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  1. ajay

    No opportunity to learn to pack

    Speak to your DZSO. If they give you the same answer, move to another DZ. Where do you jump? Pm me if you'd rather not say.
  2. ajay

    Packing Nightmare

    Also clear the excess material from between the lines before laying it down. It was tongue in cheek. Shake dont flake!
  3. ajay

    Packing Nightmare

    What is flaking?
  4. ajay

    Packing Nightmare

    There are so many different tips/techniques you'll hear along the way, and in my experience, most were more of a hindrance than a help as it just over complicated an otherwise simple task. I'm assuming you're ok with the basics (running your lines, quartering your slider, cocking pilot chute etc) The S-Fold got me (and probably most new jumpers) for ages too, I was too concerned with making it exactly the same size as the d-bag - which I later found was basically impossible. The common theme with all the different techniques you'll see and hear is to be gentle with it, don't apply much pressure as it will just explode out the opposite side. Less is more, relax, etc :)
  5. ajay

    Any Experience with Caos Suits

    Seen a few around my dz. Had an early iteration myself. The price reflects the quality.
  6. ajay

    AFF Leg position trouble

    I had a similar thing going on during my AFF. My instructor noted that when I was trying to drive forward, I wasnt getting anywhere - footage revealed my legs too far apart and effectively not creating a platform to drive off. Positive pressure on the shins is a good way to stay aware of your legs. You just need feedback, and for me, that was a game changer. It did a few things for me: stopped backsliding or breathing in a formation (be it a 2 way or 20way), and kept me driving into the center. It made flying my legs a lot more intuitive (turning, stopping, side sliding etc) and it made me much more aware in tracking - less delta, more flat. That's just my experience so take it with a grain of salt, but find your feedback and that will unlock it.
  7. ajay

    Exit Separation

    Why aren't we talking about exit seperation relating to groundspeed on jump run? That's the obvious issue here. Unless it was at 100kts, thats way too little time between groups.
  8. ajay

    EPs: Look up before pulling reserve?

    I just dont get how that happens. It's a simple procedure with minimal steps. Look and locate right, look and locate left. Peal and punch right, peal and punch left. I practice my EPs at least 5 times per jump. That means after just 200 jumps I've practiced my EPs 1000 times. I'm genuinely curious how someone can practice something that often and still get it wrong. Was there some unusual circumstances, like they attempted to pull both handles at the same time or something? Do they never practice their EPs on the plane? (I see many people who don't.). Don't under estimate stress. It's a humbling beast. Have you had a chop yet?
  9. ajay

    AFF Stuggles

    100% RELAX.... Also, adding to your huge grin when you're hanging out the door, exhaling through an exit works wonders, and I still do it. Especially on a challenging jump. A big, slow, PHFFFHHHHHHHHHSSSSHHHHH........ Enjoy the journey, there's nothing quite like it :)
  10. ajay

    L&B Elastic Wristband Sizing?

    You're going to stretch the fuck out of it anyway. They all end up XXXL.
  11. ajay

    Turning blocks vs points vs pieces?

    Watch this video. Clearly shows all the randoms (letters) and blocks (numbers) in the FS divepool. Should clear it all up for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2B4S3lGf54
  12. I run a Vigil and honestly I never felt great about the lack of mandatory service. I think it's healthy to get these components looked at periodically even if it's just to confirm that "yep, it's all good, keep jumping it". Will happily be sending mine off during the my next repack.
  13. I don't have the experience to comment on the canopy, but perhaps define "giving you grief". Are they saying youre unsafe by how you fly it? Or that generally they think its an unsafe canopy, despite your skill/behavior?
  14. Here's a photo of both my Viso and Dekunu side by side on my wrist. Obviously the Dekunu is larger, but as has already been said, it's packing a huge amount of tech too :)