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  1. I'm a 100 jump wonder so talk to someone higher on the food chain before you go by me... I am your size almost exactly. I jump a Spectre and love it. Great openings for the faster faller. I have jumped a Sabre2 and liked it as well. I still prefer my Spectre for now. I load a little heavy (1.26) but its still pretty docile. It can scare you if you push it also. I jumped a bunch of stuff before I bought my current rig. I bought a custom container to fit me and a used main / new reserve. Just my 0.02 edit cause I cant type Oz
  2. Thats how I have to fit my Spectre 210 in my I6 Its tight as all hell. Oz
  3. Sebastian and SpaceCenter for sure. I live in Florida and can say they have the very best view for sure. There is nothing like going cross-country over the inlet and back to the DZ!! Oz
  4. I figured that it would be bigger I was curious how much. Like I said, their site said it will take a 210 pilot but its a pretty tight fit as it is. I am going to get a demo and see if I can cram it in. Oz
  5. Hello, I have an Icon I6 container with a Spectre210 in it. I am thinking of getting either a Sabre2, Pilot, or Safire2 and want to know how they compare in pack volume. The I6 will hold up to a 210 pilot, but what about the other canopies? The Spectre I have is a tight fit as it is. I would think a 9 cell would pack even bigger than my 7 cell so.... How do they compare in pack volume? can I expect a big difference from the Spectre, or will they be pretty close? I have emailed the mfgr. but wanted to know your opinions also. Thanks Oz
  6. To me, that just said, I would like all experiance levels of advice, and will talk to my instructor about it all before I attempt something. I dont think that qualifies as me giving him advice that is going to kill him or that he is even relying on in the slightest bit. You have taken it apon yourself to turn his question into what it is not. I do not see this as "I dont know how to do this so if someone can tell me, I am going to run out and try it out real fast". It seems you have plenty of time to critisize my actions and tell me how what I said was wrong, but no time to add something constructive yourself. thats the idea right? To give verying opinions from varying degrees of experiance in an open forum? This is not a lurk unless you have 1,000 jumps or a rating forum. I made it very clear I was a low-timer and to talk to his instructor. Also that I wouldnt want him to consider it at or below 2K. Do I think I made a huge error by giving my experiance on a front riser turn? No. Instead of spending your time whining about how the horrible low timer opened his mouth, why dont you add to the thread and give something constructive. In no way was this a "please tell me exactly what I need to do" thread. This was a guy looking for a few opinions that he would put together and talk to his instructor about. Take a f-ing midol for gods sake. Oz
  7. >Looking for some advice on what to expect when I do this. I've talked with my previous instructor but >always appreciate the varying opinions and experience Yes I did give my "experiance" to this jumper. Granted I do not have a lot, but I made that very clear and to ask an instructor. Post edited for attack. Don't call people names. Oz
  8. You have a point there. That is actually what I mean. I am just used to the way I say it. This is why I am no instructor! Oz
  9. On a canopy as big as that dont expect a huge dive. Yank on one riser and you will start to pick up speed and turn, nothing radical, you will just loose more altitude than on rears or toggles. As for folding it in, dont worry, that shouldnt happen. The riser pressure will be pretty high also so dont expect to be able to hold it for too long. Just stay up above 2k and have some fun with it. *****Talk to your instructor first obviously***** Oz
  10. You may miss the sweet soft on heading openings of the spectre. The S2 opens nicely also, but its no spectre. You will like the glide rate of the S2 and the dive you can pull off. I jump a spectrenow but have put a few on the S2 as well. Great canopy I have to say. You may want to look at the Pilot and Safire2 also. Oz
  11. I am a newbie so take this and my 42 jumps of experiance as a disclaimer. I was taught by my rigger to roll the nose to slow an opening. I have a Spectre so I have never needed to slow my opening down but I have done it anyway to see what it would do. After picking up the tail, I pulled the nose from between my legs. I counted 3 cells from the left, rolled them a few times then the 3 from the right, rolled them the same amount. Left the center cell unrolled and pushed them in the packjob and rolled the tail around them. This slowed the opening on my spectre a noticable amount. I am sure my way of explaining this has much room to improve, but you get the basic idea. have a packer show you how to roll the nose next time at your DZ of an instructor. Again, 42 jump wonder information, seek better advice. Oz
  12. I will be in Sebastian and Titusville this weekend... Sebastian should be a go today! Oz
  13. They open at 9 which means 10 before anyone will answre the phone there. Since this is their first day open, I would expect them to be out and about. Try now and see.... Oz
  14. What a great post. It fits perfectly. As a newbie myself I see how you can want to move down in size quickly, but just dont see the benefit. you cant even wring out a Nav 260 in 50 jumps much less a sport canopy. I hope he has good insurance! Oz