Travman

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  • Container Other
    Sunpath Javelin
  • Main Canopy Size
    89
  • Main Canopy Other
    JFX2
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    PDR 126
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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    Wherever my team is training
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    D
  • Licensing Organization
    BPA
  • Number of Jumps
    2000
  • Tunnel Hours
    100
  • Years in Sport
    15
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1500
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    6
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  1. Joey Jones who worked closely on the development of the Bev RW Suit is now working with Vertical on their RW suit. PM me if you want me to put you in touch with him.
  2. Empuriabrava is paradise and an absolutely amazing DZ. That said, if you are going to jump at your local DZ then there is value in doing AFF there to get to know your instructors and other local jumpers. If you turn up with an A-license and 25 jumps they'll likely want to do some check jumps with you anyway just to let you jump. Then you'll need to build up that rapport/relationship with other jumpers.
  3. Its up on a few sites now, and I'm told it'll be up on Cookie's site by end of March. But essentially its to fill the gap that they can't meet with the impact rated G4. Attaching ANYTHING to the G4 voids its impact rating. The G35 gives them the ability to provide a helmet that people can attach things to, as many skydivers do, without the impact rating. I kept my old G3 which has a roller mount and cutaway on it just for that, so maybe I'll sell it and get one of these instead. After getting used to the G4, I don't really like the G3 as much! I like the snug G4 fit now.
  4. Ideally identical turn rigs is optimal of course. Personally when I first started doing back to backs, I had a Katana 120 and a 107 in my rigs. So not massively different. I did one camp where i had a JFX 94 in one and a Katana 107 which was OK as I was super current on the Katana and very conservative on the JFX as it was new. I wouldn't want to do that sort of configuration often though. Now I have identical canopies in both rigs which is nice. Also its nice to have identical containers but again its a luxury that is not always available. But I agree with others, unless you are doing back to backs often then there is not much point in keeping two rigs as you can always borrow another rig. Personally I am doing back to backs almost every time I go to a DZ so for me its a no-brainer
  5. Ive never flown a GT-R but have plenty of jumps on JFX and JFX2s. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of the JFX2, its a great wing - as they say a hassle free cross braced. Openings are fantastic, performance is great and its a lot of fun. As you say the JFX2 is more well known which may make it easier to get a hold of one second hand or to sell later on.
  6. I had an XL G3 to fit my Chin and went down to a medium G4. I found it seemed to fit better. I think my head is 58 or 59cm. If you can try find a G4 rather than a G3 as it might fit better.
  7. The dropzone I started jumping at had a policy of sponsoring the coach slot for any junior/intermediate 4-way team that would regularly train. This meant a lot of coaches, particuarly in non selection years, would do a lower level team. Takes some investment from the DZ but means you get a lot more jumpers reguarly training.
  8. Been using paralog for years to sync from my Neptune or Atlas. It does the job. Have just gotten a Dekunu which has its own cloud based logging.
  9. I had the original JFX and now have a couple of JFX2's. I would definately take a JFX2 over a JFX 1 any day, but thats no surprise given it is a new version. I feel they improved every aspect of the original without messing up any of the good qualities. There will obviously be more JFX's on the used market given how long its been around and some will be upgrading to a JFX2. So it depends on how patient you want to be or even if you want to buy new.
  10. Many years ago I had a Z1 airbrushed with a custom design, turned out great! I found someone on a car forum that did a lot of work on motorbike helmets.
  11. I went from a Katana 107 to a JFX94. That transition felt OK for me, but it was a VERY steep learning curve. Luckily I had some teammates who were very skilled pilots and were able to give me some good tips.
  12. To add, before the pro-pack, canopies were often flat packed where the canopy was laid on its side. Hence why the focus of this packjob was that the canopy is kept facing forward the whole time. Then of course there is the psycho pack....
  13. Can't speak for Belgium but we definately get charged VAT on canopies shipping to UK.
  14. My team uses Bev suits and we like them, about to order a new set for next year. Recommend going for the Magik options on them. They have a nice spandex pocket on the grippers which is really nice for exits. Quality and customer service is always important. We've had good customer service from Bev. If you're in NA consider the inconvenience if you need to ship a suit back to Europe for adjustments.
  15. In general its one size smaller. My 4-way team all moved from G3's to G4's, one went from M to S, another went from L to M and one stayed on L. Personally I went from XL to M. I have a long face and needed the XL in the G3 to fit aorund my chin, but it was loose around the head. I tried on G4's and found the M fit better around my head and was long enough to fit the chin. It was definately a snugger fit but I prefer it. I did a weekend swapping between the G3 (which as a camera mount) and my G4 and much prefer the G4 fit. If you have the opportunity you can always see if you can try some G4s on now that there's quite a few around.