jonmurrell

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    168
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    175
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    The Blue Sky Ranch, Skydive Atlanta, Skydive Hawaii
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    36522
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    800
  • Years in Sport
    14
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying

Ratings and Rigging

  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  1. I went from one Burble-using dropzone near my home to another dropzone farther away a between weekends and I forgot my documentation in different bag by mistake. They could see my prior jumps (logged in the app), active account balances, USPA credentials, merits, etc. online but still wanted me to sit through a half-day ground school and do a release jump with an AFF-I. I spent the day paragliding instead.
  2. You posted the trailing FlyMaster TAS probe as an example of the need to get out of disturbed air for accurate readings, but FlyMaster also recommends/sells mounts that PG/HG pilots use to fix their TAS sensors somewhat randomly with good results. pic Could you get similar results/accuracy with a smaller head mounted sensor, rather than the 1m belly vane? This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  3. Come on already, show us some real HP flights then. Upload your data! the people want to know! I think the point was to demonstrate a trend over a distribution of flight profiles. Even the current Kings Challenge fits, although the speeds are outside the bounds of his chart for a bit. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  4. This is the moment we've all been waiting for!! Maybe if you whip it out and drop another flysight track you'll get a better response to your aerodynamic query. Lol. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  5. BFL349 no-pulled flying a Freak2 and WS-specific container. He was pretty experienced but reportedly had mentioned having problems at pull time with that suit before as well. I own big PF and big squirrel suits. The internal pressure, mobility, reach, and pull are all definitely different between them. If you're accustomed to one then it's easy to find problems when switching to another. Every wingsuit can pose potential problems, so saying something like, "I think this suit's pull is the easiest/safest and since you find it hard you're an idiot/liar" is fairly ignorant IMHO. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  6. Maybe for you. BFL #349 (among others) would probably disagree. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  7. In fairness that rule was more of a DZO policy, although it was more widespread than you'd think. My post was satirical in part. Acceptable risk is a relative, subjective idea and it's fairly ridiculous to try to quantify or regulate it beyond broad terms. We burn jet-a and put hours on aging air-frames solely to enjoy jumping from them, gratuitous much? I agree that many people overestimate their skills and that students should be sheltered from idiots to a degree. DZOs have handled that responsibility well for the most part. If I upset a TI with my 501' flyby and he complains to the DZO, will my recording demonstrating my legally required distance prevent me from being grounded? Probably not. Does every student jump with flotation equipment? Probably not. Will this BSR demonstrably change or create anything other than grumbles from the peanut gallery? Probably not. Highly specific, poorly written, unenforceable policies. That's an example of bureaucracy in action, but that's another rant. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  8. I'm sure you've heard of (or even remember) the days where only one of the fancy "ram-air" canopies was allowed per pass or load... we can't have people flying wherever they want after all. The USPA needs to expand this rule to cover all jumpers in freefall and/or under canopy to prevent collisions. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  9. I saw your note about the best start compared to other suits (and the picture). Can you tell us anymore, or where I can find a demo for someone 210cm tall? This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  10. jonmurrell

    A2

    Fly it much yet? I'm still rocking the original Colugo but its starting to wear out. ps Happy birthday you magical unicorn This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  11. jonmurrell

    A2

    I'm too big to find demo or a loaner before I order one. Any thoughts on it? This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  12. I've ordered several PF suits and had similar pains. One of my suits got lost in the mail, and Robi even made me another one. I got everything I ordered eventually and it has all been a blast to fly. One day I went to http://squirrel.ws/order filled in the order form and hit "submit..." I got an email within 24 hours to confirm my payment info, and a couple emails as it entered production (a week later), was delayed (another week later), and when it shipped to the US, and I was given a tracking number for the shipment to my house. It is, buy a Squirrel. You won't be disappointed with the product either. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  13. Yep, that's me, and from my armchair I'd say that if it was TSO'd 50 pounds should be more than enough, regardless of direction, and if I could read I'd say that AS8015B does also. I thought I remembered something about moments, transmitting force, and axial loading in a book too, but I'm a moron it seems. This is evidenced by the fact that when carrying steel bars, wooden beams or other relatively rigid items through doorways I prefer to hold them sidewise and push reeeeaaallly hard, sometimes I pull too. Anyone want to join me in disavowing the principles of physics? I have another armchair somewhere. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  14. Do you seriously think we care about the "respect for the manufacturer?" Why not call out a shitty solution, that's sold to the public in public, and spur some innovation? I'm uncurrent, relatively inexperienced and not even a gear manufacturer/salesperson but I could build a better solution to that problem in about 30 minutes (I bet most heads up jumpers probably already have) Hint: cantilever = bad It's supposedly a BASE-specific suit, so who cares anyways. There's no way that anyone would market and sell a BASE-specific suit with a shoddy workaround so the rest of us can use it, right? That said, what a person shares is up to them. Even after the video, I'd probably still want to buy an Apache (not to skydive with) if the lead time wasn't so long. This isn't flying, its falling with style.
  15. I wanted to buy an Apache for a while but I never got my hands on one for very long and I didn't get to see the cutaway system. That's a horrible design and I'm surprised that it only took 50 pounds to activate. Is that the setup the manufacturer recommends? Do Apache pilots normally skydive with their reserve/cutaway handles out of the pockets? This isn't flying, its falling with style.