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  1. Black. although other colors may "look nicer" it makes seeing markers much more difficult at altitude. Function over form!
  2. If your question is regarding ejection in today's aircraft: This is not longer an issue given that ejection using current Aces II technology ensures (providing manual override is not selected) for pilots to fall attached to the seat from any given altitude (with the assistance of a drouge parachute) to an altitude of 15,000 MSL where automatic man-seat seperation and parachute deployment occurs. This system was introduced for a number of reasons, spinning during deployment being one of them. If not: sorry to waste post space...
  3. With you on your pics there Stu, definately the favorites.
  4. Dan, I would agree with Matt that it looks like the late transition off rears to toggles is the likely culprit. I have experienced an identical effect on my Comp 71 if I ride the rears to long or am putting too much input on the canopy entering the gates. Of course, it could be a lack of Cheesy Poofs as well.
  5. Tim is definately rubbing off on you, nice elbow from the top rope!
  6. Just met Dennis this last weekend and he was clearly an inspiring guy with lots of posative energy. Please pass on my condolances to all the family and friends at Spaceland.
  7. As always Dave organized a great event and certainly leaves some big shoes to fill! Also a huge thanks to the staff and judges at Spaceland for all their hard work in the blistering Texas heat to make the event possible.
  8. Mike, Refering to the speed/distance question, the glide ratio of two identically designed canpoies under the same wingload has much less to do with glide and much more to do with parasitic drag and available lift. Parasitic drag (increases with canopy size and certain shapes)and the canopies available lift or "stall point" is where the canopy bleeds off lift as speed decreases (increases with smaller sized canopies. Translated: the 96 given the same entry speed and wingload would "likely" go farther given that it's size advantage enables it to maintain lift at lower speeds. This of course assumes that the drag of the increased size does not overcome this advantage (ie. head wind on landing which increases this exponetially)
  9. Unfortunately yes, white with red ribs will make pink. One of the worst gear choices I have ever made!
  10. Here is a great chance to hone your canopy skills while being coached by the best; and all for a great cause-the Wounded Warrior Project! On the 19th and 20th of June, Gold Coast Skydivers will be bringing in Brian McNenney and Scott Roberts from Slipstream Airsports to provide canopy coaching at the SERIOUSLY reduced fee. Detailed information regarding the Wounded Warrior Boogie at Gold Coast Skydivers can be found on our Facebook Page: Goldcoast Skydivers-Wounded Warrior Project Contact Bryan Buechler at [email protected] with questions and to register. Removed pricing info. Against forum rules ~ Ian
  11. Way to go Pia, you da Wo-MAN! Great job, cant wait to see you ripping it up and making those boys cry at Palatka!
  12. Right at 125 ft from entrance gate to shore line
  13. Dave, any chance of dodging having the Spaceland event on 25-26 Sept as there is already an event in Florida that weekend.....yeah I know, I am asking for a ton of responses on this one but what the hell.
  14. COMPETITORS NAME--------EATING Y/N---- # GUESTS Albert Berchtold Y Greg Windmiller Y 1 Ian Drennan Y 0 David Holm Y 0 Bryan Buechler Y +O (Hailey staying home)
  15. Scott Roberts makes a great product, padded for comfort and can hold LOTS of weight >35 lbs. Also very affordable. http://www.peaengineering.com/WTBELTS.htm