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gowlerk last won the day on January 23

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  1. The MarS M2 battery is said by the manufacturer to be good for 15 years or 15,000 jumps. Whichever comes first. I am unaware of any published jump # life for Airtec or AAD, but a new CYPRES no longer needs to be sent for service and it's lifetime is 15.5 years. A Vigil battery is good for 10 years. So although I don't know where he came up with 10,000 jump life his point is valid. And of course Df8m1 is also correct. This will be a niche product, if and when it arrives, it will not be for the average jumper. It is an offshoot of a product designed for military use. It would never have a chance of getting to the sport market without it's costs of development being offset by the potential sales into the far larger government funded market.
  2. Maybe in the end. But you will suffer first. I've heard a large quantity of ethyl alcohol can make it easier.
  3. I hate you for being young, thin, and flexible enough to arch like that. Just kidding, sort of! Just keep jumping, you'll do fine. Your instructors will cope.
  4. Instructors train students. Instructor examiners train instructors.
  5. Cannibals still? Didn't they all die from kuru?
  6. Sarcasm never works in this forum. It always goes straight over too many heads and gets outraged comments going.
  7. I've been watching this and seeing a lot of good answers. Good sights are expensive. The good news is that there are hundreds of them out there not being used that come up for sale frequently. At a fraction of the original price. Often never mounted. Watch the classifieds patiently or maybe even place a wanted to buy ad.
  8. I haven't set up an ad in a while. But you have a choice of a free ad or a paid ad. You missed a step somewhere. There is a "save ad" button at the bottom centre of the setup page.
  9. This is such a cool and unusual job opening that personally I feel your post is justified. But it is an ad. To post an ad go to the main classified page. On the right side just above the categories list is an orangish coloured box labeled "submit an ad". Click it and follow the directions.
  10. How can it be in this new updated and supposedly mobile friendly forum we are limited to 21 emoji's? When I try to keyboard add a different one it is not allowed.
  11. Yes, hundreds of them out there being used. They are reliable to do what they are designed to do. How well it will perform in your application will depend on how you use it.
  12. Now, no one said anything about a legal requirement. It is an industry standard. I'm not sure why you are pressing this. It's a non-issue.
  13. What are quicklinks? Canopies shipped with Dacron lines usually are on Mallion Rapide links. And PD offers them instead of Slinks if you order them that way. But either way, skydive canopies from the manufacturer will always come with links to attach them to risers. That is the agreed upon PIA standard. Containers makers supply risers and canopy makers supply links. Edit, never mind the question about quick links. I see that is a generic name for what we are both speaking of.
  14. I would call bullshit on this. Unless you are talking about BASE or other non-skydiving canopies. However, you are right that when you buy a used canopy by mail with no inspection you never know what you will get in the end.