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Everything posted by TMPattersonJr

  1. Sent you a PM Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  2. Wish you the best of luck in finding a H/C used for someone your size. The possibility of getting one re-sized smaller to fit is possible but the cost might be preventative. If your budget can handle it that is an option or you could also look into a Shadow Racer. Probably the least expensive new container on the market. You can contact me directly by PM if you wish to get more info on the Shadow Racer. Again I wish you the best of luck I hope you find something that fits you well. There are many H/C options available to you, and any Master Rigger or the manufacturer could modify anything you think would be a close fit. I would contact the manufacturer of whatever container you're looking at and get an idea of the cost to modify the harness to fit. There are plenty of containers in the classifieds to fit the size canopies you're looking at but again most of them are on average sized for someone 5'7"-6'0" and 150-190 lbs. So these are the obstacles you're looking at to get a container that fits both you and your canopies properly. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  3. Never did try, only my op-126. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  4. Again if you look at my post a 143 in the MT with a 107 or smaller main would work but be tight. if you try to put a 120 or larger in there, have fun with that and try an extraction test with the main still closed. You might not like the results. i opened a larger javelin the other day. With the rig main and reserve on the ground and only popping the reserve PC I was able to pick up the rig and "bounce" it up and down using only the reserve bridle. I weighed the rig with canopies at 23 pounds... I'm probably going to ask the customer to find someone else to pack the rig. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  5. Had both an MT and a M0S, put OP126 into both and had full (at sea level) pack jobs but could have squeezed a 143 into it no problem. I worked there as final inspector at the time and sized them intentionally for these canopies just so I had to pack a little bit fluffy to fill the container but didn't have to fight the damn thing every time I closed it. So going by the chart if your at sea level and it says it'll fit it probably will. But how much you have to fight is the question. If it were me I'd say get the MT or M0 for that pairing the M0 would give you a little forgiveness in the main tray for a "tight" reserve. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  6. Ok, so the latest from Local Orlando News, the plane has been confirmed as an anfib. yes it crashed into the publix, three shoppers were treated and released, pilot and passenger flown to ORMC, no word on condition. some speculation as to taking off or landing now. but i'm sure the details will slowly come out overnight as they get to talk to the pilot or passenger (if possible) It definitely was not a Skydive DeLand aircraft. That all I have to say about that... Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  7. Sorry I have been off the forums for a few days. The info you have been given is correct. the 5 digit sn is Week Year Serial number. In 2009 We changed to a 6 digit SN same method just a 2 digit year. If you need any other info please let me know!!
  8. HMMM.... I'm one of the Inspectors at Parachute Labs (Jump Shack) and we send every main and reserve in the field with hard links with a rubber surgical tubing for cover. The tubing is always tight on the link but we still require that they all be tied down on the reserves. Most jumpers using Ty. 17 main risers (Most of us these days) we do not require them to be tied down but, suggest that the tubing be slid just far enough on the link that the top (line end) of the link is just covered. The remainder of the tubing covers the link and possibly some of the top of the riser. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  9. Kolla, you know he really just wants to come and flirt with you all. You've been in Florida for how long, and you're still using "you all"?!? Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  10. And who was the low time jumper on your 4-way team in Palatka?!? Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  11. I'll be there Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  12. Neither Bill Booth nor I would ever argue with Nancy LaRiviere. Put her at the top of the list.
  13. Let's see you say that with a reason to cutaway at 600 feet Unless it causes physical damage to your body I don't think it could be fast enough. I've had a terminal Racer deployment (at 4,500 feet) and my inner thighs were sore for a day or so but I'd never ask my rigger (myself) to try and slow down my deployment speed. Search YouTube for low cutaway videos. Some are caused by pilot error, some by environmental factors, but I would bet you that every person that had to cutaway the last thing on their mind was "wow that opened hard." Their thought process is probably more like "thank god that opened!!" They may complain a little later about being sore but the point is they ARE there to complain.
