sportjumper

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  • Main Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    150
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    North Louisiana Skydiving
  • License
    A
  • License Number
    36302
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    600
  • Years in Sport
    8
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying

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  1. ...."not the vagina on it, but how it's so round" I actually have no predjudice against a round vagina!
  2. My first rig was an Eclipse made by Stunts. Bought it used w/about 200 jumps on it. Since it wasn't made for me, it wasn't an absolute perfect fit, but I really liked it. Sturdy, reliable, good pin protection and I liked it's look. It was non-articulated and I had a pretty huge canopy in it, but it was comfy enough. I'm sure that It'd be more than satisfactory. Also there aren't a whole lot of them around my neck of the woods which is La./Tx., and I kinda liked having a rig that you didn't see too often.
  3. Evidently you must've confused everybody else too judging from the lack of a single response from your post in October!... As I understand it you can dump without slowing down as much (as with a "traditional" canopy) with the Cobalt because the first thing to inflate and actually begin to fly is the center 3 cells. By that time, you've decelerated greatly without being hammered by an opening pop, (cause it's only 3 cells). Then in an almost robotic fashion, the remaining 3 cells on each side unroll and inflate because of the crossporting between them. That's why they refer to it as a "two stage" deployment. Largely developed for feeflyers who may not decelerate well enough prior to deployment... I had a Cobalt demo enroute when I got injured last year, and had to postpone it, but I've read just about everything written about the Cobalt, and it's the only canopy that I'm interested in having.... even not having flown one. That's how convinced I am of their design superiority
  4. I learned to always fold it inside the pc. Did this for quite awhile and then my method was kinda confirmed when I watched the Golden Knights Pack a few times when they were visiting one of the dropzones that I frequent from time to time. Short hand length loops folded INSIDE the pc. If that's what the world class military boys are doing, that's about all I need to see. Furthermore, I've NEVER had one problem @ pull time, so I figure it aint broke, etc. Bluer ones, Gregg
  5. I decided when I first started jumping that it was more prudent to use a helmet. Ya just never can tell when it might be the difference between being really hurt or not, whether it's someone's foot to your head or a bad landing.I noticed that the "skydiving" helmets were pretty expensive. At the time, I was working up north (I'm from La.), and I was able to shop snow skiing helmets. I wound up w/one made by Boeri. It's open faced and has a pretty cool aerodynamic look (and ya know how CRUCIAL the "look" is to us!) It was only $90.00 I did have to saw off the loop in the back designed to hold goggles. So far I have really loved it. I've had a ton of positive comments on it. No dytter pocket, so I had to make one on the inside w/velcro, but that really wasn't a big deal. Blue ones, Gregg
  6. I've seen a number of jumpers w/hook knives attatched to their skydiving ensemble in the two years (almost) that I've been jumping, but nobody that I've asked has ever used it! .... I know that it could make some sense for crw, but I'd like to hear from anyone that has one and has used it, or just anyone who has some rational reason for toting one (other than just to look cool). Thanx, Gregg
  7. I'm hoping that an experienced rigger could tell me if there's any discernable difference in the time it would take two reserves that were the same brand, but different sizes, to deploy?
  8. I think the tunnel in Orlando probably IS the best on account of the afforementioned reasons........I went there prior to my (2nd) level 3 jump @ Skydive Tampa Bay, bought 30 minutes w/a coach......Cured my stability problems for the most part, and I passed the rest of my AFF with no sweat. It certainly gave my body a better idea of how to fly.(Skydiving aint the most NATURAL thing!) I wouldn't hesitate to go to the tunnel, regardless of which one it is. (I've been to the one in Pigeon Forge Tenn. also) Guaranteed it'll help. Gregg P.S. If you can start a spin, you can probably stop one!
  9. I think that yours is the brightest post here......Makes the most sense to me....(but I'm afraid I'll have to steal the expression "brown tension")...Too funny