Faicon9493

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  • Main Canopy Size
    129
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

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    Skydive Spaceland - Clewiston
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    9493
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    5555
  • Years in Sport
    36
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving

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  1. Faicon9493

    Main Pilot Chute Question

    Thank you,
  2. Faicon9493

    Main Pilot Chute Question

    I have a fairly new main pilot chute (with kill line) that twists up on a regular basis after deployment. What causes this and is there a fix for it, short of getting a new one? It works fine but annoying after landing.
  3. Faicon9493

    Jim Dishroon D Day Paratrooper

    Just watched it. Very well done.
  4. Faicon9493

    Introducing the JFX 2 from NZ Aerosports

    I just recently got my 104. Love it!
  5. A skydiver I know who was a former fighter pilot said they use to say, "Meet your maker in a Martin-Baker."
  6. Faicon9493

    rodriguez parachute systems container

    Maybe you have a great donation to the International Skydiving Museum!
  7. Faicon9493

    Airplane Repo

    File this under "Did I just see that?" Yesterday afternoon by accident, I see a rerun of the show "Airplane Repo" showing Rook Nelson assisting in the repo of his own twin otters. Too funny!
  8. Faicon9493

    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    By coincidence, Donald Trump and Barack Obama we’re in the same barber shop getting shaves. Both barbers finished at the same time. Trump’s barber was about to apply some fragrant aftershave when Trump yelled, “Stop! Don’t do that! Melania is going to be mad as hell if I come home smelling like the inside of a whore house.” Obama’s barber was about to apply aftershave and he said, “Go right ahead. Michelle doesn’t know what the inside of a whore house smells like.”
  9. Faicon9493

    JFX vs crossfire2

    I jump a Crossfire 2 129. I have now made 10 jumps on a demo JFX 104. I really wanted to demo the JFX2 104 but haven't found one available yet. The contrast between my Crossfire 2 and the JFX is striking. The JFX openings didn't snivel like the Crossfire 2 but were not hard and were are on heading. I flew conservative, straight in landings for the first few jumps in very light winds and they were faster but no problem. It really planed out nicely when I used the rear risers. Overall, it's a fun canopy and the JFX2 is supposed to be even better. I will probably be getting one.
  10. Faicon9493

    What was your safest parachute?

    Small world!I had a Viking Superlite back in the day. It was the first canopy I owned.
  11. Paraflite also had the Swift main canopy. I made two jumps on one in 1984 at a DZ in Chandler, Oklahoma. I was jumping borrowed gear because my container was out of compliance. This was the year that some 3 ring hardware was found to be defective (metal too soft), but that's another story. The Swift main canopy was five cells like the reserve.
  12. Faicon9493

    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    After nearly 50 years of marriage, a couple was lying in bed one evening, when the wife felt her husband, begin to massage her in ways he hadn't in quite some time. It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck, and then began moving down past the small of her back. He then caressed her shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down, stopping just over her stomach. He then proceeded to place his hand on her left inner arm, working down her side, passing gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf. Then, he proceeded up her thigh, stopping just at the uppermost portion of her leg. He continued in the same manner on her right side, then suddenly stopped, rolled over and became silent. As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a loving voice, ‘Honey that was wonderful. Why did you stop?' To which he responded: 'I found the remote.'...
  13. Rode the plane down last week. Weather issues.
  14. Faicon9493

    New Icarus X-Fire

    I got a demo Xfire 124 and was able to make 5 jumps with it on 7/15. I am not a hardcore swooper and jump a Crossfire 2 (129). When I want a fast landing, I use the toggles rather than the risers. That being said, I really liked the Xfire. The canopy has a lot of flare power, even when making plain Jane straight in approach. I would consider getting one but not before trying a Crossfire 3 for comparison.