elias123

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  • Container Other
    Micron
  • Main Canopy Size
    120
  • Main Canopy Other
    Atair
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    128
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Techno
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Antwerp
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    108
  • Licensing Organization
    FAI
  • Number of Jumps
    3654
  • Tunnel Hours
    3
  • Years in Sport
    14
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1750
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1500
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

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  • Wingsuit Instructor
    Yes
  1. I know quite a few people at my home dizzy that jump Piranha's. They all seem to be quite happy with it. Altough I'm not a fan of the overall design the suit looks decent, sturdy, has a nice range in forward speed and a good potential for backflying. I wouldn't let someone do a first flight in it though. The armwings are just a tad to big for that in my taste. If you really are on a supertight budget then the Pirana is probably a good choice for you. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  2. Obviously, I must be mistaken. In any case, it' from the 90's. Will look at the label when I get home. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  3. Until a few months ago my main was a Spectre 120 from '94 with about 2500-3000 jumps on it. Still opened supernice, on wingsuit jumps especially, even with lines that were quite worn out. I found a few small tears in the stabiliser fabric this summer, and after a few months of jumping with ripstop tape on a few places, I decided it's time to get a new (read secondhand) one. Currently jumping another Spectre 120 from the early/mid 2000's. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  4. Then I guess that all depends on what one sees as a record ;) "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  5. I actually heard from at least 3 people that the Storm they fly (or flew) with wingsuits opened in twists quite often. A good friend and ex-teammate of mine even had 3 chops on one in less then 200 jumps. Then again I also know other people who jump it with wingsuits and who always have supergood openings. For me personally, I jumped a Storm 107 for a while and always had very unreliable openings. Never really onheading and when it opened in linetwists it usually was so high that I could not fix it and had to chop. It might or might not have had something to do with the fact that I am a light person. I have flown an old Spectre 120 with about 2500-3000 jumps on it for the past 1000 ws jumps and it always opens good. I might have had maybe 1 or 2 (not so serious) twists in the past 500 flights. Can't really go wrong with a Spectre in my opinion. I already have another one laying around for when my current one blows up over my head or when the lines need replacing. I have a friend who jumps an Epicene and he really loves it. Opens and flies great, but a rigger told me that you won't be able to do as much jumps on it as you would on a normal new ZP canopy. Also not the cheapest 7 cell out there. Just my 2 cents. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  6. I feel the Carve is a bit to big for me I think, or maybe to much to handle as I am quite skiny and don't have to much muscle. Also, I've never been a big fan of large suits. Maybe it's the fit that's a bit to big, I don't know really. When I fly with the normal Havocs of two specific good friends of mine, I notice that they (their normal Havocs) are much more manoeuvrable then my own Havoc Carve. I have a much greater feeling of control and agility over the suit. Also, the Normal Havocs are, again in my own experience, more reactive when flying on the belly. But who flies a Havoc on his/her belly right? :) Also, when I jump my own Havoc Carve, at opening I need to do a kind of weird movement, otherwise often I experience funky openings or twists. I haven't had twists or bad/weird openings in over 400-500 jumps, except with those Carve openings. If I jump the normal Havocs of my friends this is not an issue at all. I mean, the Havoc Carve is absolutely a very nice suit, I'm not trying to diss that model or anything! I just prefer to fly with the normal ones for reasons stated above. As for jump numbers, I don't really keep count of how many jumps I have on any given suit, but if I'd venture a guess, I'd say I have about 100-150 jumps on my Carve and about 25 on the normal Havocs of my friends. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  7. I prefer the normal Havoc above the Havoc Carve any day of the week. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  8. +1 "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  9. Big flopyy donkey dick "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  10. To put it euphemistically, I would not be amused if a pilot did this. Last year we lost 11 people after a pilot allegedly performed a barrel roll in a Pilatus Porter PC-6 Turbo, which resulted in a catastrophic failure of one of the wings. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=4551476;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=50; "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  11. If you go for PF I personally would opt for a Phantom. I've flown both the Shadow and Phantom extensively and find that doing acrobatic manoevres are just as easy in a Phantom as in a Shadow. The upside of going for a Phantom, for me, is that you have a bit higher performance and more potential for forward speed. I can't speak for a Swift/Hatch as I haven't flow those yet. Just my 2 cents :) "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  12. I use a bungee that I put through the hole on one legstrap and attach it to a hard link that I put through the hole on the other. Very quick and easy to change inbetween jumps. "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  13. That's better :) "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  14. Should be on the left. Under the mudflap me thinks. That's where mine is on the latest suit I bought, but it's too small to fit my phone. I'm not a huge dude :) "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"
  15. I don't think he did? "In a mad world, only the mad are sane"