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  1. By hi res, I mean something I can blow up into a 12x18" photo to print. I know its a long shot, but I just started jumping digital stills at lake wales when I was flying this beast. So, the technology did exist. It's a long shot but its a fun path down memory lane in the process. Cheers! EVOL
  2. I should add, I'm looking for the original (terrible) paint job. Not the new one where its all shiny.
  3. Hey all, I used to fly frankenotter back in the day and I never thought to stop and get a picture of it. I would really like to get a good picture from anyone who has had the obvious idea to capture this unique bird in all its glory. If you have a high resolution pic of frankenotter will you please pm me? Cheers! EVOL
  4. Virgin that looks pretty cool. What canopy is that?
  5. I actually think it looks pretty cool. Hmmmmmm...........anyone else?
  6. heh......do you have any pictures?
  7. Does anyone have a picture of their canopies that have ribs different color than the top and bottom? Especially white canopy with red ribs or Black canopy with red ribs. Does the white/red combo make pink? Does the red show up inside of black? I have seen a few examples but the quality was lacking (backlit). I want to order my new crossfire and it all looks good in the canopy design program, but I want to see the real thing. Cheers! EVOL
  8. Thanks for the feedback everyone. The world makes sense again for a short time. I'll probably be putting my order in soon. Cheers!
  9. I have had my mind set for quite a while on getting a new Crossfire 2 139 this summer. I finally saved the money to get one. I did a ton of research into what my next canopy was going to be. I left no stone unturned...........or so I thought. I was minutes from pulling the trigger on the canopy and a friend asked "Don't they have a problem in turbulence"? I laughed and assured him this was not a problem, however, a little seed of curiosity was growing in my mind. I did a little looking into the matter and as it turns out............there is a history of the Xfire collapsing in turbulence. It seems that the problems stem from around the time of a recall where a bunch of Xfires had to go back for re-trim. This concerns me a bit because I jump in the Midwest where it is ALWAYS windy and ALWAYS turbulent. SO..........is there any more truth out there to this story or am I being paranoid? I am about 220lbs out the door so I will be loading it about 1.6. I currently jump a Stiletto 150. Cheers! EVOL
  10. I made the switch to the CX100 and ended up going with the Centry .55 for tandem video. I jump a Canon 10-22mm for stills set @ 16mm. I have found that the .55 is not wide enough. The optika .3, however, was much too wide. I am looking for something equivalent to the kenko .43 that i used with my PC-109. Unfortunately, i dont thing anyone makes that size HD lens. Any suggestions? Cheers! EVOL
  11. Thanks for all the suggestions. I am still looking for a picture of a Javelin Gear Bag. Not even Javelin will send me a picture. Apparently they are as elusive as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. For the record Javelin CS has been non-existent through my container order process. No returned phone calls and very short on the phone. Not what I would have expected.
  12. I have seen the other gear bags available but I have never seen the Javelin ones. I am not looking for a really large bag. Instead I would like something like a backpack or cover for when I travel and store my rig. I am an airline pilot. I jumpseat all the time (fly for free in uniform as a crewmember) and it does not look good when a pilot in uniform boards a plane wearing a parachute. Im looking for something more like a backpack that makes it a little more subtile. I know the next thing someone will say is put it in your carry-on. However, I dont check bags because I'm not a paying passenger and I need my carry-on for my clothes and other gear. Javelin makes 3 sizes of gear bags and I would like to see what they look like before I buy. I already have the big ones that store all my crap. Can anyone help me out? Cheers!
  13. I am about to buy a new Javelin Odyssey and I am trying to decide if I want the matching gear bag with it. I have never seen the Javelin Gear Bags. There is the mini, normal, and extra large gear bag option. I am interested in the normal (mid) size but I would like to see what they all look like. Would some of you be kind enough to post pictures of your javelin gear bags and include what size they are? Javelin doesn't have any pics up on their new website. Cheers!
  14. I have been using this lens on my helmet for about 4 years. I do tandem video and it is a perfect match to my Pc-109 / Kenko .43 combo. I am a professional photographer aside from tandem videos and I can tell you that Sigma makes some good lenses. They have a little problem with quality control and some people end up with a lens that back-focuses. However, I have seen brand new Canon L lenses do the same thing from time to time. Sigma will adjust it for free if you send it in. I only recently sold it because I switched to a CX100 and I bought a Canon 10-22mm to go with it. The Sigma 17-70 is a great lens both in freefall and on the ground. Cheers!
  15. That's perfect......I also use the Canon 10-22mm so I will start there. Cheers! EVOL