Deyan

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  1. I have a customer with exactly the same problem. Wings suggested to replace the reserve pin cover flap. That's a major repair and if you choose to go this way, make sure you pick an experienced master rigger, or send it back to Wings. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  2. Are you sure those are not in centimeters? Never seen a canopy with 5 inches slack! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  3. Mel, Are you aware they've increased the mesh portion of the RPC, by a lot? Cheers! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  4. At the latest PIA symposium, Nancy from Parachute Labs (those are the people that manufacture a lot of pins) did a demo where she bended and straightened a pin to 90 degrees angle 27 times before it broke....So I guess straightening a slight bend will do nothing to the strength. .....or was it 37 times? Nancy?! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  5. Brand loyalty is very common thing among skydivers. Vector was "embraced" by the FF community because every freeflyer who is worth something got his rig for free or with some kind of a discount. And as we know, you should never trust sponsored jumper who is "advising" you what to buy. Here is some food for a thought....Speed skydivers and especially Speed skydiving instructors, are against magnetic riser covers as they don't hold well at high speeds. Funny eh?! To the OP, buy an Infinity and you will never regret. Mirage and Wings are fine too. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  6. Send an email to hans at performancedesigns dot com and see what he can do for you. He will visit some DZs in Germany this summer. If you plan on visiting some Dutch DZs, I might be able to help as well. Take care "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  7. Deyan

    Adler 98

    Thanks for the info. I'm going to check it out this Monday. The other option is that ZZ-568 which I was told is made by DA for Global. DA makes the same machine known as 524. The Global is more expensive because it's with Efka servo motor, but the foot clearance is 11mm. I do a lot of tandem repairs and having that extra 2-3 mm is a big plus. And Walt, I don't think you really want to import machines from EU. Only the shipping charges will scare you ;) "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  8. Deyan

    Adler 98

    Does any of you guys have experience with this machine? Positive or negative?! I need a reliable zig-zag machine for heavy stuff ( toggle tips for example ) and I ran into one of these. The guy selling it said 14mm clearance under the feet, but it sounds a bit unreal. Anyone? Mel, Jerry, Terry? "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  9. Deyan

    Tempo Age?

    Yes they are. 15 years as well "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  10. I believe that's Mini Cricket. If that's the case, no lifetime set by the manufacturer. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  11. They don't have an FAA TSO, so if you are US resident, you can't jump it. I'm not gonna comment about the gear itself. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  12. Velcro riser covers = G2 Tuck tab riser covers = G3 Although I think anything made after 1998 is G3 or G4 "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  13. PDR 160 will pack bigger any day of the week! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  14. Bill, the worst malfunction you can get on pull out is a total. The worst mal on throw away is PC in tow. Which one would you rather have? "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  15. I don't know which one you should choose, but there are better ways to advertise... "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  16. Very simple. In case you have 3 attachments here are the measurements
  17. Hi Rob, To my knowledge CIMSA doesn't have anything that's pop top. Paratec on the other hand does have a PEP that's pop top. And I believe Thomas Sports have one as well. Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  18. http://www.rainbowsuits.com/en/products/raptorx-rw Look no further... "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  19. I'm glad you like the C7 solution. What you have to remember is that when you remove 1000+ SS grommets, the tips of the jaw will round up a bit and that will make cutting the washer more difficult. However, most riggers will never end up replacing 1000+ grommets in their life, but it's good to keep that in mind. Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  20. Biggest scam? They still have a lot to learn from Sky Systems "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  21. Suspect is dead and no hostages were hurt. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/14/hostage-situation-at-wal-mart-in-texas-with-active-shooter/ "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  22. Legal according to whom? FAA, BPA, DFV, KNVvL, BgPA, FFdP, CSPA, APF? What's legal for someone, might not be legal for others, but since you are asking, is it legal according to FAA? Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  23. A customers walks in and asks for a major repair on his rig. ( chest strap replacement, leg straps replacement etc.) The last repack is still valid and the customer doesn't want to pay for a new one. He only want the repair to be done. Would you do it?! (The last repack is done by another rigger.) I voted NO! Please click on the first two options if you are rigger. For those of you who want to vote, but are not riggers, I made the third and fourth option "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  24. Last week I did 3 assemblies on brand new rigs. They were build with that webbing. Manufacturer confirmed that they approve the use of it. And the reason they are using it is very simple. They ran out of Class 1 and they didn't want to put the production on hold. I'd hate to pay 3k for a rig, not made of Class 1 webbing "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  25. There you go! http://www.paragear.com/skydiving/10000161/M6945/CABLE-CUTTER-HEAVY-DUTY "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen