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  1. Can't wait for the video (and the next!) Pollwise I think that the failing riser falls in the "Something I haven't thought of"-category
  2. I watched the same video, and have on two occasions used the the technique with great success. The direction to "untwist" the risers is in the direction, that moves the linetwists down from the lines to the risers.
  3. If you buy a brand new zero-p canopy and pack it yourself you can add an hour of fun at no extra cost
  4. I trust a certified rigger, who'll allow me to watch him packing the reserve, and explain to me what he's doing, while he's packing it. It's extremely comforting to know the reasoning behind the (not so mysterious) mysteries of reserve packing.
  5. Self induced linetwists should never be a part of a student progression. When you let the toggle up after a turn the lines tend to go slack until it flies straight. I did it once, turning right and then let the right toggle up and pulled the left at the same time. The lines went slack while my body continued it's rotation to the right. Two linetwists and increased pulse rate before I regained linetension and kicked myself out of it. I think the idea is to do it right: Change the direction of the turn without letting the lines go slack. Bring the opposite toggle down before letting the first one up. This increases linetension and let you change direction without inducing linetwists. ps.: I forgot: Ask your instructors before ...... pps.: Brian Germain says this much better
  6. PMS is not something to be thankfull for
  7. First my definitions - your's may differ : Confident: Thinking "Oh yes!!" instead of "Oh no!!" when making the final turn before landing. Consistent: Able to land within 10 meters of the target. 120 jumps on student gear ~ 0.9 lb/sqft - confident after 35-40 jumps, consistent after 50 13 jumps on PD 190 9-cell ~ 1.3 lb/sqft - never confident, crash landings mostly, but quite consistent 300+ jumps Sabre2 170 ~ 1.4 lb/sqft - confident after 3 jumps, consistent after 40 jumps. The confidence came from learning what flare means on a flareable canopy
  8. I learned even more by attending Brian's class (twice - but I'm a slow learner, and may need a refresher soon ) Sign up for any of the big guys' canopy control classes. Money and time well spent!!!
  9. Releasing one brake would get her down even faster. The risk of passing out before releasing the other brake would make this a risky choice though.
  10. Thanks for the comments on the first question. I get the impression that, if stalling in a controlled manner from normal flying it's very unlikely that the jumper will get wrapped in the chute. Any comments on this question? The questions came up in a discussion on possible ways to bleed off altitude without chopping the main in a premature high altitude opening. After reading the replys here it seems a good idea to add "and will it have any chance of recovering after a substantial altitude-loss?" to my list of questions. And please don't worry - this was a theoretical discussion about oxygen starvation while flying the main, not plans for the immediate future
  11. I've only ever heard of self-gift-wrap as an unintended outcome of a barrelroll with too low speed. That sounds like the scenario you describe - any oppinion on the second question?
  12. Is this possible? During our 3-day Skyvan event that rained away two debaters entered a stalemate, possibly caused by too little airtime combined with too much beertime. A: If you stall your chute there is a possibility that it will dive under you and you may fall into it and gift-wrap yourself. B: A stalled parachute will be streaming after the much heavier jumper, with no chance of overtaking him on the way down. A and B are both used to win arguments such as this, but obviously they can't both be right The next question is: Can and will a stalled chute descend faster than a spiralling one, and if so, will (or rather can) it continue do so for an extended period of time? I'm well aware that stalling the chute may lead to a malfunction, but my questions are about possibility, not about advisability