Deyan

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  1. The second picture http://miragesys.com/products/mirage-g4/harness-styles/ "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  2. It's build that way, so you can build very short MLW ( as short as 13") for very small jumper and still have enough space for the reserve and the cutaway handles. Other manufacturers use separate pockets sewn over the webbing, to cover the 4 point stitch to achieve the same. They all work fine. I hope user Jeffrey steps in here and tell his story. Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  3. I hope this helps https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.389432336148.171250.64761516148 Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Kw0ZafG4c And another tip, but that would cost you and you will have to wait another 40 weeks "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  5. Hi Chuck, Do you know which year Sandy made his tuck tab riser covers? The earliest rig having those I've seen is an Atom from '89. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  6. It's probably never the effort of one man when talking about the major players PD and Icarus. I can't be 100% certain of that, but during PIA'13 a young guy called Julien Peelman (? spelling ? )who works for NZ Aerosports gave a really cool seminar on canopy aerodynamics. I left the room with the impression that he is the guy behind the Petra, although he never said :" I designed Petra". I don't know how old is he, but I highly doubt that he was a skydiver when VX and FX came on the market . I'm also curious now ! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  7. You should be fine using almost every sport canopy in any size. Just don't turn bellow 1000 ft. I don't think there are many canopies that will descent with 20 m/s on a strait in approach. Maybe very small cross braced canopies with very high WLs. On the other hand, I think you can "scare" the AAD even with say 250sq. ft. student canopy if you make some turns. So, what decision you are trying to make? "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  8. Why is that? Did you ask them? I mean, it could be handy to know the way of getting a free service. Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  9. Why are you doing this to us? I hope you sleep on the couch for a loooooooong time ! Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  10. I hope you don't mind if I correct some info. Yes, KAP-3 or PPK-U AAD has 2 modes. Time and altitude. In order to use the time mode, you have to set the altitude scale higher than the altitude you will be jumping from. Any altitude higher will do the trick. We were setting them on 3500 m. and 2 seconds for the PEP's. That way, the aneroid will not block the trigger. You can set that timer anywhere between 5 and 2 seconds. Once you leave the plane and the safety pin has been pulled, after the selected time passes, the trigger releases the spring. If you want to use the altitude mode, you have to set the altitude scale under the altitude you will be jumping. Once you leave the plane ( and the safety pin has been pulled) the timer will start counting down from 5 seconds, but the aneroid will stop it somewhere bellow 2 seconds ( for most units that will be between 1,2-1,5 seconds). Once you pass the selected altitude (ASL), the aneroid will release the timer,and in about 1,2-1,5 seconds, the trigger will release the spring. ( about 36 kg pull force ) I guess I still have a paper copy of the original manual in Russian if you are interested "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  11. If we are talking only about riser cover tuck tabs, I think the first one was the Atom from 1989. I could be wrong. Keep 'em coming
  12. I think you are giving him too much credit. He did invent many things and his contribution to the sport is indisputable, but 75 % ? Let me tell you about my rig. It's dual canopy container ( he didn't invent that ). I have throw out PC( he invented ), but my PC has a kill line ( he didn't invent ). My PC is packed in BOC pouch ( he was not the first one to put it there ). My harness is articulated and the container has many tuck tab flaps ( he didn't invent ). My reserve PC is spring loaded and it's activated by a ripcord ( he didn't invent ). My reserve is packed into a freebag ( he didn't invent ). The freebag is closed by a safety stow ( he didn't invent ). My main canopy release system is 3 ring ( as we already know, he invented that ). I have a RSL ( he didn't invent ). My main risers are type 17 ( who invented those ). My risers have dive loops and slider locks ( and I don't recall he inventing those ) I really don't get where the 75% came from! Back on topic Dan Poynter - 2 pin pop-top Stefan Ertler - 1 pin pop-top Brian Germain - Airlocks Bill Coe & John LeBlanc - Crossbrace PdF - reusable soft links PdF - reversed risers Bill Booth - Spectra reserve ripcord "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  13. The title says it all. Who invented what? From the curved pin, to the articulated harness. From the free bag to the MARD. It could be anything you can think of! Pro-pack, soft reserve handle, dynamic corners....... you name it! There's only one rule. No brand wars! "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  14. I stand corrected... "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  15. Bill Booth - throw out John Sherman - pull out Now you know why the inventor of the throw out doesn't like the pull out How come the pull out gives you an out of sequence deployment? This question is a trap. Don't answer it! ETA: To the OP, ask your dad "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  16. DAMN! I would love to make a jump with you we can have some fun in free fall Just make sure you ask the pilot for FL150, so you can get 30-35 seconds working time To the OP, I second the LockMa suggestion ( if you can get one ) "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  17. http://www.jcometals.com/ Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  18. Unless you have experience in packing many stuff into even more stuff, your best shot is fill in your measurement and canopies on the order form and let the manufacturer decide what rig size you should get. Everything else will be a gamble "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  19. I try to stay away from the brand wars ,but... It's the same company... What difference does it make? True... What you ( and many other jumpers ) fail to understand is that Airtec is about 200 000 units and 23 years further and they have never had a cutter failure. Unlike every other manufacturer. It's OK to jump whatever you want and I'm fine with that. Just don't try to justify it with stupid arguments. Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  20. You don't actually lift one of the needle. What you do is disengage one of the needles in upper position which transforms the twin needle into a single needle machine. Once you learn how to use it, you will never look back. It's kinda like when you zig-zag lines on your 20U and then you buy a bartacker If you visit us, you can play as much as you want, but from my personal experience, a half hour will not be enough. Then again, I'm not a fast learner Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  21. Well, the Trap guru at Mirage is definitely following this thread
  22. That's the canopy for you then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK3uWGdh6eA "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  23. To my knowledge,no MARD was ever tested in a horseshoe situation. "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  24. Kelly's RAX is still my favorite MARD by far, and I'm still surprised that he is not using it. When I say "my favorite", you should read it as :" I don't really like MARD for sport rigs, but if I have to work with them, RAX is my favorite" "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen
  25. The biggest reserve that will fit in is a Techno 128 and the biggest main will be 135-ish. I don't think this size will make it suitable for first rig. There's a service bulletin about the Classic regarding the deflector flap and AAD cutter location. If you buy it and your rigger doesn't have the manual, let me know and I'll mail you a copy. Parachute de France made some nice rigs but their customer service was awful. Be aware that from Feb. 2015 they will no longer make sport rigs and finding spare parts will become difficult. PM me if you need more info Cheers "My belief is that once the doctor whacks you on the butt, all guarantees are off" Jerry Baumchen