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  1. gowlerk

    How much can you lengthena harness?

    All harness /container systems can be resized. How much the cost will be depends on how much work needs to be done and often who does it. The nicest work if done by the factory, but they will most often want to completely rebuild the harness. A master rigger can be considerably cheaper. At your size you can look a long time to find something perfect, so a re-size could be a good idea for you. You should figure anywhere from $400 to $700 in my experience. (making a harness smaller is often much cheaper)
  2. gowlerk

    THC & Dropzones

    As far as I know there are laws against possessing or trafficking cannabis. There are no laws against "allowing" cannabis. So the answer would be no, because the DZO would not be breaking any law, Federal or State.
  3. gowlerk

    Vigil service delays

    I have a customer who sent her Vigil into Vigil America in DeLand for PSB-02-2018 and a battery change. They received it Jan 2/2019. As of today, Feb. 21/2019 they are telling her it is in Belgium, they can't give her a return date, and they can't do anything about it because they are very busy with the PSB and 10 year units needing batteries. Can you say poor planning? They had to know that thousands of units were coming up on 10 years. She needs the unit for an event and is quite unhappy. Anyone out there who is waiting till the season gets closer before they send one in better think again. Is anyone else out there experiencing this problem?
  4. gowlerk

    opinions for a cherry jumper

    It wasn't even a real issue.
  5. gowlerk

    Microraven 150 reserve pack volume?

    You can't find information because they are obsolete. There is a reason they are cheap, if you weigh more than about 150 lbs before gearing up, or say about 170 out the door, you should not use a micro Raven 150. They are not designed or rated for more than that. Now that I've warned you...... The charts I have indicate the pack volume for it would range from 325 to 350 cu in. depending on the type of lines it has.
  6. gowlerk

    AAD fires

    Here you go, glad to help. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/skew
  7. gowlerk

    AAD fires

    Your numbers are highly skewed by the fact that few people are participating in your poll. It's value as data is nearly zero.
  8. gowlerk

    opinions for a cherry jumper

    Many riggers find it hard to make the cap sit nicely on Wings compared to other similar designs. It's not impossible, but more difficult. The good news is that the larger the container the easier it is. Since you will be wanting larger canopies it shouldn't be that much of an issue.
  9. gowlerk

    USPA Board Meeting

    Or perhaps, just maybe, the people who have already answered you have told you the truth in good faith. Maybe they are not conspiratorial liars like you seem to think. Just maybe.....
  10. gowlerk

    Legal to work in US

    Like many industries the skydiving world would be filled with lower wage imported workers if it were legal. Instead, DZs compete for qualified citizens to do the work. That means if they can't fill the position they either don't pay enough, or something about the working conditions is driving potential workers to go elsewhere. The industry typically charges a minimum of $200 or more often closer to $300 for a tandem experience. They should be able to hire or train both packers and TIs at those rates. Those who can't are doing something wrong. And of course immigrant workers are a hot topic right now. Not just in America, but all over the western world. The situation in Canada is very similar.
  11. gowlerk

    Argus SB AMMO130514/1

    To be clear, I agree that the whole issue of a cutter failing to cut all the way and leaving a P/C ready to burst out at any time is the reddest of herrings. My main reason for not packing them is the complete lack of support from the manufacturer.
  12. gowlerk

    Argus SB AMMO130514/1

    Yes, that is why SkyDive AZ refuses to allow them on their aircraft. Just one of the reasons I won't pack one.
  13. gowlerk

    USPA Board Meeting

    A Summary of S&TA responsibilities is here: https://uspa.org/Safety-Training/Safety-Training-Advisors You should read it and learn. It will help you understand their role better.
  14. gowlerk

    Best way to download music?

    Seems overly busy, just gives this message Flood control: too much captcha requests I would also doubt that these "free" and clearly illegal files come without a viral load of some kind
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    I've got a customer looking for a set of ty17 risers. Reserve (left) side rsl. 19 inch or longer