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  • Main Canopy Size
    84
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    113
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    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Pepperell Skydiving Center
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    35281
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    4500
  • Years in Sport
    12
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  1. Does anyone know where I could locate a bite switch that is compatible with a Nikon D40 stills camera? -Eric
  2. Hey Howard Zac, he's a buddy of mine. If you are interested in contacting him his name is Christian Clouser. His cell number is 978.302.7407. Tell him Eric sent you his way. I'm sure he can answer a lot of your questions for you. One thing about canada is the prices are much higher. But if you got the cash and determination then go for it!
  3. Congrats!! one piece of advice...hide all of your credit cards.
  4. You are basically paying the cost of your slot, the instructors slot and a few bucks to the instructor. At my DZ it's $50. I'm sure it ranges a bit but no more then $10. As far as the jump goes thats up to the instructor. Probably just turn a few points and maybe some fall rate exercises.
  5. Thanks for all the advice guys! The guys I jump with have all said the exact same thing I just thought I would throw the question out here to see what I would get. I have seen the Gargoyle and have jumped a Perigee Pro. I liked the Perigee Pro a lot so I think it's going to come down to prices. One more question to those who have a Gargoyle...Dynamic corners as an option? Is that a must have?
  6. Hey guys, I made my first 5 base jumps last year off the twin falls bridge in Idaho and of course got hooked, but I promised myself I would not pursue it any further until I owned my own gear. Now that my financial situation is allowing for some new toys I was wondering if I could get any advise on a container. The two I'm looking at are the Gargoyle and the Perigee pro. Any advise on one or the other would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks.
  7. I would get that checked professionally. There is a chance that you have a build up of mucus in your sinus cavity that is causing a pressure build up that is stopping your sinuses from equilizing properly. Talk to the Doc.
  8. I have been in and out of the doctors office for sinus issues my entire life. Two years ago I made a skydive with a sinus infection thinking nothing of it...worst idea ever!! The pain was so intense that I don't remember deploying my main or landing my canopy. When I came to my senses I was on the ground in a daze with blood covering my face. Thankfully I some how managed to land on the dz without injuring myself or anyone else in the process. Since then I am much more cautious when it comes to jumping with a stuffy nose. I have found that using a medicated sinus spray (flonase) when I feel sinus pressure in the morning will do the trick... most of the time. However I would not advise any jumper to get on the plane unless they can successfully clear both ears without holding their nose and they can easily inhale through both nostrils. Another thing I would recommend is popping your ears a few times during freefall, especially when falling through 6k and again during deployment. Sinus problems definitely are a bummer, but they can be overcome.
  9. Here's a picture for ya, ugly colors...but it's still a good pic.
  10. I would have to agree with you guys in the aspect of the G3 looking better then the G4. One thing that still kind of turns me off to the G4 is the D-bag. I'm not a fan of the new design.***
  11. Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy a mirage in the near future, but I'm not sure which model to purchase. I have been hearing mixed reviews from people at my home dz, so I thought a few more opinions wouldn't hurt. I'm torn between the G3 and the G4. With all of the options I would be putting on the G3 it would be around the same price as the G4 I was looking at. Any advice would be helpful! Thanks
  12. yah, I jumped with a stuffed up nose. The weird thing was it wasn't even that bad. I took some nasal spray before to clear up my nose, which it did. I guess my sinuses were not clear though. So my advice is not to jump with a head cold...ever.
  13. Thanks for the advise guys. Ya, I thought it would be safe to stay down for a while. Hop and pops are always fun though.
  14. During my last jump I blew out one of my sinuses, and it was possibly the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life. This is saying a lot since I have compound fractured my arm and this hurt a lot more. My question is does anyone one know how long I should ground myself before I make anyother skydive? The last thing I want to do is feel this pain again and or make things worse. Any advise from anyone who has blown a sinus skydiving would be greatfully helpful. Thanks! Eric