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  1. When dealing with container issues, it's best to always start with the manufacturer, then your covered if something were to happen.
  2. I have a G3 xxl and tried on a G4 xl and i thought it was a better fit
  3. I'm looking for measurements to make a reflex loop,
  4. plf's are good big canopies are as well, but there's no substitution for currency, i understand life gets in the way, but being uncurrent doesn't only have a affect on you, it can sometimes affect the others in the air and around you. Blue Skies
  5. Some people want to make sure they're not missing anything and some situations may be harder to see than others
  6. I agree with you I guess the answer I was going for on this topic is, if you have to if it says to in the manual by the manufacturer.Like I stated before they wont go anywhere if there not tacked.I don't tack them on my main or reserve canopy
  7. I don't believe in tacking reserve softlinks unless the manufacturer specifically says too. The softlinks aren't going anywhere, and it discourages the next rigger to check and make sure they're routed correctly. I will untack, inspect and retack but I really feal its not necessary to tack softlinks on the reserve. any opinions on this?
  8. Forget about what you hear about vibes or someone 's post go check it out yourself, I've jumped at both DZ's in the 90's and i stay away from the gossip and focus on the quality of the people, every dz has some drama, what would the sport be like without drama, check it out out yourself and make your own decisions, both have a lot of history to offer and have evolved in so many ways, and i'd go visit 2 of my favorite dz's anytime i get the chance.Blue Skies.
  9. 350 is a price to pay for it, but you have to put that price aside and look at what will give a better piece of mind and comfort having a device that could most likely get you under a good canopy quicker. At one point we may all be behind the power curve none of us know exactly when that will be.
  10. check out the incident with very low cutaway with injuries at Eloy, I watched this from the beer truck area, except for the last 500 feet, my beer was empty, but I'll bet this guy was glad he had a skyhook or something similar.I'd say they're worth the couple of extra bucks.
  11. I watched the video and its well put together and has some good merits, on another side of this topic, I recently watched a rigger apply cypress silicon to the reserve cable, I don't do that, I do put a small amount on the pin before I put it in the loop. Does anybody else put it on the cable, i'm asking because I don't see too many benefits to it
  12. I've been jumping for quite a few years and have been jumping a 9 cell 120, i'm looking at finding a canopy first before I buy or even jump a wingsuit, I've found a spectre 135, ive been recommended to go one size bigger than what i'm currently jumping and a find a seven cell.My question is the spectre a good choice and also my choosing of size ok. any helpful advice would be great
  13. Well i'm not sure what average guy means, I've jumped the 130 150 and 110, taken to terminal, and did not stall once,the Rush had a powerfull flare and great landing.Instead of watching someone land it maybe try jumping one to assess your own opinion.I'm not trying to be rude by my statement, but as the saying goes, don't knock it unless you've tried it
  14. I'm looking to find some canopy inspection forms, mine are a little old. Where can I find some. Thanks
  15. Thanks for the drawing, I do have the manual and the supplement, the print on my drawing was so small and hard to read I had to borrow one
  16. I have a reflex that has come in for a repack and I'm looking for dimensions to make a reserve closing loop.any help would be appreciated.
  17. airnutt

    Riser ring

    Replace it as time goes on you never know if that edge could have some wear on the inside of the riser where it will be hard to see
  18. it seems that dome sliders do work, I jumped a canopy from Paratec and noticed that the slider was not rectangular but domed shape, it really had an affect on the openings, a few years later packing tamdems I saw a dome slider on the sigmas and they had great opening. looking at todays canopies and their crossport designs and tapered leading edges on high perf canopies, manufactures are doing great things with openings.So its hard to say whether it's canopy design with today's tech. that's allowing canopies to open slower or is it slider design. After a few years in the sport I learned that even if you think you have the best opening canopy, you may have that one opening that will zap you, whether it be from air temp, or cond in the air or whatever it may be
  19. vectors are nice and so is digi camo, have you checked out multi-cam fabrics, a company named Firebird in Eloy offers it as well as multi-cam webbing
  20. Some p/c hesitations might be caused by your kill line shrinking and being to short.when cocking your p/c not only check the window on the bridle for color, but, check the inside of p/c after it's cocked and your center line(s) should be showing no slack, but your kill line should show a little slack, or the same length as center line(s)
  21. It doesn't look bad from the pic, when in doubt consult the manufacturer of the gear, they'll probably know more than some local riggers.
  22. I'm not sure if I agree with the slider placement in vid he was doing from side to side, 2nd pd does not recommend doing what he did to the nose.3, apocket slider is a nice idea, after about 150 jumps or so you'll start to see wear on the bartacks where the a & b line cascades are. some of the things as a rigger I can suggest is P/c size, and F-111 vs zp, there are riggers who make dome or oversized sliders that work and also reline with dacron lines, they help absorb the opening shock.
  23. yes and now a container manufacturer
  24. No need to downsize unless you yourself know your ready, there's a lot at stake when downsizing such as reaction time in the event of a mal, landing conditions and field elevations, different locations and formations, enjoy the flight while you have the canopy.after all the years ive been jumping the same size canopy, I've actually gave some consideration to moving up in size as I get older and I don't jump as much as I use to,Blue Skies