  14. Yea I'm telling him to make sure it's charged before he heads to the DZ. Mine has lasted a couple months before. But then I forgot to charge it and had to charge it between loads. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  15. Thanks!!! Yea I have my JVX 84 Hybrid in it and absolutely love it Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  16. My baby. Bought it while I was still working there. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  17. NP I have had mine since they came out and have had no problems with it. Just make sure you charge yours before you go out to the DZ or you'll be charging it between every jump. One good overnight charge lasted me my longest weekend of 33 jumps. So enjoy your new toy when you get it. Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  18. Yes you can set jump number, ff time, and canopy time for the N3 Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  19. Here's mine Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
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  21. If they don't feather the prop it probably will not stop but if they do it will slow, I'm not sure if it would stop completely, but it will def not be it's usual meat grinder self. might hurt a bit... Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  22. You are correct sir Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  23. I think what is keeping jumpshack alive more than anything is JCO metals there company that builds handles, ripcords and pins. They supply most of the industry with them. Their military contracts probably help as well. Really once John Sherman retires the company will probably start to do a lot better. I have never met him personally but met pretty much everyone else there. My impression is that he really controls how some of the things are because he designed it and doesn't want it to be changed or it is of the nature that he tells people what they need and want. If they acted more like other companies where they listened more to the customer and gave them a product they asked for I feel they would do better. After all that is why some of the companies have grown to the size they have. and I agree 150% with you ! Jumpshack gives me an impression of a stubborn, and extremely unwilling to change company. From talking to many of the people who have been around much longer then me, and having come from an all-Racer dropzone I have seen and worked with plenty of gear to back up what I say. To me, the magnetic riser covers are about the only useful feature that Jumpshack has. whoever mentioned brand wars may not realize that I have jumped ALL the containers that have passed through me (that I could fit into :), which is to say pretty much all the even mildly popular stuff in the US for the last 20 years - so I say what I say based on a fair bit of first hand experience rather than on having owned a single brand and sticking with it. To downtoearth: My friend that is a beautiful rig you've got there!!! I hope you enjoy it half as much as I enjoy mine!!! And oh by the way I just ordered my new one and will post pics here hopefully soon for you to admire. I apologize for the rant I'm about to go off on but, I wish people would just admire what is there to admire or shut the hell up and go blast somewhere else. To beatnik and likestojump and all the other blasters out there: Well guys you've pretty much blasted this thread with all the BS you could muster, just because YOU think that the Racer is not the greatest thing in the world. Oh well you don't like it shut the hell up!!! This guy is just trying to show his pretty new rig to the community and you guys have to blast his thread with your crap. You want to start an anti-racer thread by all means, go right ahead. Let this guy get the satisfaction of showing off his new purchase without hearing a bunch of crap for doing so. Yes I am a Racer owner and am also a Mirage owner. I pack both my reserves and have no problem with either. Any reserve can be difficult to pack, but a true rigger learns the tips and tricks to properly and neatly pack each container. Yes Beatnik, JCO is a lot of what is keeping the doors open at Jump Shack... So?!? John Sherman is retired, yes he still ha an say with what happens with his designs. Is he ready to make the change and add several pounds of extra padding and BS to his already comfortable rig to make it sell better? Probably not... should he bow down to the masses who say he has a "rig of death" that shouldn't be manufactured? I think not... How many fatalities have you read about that had something go wrong on this "rig of death"?!? You could bring up the Tandem Fatality (human error) but other than that.... Yea nothing.... So say what you will but I call it simplicity in motion and yes the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle was brought up earlier, well I don't see Jump Shack having to engineer flaps to protect their pins, engineering a whole new rig to make sure that it is freefly friendly (oh yea the guys that started freeflying years ago, most did it with a Racer because the rig was already "freefly friendly") You say that the other rigs are based on "new technology" but the only things that have evolved in this sport are the canopies, rigs are the same as the were in the 80's and 90's. The only thins to be introduced was the use of Cypress's and their followers (Vigil and Argus) and now the Skyhook. All these container systems have the same components, just some have a flashy new look. Yes I am done now... I have yelled at you for doing the same thing I just did to you, but at least I had the freaking courtesy to admire the rig and send my congrats to the OP before I went off on a tangent about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the original post..... Oh and if you want to blast me please feel free to send me a PM so this thread doesn't have to put up with any more insanity... Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  24. starting a list of whose coming jguy904 TDS-28 TMPattersonJr TDS-268 Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook
  25. TMPattersonJr (Sorry Chad had to do it) Blue SkiesBlack DeathFacebook