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  1. traker

    Skydive Ontario

    I have visited all of the dropzones around Toronto and southern Ontario and Skydive Cayuga is without a doubt the best one! Friendly knowledgeable staff, nice facility, great DZO, big landing area and great community feel!
  2. Hey everyone!!! I have narrowed down my choices of new canopy between a 99 crossfire 2 or 99 Neos. Looking to demo both, most specifically the Neos. Other people at my dz have crossfires. Has anyone tried http://democanopy.com Would you recommend them Thanks! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  3. Hey Daniel, Thanks for the reply. Been so long since i posted, forgot to mention some stuff. My weight is 163 lbs (it) + 20 lbs gear so my loading on the 120 storm is a bit above 1.5 I have taken one canopy course and plan on taking one with alter ego in z hills in the winter. Approaches are 90 with fronts and planing out with rears and finishing with toggles. I have initiated a few 270 s but feel as thought the storm is not the right canopy for said maneuvers. I do anywhere between 10- 20 jumps a weekend. Tandems, video or wingsuit/ tracking. Will be keeping the storm for the wing suiting. I do have some real good swoopers at my dz. Everyone was telling me to go crossfire but the most experienced guy thinks i should get a 99 neos. I figured i would throw out some feelers out here as part of my research cheers "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  4. Hey all! I am planning on downsizing. Thinking of either getting a CF2 or Neos. I have been getting mixed reviews from everyone. On one hand I hear the CF is an excellent canopy to learn, dial in swoop skills but then some very experienced swoopers also told me that a Neos would be better because is has a longer recovery arc then a CF and is semi cross braced. A little bit about me. I have 1200 jumps + 300 Base, TI, D license, Instructor rating, videographer. Coming in with my present canopy pretty quickly. Recovery Arc is pretty short because its a 7 cell 120 storm. Never thought i would start swooping in but i guess thats what happens after years of shooting tandems!!! Canopy progression has been 155 monarch, 135 sabre, 135 sabre 2, Storm 120. I have tried stilettos, CF, Safires and Katanas. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  5. Hey guys, Going to Lodi because of price. Whoever guessed that one is bang on. Also, there is a few objects in particular in the area we are hoping to hit. Not going to work but to train. In regards to Tj, is that his home dz. Does he do one on one coaching or anything like that? Thx for the help boys "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  6. sweet!!! Thx Pete!!!!! cheers bro!! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  7. Hey guys Im looking for a very experienced camera guy who can help train me for the upcoming season at my dropzone in Canada. Will pay for jumps, training etc. I have all my gear configured by the camera guys at my dz (flat top, cx 100, canon xsi, site, ultimate blow switch etc). Cant train in winter in Canada. I'm from Toronto, Ontario. I have 400 + skydives, 100 + base jumps. I have coach license, Instructor A, A and B license etc. email me at [email protected] or contact 416-320-0019 cheers, Joe Also, another skydiver with similar experience is coming on trip and looking for training. thank you in advance! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  8. Hey guys Im looking for a very experienced camera guy who can help train me for the upcoming season at my dropzone. Will pay for jumps, training etc. I have all my gear configured by the camera guys at my dz (flat top, cx 100, canon xsi etc). Cant train in winter in Canada. I'm from Toronto, Ontario. I have 400 + skydives, 100 + base jumps. I have coach license, Instructor A, A and B license etc. email me at [email protected] or contact 416-320-0019 cheers, Joe Also, another skydiver with similar experience is coming on trip and looking for training. thank you in advance! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  9. classic! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  10. Ether: Registered Feb 2, 2007, 4:43 PM.....unfortunately you haven't been around long enough to know what you're talking about. Sure....you exercise piece of mind and you get shut down or people start going crazy. In addition, moderators and other moderator disciples will be on your ass. Take care, jump more, post less! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  11. pretty kick ass forum. No banning and biases (we all know what I mean). in reality, why are a bunch of base jumpers on a skydiving forum...ruled through dictatorship......doesn't make sense! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  12. ? "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  13. you most likely will be banned......along side with some other good guys. I.E. Miles, Johhny Utah, Shane... "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  14. Am I the only one who read Zegeunerleben's post! Well said! "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  15. whats up? hope you enjoy your jump. This site is great...be wise in your readings, remain skeptical about info and enjoy the sport....once you're in you won't ever want to go back! Welcome! Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  16. I agree 100%. Well said. I know damn well Tom won't put this as a sticky but I do think the article itself should be. It surely wouldn't hurt anything! Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  17. so you're putting this info as a sticky right? Your lack of a reply or slow reply makes me think you should! If yes...thank you Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  18. 1) Of course it cannot be guaranteed that a toggle will not be missed. It's BASE jumping...I don't think anyone is or ever was in a position to guarantee anything. Things happen. A bad throw, a lazy throw, a bridle wrap, a missed toggle, a missed riser...no one is 100 % consistent. 2) Again...the goal is not to say which is better (defending your opinion on toggles or risers)...simply to show what can be done. If someone does not possess the skills they probably shoudln't use these maneuvers as their plan A. But given the right circumstance (i.e. training at the Prine)...they can train and like I said....aspire to be that quick and eventually become that quick! Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  19. 1) I am aware that a lot of people have different opinions on the subject. I already have an opinion....hence my post! I am not a toggle guy or a riser guy. The goal is not to pick risers over toggles or vice versa...simply to show people what is possible. My opinion is that both toggles and risers can be usefull depending on the situation. By showing this info it lets people form their own opininons instead of hearing the same things over and over again. 2) I have seen the video of that particular accident numerous times. Again....the goal is not to pick one over the other. Nonetheless, a riser can be missed just like a toggle. 3)The other video "toggle training" contains slider down jumps. I believe they speak for themselves... 4)the wind conditions in the toggle training video were extremely minimal (if any). Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  20. The topic of using toggles instead of risers has risen yet again due to a recent injury last year at Bridge Day mentioned in this thread http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2698655;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread Also, there is video now posted on the internet of toggles being used which show how effective they can be. The titles of the 2 videos are: "Toggle Heading Correction During Opening" "Toggle Training" Here is a link for the videos: http://www.johnnyutah.com/videolibrary.htm I went through Johnny Utah's BASE Camp and was taught to start out using my risers. I was also taught after having acquired plenty of riser experience, at some point I may want to consider training myself on using my toggles for heading correction. Johnny explained to us the advantages and disadvantages of both toggle and riser use during our BASE Camp. Here is an article that explains in detail the pros and cons of using toggles or risers. http://www.johnnyutah.com/risersortoggles.html p.s Tom, can you please make this a sticky? As someone who has been BASE jumping for nine months, I believe this information to be invaluable for new jumpers who come through this forum. Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  21. I emailed Johhny Utah and asked him to put video of what he was doing during BASE Camp. These videos demonstrate how the use of toggles can minimize forward movement during and after opening while doing a heading correction. These videos also show how quickly the canopy can be turned with minimal altitude loss with the use of toggles. The titles of the 2 videos are: "Toggle Heading Correction During Opening" "Toggle Training" http://www.johnnyutah.com/videolibrary.html Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  22. Almost every time heading needs to be corrected, I have done the maneuver I described. Furthermore...Myself and some friends have seen it done as well. Video is available. Of course you may have some drive at first in between the time you grab your toggles or risers. I guess if we are gonna be picky, then forward drive isn't fully eliminated....if you're too slow! FINAL NOTE: IF YOU ARE FAST ENOUGH ON YOUR TOGGLES AND ARE DIALED IN ....FORWARD DRIVE WILL NOT EXIST ANYMORE THEN IF YOU WERE USING YOUR RISERS! Videos on my mentors site probably show it and I have some of my jumps on camera which show it as well. take care Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  23. I was taught to pull both risers or toggles (depending in wether or not you are a toggle or riser person) down which will stop the canopy. thereafter you snap one arm down and the other one up (depending on which way you want to turn). When executing this you will eliminate forward drive. Therefore it is very possible! I am a riser guy at the moment but I am training to be on toggles primarily. Once you are fast enough and confident on your toggles...I believe they are the better option! Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  24. Hey Tony I'm bringing this post back cause it brings me back to a story I heard in Base Camp w/ Johnny Utah. You might find this article usefull. The 1st story at the end of the article relates to yours b/c it was the same object http://www.johnnyutah.com/risersortoggles.html Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna
  25. checkmate tommy boy....thanks for the save dude! F.Y.I last time I checked " Kevin Spencer " a little someone I know just got DUMPED! Booyah! Yeah...I'll be expecting that coffee on the way to the A.... Joe "we can either clmib down...or take the 15 second express shuttle" ---- during a snow storm on a 1000 foot antenna