hyper172

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  1. hyper172

    Central America Boogies

    Anyone have any info on large boogies in Central America? Websites are a bit dodgy and not updated.
  2. hyper172

    GoPro session for handcam

    How's the battery life on the session 5's? how many jumps can you get, confidently? How long does it take to fully charge the batteries? Any other drawbacks to the Sessions over the standard gopro 3 or 4 ?Quote
  3. hyper172

    GoPro Session

    Which model session are you all using, and what handcam glove do you use? pros and cons?
  4. hyper172

    lost seal press

    Thanks for all of the information, everyone's responses were very helpful. Really good idea about having initials engraved on the back side and also numbering pack jobs on the data card as well as the log book. I thought there would be some type of control on the die, guess not. My toolkit was just one of the many things stolen out of a storage shed, so I doubt the thieves would have any idea what to do with it.
  5. hyper172

    El Salvador

    Anyone know anything about the DZ in El Salvador, is it still operational?
  6. hyper172

    lost seal press

    Just had my rigger's tool kit stolen. How do I go about getting a new seal press and stamp?
  7. Red Rock is South of Sedona, which is South of Flagstaff. The drive takes you through Oak Creek Canyon and through the middle of Sedona. The drive to get to Red Rock is worth the trip by itself. Id go to Red Rock and make a day of it, ask the locals for a good place to go after you make your jump. It's a small cessna DZ, so give them a call before you head out. There is a lot to see and do if you get winded out. I recommend the town of Jerome.
  8. hyper172

    Wings Horrible customer service!!

    I have bought 2 rigs directly from Sunrise, always had terrific service. It has been a few years since I have dealt with them though
  9. hyper172

    Packing for shorter snivel/faster opening?

    I don't see anything that I would change about your description of the way your canopy is opening. The safire and Crossfire are the best opening canopies on the market IMUO. 800-1000ft is perfect, no c-spine injuries or other back problems in your future. However, you can always pick up an older sabre 150 for a couple hundred bucks :)
  10. hyper172

    Argus banned at certain dropzones

    I just recently (a couple months ago) heard about SD AZ's ban of argus aad's at their DZ. I am just wondering if there are other dropzones that have banned the argus. If there is already a thread on this I could not find it. I think it would be helpful as I found out about the SDAZ ban second-hand from a group of young out of town jumpers that traveled to Eloy for the holiday boogie, all had argus aad's, and all were supposedly turned away. Also, I just checked SDAZ's website and I didn't see any reference to this ban, so if I have been misinformed I retract all of the above statement. If this dz specific ban is true, are there other dz's that have banned the argus?
  11. hyper172

    DIY Camera Wing ?

    Thanks for the reply. And yes, I could order a camera jacket, but I do enjoy the satisfaction of building something myself... If I fail I am only out a few bucks and some time. Thanks for the input, and I will probably go with the cutaway cable idea.
  12. hyper172

    DIY Camera Wing ?

    Ok, Im sure someone has tried this, but I can't find any online discussions so Im just going to ask..... Wanting to make some removable camera wings for my freefly jacket...First, I know that the ideal method is to order a camera jacket, however, I am now a college student and am poor... I have more time than money, so I can build this for ~20ish bucks I have come up with two possible methods of attachment...1. #5 molded tooth zipper (I've read that molded tooth is stronger than coil but have not confirmed this fact, please correct me if I am wrong) or 2. weaving a cutaway cable similar to a wing suit attachment. I am leaning towards the zipper method because weaving that cutaway cable takes forever and I frequently alternate between doing tandems and tandem video and need to be able to quickly add or remove the wings. However, I know that the cutaway cable method is strong, but do not know if the zipper idea will be strong enough or last very long. It would be a pain to have 1 wing blow off because the zipper failed. Does anyone have any experience with using zippers on removeable camera wings? Any ideas from experience out there? Probably going to start building this w/e since the forecast is calling for thunderstorms
  13. Hey Rick, yes I am local, this is Zach for RedRock. I have not been up there to scout it out, but am just curious of the possibilites. Yeah obstacles were my biggest concern with the area. Im thinking about driving up there and walking the area in the next couple of weeks
  14. Mingus Mountain is outside of Cottonwood, AZ near Prescott and Flagstaff. One of the top Hang Gliding and Para Gliding launch sites in AZ. Does anyone know of anyone ground launching this site? or the possibility of ground launching here?
  15. Does anyone have any information regarding a parachute demo team funded by the TXARNG? I have seen references to it online from last year, but can not find any specifics. Does such a team exist, or did it never make it past the idea phase?