Deyan

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  1. Deyan

    RUSH RESERVE GERMAN ENGINEERING

    If you are on the market for a new reserve, what's your reason for not getting a PDR? Is 30 years on the market and close to 60 000 reserves out not good enough to convince you? If it's about the price, the 100-200 bucks you gonna "save" by choosing it over a PDR for example, you gonna loose the moment you try to resale it. About the RUSH, I have packed many of them over the years. Nothing special. The ones I have packed had orange stitching (which is very nice for inspecting) and some custom made Spectra lines. Will I recommend it? Not likely. Having seen an average guy stalled a 130 sq.ft on landing, I would assume it's not build to handle heavy wing load. ( not that there's an excuse for jumping a small reserve with high wing load, but other reserves handle higher WLs just fine)
  2. You can forget about the Speed 190. Not a chance. Speed 170 and Optimum 160 are "maybe".
  3. If the rest is fine ( stitch quality,thread size....etc) 1 cm lower than the start of the cascade is not a problem. That's how at least one major manufacturer lets them out of the factory floor.
  4. Deyan

    Shelf life on containers?

    If that statement was correct, we would be having people falling out of harnesses every other weekend... I have no problem working on "closet queens" from the 90's, as long as people understand the limitation on the rigs build back then.
  5. I have never seen one, so I don't know what's written on the label, but unless I'm wrong, PA has a 20 years lifetime on all its products . So that reserve will be unairworthy to start with!
  6. The biggest problem in this forum is that when you ask a very specific question like you did, and even though you said you don't care about the legal issues, people can't simply answer your question. Didn't take long before the first person said, you can't pack it according to the rules. Then somebody else steps in with his opinion on the rules.....and then the fight starts. And the thing is, they might talk about the rules of different countries. Further down the road, somebody will start a brand war. 5 months later and 375 posts about all of the above, someone might actually answer your question. Good luck!
  7. Deyan

    Cypres maintenance turnaround time

    3-4 weeks seems about right at the moment!
  8. You are talking about the 3 ring release patent. The thread is about Collin's lanyard. Completely different thing. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  9. I personally find UPT's sizing chart to be spot on only in regards to PD reserves. Everything else there is way off. If we look at the V348, we see a Techno 155 and a PDR 160 listed as standard. In reality Techno 155 packs smaller than PDR143. And then is Speed 170 listed as "full", but it actually pack smaller than a Techno 155. The best way is to try it! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  10. Deyan

    CURV vs Vector M-351 for speed skydiving?

    Look further! Stay away from magnetic riser covers for speed skydiving! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  11. Deyan

    Using a Slink to attach bridle at d-bag?

    VSE is using similar setup on Infinity, although they use the kill line to connect to the canopy. Very smart design. Aerodyne also did something similar like UPT for a short period of time. Like Betzila pointed out, those should be used on D-bags with grommet #4 only. Unfortunately so many jumpers think they know better when they swap parts from rig to rig. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  12. Deyan

    Anyone jumping a newer vortex

    So what knowledge you put behind that statement? Is that what the dealer told you? Because this seams to be the talk of dealers selling those rigs. "Dude, it's exactly like a Javelin! Just 1000 bucks cheaper, but the quality is higher" And that of course is far from the reality. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  13. Deyan

    Anyone jumping a newer vortex

    Are you a rigger? "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  14. That's better ;) "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen