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    a6000 Cage and Remote Support

    Looking at the remote multi terminal attachment on the a6000, it looks a little weak. Trying to decide if it is worth it to get a cage and the support to hold the connection secure? Looking at the Small Rig cage. Curious if anybody has found that this is needed? Thoughts and any pictures are appreciated. seems pretty cheap insurance but curious thoughts of those that might be using this. Thanks Scott "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Pilot 7

    I love my Pilot7 for sure. I flew a Sabre for years as I never found a canopy for WS that I liked more. The Pilot7 gives me the opening I want with a wingsuit (big or small), on heading and positive but not hard at all. Good ability to get back from a long spot for sure. Super fun to fly and not at all what I expected when I first started jumping them for landing flare, very strong. I have a 137 but would be comfortable going down a size with its performance. That said, if you don't want to go smaller, you can basically go a size bigger in your existing rig if you get the LPV Bottom skin ZPX top skin option. As a bonus and not wanting to be stuck with multiple rigs for different types of jumps, I also use it for non wingsuit jumps and the opening are very good from "normal" freefall. Get a demo.. Why did not not jump one at FnD??? They were there ready to go... Silly Professor...... Scott #flyaerodyne #pilot7 "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  3. GET YOUR FnD ON!!!!!!! Going be awesome!!
  4. i shoot with the 16mm also. great lense! i have used it for over the top wingsuit record formations and close ups. couldnt be happier. that thing focuses like nobodys business! What switch are you using? I am looking to get a different still set up for 2017... thanks Scott "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Storm Vs Epicene

    To each their own. I use my Pilot7 135 LPV hybrid on belly jumps quite often and have had fantastic openings. Go figure.. That is why I say to try a canopy.. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Storm Vs Epicene

    Lots of different views so try the canopy you are interested in before you buy, if possible. Don't forget to try the Pilot 7 as it has gotten lots of great reviews as well from numerous people. Each canopy has pros and you have to find the best fit for you. Scott "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  7. Congrats to all involved.
  8. Congrats to all that were on the 33 and 42. Then a few months after that it will be replaced with a 61 way... (I think the 2 successful 50 ways wont be turned in) Taking nothing away from the previous Jumps, these are just recognized by the FAI.... Keep pushing forward.. Scott "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Closest DZ to San Jose?

    Well then, that is a much clearer question compared to what is "closest" What are you looking for as that might be a help to point you in a direction. For example If you are looking for inexpensive jumps then Lodi would be your choice. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Closest DZ to San Jose?

    Go to the Dropzone Page on dzdotcom and search.. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Wing Suit Safety Quote

    "The couple of seconds you might gain opening your wings early out the door don't really mean much if you hit the tail..." "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Freaks, Fogheads, Hunters...oh My!

    webbies!! Fun.... "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Squirrel C-Race

    Travis was the overall winner with a Rebel III 4.3 points separated the top 5 out of a total possible of 300 with 287.6 down to 283.3 Top 5 and the suits used Travis -> Rebel III Noah -> C-Race Chris -> C-Race Julian -> Jedei 2 Scott -> Jedei 2 Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Squirrel Freak

    that is a Prision.. The "Washington Corrections Center" https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Corrections+Center/@47.2405197,-123.1626101,5429m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0xfb836b403fc0ff69!2sSanderson+Field!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x3e035419c6ecc90e!6m1!1e1 Dont land there... Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    PT6-20 Cessna U206

    Congrats on the light at the end of the long road!! Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  16. you might want to put a day and time frame if you are looking to share a ride. Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  17. Can the schedule be posted to show the days of the Performance and Artistic events... "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  18. I very much like the Flat Lock https://www.chutingstar.com/skydive/liquid-flatlock-camera-mount Poke around the site as there are lots of camera options noted.. Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  19. The easy way to look at it is as follows: • Time: the longest freefall time for a vertical distance of 1000 m • Distance: the greatest distance covered over a vertical distance of 1000 m • Speed: the greatest average horizontal speed over a vertical distance of 1000 m Distance is straight line though. Each competitor is dropped in a "lane" http://ppc.paralog.net/images/Jumprun.png More info here on the PPC rules: http://ppc.paralog.net/eventrules.php Hope that helps.. Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    Deployment tries?

