skydude2000

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  • Container Other
    Rigging Innovations Curv 2.0
  • Main Canopy Size
    153
  • Main Canopy Other
    ICARUS X-Fire
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    PDR
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Parachute School of Toronto
  • License
    B
  • License Number
    5843
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    734
  • Tunnel Hours
    30
  • Years in Sport
    18
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    335
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    107
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  1. Hey guys, Sorry, I should have expected that, you can put away your flame-throwers, lol. I know I'm nowhere NEAR qualified to jump either of these canopies, and I'm not looking to trick someone into selling me one or letting me jump them. That video was great, and almost exactly what I was looking for; I was just hoping he would talk more about the performance of the canopies on the other end of the spectrum, that I'll likely never get to jump; VK, Velocity, Peregrine. Cool stories and maybe videos of how different these wings are to fly, and explanations of HOW they fly differently.
  2. Hi Gang, Forgive me if this newb-type question has been asked before, I did search. I'm not a swooper, so I don't fly/have never flown either of these wings. Just bored at work, daydreaming about skydiving. All I could find on the PD site about these canopies, is that they're both ultra-high performance comp swooping canopies. But that the Peregrine is a sub-terminal opening canopy, whereas the Valkyrie is designed for high performance comp landings but after terminal or sub-terminal openings? The Valkyrie is listed as a 7-cell, and the Peregrine is simply listed as cross-braced. I'm not super clear on cross-bracing, is that similar to the Xaos, where the cells are split/divided for more rigidity? If I'm not mistaken, you have to be hand-picked to fly either of these canopies, but can anyone comment on the differences in performance between these two canopies? I'm sure I've just asked a 12-in-one question, lol, but clarification or explanation on any of this would be fantastic! Blue skies!!
  3. Try organizing a Scrambles. You can try to get newer jumpers paired up with more experienced 4-way flyers and get them used to having fun turning points in 4-way. There are a few good threads on here about them. I ran one at my DZ a few years ago. We had prizes from lots of the big gear manufacturers, and I arranged for one of Canada's 4-way team champions to come down and coach for the weekend. The only thing I really forgot to organize, was qualified camera flyers. Hindsight is 20/20. If I did it again, I'd charge a small registration fee to secure more prizes, and incentives for camera flyers to film the 4-way teams. It might be a good way to get started and gauge and foster interest. Good luck!!
  4. Absolutely. I just got my new rig a couple months ago, and I chose one manufacturer over another, because their online rig design tool was down for several months. The one I ordered from, their tool was redesigned and back up in a few weeks. If I'm buying a brand new rig and spending thousands of dollars, I want to see EXACTLY what I'm getting before it shows up at my door. PULL!! or DIE!!
  5. I can't speak for jumpsuits, etc. But if we're talking about rigs and canopies, pretty sure there is extensive testing, R & D and quality control, not to mention certification that goes into building these life-saving products. That could be why the lead times are the way they are. FWIW, I just ordered all new equipment and waited about 12 weeks and paid WAY less than a 50% deposit for everything. Blue Skies. PULL!! or DIE!!
  6. This baby is now waiting for me at my dealer's loft!! Looks gorgeous!! Can't wait to test her out!!!
  7. Hi there, I'm not an instructor, take this for what it's worth. DO NOT cut away at or below 1,000'. I don't care if you have an RSL, Sky hook, AAD or a magic fairy on your back. There have been documented fatalities of people who waited too long to cut away, or cut away too low. Personally, if I were to be in a canopy collision or wrap at or below 1,000', depending on the condition of the other canopy and jumper, I might consider a canopy transfer, altitude permitting, or depending how bad it was and how low I am, I'd consider dumping my reserve, hoping to get as much fabric over our heads as possible. Again, my advice is worth what you paid for it. Best case scenario, watch where you're going, watch and anticipate where other people are going, and do your best to never get into that situation. PULL!! or DIE!!
  8. I believe that method is called the Wolmari pack job. I found this video I'm going to try using to pack my new X-Fire 153. https://youtu.be/hGyvLfdTH1k PULL!! or DIE!!
  9. Thanks! They replied on Facebook that the Vc4 would fit both canopies I put on the order form. The rig might end up being bigger than I was hoping. But I'd rather that, and be able to walk or limp away from a shitty reserve landing in a tight spot. PULL!! or DIE!!
  10. Hi, I just put in an order for a brand new Curv 2.0 with a PDR 160, I put a Crossfire 149 on the order form, but what I'll actually be jumping is an Icarus Spain X-fire 153. I didn't specify the size of the container on the order form. Will both of these canopies still fit? If they make me a Vc3, will these fit, or will my rigger hate me, and will I hate myself, trying to pack a main into a Vc3? This was before I realized that the Crossfire 2 and the X-Fire were not the same canopy and not the same size. Thanks!!
  11. Thanks! That's kind of what I've been banking on. Especially since it's a custom container that would have to be modified by a rigger for almost anyone else to jump it. PULL!! or DIE!!
  12. Well guys, I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that my gear is long gone. The cops couldn't catch a cold, and I haven't seen anything pop up online. Any tips for dealing with the insurance company? I've filled out all their forms and I'm just waiting for a response now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, PULL!! or DIE!!
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    Raven

    White Raven I 181 Reserve
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    Vigil 2 AAD

    Vigil 2 AAD
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    (e.g. Javelin)

    Talon 2 container