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  1. So these iFly twin tunnels in Dubai are 3 meters across right? That's pretty small compared to most tunnels going up today and not really suitable for experienced skydivers/team training. The other 'private' tunnel in Dubai is bigger (12ft), but does anyone know if it is accessible to skydivers/teams etc?
  2. SV650 for sure!! Look out for oil leaks as well as the usual stuff when you look at it...
  3. Also worth noting: A good few of these collisions were in relatively empty skies. There doesn't seem to be such an issue after larger group jumps when people are expecting and looking out for traffic.
  4. Absolutely :-) Troll 265 = BJ 280
  5. In BASE canopies Atair are generally 1 size bigger than the PIA equivalent... i.e. Atair Troll 285 = Blackjack 265.
  6. That is a good question. How many people have inspected their reserve pin between jumps and found a potential problem (pin nearly out, pin inverted (or dangerously incorrectly orientated), cable frayed damaged etc)
  7. I own Matter, deepseed & vertical suits. The matter and deepseed are very basic and good suits if your not looking for high-tech materials, construction and flight charcteristics (these are 3-5 years old so their technology may have moved on). The Vertical suit flies great but the taslan material they use on the outer layer is very sensitive to mechanical abraision and for the cost of the suit, mine has suffered significant damage in a very short space of time after normal use. After a good look at tonfly, and boogieman suits, I have just ordered a comp suit from Sonic - they look awesome, have all the attributes of a suit that will fly well and be comfortable and they have cordura (harder wearing than taslin) as the outer layer. Ordering from the shop was easy and Gregor was very helpful in getting the specs right. I should be collecting it in about 3 weeks so I'll let you know how it flies...
  8. They will come off with a bit of rough & tumble! Believe me I've been there.. Now got the Tonfly 'Line Hook' zkulls Go-Pro mount - at least there's a cutaway on the helmet!
  9. Strange - I went from XF to Velo. Never jumped a Katana, JVX or Xaos... Must've got bad advice :-)
  10. Velo 103 Tailwind brakes light/nil wind rears headwind full glide
  11. Sounds like it's Vertigo BASE's (now part of APEX) version of the slidergate. As previously mentioned, you stowed the brakelines in it to stage the deployment and help prevent lineovers. This has now been replaced by direct control, indirect control and tapegate/tailgate for slider up jumps... Alternatively, it could be to stow the slider :-)
  12. pjc


    I have a 120 with low jump no's to sell if you're interested...
  13. Out of interest, what type of HMA was it and how many jumps on it?? Paul
  14. I now have 120 jumps on the 111. Most of the last 50 or so have been 270's from 650-700'. I haven't chopped it yet, but have had 5 spinning line twist openings that very nearly went!!! The cause tends to be in the latter part of the opening, the canopy will occasionally surge (usually left) then suddenly stop on a heading as the slider comes down and the canopy inflates. The problem kicks in if I am unable to stop my body turning as the canopy stops and I spin up under the canopy, see 3:05 www.pauljcooper.co.uk/videos/SibJumps_17April2010.wmv There is a more 'normal' opening at 06:05 & there are a few 270 landings (not the best) at the end too... I have put the smaller slider on and that has definately helped the openings - it is still slow to come down though. I have tried a few different tips on opening, but what I find works best is to focus on looking at the horizon, keeping symmetrical in the harness and either leaving the risers alone or pulling all 4 apart slightly. As the slider comes down, I get on the rears and go with it. Most of the openings are interesting, but not too bad - it really is a lottery!! Overall, it's a fantastic canopy - flies and lands great but the openings.... I'm still learning! Any suggestions or comments welcomed :-) Cheers Paul.
  15. I agree - You'd have to pull the whole bridle & PC through too!!