    Dan, interesting point to bring up and one that might not be thought about as much as it might deserve. Going into the deployment "position" should be something that a WS pilot should be able to hold. That is, as I see it, a required skill before going to bigger suits. The ability to stay stable, though important in flight, becomes more so during the deployment sequence. To those ends, I am happy to see a FFC student do multiple practice touches on the first flight beyond what might have been requested in training, and I let them know that. Ultimately the number one goal on any skydive is to open your parachute. As more jumps come along that comfort should increase to the point that you can hold that position. Just my $0.02 Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  21. Attention USPA members! Should the USPA adopt Performance Wingsuiting at Nationals? Please sign our petition: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/USPAWingsuiting The FAI on Jan 31st ratified Performance Wingsuit Flying as a discipline and will hold the First World Cup event end of May in England. This adoption as an event was based on the PPC rules, http://ppc.paralog.net/ FAI info at: http://www.fai.org/...t-performance-flying Performance Wingsuiting is a 3 part individual flying event measuring Speed, Time and Distance and is measured through a 1000 meter vertical window using a GPS device such as a Flysight. Results in each event are added to create an overall winner. Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  22. If you have not filled out the survey, please take the less than a minute of time to do so! Scott C. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
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    USPT and the Upcoming FAI World CUp

    Exciting News from USPA this week! Still some Qualifying slots available through the Z-Hills PPC World Series Event the end of the Month!! https://www.facebook.com/events/790612217678035/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.uspa.org/NewsEvents/News/tabid/59/Default.aspx#41124 U.S. Performance Wingsuit Team Selection Underway! (updated 03/09/15) The USPA Board of Directors has adopted a selection method for the first U.S. Wingsuit Performance Team for the 2015 World Cup at Netheravon, U.K., in May. The team may include as many as 12 competitors. The first nine slots will be offered to the highest-seeded U.S. competitors drawn from the top three finishers at past Paralog Performance World Series meets (more recent competitions have greater weight than older ones): 2014 Performance Cup at Skydive Elsinore, California: 1. Travis Mickle, 2. Greg Marcinkowski, 3. Brian Caldwell 2014 Performance Cup at Skydive City Zephyrhills, Florida: Brian Caldwell, Travis Mickle, 4. Lori Butz 2013 Performance Cup at Skydive Elsinore: Brian Caldwell, 5. Simon Repton, 6. Joe Webb 2012 Performance Cup at Skydive Elsinore: 7. Scott Callantine, 8. Lawrence De Laubadere, 9. Scotty Burns In addition, three team members will be selected from the top U.S. competitors at the upcoming March 28-29 meet in Zephyrhills. Other wingsuit competitors interested in being on the U.S. Team should send their competition histories to jhayhurst@uspa.org to be considered at the upcoming March 27-29 USPA Board meeting, where the Competition Committee will fill remaining slots. The committee will also discuss how to conduct team selection in the future and whether to hold a Wingsuit Performance National Skydiving Championships. Please note that like World Cups in all other skydiving disciplines, USPA doesn’t offer any direct financial support. Team members are responsible for their own entry fees, travel expenses, team uniforms, etc. Already-seeded competitors wishing to compete must pay the $845 entry fee (by check or credit card) to USPA by 5 p.m. Eastern time March 26 to guarantee a slot on the team. "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"
  24. The FAI on Jan 31st ratified Performance Wingsuit Flying as a dicipline. This was based on the PPC rules, http://ppc.paralog.net/. Some info at: http://www.fai.org/ipc-slider-news/39180-wingsuit-performance-flying It is defined by performance in 3 events through a 1000 meter vertical window measured by a GPS device such as a Flysight. The 3 events are Speed, Distance and Time. Scott C "He who Hesitates Shall Inherit the Earth!"