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Everything posted by Croc

  1. goggles. I can heartily recommend clear, soft plastic type, such as Flexvision or Kroops flexfold. don't get goggles that restrict your peripheral vision.
  2. WTF? DO NOT DO THAT! Get a Safire 2 or 3 if you want a slow, soft opening, although there is nothing wrong with a Pilot. Where did you get the idea to make your slider useless by spraying the lines with silicone?
  3. Regardless of what canopy you buy, you will have to land it. Some canopies are harder to land than others. Talk to you instructors and think about what you want in a canopy. Want to avoid hard openings? Off heading openings? A docile ride? A soft landing? What you want and your skill level will determine what you want in a canopy. IMHO wing loading is a factor, but not the main one. For example, a worn-out 288 sq. ft. F-111 main will land like a pallet of bricks, much harder than a Sabre II 190.
  4. An insurer (in my state, Indiana, at least) cannot raise the rates or make any change to a life insurance policy once it is issued as long ask the information gathered when the policy was applied for was truthful. I bought an accident policy which I had my agent examine. There is no exclusion for skydiving. I understand this is no longer the case, so I'll keep this policy as long as I am jumping. (My regular policy excludes skydiving.)
  5. Thanks for all the replies. After emailing Julian I will be looking at a Safire 3 149 or a Sabre 2 150. (Currently jumping a Safire 3 169.)
  6. It would be my first fully elliptical, and with 1200 jumps and loaded about 1.25 it does not seem to be too radical a move. I will demo it, of course. I have a Safire 3 which seems a bit docile, although I am considering just getting a smaller
  7. Thanks. I read that also. That does seem to be what I'm looking for.
  8. Thanks. That's what I was looking for.
  9. Can't figure out how to use this new format!
  10. OK. Thanks. I have a Safire 3.
  11. From the descriptions on the Icarus website the X-Fire seems to be much different than the NZ Aerosports Crossfire 3. Aren't they? I have an email to Julien at NZ Aerosports, so I'll see what he says. And yes, it is confusing.
  12. Not an X-Fire. Crossfire 3.I have a Safire 3. It is more like a Pilot than a Sabre 2, it seems to me. Sabre 2 flies like my storm and lands like nothing I have ever owned.
  13. Maddingo, I will test jump the Crossfire 3, of course, but from the descriptions on the NZ Aerosports website I don't see the they are "totally different." How are they totally different?
  14. I'm getting one of these mains. Anyone have experience with both? Anyone own a Crossfire 3?
  15. I don't think it's a bug, but, whatever...
  16. same story with the reviews for "Sabre". Several zero star reviews, obviously unintentional, by "admin". Is this guy an administer on this site?
  17. Just a heads up--some of the ratings in the gear section may be greatly skewed toward the negative side. There is a reviewer who has a lot of reviews, none of which he gives any stars to. He says a lot of positive things about the gear but, no doubt, does not realize the effect he is having on the total review rating by not giving an actual numerical rating. Check out the review for "Safire" for example. Scroll down to the end where there are several "no star" reviews by the same guy.
  18. What do you think will happen to gold and silver?
  19. The long awaited Glock authorized airgun came out a few months ago. I've had mine a few months and have put about a jillion BB's through it. It's terrific! Except for the magazine floor plate, it is indistinguishable from my 19. Trigger, weight and balance are the same. This model does NOT have blow back action, which I regard as a plus. I also have the Sig P-320 airgun (made by Sig) and it is much more like my P-250 as it is DAO. It does have blow back which, as far as I can tell, merely wastes CO2. Also it is a pellet gun with a difficult to load rotary magazine. Get the Glock, for inexpensive practice, or just for fun.
  20. Rights granted by a government would have to be spelled out. Inherent rights would not. For example, the right to bear firearms granted by a constitution would not necessarily include the right to bear weapons of another type. The inherent right would be self defense.
  21. Rights, BTW, are not granted by the Government. Rights are "inalienable" and are secured (or not) by the Government.