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  1. Many thanks, i think this just give the Max speed, im trying to figure out my slowest fall rate.
  2. Lads/Ladies/Non specific Genders. I'm a bit of an IT and kit mong I have an Ares 2, Viso 2 , Optima 2 and an Alti-2 Atlas. Whats the easiest way to figure out speed in Free Fall ? many thanks
  3. Sorry mate, I wasn't very clear. Is it worth buying something from the sony CX range ? as i see a lot of places now using a stills and a go pro the cameras will affect the helmet i buy. I would rather use the stills and a go pro on a Tonfly 2.5 or a 3x
  4. Guys i'm at a loss. I'm a UK jumper I want to start filming tandems and i have some money to spend so i have been looking at the Tonfly range. Currently i have a Nikon D5100 stills, and a gopro3. I would like to use the above on a 2.5 or a 3x, but all the camera guys i see seem to still be using the Sony CX range on a top mounted or side mounted. I don't want to spend a shit load of money to find out it was a waste. thoughts/advice thanks in advance regards Mac
  5. Cheers for the help guys, any idea where i can get a tongue or a bite switch for the D5100 ? many thanks
  6. Guys, I have the above stills camera and i'm looking to use it with a go pro for filming/stills for tandems. Anyone used the D5100 before and thoughts on it. cheers in advance
  7. Guys thanks for all your help, i have come up with a plan. Mac
  8. I was thinking of either Z Hills or Deland, i will have a car, and either a hotel or bunkhouse ( if they have 1 man rooms) Mainly jumping with the odd day off.
  9. Hi guys, I’m looking at coming to Florida sometime in November for 2 weeks and I’m interested in some canopy coaching ideally 10 out of the 14 days. I have just short of 1500 jumps (but I’m not current as I’m serving in Afghanistan at the moment) Just putting the feelers out really to see costs and who I should be talking to, obviously I know the PD Guys and other local legends live in the Florida area but I’m looking for someone to work with me consistently over the 2 week period rather than changing coach every day. Thoughts/advice greatly appreciated
  10. Guys thanks for all the good advice, i still don’t have a clue where we are going to go though,Any idea how far the DZ in San Diego is from downtown San Diego i.e. clubs and bars etc? All we want is a good DZ for AFF, with decent local night life, can anyone else recommend anywhere else in the states ? , i might see if i can talk the lads into going somewhere else from California.
  11. Hi guys looking for a bit of advice, looking at doing a trip to the states 2nd week of October for up to 10 days, a couple of the lads are looking at doing an AFF course. we are looking for somewhere that has good jumping during the week, also as we are on RnR from Afghanistan the lads want somewhere fun where they can go and get drunk, so somewhere with half decent nightlife, also decent cheap accommodation if possible. i normally stick to florida, Deland and Z-Hills which are awesome DZs but lacking in the nightlife can anyone make any recommendations, i’m fully aware that you have Elsinore, Perris and San diego in California , but i have never jumped any of these DZs so do not know much about them, and most of the reviews are lacking in information or are a bit outdated anyway many thanks in advance for your help Mac
  12. many thanks guys, proving to be a nightmare to find something, can either of you recommend an area close to Deland say within a 15-20 min drive cheers
  13. Hi , I'm off to deland first 2 weeks of February and i can't seem to find any decent Villas to rent, their are two families coming out so don't really want to stay in a hotel. i have tried doing an Internet search and there only seems to be a couple of places to rent. so if anyone knows of any companies i could try i would really appreciate it, the property does not have to be in deland but as long as I'm no further away than 10-15 Min's drive from the DZ, so if anyone can think of other areas many thanks Mac
  14. Hi all, i have been away from the sport for last couple of years due to work commitments, but I'm looking to get back into it as i have just moved and i live near a couple of DZ's now I'm also thinking about getting my tandem rating and just wondering if anyone knows whats sort of cost and time scale I'm looking at also if anyone has a breakdown on what is involved many thanks Mac
  15. Hi Guys, looking for some advice I'm looking to fly to the states next week and can't make up my mind between Deland or Z-Hills, i have been to Deland a few times and have enjoyed myself but I'm taking a few mates on this trip to do an AFF course so I'm looking at the best option also which is close to the theme parks and close to cheap accommodation many thanks Mac
  16. Craig your a star thanks very much give my regards to Jo Mac
  17. hello all im looking for some advice on getting a Tandem rating in the UK what other courses do i have to do before i can go for my tandem rating , i have just over 1300 jumps cheers
  18. Your point is valid. Gear can be special made or found, instructors can dress for success and/or modify the programs to implement tunnel time or something to make sure the dives go smooth... But... I am more worried about the general athleticism of the individual. It is super rare to find a 300 pound individual that is in great athletic condition, it pretty much is limited to football players that train daily. How well will this person be able to exit the plane and land the parachute? A PLF for 300 pounds of weight will be super critical because that is a lot of weight to break a bone on a crappy landing. I would say, if the guy wants to skydive, he needs to get a bit more active and lose a bit of weight, assuming that he is the average 300 pound guy and not an athlete. I say this with some experience. I went from 240 to 200 to skydive. I had to wait a year after my first desire to do AFF. It was worth it. I did not even call the DZ to ask, they had a posted weight limit, and I respected it. considering he manages to PLF when he does military jumps with 100lbs of kit hanging off him and he can move pretty fasy when were getting brassed up in Baghdad i would say hes resonably fit
  19. im taking a couple of friends to Deland in march next year to do their AFF problem is one of my friends is 6,8 and weighs 21 stone will he still be able to do the course or is he to heavy ? regards mac
  20. mac2501

    Canopy sizes

    hi all , im thinking of getting in to BASE just wondering what size canopy i should be looking at im 6,2 and i weigh 220lbs many thanks
  21. anyone know if the DZ at lake tahoe is till open or closed , because im going boarding in hevanley and wanted to know if its worth bringing my rig as im traveling from the UK
  22. does anyone know if they have packers at Netheravon ?