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  1. Check out Squirrels 6 grommet slider, could be the answer to tension knots.
  2. What are the internal ribs made from on the Strix ? Thx
  3. For me, it was the Tonysuit bird series that really changed things.
  4. Is anyone using these and what do you think of them ? Thanx http://www.julbousa.com/mountain/tensing-flight
  5. Curious what the modifications were ?
  6. The only thing you can do is to pull the legwing forward and try to pinch it between your knees - nice recovery
  7. Thanks for posting - I've ws'd KA's a bunch and I always square up in the door, knees together , elbows in and look at the wing while I exit - keep everything closed for a good 2 seconds - also watch out for your legwing - at 1 second in you can watch it scrape across the door and plane
  8. If you haven't already , check out the book "learning to fly" by Steph Davis ,she talks about her life and journey into ws base .
  9. yeah , but it's a cool feature to have , especially in lifting conditions, where a 3:1 at 80mph will yield a higher effective glide than a 3:1 at 120mph
  10. Was wondering if the Colugo and Aura get more floaty like the TS xbirds when you kink your elbows up ?
  11. That's a great question. When proxy flying you have to dive the suit below the suits trim angle in order to generate speed ,which can then be converted into glide when needed.There are a few different ways to dive the suit that I use - raking the arms back , lowering the chest by bending at the waist, lowering the chest by bending at the waist and then matching the leg wing angle to the chest angle. The one thing that proxy videos don't show very well is just how steep the terrain that is being flown actually is.
  12. I'm curious if the new V's will be using a solid cross ported internal rib structure as compared to the mesh ones used on the V4 ?
  13. It's a small price to pay for the gift of flight. I can only thank all the manufacturers who build the gear that allows me to realize this dream.
  14. Done a few out of Longmont's KA (The Cannon) as well. Poised - keep it tight, let the air tell you when to open up.
  15. Just an idea here for the solos and 2 ways on a wingsuit only load - say jump run is from East to West right over the runway. The first group exits and flies an out and back pattern to the North. The second group exits and flies an out and back to the South. The groups should not cross the flight line (runway) until under canopy. The 3rd group goes North, the 4th South and we'll put the 5 way out last, 2 miles West of the last group for a straight flight back to the airport. With plenty of time between groups do you think this would be safe ? (I'm not a big fan of out and backs, but for the sake of the load ).
  16. Was the other suit a Phantom 2 ? C'mon let's see..
  17. flite

    Moab " Jug or Not "

    This exit is in need of a new jug line. Anyone willing to donate a rope in decent condition would be much appreciated. Send to: Matt Fleischman Slickrock Campground 1301 1/2 N. Hwy 191 Moab ,UT 84532 Mucho thanks
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    BASE#38 the Fed

    Congrats Rick ! Any chance you could represent a fellow jumper vs. NPS ?
  19. Yeah..... Reminds me of a jump 275' overhung 42" stowed 1 second delay low snatch force so you never quite feel the pins pop just as the ground rush kicks in your saying," I sure hope my shit is coming out" .... Forget about that dying stuff, give it your best PLF.
  20. Yo Wildy , glad to hear your still with us man. Heal up well , see you at an exit point soon. Mike
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    Fly the Line

    Tom, any idea who produced it ( or any other info) ? Thanks
  22. The Free World lays it down. Try pming deadman or calvin for a copy.