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    So, I just bought...

    Hire "Blood Diamond" on DVD the night before she goes to choose rings. Then when you look like you're in pain if she chooses something massive she will think you're thinking about all the people who died to get that stone. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    RAPS v's AFF

    Well.. clearly, if you've tried the one 3 times and it hasn't stuck.. maybe you should try the other. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Wingsuit and Canopy

    That's why I posted my other canopies. I get a lot of people thinking 1.8 is too high and I should be jumping something docile. When I explain that my "normal" canopy is a Velo at 2.2 - a Safire at 1.8 is docile and conservative! I'd like to jump with my FX... but I have 20 chops already... and I like pulling a little lower since we only get 11000ft exit altitude. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Wingsuit and Canopy

    Safire 109 @ 1,83. This is my big canopy. I use an FX 93 @ 2.15 for AFF and a Velo 90 at 2.22 for CP. My DZ is 5000ft AMSL. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Well done SA

    EEESH! Whatapaati! I had to watch the video debrief the next afternoon to see what I had done! t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Will Hamilton be F1 World Campion tomorrow?

    They really have disapointed me this year. 1st they steal/buy documents/technology. Then they cue their drivers. Then they use a gearbox that was not crash tested. And this weekend they use 2 sets of wets - the penalty of which has always been a loss of grid positions historically, and get away with a 15000 Euro fine. Less than the cost of a front wing. And now they bitch. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    African Freefall Convention

    Welcome dude! Few people break 50mph on their 10th flight! Looking forward to the Skills camp in 2 weeks, and then bigger stuff at the AFFC! r It's the year of the Pig.
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    YAY for South Africa...

    It was very close. I never had my 1st tequela till 3 min from the whistle. The party was huge, and went to 02h30... With much playing of Queen's "We are the champions" Only did one skydive today... and managed a fragile 55 mph in my Blade.. so wasn't really feeling 100%. Came home to watch Kimi take the world championship for Ferrari. Tough sporting weekend for the English! t It's the year of the Pig.
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    YAY for South Africa...

    Or not, as the case may be.. Congratulations South Africa! (We've won every final we've been in!) t It's the year of the Pig.
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    YAY for South Africa...

    t It's the year of the Pig.
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    High speed Mal

    I would think so. If you rode that hesitation to impact, would you have died of a low pull/no pull, or failure to deal with a malfunction? t It's the year of the Pig.
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    YAY for South Africa...

    So.. It's half time in the final and the score is 86 - 0 to South Africa. The team deciede to head for the pub early and leave Habanna to handle the English. After the game, Habanna joins the party and tells John the final score is 109 - 3. John is irrate! Why the hell did you let them score? Habanna replies, I was in the sin bin for the last 10 minutes... t It's the year of the Pig.
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    YAY for South Africa...

    A man is drinking from a pond. A woman sees him and says "Haai! Moenie dai water drink nie! Dis vol skaap kak!" The man looks up and says "I'm sorry, I'm English. Could you please repeat that in a language I'm more familiar with?" The woman replies "Oh! Sorry! If you're very thirsty you should be drinking with BOTH hands." t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Smoke or clear goggles

    Eye contact is worth a great deal. Clear works better on a sunset load - especially if you get a hold. Not being able to see while skydiving is never cool. t It's the year of the Pig.
  15. Now this "Lady flier body" you refer to. If I measure a jumper - any jumper - and I send those measurements to any wingsuit manufacturer - I'd like to think they build a suit to fit that body. That's why I measured it, right? Then they'd put the wings on it, just like you do. So what's the point of a "lady flier?" t It's the year of the Pig.
  16. I know girls that are equal in all flight modes. What about your suits? For me, it's a lot like rock climbing. Girls bodies are different to boys bodies, but if they're really into climbing, the difference is small. What men gain in power, the women climbers I know make up for in technique. As I grow older, and consequently weaker, I find myself climbing more like a girl. The grades go up, I can climb longer and get less tired. Women's harnesses may have a different cut, but the rock they climb is the same as the mens, and it's the rock we're here for. Your suits may have a different cut, but the air they fly through is the same as the mens, and it's the air we're here for. I doubt your "ladyflier" will outfly your Mach 1. If you're building suits with less performance for women who have equal experience and physical capability, then I think thats condecending. t It's the year of the Pig.
  17. So they're equal in perfomance in all flight modes? t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Am i wrong for being like this??

    Q. Do you want to help the child? If the answer is yes, how will you do that if the relationship ends? 1. Manage the relationship 2. Help the child t It's the year of the Pig.
  19. That may be good marketing for you, but I think it's condecending. Anyone can build the muscles to fly a suit better. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Can you fit a sabre2 170 in a Mirage G3 M3?

    Yes. The Spectre is a 7 cell. Fewer ribs = Less fabric. And it's a brick. The Stilleto is an eliptical. Tapered trailing edge = Less fabric. And it's a brick. The Crossfire is an eliptical. Tapered leading and trailing edges = less fabric. And it's a brick. Since you posted the info from the mirage site - do you see a Sabre1/11 170 in there? I don't. In addition, main canopy size is only half the equasion which is why I asked for the reserve size. If a "like a brick" main is combined with a tight reserve packjob, with a cypres, at a 5000ft AMSL DZ, the rig may well be impossible to pack. (Parachutes pack bigger at altitude.) In short, it's not on the list you posted for a reason. Can you fit a Sabre 2 170 in a Mirage G3 M3? Yes. Is it a sensible, practical, safe, comfortable thing to do? No. t It's the year of the Pig.
  21. It's really just a 1 point 2 way. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    AFF Student Loses both instructors

    Between you and Lowpull there's a quarter century experience and 12000+ skydives. Lets try and get along, shall we? t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Is this the Shadow in Action? [Vid]

    Several people have done this in the past. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Quick question about webbed gloves

    Take the money you would spend on webbed gloves, and put it towards your own gear, or an alti, or an audiable, or a tracking dive and learn to track. I did a few 100 dives with webbed gloves in the early 90's while learning to skysurf, and doing some camera. Webbed gloves are bullshit. They'll do nothing for your track, and I'll bet within 50 jumps something will happen that will make you wish you never wore them. t It's the year of the Pig.
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    Can you fit a sabre2 170 in a Mirage G3 M3?

    What size is the reserve? I think you're going to end up with a very uncomfortable rig that may have less than perfect riser and pin protection because you're shoe horning canopies into it that it was never designed to take. The M3 is designed for PD canopies in about the 150 size max. t It's the year of the Pig.