dharma1976

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    1190
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    Freeflying
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  1. dharma1976

    Canopy climbs after 270

    I would really like to add that you should really work on slowing things down, not in progression, but in time and space. Try different things at altitude to see what the response is, note them. you will find a lot of things that you can put in your swooping toolbox within this time. You will be able to get rid of the pop. I also moved myself to the longest risers my arms would reach to add recovery time to my crossfires. that helped as well but definitely bring your turn up for that one. Good luck with it. Dave http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  2. dharma1976

    Canopy climbs after 270

    one thing that will help with this issue is flying the front risers out instead of just releasing them, dependent of course on how deep you get them... I have jump XFire2s at 1.4-2.0 wingloads. http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  3. I learned almost all of what I know about swooping on a sabre2 170 and 150 it can be done. That being said since I know fly a 109 and 96 (when I am around) my muscle memory is a bit rusty on the bigger canopies... But there was quite a while where I embarrassed some velo pilots at the local dz (not the ranch) by out swooping their velos with a 129 Xfire 2. http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  4. dharma1976

    Swoop Training (90s)

    start with medium to deep brakes (play with this up high), feel the canopy surge forward, then move to double fronts, offset lock in with harness or with bringing outside arm into line with inside arm fly your fronts out (meaning dont just drop them) you will get a longer recovery arc. DO this up high or it will bite you in the ass. Also experiment with longer risers. http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  5. I am getting ready to go back up above 100 sq ft mark myself D http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  6. dharma1976

    HP From an Old Fart

    Seeing as how I am moving away from sub 100 sq ft cross-braced canopies for a variety of reasons, most of them involving safety of me and others (I do other things and am not at the drop zone as much anymore), I would say that I am in actuality just refusing to argue with myopic people who reminds me of the Badger in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy. http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  7. dharma1976

    HP From an Old Fart

    I responded to his question. That's what the two word statement "Bold Pilot" was. I agree that there is a problem. A lot of the people who respond here work their butts off to try to keep people off canopies they aren't ready for. Trick is, its a free country, stupid is as stupid does. If your gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough. etc etc. But I refuse to argue with someone who DOESN'T OFFER ANY REAL SOLUTIONS. And then chides and baits people who do more jumps in 2 years than he has in 30 years in the sport. On top of it he MOCKS THE DEAD, disrespectful. For shame. Dave http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  8. dharma1976

    HP From an Old Fart

    Thank you Bill. I am late to the party. So, in answer to that, was the latest fatality "Dumb Enough" or did he push the limits just a fraction too far? By the way, you can't push limits, you can only find them. Bold Pilot, a shame none the less. I refuse to argue with myopic people who ignore valid points from respected professionals while looking down their own truly uninformed opinionated noses. D http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  9. dharma1976

    old age is hell

    I am currently getting rid of my Velo and going back to Crossfire 2 platform. Its just less work... http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  10. dharma1976

    HP From an Old Fart

    Thank you Bill. I am late to the party. http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  11. dharma1976

    jules caputo

    Jules my heart is breaking in so many places... especially since I am in one of those photos. Fly free girl. Junky http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  12. dharma1976

    X-fire 129 down to a x-fire 119

    I found that when I was 1.9 on the Xfire 2s that it didnt shut down quite as nicely as it did when I loaded it at 1.8 D http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  13. dharma1976

    Is removable slider worth it?

    see this reminds me of my old slider locks that sonic put on, they worked great, the other day I had my slider unhook from my rubber band stow and slide up, it was awesome... http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  14. Amazing... http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.
  15. dharma1976

    Canopy question

    Yeah, what that Richard guy said. Dave http://www.skyjunky.com CSpenceFLY - I can't believe the number of people willing to bet their life on someone else doing the right thing.