needing to get re-current.
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    A to C in 5 months!

    Woohoo! I just got the email confirmation on my C license, which means I went from my A to C in 5 months, so I felt I had to share! Jun 17: A-53329 Aug 27: B-31552 Nov 19: C-37036 On a side note... this shit is expensive. -syn They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin