justme12001

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  • Main Canopy Size
    96
  • Main Canopy Other
    Startrek 290
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    143
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    MC-4 370
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    skydive carolina
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    29862
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA 205532
  • Number of Jumps
    3500
  • Tunnel Hours
    2
  • Years in Sport
    11
  • First Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1200
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    300

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  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
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  1. justme12001

    Smoke

    Out of curiosity, are you sure you are deploying the EGs in the proper manner? There is in fact a correct and an incorrect way to pull the pin! If pulled incorrectly it WILL NOT work. The pin should be pulled the side, and not straight up. I have used the EGs quit a bit and have never had an issue with them
  2. justme12001

    Why do Tandems have 9-Cell reserves?

    Also not all sport reserves are 7 cell (or didn't use to be, not sure about now). I know of at least one reserve that is a 9 cell. The Falcon could be used as a main or a reserve.
  3. justme12001

    Packing nuances

    Nice catch!
  4. justme12001

    Collapsed Slider Still Noisy?

    get a removable one......
  5. justme12001

    Canopy Size and Descent Rate

    I would look into the "Speed" reserve as well. From what I understand it is the smallest packing and has a pretty low price tag. I know a rigger that has two, I think when I need to buy another new reserve, that is the route I'm going to go. I just haven't had the need to get a new one since I found out about them.
  6. justme12001

    Packing Nightmare

    If you are S folding, then you are doing a "psycho" pack. If you are truly psycho packing, you do a "pro pack" up to the point where you would roll the tall. Then instead of rolling it, you flip it over and lay it on the ground tail side up. Fold the tail/canopy into a triangle, then fold it again into the width of your bag. Once you have the upside down cigar shape, you ROLL the canopy from the bridle attachment point down towards the slider...... then bag it.
  7. I have just under four thousand and no sport cutaways (due to malfunction) one intentional with a third canopy and 4 tandem cutaways. Had my first tandem cutaway on jump 1,783 The intentional was on jump 500, so I could start the strong tandem course. There is a guy at my home dz that has over 12,000 that has one cutaway on a tandem and that was probably atleast 8-9000 jumps ago
  8. justme12001

    Skydiving Gear Containers

    I was looking at pelican cases for camera helmet, and equipment. I just couldn't see spending that kind of money. So I went with this same box and got foam for the inside. It is a bit bulkier, but works wonderful for a flattop pro, cannon rebel, extra lenses and batteries and other misc video equipment.
  9. justme12001

    Frap Hat Manufacturer

    True, it is just a leather hat, but is it not still considered a frap hat? Thats what I've always called it. I have had a couple different versions, and this one is my favorite so far. It is lined and has an audible pocket. It has the goggle strap on the back too. (That is my daughter, Was taking her the day after her 18th B-day)
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    Frap Hat Manufacturer

    Deepseed has them as well, but not the standard frap hat. They are just flat leather, no cushions....
  11. I had not heard of this canopy before this thread, so I looked it up. From the PD Horizon page: Best of all, the Horizon gives you the ability to upsize as many as two full sizes compared to a non-crossbraced ZP canopy main, meaning you can fit a larger canopy in your existing rig for wingsuit jumps. No need for a new container! So I don't think they are saying you NEED to upsize two sizes to jump it. I think what they are saying, is since it is low bulk, you CAN upsize two sizes and still use the same rig you are using with your "normal" canopy. Watching the promo video, the canopy seems to fly and land well. The pilots were using a two stage flare to land, instead of the one stage you normally see with F-111 canopies.
  12. justme12001

    Emotions Behind Your First Cutaway

    My first cutaway was on jump 500, was intentional with a tertiary rig. So that wasn't to scary. My first true emergency cutaway was on a tandem when I had about 1700 jumps, everything went smooth. I was working and turning loads, so I didn't get a chance to even think about what just happened. Had to just smile and laugh with the passenger, then grab another and go again
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    Max WL for Sabre 2?

    I personally don't like any conventional canopy over 2.0, but that is just a personal preference. I think for Sabre 2, 1.7 should be the max, for more HP canopies....(katana, crossfire) 2.0, anything after that you should go crossbraced. Again, that is just a personal opinion! You can definitely jump canopies at higher WL, but I think you start losing performance. I jumped a radical at 1.8 and loved it, switched to a katana at 2.0 and it felt overloaded. Then went to velocity at 2.0 and it felt under-loaded. Velocity felt right at 2.2 and higher
  14. justme12001

    psycho pack with s-fold

    you can expose the nose the same way when PRO packing!. When you are counting cells, count the first four cells(3 with 7 cell) then roll them inward, count the center cell and leave it, count your remaining cells and roll them inward..once both sides are rolled, take the center cell and "open it up" around the two rolls you made. Done Then you can continue to to pro pack as usual. I used to pack my old velo this way. Helped the openings when the line set was getting close to needing to be replaced....calmed it down a little Nothing wrong with phycho packing, but if you are doing it just to expose the nose...you don't have to
  15. justme12001

    How aggressively did you down size?

    Update: I'm about 250 lbs out the door. I will agree with most that I probably downsized to fast and don't suggest it to others. That being said. I have never had anybody say that I scared them or that they felt I was in a bad place. If anything quite the opposite. 1-10 Manta 290 @.87 11-16 Manta 260 @ .97 17-75 PD 230 @ 1.09 76-150 Silhouette 190 @1.32 151-170 Diablo 170 @ 1.47 171-250 Nitro 150 @ 1.67 251-375 Radical 135 @ 1.86 375-2800 Velo 111 @ 2.26 2800-current Velo 96 @ 2.7 Had my first real accident under the 96! Stupid ass mistake to hard impact= broken back in 3 places.....but not seriously. Was able to get up and walk, after being checked by a nurse and EMT that were on site. I was extremely lucky that it wasn't worse. Only another week or two before I'm back in the air. I have a handful of jumps on various other canopies, the smallest being an Onyx 95. I also jump large canopies for demos(and for fun). I regularly use either a falcon 265 and a startrek 290, I enjoy flying the large canopies just as much as the small ones. Canopy flight has always come naturally to me, freeflying on the other hand not so much.